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STANLEY, Arthur Penrhyn
Sinai and Palestine in Connection with their History
London: John Murray, 1856. First edition. 8vo. 535pp. 7 color folding engraved maps, each mounted on linen, and four woodcuts in text. Contemporary calf calf, marbled boards, smooth spine with gilt diapered semé, black gilt-lettered morocco letteringpiece. Includes an introduction on Egypt and the relation to Israel, and chapters on: the Peninsula of Sinai; extracts of journals; Palestine; Judæ and Jerusalem; The Heights and Passes of Benjamin; Ephraim; The Maritime Plan; The Jordan and the Dead Sea; Perea and the Trans-Jordanic Tribes; Plain of Esdraelon; Galilee; The Lake of Merom and the Sources of the Jordan; Lebanon--Damascus; The Gospel History and Teaching; The Holy Places; and includes an Appendix on Vocabulary of Hebrew topographical words. Stanley, then Canon of Canterbury, was accompanied by three friends on his travels to Egypt, Arabia and Syria in the winter of 1852 and spring of 1853. His opening Advertisement concedes that much has already been written about the region, but calls his work an attempt "to illustrate the relation in which each stands to the other." Some minor occasional spotting and soiling, binding rubbed.
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts [USA]

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