London: Macmillan and Co., 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. (xxiii) 515pp. 3/4 brown pebbled leather, over beige cloth boards, with gilt ruling. Gilt lettering, tooling and raised bands on the spine. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece of a b/w illustration showing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Frontispiece protected by tissue-guard. Captivating work by Scottish novelist and historical writer Margaret Oliphant Wilson, covering the history of Jerusalem from the days of David to the time of Christ. Illustrated with wood engravings from drawings by Hamilton Aide and b/w reproductions of photographs by F. M. Good.
Binding with light rubbing to the extremities, including the top of the front hinge of the spine. Edges of cover lightly sunned. Previous owner's bookplate at the interior front cover. Offsetting to the edges of the endpapers. Minor to light sporadic foxing to pages throughout. Binding in very good- interior in good+ condition overall. g+ to vg-. Item #45092