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W. H. Bartlett / John Carne - Syria, Holy Land, Asia Minor - 1836

A MILESTONE of Holy Land illustrated history!!!!!! A delicately executed steel engravings, representing a major illustrative work on 19th century Palestine, Syria, and Asia Minor. "Syria, Holy Land,Asia Minor" the first two volumes published in 1836 by Fisher & son. Illustrated by Bartlett, William Purser,Thomas Allom!!! Henry Bartlett (born London, 1809) was one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation. He travelled extensively throughout Britain, the Americas, and the Middle East, producing his work on location. In 1854 he made his last trip to the Holy Land; he died of fever on board a French ship on his return voyage to England. Bartlett's primary concern was to extract the picturesque aspects of a place and render "lively impressions of actual sights", as he wrote in the preface to "The Nile Boat" (London, 1849). His work became widely known through the numerous engravings after the original drawings and paintings he made.
Books in good condition for age!! Externally wear on spines-see photos - and on corners and on boards. Binding strong. Internally scattered foxing but images in good shape. Frontis in volume 2 has been repaired-see photo. Rarity.

Object Book
Number of Books 2
Subject Geography, Illustrated, Judaica, Reference works, Travels
Author/ Illustrator W. H. Bartlett / John Carne
Book Title Syria, Holy Land, Asia Minor
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1836
Edition 1st Edition
Language English
Original language Yes
Publisher Fisher & son
Binding/ Material Leather
Extras tipped in plates
Number of pages 156
Dimensions 27×21.5 cm
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