1853 1853 Oriental and Sacred Scenes, from Notes of Travel in Greece, Turkey, and Palestine
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
The scarce 1853 first edition of this work, with illustrated frontispiece.
A keen observer and diligent Biblical scholar, Fisher Howe here writes the story of his experiences in Greece, Turkey, the Holy Land and other areas in the Middle East in the mid nineteenth century. The author visits the Acropolis, Tyre, Bethlehem, Jacob's Well, Jericho, the Dead Sea, and numerous other Biblically relevant locations, and describes them all in the voice of a Victorian-era gentleman.
To the rear pastedown is the bookseller's label of 'D. R. Niven, Albany, NY'.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to head and tail of spine. Bookseller's label to rear pastedown. Internally firmly bound. Scattered light foxing throughout.
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