Lot 380 of 613:
Picturesque Palestine  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$270
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt

Author:
Wilson, Colonel Sir William, ed.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
D. Appleton and Company

Date:
[1881]

Description:

Two volumes in four bound divisions. Profusely illustrated with steel and wood-engraved plates throughout, including steel-engraved frontispieces; additional pictorial steel-engraved title pages. (Folio) 32x24 cm (12½x9½"), original green decorative cloth stamped in black and gilt, gilt spines, all edges gilt. First Edition.

Beautiful images bringing the Holy Land to life, as it was in the 19th century. In a departure from the other "Picturesque" titles published by Appleton, the present work uses the work of only two artists, Harry Fenn and J.D. Woodward, rather than the more numerous assortment found in Picturesque America or Picturesque Europe.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some wear to bindings with rubbing to extremities, rippling to cloth on top board of vol. 1, some corners lightly bumped; a few hinges cracked, some other joints and hinges starting; Toning and some offsetting to interiors, one volume with some dampstain areas at page edges; overall very good.


 
Item number:
283951a
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