Picturesque scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800: ... Picturesque scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800: ... Picturesque scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800: ...

Picturesque scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800

Spilsbury, F. B.

Published by G. S. Tregear, London, 1823
Condition: vg Hardcover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Quarto. VIII, 70pp. 3/4 crushed morocco over cloth with gold lettering on spine and gold borders along edges of covers. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Color frontispiece protected with a tissue guard. Originally published in folio in 1803 and again in 1819, this is the first quarto edition of English naval surgeon Francis Spilsbury's account of his travels in the Holy Land and Syria during the Napoleonic campaigns of 1799 and 1800. This stunning work is exquisitely illustrated with 19 hand-colored aquatint views (including frontispiece.) Minor age wear on binding with rubbing along joints. Offsetting on pages facing plates. Moderate and sporadic foxing throughout. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 30840

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Title: Picturesque scenery in the Holy Land and ...

Publisher: G. S. Tregear, London

Publication Date: 1823

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition in this format.

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