Syria, the Holy Land & Asia Minor illustrated. In a series of views drawn from nature by W. H. Bartlett, William Purser, etc.

Syria, the Holy Land & Asia Minor illustrated. In a series of views drawn from nature by W. H. Bartlett, William Purser, etc.
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London, Fisher, Son & Co., [1836–7]. 2 vols. of 3, large 4to, pp. [iv], 80; 76 pp. with engraved additional titles and 75 engraved plates. A very good copy in nineteenth-century diaper calf, backstrips gilt with green labels, covers, board edges and turn-ins all gilt-rolled, edges and endpapers marbled. Joints and board edges lightly worn, head of vol. 1 backstrip chipped, still quite handsome. First edition. “This work formed the first part of Fisher’s projected series "The Turkish Empire Illustrated", and it appeared in 30 parts of four plates each... The great majority of the views are by W. H. Bartlett, who travelled extensively in the Levant. These drawings must have been made on his first journey in 1834–5; this seems to be the first book in which any of Bartlett’s Eastern drawings appear. The third volume [not present] includes plates after drawings by Thomas Allom, who must have travelled in the Levant c. 1836–7. The text is by John Carne, well-known as the author of Letters from the East” (Blackmer). Blackmer 291. Röhricht 1690. Weber 1125. (Item Id: 6173)

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