New York: Harper & Brothers, 1879. First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo (8 3/4 x 6"). 555, pp, 2pp (Publisher's catalogue). Original gilt and black stamped olive peebled cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with numerous in-text and full page engravings, as well as maps (including some folded), this book tells the journey of the author's crossing the desert of El Tih to Palestine in 1874, as he intended to compare in detail all the circumstances and conditions of the region with the narrative of the journey of the children of Israel.
Extra illustrated by previous owner, with six pertinent images taken from another book or magazine and pasted at verso of fly leaf as well as at verso of a few plates: 1) Israelites as Slaves in Egypt, from a painting by E. J. Poynter; 2) The Great Temple at Karnak; 3) Figure of Thotmes III; 4) The Entrance to the Temple of Hatshepsut; 5) Temple of Queen Hatshepsut; 6) Hebron in Palestine.
Head and tail of spine rubbed. Sporadic offsetting throughout. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #46164