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Souvenirs de Jérusalem. Lithographié par Hubert Clerger, Jules Gaildrau et Fichot. Ouvrage publié par l'escadre de la Méditerranée.
Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1862] - Large folio (630 x 490 mm). 17 leaves, loose in contemporary green cloth portfolio with original printed wrapper mounted to front panel, green cloth ties. Pencilled pagination to upper inner corners of plates. Subtle repair to edges of title, text leaves, and a few plates (Halte des pèlerins, Vue génerale de Jérusalem, Intérieur de la Porte d'or, and Mosquée el Aksa), light marginal foxing or soiling, the images affected only in the first two plates (Halte des pèlerins and the Vue génerale). A very good copy. Coloured lithographic plan mounted to title leaf as issued, 2 text leaves, and 14 lithographic plates of which 12 in original hand-colour. First and only edition of this uncommon pictorial account of the visit of the Mediterranean Squadron of the French Navy to Jerusalem in 1861. Most of the plates illustrate the interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, though there are also depictions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Mosque of Omar. "Pâris was named commander of the third division of the Mediterranean Squadron in December, 1858. He was already well known as a naval artist and he produced works on the technology of steam engines and other technical matters" (Blackmer). The colour plates in this copy are exceptionally bright. Blackmer 1255; not in Abbey, Arcadian Library, Atabey, Burrell, Gay or Weber. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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