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Le Comte Melchior De Vogué
Les Églises de la Terre Sainte
Librarie de Victor Didron, Paris, 1860. In French. Quarto, covers grey buckram, black leather to corners and spine. Gilt lettering. Corners a little rubbed and spine has five bands. pp.463 with around 20 engravings in text, 28 full page plates with engraved pictures of churches and plans, and two coloured maps, one a reproduction of a medieval map of Jerusalem, the other a contemporary plan of the City. Gilt ends to pages. The descriptions include Bethlehem, Saint-Sepulcre , Le Temple, Sainte Anne and lesser churches in Jerusalem, churches in the environs of Jerusalem, on the coast, and Nazareth. Final chapters cover Cyprus and Rhodes. Inside the cover is the miniscule signature of the original owner and the date 1865; the bookplate of John Murray - whether or not the publisher I do not know - and the bookplate of the last owners, John and Judith Warren. According to Wikipaedia: Born in Paris as the eldest son of Léonce de Vogüé, Melchior de Vogüé was schooled at the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr and at the École Polytechnique. In 1849 was he attached to the French Embassy in St. Petersburg. After his father's arrest during the French coup of 1851, de Vogüé gave up diplomacy to focus on archaeology and history in Syria and Palestine. Named as a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 1868, he continued to publish scholarly journal articles on churches in the Holy Land, the Temple of Jerusalem, and Central Syria. After the fall of the Second French Empire, President Adolphe Thiers appointed him as Ambassador of France to Constantinople in 1871, t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Matthew Butler Books PBFA [Badminton, United Kingdom]
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