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Maundrell, Henry
A JOURNEY FROM ALEPPO TO JERUSALEM AT EASTER, A.D. 1697 (SECOND EDITION)
Printed at the Theater, An. Dom. MDCCVII And Sold by Jonah, 1707. Second Edition. Leather-bound. Octavo, 7 1/2" x 4.50". Brown Cambridge-paneled calf with five raised bands (five compartments), with bright gilt lettering to spine. ("Maundrell's Journey" Rubbing to extremities (corners,, edges and spinecaps). Early signatures of John Hurdman with 1709 date to top of title page (struck through), and J'n Hargreaves above the strike-through. Nine plates of sites in/near Syria, five of them folding. Essentially gleaned from Maundrell's travel diary of his Easter Pilgrimage in 1697. Chaplain to Aleppo. Quintessential (ostensibly) religious travel journal of the late fifteenth century. "The second edition, in which the corrections and additions, which were sent by the author after the book was printed off, are inserted in the Body of the Book in their proper places. By Hen. Maundrell, M.A. late Fellow of Exeter Coll. and Chaplain to the Factory at Aleppo...The seven final pages contain letters from Maundrell to Daniel Osborn, "in answer to some questions propos'd by him". (ESTC: T186568), which lists twelve copies of this second edition, worldwide. Very Good. "[Maundrell] left Aleppo in February 1697 in a company of fifteen men. Their circuit took them across Syria to Latakia, down the Syrian and Lebanese coasts as far as Acre, which they found in ruinous state save for a khan (caravanserai) occupied by some French merchants, a mosque and a few poor cottages. Thence they proceeded inland to Jerusalem, where they attended Latin rite Easter services at the Church of the Holy Sepulch … [Click Below for Full Description]
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