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Carne, John (Author); W. H. Bartlett, William Purser, and Thomas
Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. In a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Views Drawn from Nature by W. H. Bartlett, William Purser, and Thomas Allom. With Descriptions of the Plates by John Carne, Esq. 3 vols. in 2 (Complete)
Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son & Co, 1842. Later edition. Hardcover. Large quarto. [6], II, 80, [2], 44, 45-76, [2], 100, [4]pp.Original 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards with gold tooling along edges of covers and gilt-tooling and lettering on spines. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. frontispiece portrait protected with a tissue-guard. Three additional engraved titles. 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, with plates by was published some time after Carne returned to England, initially in thirty parts of four plates each. Many of the plates in vol. 3 are after drawings by Thomas Allom who was commissioned by the publishers to complete the illustrations. This work is complete in itself and contains 2 full-page maps and 117 finely steel-engraved plates depicting views throughout Syria and Asia Minor. Each plate is protected with a tissue-guard. Corners of back cover heavily rubbed. Some rubbing on covers, along edges, joints and spines. Slight and sporadic age-toning/foxing throughout. Bindings in overall good-, interior in good to very good condition. g to vg.
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