[Paris]: [Imprimerie Impériale], . First edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (11 1/4 x 9"). , 81, pp (Text), 11 double leaves (Plates). Uncut. Modern half black calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine.
Printed on rag paper and splendidly illustrated with 11 photolithographic plates after original images by Auguste Salzmann, De Saulcy's "Mémoire sur la Nature et l'Âge Respectif des Divers Appareils de Maçonnerie Employés dans l'Enceinte Extérieure du Haram-Ech-Chérif de Jérusalem" is a monograph on the remains of ancient masonry at the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (the Holy Sanctuary).
The striking photolithographs were produced by Lemercier & Co. studio in Paris, using the famous Alphonse Louis Poitevin's process.
Minor shelf wear. Inner margin of title page reinforced with binder's tape (not affecting lettering). Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Binding in overall very good, interior in good to very good condition. g to vg. Item #41596