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Maundrell, Hen
A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem at Easter, A.D. 1697
Printed at the Theater, Oxford, 1707. Octavo. (6 leaves), 145 (7)pp., 10 plates, five of them folding, incl. one plan. Bound in modern three-quarter red calf over marbled boards with gilt ruling on covers, gilt lettering and ruling on red label of spine, with blind-stamped tooling between raised bands. Brown endpapers. Title page engraving. Imprimatur on verso of title page "Guil. Delaune, Vice-Canc, Oxon. April 8, 1703." To the Reader. Two dedications followed by the folding Prospect of Aleppo. Seven unpaginated pages with letters of testimony. Second edition with corrections and additions. Illustrated with nine engravings on 8 plates, four of them folding, and two plans, one of them folding, and two woodcuts in text. Henry Maundrell was a British academic and clergyman serving as a chaplain in Syria starting in 1695. His journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem is known for its precise detail. Maundrell died in Aleppo in 1701, before the first edition of his account was published. Binding with minor wear. some sporadic foxing of pages with two of the plates affected in imagery. One of them, the folding plate of Solomon's Cisterns with closed tear repaired with white tape on verso. Some foxing in margins of other plates not affecting images. Occasional light foxing in margins of block. Binding in near fine, interior in overall good to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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