'Those holy fields,
Over whose acres walked those blessed feet
Which, fourteen hundred years ago were nailed,
For our advantage, on the bitter cross.'
Nice copy with tissue-guarded frontispiece, and pen & pencil wood engravings illustrations depicting views of Palestine
A remarkable account of a journey through Palestine or Judea in 1873, designed to illustrate the histories of the Scriptures. Illustrated with maps and numerous pen & pencil drawings. The charming illustrations are wood-engravings and photoxylographs (wood engravings from photographs); the original pen-and-pencil drawings are reproduced here in Gillotage, a method of printing from etched metal relief block. They are all of high quality, contributing greatly to the charm of this classic.
Rev. Samuel Manning was a clergyman who, like many of his contemporaries, acquired his great knowledge of the Holy Land entirely from a study of the Bible. In 1873, however, he travelled to the Holy Land to "compare the Land and the Book". This work is the result of his researches.
This fascinating copy of the Palestine Exploration is profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, and over 150 engravings, many of which are full-page plates printed on side one of the leaf only; engraved vignettes; head- and tail-pieces; several (full-page) maps and plans; engraved elaborate first initial. Footnotes, indices. Noteworthy, some of the illustrations are indeed true representation of the place, engraved after original photographs. Index with references to Scripture References.
Published by The Religious Tract Society, London, 1892. Original light blue cloth boards with elaborate Victorian gilt lettering and design on front cover and spine. Brilliant gilt all page edges.
Book Dimensions: 28 x 20 cm & Number of Pages: 221 + 3 pages index.
Solid and well bound volume. Boards have light wear with rubbing to corners. Internally the book is in lovely condition. A printed name on second front free endpaper. First free endpaper appears missing. All pages are tightly held at the gutter. Inner hinges are very good. The text and plates are clean and bright (Please see pictures).
- Number of Books
- Discoveries, Exploration, Palestine, History, Illustrated, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- Rev. Samuel Manning, L.L.D.,
- Book Title
- Those Holy Fields Palestine
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- The Religious Tract Society
- Binding/ Material
- other extra - see description
- Number of pages
- 28×20 cm