Travels & Discoveries in the Levant.
Day & Son, Limited
Octavo. 2 vols. (complete). XIV + 360 + XIV + 275pp. Original green blind-stamped cloth with gold title on spine. Folding map frontispiece in each volume. Fascinating account of the author's journey in the Levant. Newton was vice-consul between 1852 and 1859 and lead the British government's expedition to Asia Minor in 1856, when the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was excavated. He became a curator at the British Museum in 1861. This work is beautifully illustrated with 41 plates and maps (including 2 frontispieces), some tinted plates, some double-page and folding, 9 folding maps/plans, 38 other illustrations. Volumes rebound with original cloth laid. Some parts of cloth chipped on spines edges. Corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Some foxing in the very first and last pages. Text in English. Overall, binding in fair to good, interior in very good condition.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 23360