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Home in the Holy Land: Mrs. Finn (Elizabeth

Mrs. Finn (Elizabeth Anne Finn, Author). E. Evans (Illustrator)

Published by James Nisbet & Co., London (1877)

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From: sculptorpaul (Surbiton, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: James Nisbet & Co., London, 1877. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. VERY RARE gilded & embossed illustrated hardcover book. "Home in the Holy Land" By Mrs. Finn (Elizabeth Anne Finn). Illustrator: E. Evans. This is the New Edition, published by James Nisbet & Co., London, 1877. 12mo, 17.5 cm x 12.6 cm x 3.7 cm, Red cloth-covered bevelled boards, Gilt embossed lettering & decoration on spine, Gilt & black embossed lettering & decoration on front cover, Clear embossed decorative framing on back cover, 4 Black & white illustration plates including a tissue-guarded Frontispiece, no dust-jacket. 520 pages. Weight: 546 Grams. CONTENTS ARE LIKE NEW!!! However, there are 3 or 4 cracks between pages, including between pastedowns & endpapers at front & rear of book. Spine is sunken in, discoloured & marked, bumped & frayed either end, small split in cloth in middle, gilt a bit dull & worn away in places. Cover is discoloured, grubby round edges, some bumps, scuffs & scratches, gilt & decoration bright, edge wear. Corners are bumped & scuffed, one is frayed with board exposed. Top edge darkened, all edges tanned & foxed. Pastedowns & endpapers slightly marked, creased both ends of book. Ink annotation on front pastedown. Front e.p. & Frontispiece creased, and marked on their reverse, Frontis. has a small area of damage where plate has creasing & tears. Some pages & plates (very few) have creasing alongside spine, and/or light handling creases. Remnant of tiny pencil annotation in margin of p. 1. Pages 179 to 190 inc. have come away from top stitch. Plates are tanned & have smudges/foxing round edges. Page 269/270 has a tiny edge bump. Last page has tiny bumps. Light age tanning & occasional foxing throughout. VERY RARE ITEM, EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE!!! Full title: "Home in the Holy Land. A Tale Illustrating Customs and Incidents in Modern Jerusalem ". In this book, the Author Mrs. Finn tells of her life spent in Jerusalem where she wrote this volume. Illustrated with 4 black & white drawings on plates by E. Evans. 53 chapters in total, here are the first twelve: I: Arrival in Palestine. II: My Father's Death. III: Staying at the Convent of the Cross. IV: European Comfort in an Oriental House. V: Bishop Alexander's Death and Burial. VI: Daily Life - Scenes Around Jerusalem. VII: The Post. VIII: Baptism of Rabbi Abraham and His Daughter Rachel. IX: Eastern Disturbances - My Brother's Arrival. X: House Hunting. XI: Country Rides. XII: Arab Servants - Difficulties of Language. IN STOCK in the UK!!! We post the same day, or if that's not possible, the very next working day. Seller's Ref: 345-B. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10216040702

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