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JOHN CARNE; W.H. BARTLETT; W. PURSER
FISHERS VIEWS: SYRIA, THE HOLY LAND, ASIA MINOR ILLUSTRATED 1836-38 FINE BINDING BY JOHN CARNE, W. H. BARTLETT, W. PURSER & T. ALLOM
London, UK: Fisher, Son & Co, 1836. Near fine condition. [CARNE, JOHN (text); BARTLETT, W. H.; PURSER, W. (ills.)]. Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. Illustrated In a Series of Views Drawn From Nature. London: Fisher, Son & Co., 1836-1838. Hardcover. First edition. In three volumes, complete. Leather-bound. English text. Large quarto (280 x 215mm), vol.I. (6), 80pp. + 37 plates; vol.II (2), 76pp + 37 plates; vol.III (2), 100pp., 4pp. index + 48 plates. Beautifully bound in half-morocco, elaborate gilt decoration, silk covered boards, a.e.g., patterned pastedowns and endpapers, silk page markers, ornamental title pages, illustrated with 120 engraved plates by William H. Bartlett, William Purse and Thomas Allom, 2 maps drawn and engraved by R. R. Davies, initial and terminal blanks present, Index to rear of vol.III in double column. Condition: Near fine. Collated complete, bindings tight and secure, hinges and covers perfectly preserved, gilt bright, textblock largely very clean with some light scattered foxing as is normal, contemporary owner signature neatly inked to title-pages. Scarce thus. Listing note: First edition. A superbly illustrated travel book of the Middle East from the early 19th century in three parts. The author, John Carne, left England in 1821, and spent much time traveling in Israel/Palestine as well as in Constantinople, Greece, the Levant and Egypt. It is one of the few works of that time to include what is present-day Lebanon. The book was published some time after Carne returned to England, initially in thirty parts of four plates each. Most of th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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