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Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, Delineated During the Campaigns of 1799 and 1800.
G. S. Tregear. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer, London 1823 - 4to. 27.5 by 22 cm. viii, 70 pp. With 19 hand-colored engraved plates. Spilsbury was a naval surgeon during the Napoleonic campaigns in the Middle East , and this is his account of his travels there. The plates were drawn and engraved by W. Spark, after drawings by Spilsbury himself. The plates are a mix of illustrations of sites, of people (genre scenes) and maritime scenes. Contemporary straight-grained morocco, with gilt decorative bands around perimeter of boards, blindstamped diamond-shaped centerpiece, gilt decoration on spine, etc. Binding is rubbed and worn, especially along edges, but still attractive. Scattered foxing and soiling to the pages within.
      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
Last Found On: 2017-10-24           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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