Scarce title, with full-page steel plates and wood engravings
A fascinating and profusely illustrated account of nineteenth century journey through Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. The book describes the countryside, buildings, towns and cities, and the people of Palestine, Sinai and Egypt as they were in the late 19th century and then part of the Ottoman Empire. The editor of this work, Charles William Wilson was a British Army officer, geographer and archaeologist. The illustrations are by Harry Fenn and J D Woodward.
Volume one of four volumes set. Large This large book is richly and beautifully illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece view of ‘Jerusalem from Scopus’, engraved vignette title page, with a view of ‘Kubbet es Salchra from the South’, 8 tissue guarded steel plates, printed on thick papers, and 146 wood engravings.
Published by J.S. Virtue and Co., Limited, London, c.1884. Attractive brown cloth boards, with gilt lettering and decorative black and gilt panelled borders to upper board and spines. Bevelled boards, yellow endpapers. Brilliant gilt all page edges.
Book Dimensions: 33 x 27 cm & Number of Pages: 240 including index
Weight over 2.5 kg
A well-preserved copy. Solid and well bound volume. Wear to boards’ corners and edges, with rubbing and bumping to head and tail of spine. Internally the book is tidy, and in good+ condition. Light foxing to free end papers, with occasional scattered spots on few pages. Inner hinges are good. Pages are tightly held at the gutter, and edged in gilt. The text and plates are clean and bright (Please see pictures).
- Number of Books
- History, Illustrated, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- Colonel Sir Charles W. Wilson
- Book Title
- Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- J.S. Virtue and Co., Limited
- Binding/ Material
- Other - see description
- Number of pages
- 33×27 cm