Jerusalem Explored: Being A Description of the Ancient and Modern City, with Numerous Illustrations Consisting of Views, Ground Plans and Sections. Translated by George Bonney. 2 Vols.
London: Bell and Daldy, 1864. Ex-Library First Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Vol. 1: xii, 339, (1) with errata and addenda slip bound in. Original half leather over royal blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. Title page in red & black with publisher's device. Vol. II: (8)pp., 63 lithographed plates & plans (some tinted, eight of them foldouts) taken from drawings & photographs by Pierotti. With descriptive text on opposite page. Library blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Title page in red & black with publisher's device.
The plates, after photographs and sketches by Pierotti, include a large fold-out panorama of Jerusalem as seen from the Mount of Olives, plans of ancient and modern Jerusalem, views of the Royal Caverns and the Grotto of Jeremiah, ruins of the Tower of Antonia, Pool of Bethesda, Golden Gate, Mosque El-Aksa, Church of the Resurrection, Hospital of St. John, Church of St. Ann, Tomb of David, Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Mount of Olives, Tombs of the Kings, among others. A poignant, most recognized publication of 19th Century Jerusalem known for its beautiful and descriptive plates. The majority of the tinted plates are lithographed by T. Picken and R. M. Bryson with 6 plates each by Pierotti and E. Walker and two by A. Newman, all based on designs by E. Pierotti.
Both bindings with typical library tags affixed to cover and spine, volume one with library pocket on inside back cover. University exlibris in both volumes with an additional on of Robert Washington Oates on inside front cover of volume one. Binding of volume one with wear along edges, bumps at corners, scuffing at spine and four inch split at head of front joint, binding rubbed and light scuffing on back cover. Volume two with sporadic light foxing of plates, occasionally in images, most images clean. Binding in good- to very good condition, interior of volume one in very good+, volume two in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #42680