Lot 116 of 168:
Frith's Sinai & Palestine with 37 mounted photographs  

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$8,000 - $12,000

Sinai and Palestine

Frith, Francis


William Mackenzie

[1862 or later]


12 original parts. With 37 original mounted albumen photographs by Francis Frith, including the frontispiece (which is on the added title page); plus text leaves & blank protective interleaves. 36 of the images measure approx. 16x22.5 cm (6¼x8¾") or reverse; the frontispiece meaures 15x11.5 cm (6x4½"). Overall 45x33 cm (17¾x13"), loose in original printed wrappers.

Rare, complete set of Francis Frith's Sinai and Palestine in the original wrappers, with superb views of Jerusalem, Nazareth, Damascus, Gaza, the Sinai peninsula, etc. This is considered the "best edition" of these images, the photographs rich and gold-toned, "of much stronger quality than those of the first edition" - Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photography, #175. 

Lot Amendments

Wrappers split at spine; part 6 front wrapper torn, part 12 rear wrapper soiled with some wear; modest fading to some of the images; overall near fine, rare in this format.

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