c1848 Walks About the City and Environs of Jerusalem
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The second edition of this work. Unusually clean and bright. Undated, dated from Jisc from a copy held at the British Library. A lovely topographical travel work on Jerusalem in the mid nineteenth century. The work discusses ancient Jerusalem, and takes the reader of three walks around the city. Illustrated with a frontispiece, vignette title page, two folding plates, twenty-two plates, and numerous in-text illustrations. Written and illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, a British artist known for his steel engravings. Label to the front pastedown, 'Miss L. Wild, from W. S. Binns. ... in a slight degree his sense of her uniformly good ... which a pupil at Highfield Academy, Oldman, 10 June 1878'. Collated, complete.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Crack to the head of the spine and head of the front joint. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light markings to the boards. A little discolouration to the spine. Prior owner's label to the front pastedown. Bookseller label to the rear pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with the odd spot and odd area of tidemarks. Leaf block B is working loose.
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