Octavo. VI, , 270pp, VII plates. Full calf lavishly gold-tooled, school binding with gild-stamped ornament on front board. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Frontispiece. First edition of this fascinating work being an account of the Palestine Exploration Fund surveys conducted under the leadership of Major Claude Reignier Conder. Indeed, Conder carried out survey work in Palestine in 1872-1874, latterly in conjunction with Lt Kitchener, later Lord Kitchener, whom he had met at school, and was seconded to the Palestine Exploration Fund from 1875 to 1878 and again in 1881 and 1882, when he was promoted captain. The PEF's initial object was to carry out surveys of the topography and ethnography of the Ottoman Province of Palestine with a remit that fell somewhere between an expeditionary survey and military intelligence gathering. This work is profusely illustrated with 5 full-page b/w illustrations, including a chart of ten western asian alphabets, and 17 in-text illustrations. 1 colored fold-out map, six full-page colored maps in rear. It contains also the appendices of "Notes on the results of Excavation" and two indexes of Old and New Testament sites in Palestine listed with longitute and latitude coordinates. Additional index of places references the book's maps, along with longitute and latitude. Edinburgh Institution's prize label on inside of front board stating that the book was awarded to Tertius P. Manuel as first prize in 3rd class, religious instruction, July 1894. Very minor rubbing along edges. Tiny scratches on upper front board. Binding in overall very good to near fine condition, interior in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 21185
Title: The World's Great Explorers and Explorations...
Publisher: George Philip & Son
Publication Date: 1889
Book Condition: vg
Edition: First edition.
Book Description London, George Philip & Son, 1889. 8°, OLnbd. 1. Aufl.. Mit Frontispiz und weiteren Abilld. im Text sowie VII Karten auf separaten Tafeln. VI, 270 S. English edition. Einband leicht berieben, kleiner Fleck auf Vorderdeckel, Name auf Vorsatz, sonst schönes Ex. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Bookseller Inventory # 129749
Book Description 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Second Edition. Ex-School Library, and has pencil marks and school stamps on some pages. Bookseller Inventory # 171622