Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Item #21121 Pathways of The Holy Land; or, Palestine and Syria [RARE PUBLISHER'S DUMMY]. James D. McCabe, Jr.
Pathways of The Holy Land; or, Palestine and Syria [RARE PUBLISHER'S DUMMY]
Pathways of The Holy Land; or, Palestine and Syria [RARE PUBLISHER'S DUMMY]

Pathways of The Holy Land; or, Palestine and Syria [RARE PUBLISHER'S DUMMY]

Philadelphia: National Publishing Co., [1875]. First edition. Hardcover. Sm. quarto. 123 leaves. Gold- and black-stamped blue cloth. Beveled edges. Spine sample of publisher's original edition pasted on inside of front board (sample with gold illustration, lettering and black decoration). B/w frontispiece engraving by Doré of the Crucifixion, protected by tissue guard. From title-page: "Pathways of the Holy Land; or, Palestine and Syria. Being a full description of those countries, their history, antiquities, inhabitants and customs, according to the recent discoveries of the Palestine exploring expeditions. With a detailed account of Jerusalem, Nazareth, Petra, and the other cities of the Bible, embracing also a description of the Peninsula of Sinai and the Desert of the Wanderings." This Publisher's Dummy includes full-page and in-text engravings as well as the color double-page map of Palestine. 19 leaves (mostly blank) of subscriber's names, residences, style of binding bound, in rear of book. Last text leaf in rear missing top part, affecting parts of text. Age wear and staining on binding. Heavy foxing on frontispiece tissue guard. Small closed tear on top-edge of first five text leaves, not affecting images or text. Binding in fair, interior in overall very good condition. Publisher's Dummies such as this were usually produced in very small numbers for two main purposes: that the publisher could see what the binding looks like, or, as samples for traveling booksellers or publisher's representatives so they would have something tangible to show to bookstore owner's or customers. f to vg. Item #21121

Price: $475.00

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