The Land and the Book or Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and ... The Land and the Book or Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and ...

The Land and the Book or Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and Scenery of the Holy Land

Thomson, W. M.

Published by T. Nelson and Sons, London, 1872
Condition: g- to vg Hardcover

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Octavo. XVIII, 19-718pp. Full calf with gilt-embossed crest of Christ's Hospital on front cover and gold-tooling and lettering on spine. Blind-stamped dentelle. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Colored lithographic frontispiece. Engraved vignette on title-page. Decorative initials. Fascinating work on the History and Setting of the Bible. While describing the various districts of the Holy Land and noting their ancient sites, their past history, and their present state, the author has sought to gather at every step contributions towards the illustration of the inspired text from every local source. This fascinating work is profusely illustrated with 12 exquisite colored lithographs (including frontispiece) and numerous b/w in-text and full-page illustrations. Age-wear on binding with rubbing along edges, joints and on corners. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Some scratching on covers. Christ Hospital's prize label on inside of front board stating that the book was awarded to J. E. Buckley for proficiency in Arithmetic, July 1873. Lower corner of free front endpaper chipped. Previous owner's inscription on fly leaf. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 21179

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Title: The Land and the Book or Biblical ...

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons, London

Publication Date: 1872

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g- to vg

Edition: Later printing

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