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The Natural History of Aleppo. Containing: A Description of the City, and the Principal Natural Productions in its Neighbourhood. [2 VOLUME SET] Together with an Account of the Climate, Inhabitants, and Diseases, Particularly of the Plague by Alex Russell. The Second Edition: Revised, Enlarged and Illustrated with Notes by Pat. Russell.
Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row, London 1794 - TWO VOLUME SET. RARE enlarged second edition of the classic 18th-century description of the Syrian city of Aleppo by Alexander Russell, a Physician to the Levant Company's Factory and a keen naturalist with a knowledge of local languages, as well as a close friend of the Pasha; revised and enlarged by his half-brother Patrick Russell. [BOTH VOLUMES]: 235x290mm. [VOL.I]: [XXIV]+[441]+[XXIII] pages. 4 b&w plates. [VOL.II]: [VII]+[430]+[XXXIV]+[26] pages. 16 b&w plates. Marbled Hardcover. Leather spine and corners. Cover and spine slightly worn, edges slightly bumped. Marks of removed tag on both front covers. Library copy with small stamp on title page. Ex-Libris on front inner cover upper corner. Pages yellowing and age-stained, some pages slightly wavy. [VOL.I]: Tape on first few pages inner edge and edges. Small hole on title page bottom corner, page edges worn. Page 63 edge stained (no damage to text). Tape on bottom edge and ink marks on edge of page 272. [VOL.II]: Binding visible between pages VII and 1. Title page wrinkled, first 3 pages creased and taped on edges. Small worm-marks and/or wormholes on bottom corner of few pages between page 345 and rear cover, 1 wormhole penetrating all pages bottom corner between page 345 and rear cover. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare and beautifully illustrated 2 volume set is in good condition for its age. The book is in : English [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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