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(LÖWENSTEIN, FRITZ).
Das juedische Palaestina [Das jüdische Palästina].
Jerusalem, Keren Kajemeth Lejisrael, 1927. Small octavo. Pp. 48. Plus 2 extra pages with 3 photo-plates, and 6 other such illustrations. With a folding line-drawn map tipped-in onto inside of back wrap. Appendices. Original decorated wrappers, lettered in red, with a woodcut illustration of a Holy Land landscape, spine very lightly rubbed. In about fine condition. Excellent copy.
¶ ~ Second edition. A fascinating publication, published by the Zionist Information Office of the Jewish National Fund, and printed in Tel Aviv. Not a traditional traveller's guide to the Holy Places, it is an invitation to visit the Zionist community in Palestine. It includes background information for visits in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and its region, Haifa, Valley of Yisrael, Nazareth, Afula, Beth Shean, as well as some newly established villages. Further, there are detailed programmes for a three-day, a five-day, a week, and two-weeks visits, with advise what to do and where to go on each day. There is also a train timetable and a currency conversion table. The second part is the history of the Zionist Movement in Palestine, and the book concludes with a financial report of the Fund's activities. This copy includes the road map 'Erez-Israel' with indication of railways, main roads, paths and tracks, marshes and rivers, as well as Jewish National Fund land and national frontier.
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Die Leute von Beersheba.
München, Ner-Tamid, 1961. Crown octavo. Pp. 46. With 4 halftone photographic plates, printed on different paper bound in the text. Original limp boards with integral grey wraps, decorated in green, with flaps. In mint condition, bright and fresh as new.
¶ ~ First edition.
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(HOLLANDRE, JEAN BAPTISTE ANTOINE).
La Terre Sainte, ou description des lieux les plus célèbres de la Palestine, accompagnée du texte de l'Ecriture-Sainte, relatif à chaque monument.
Louvain, Vanlinthout et Vandenzande, 1824. Royal octavo. Two parts in one volume, paginated continuously. Pp. (ii), 90; 91-356. Letterpress device to title-page, Imprimatur, dated 1824, on verso; half-title with Approbation, dated 1818, on verso. List of subscribers. Footnotes. Printed on laid paper, untrimmed. Original printed wrappers (slightly frayed). In good condition. With contemporary Prize label in manuscript.
¶ ~ Travel account to the Holy land. Not in Tobler, who lists the 1819 edition and the 1860 edition only.
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(HOLLANDRE, JEAN BAPTISTE ANTOINE).
La Terre Sainte, ou description des lieux les plus célèbres de la Palestine, accompagnée du texte de l'Ecriture-Sainte, relatif à chaque monument.
Louvain, Vanlinthout et Vandenzande, 1824. Royal octavo. Two parts in one volume, paginated continuously. Pp. (ii), 90; 91-356. Letterpress device to title-page, Imprimatur, dated 1824, on verso; half-title with Approbation, dated 1818, on verso. List of subscribers. Footnotes. Printed on laid paper. Hardcover, contemporary half cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt, with small shelf label, all edges speckled, old institutional stamps and label. In about fine condition.
¶ ~ Travel account to the Holy Land. Not in Tobler, who lists the 1819 edition and the 1860 edition only.
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ALEXANDER, WILHELM.
Die Gesellschaftsreise nach Palästina im Jahre 5670 - 1910.
Sįtoraljaœjhely, W. Alexander, 1910. Small octavo. Pp. 288. Portrait frontispiece and another plate. Some text ornaments. List of participants. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's grained crimson cloth, small plate of Jerusalem mounted on upper cover, black lettering, floral endpapers apparently lacking free endpaper, cloth bit faded and marked, slight wear at spine ends. Bit shaken, opens stiff, but nevertheless a lovely copy.
¶ ~ The travelogue of Wilhelm Alexander describes the pilgrimage in 1910 of 68 Jews, predominantly Hungarian, from Budapest to Palestine. They first travelled to Triest, where they embarked on the "Elektra", sailing to Alexandria. From Alexandria, via Cairo and Port Said, they arrived at Jaffa. Alexander's report is a remarkable account. It combines his critical, sometime painful observations, detailed descriptions of meetings with the local community and dignitaries, with a travelogues of pilgrimages to the holy places, interweaved with prayers and words of praise, which he brings in Hebrew. Very rare. OCLC locates copies in University of Amsterdam, Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Jewish National & University Library, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York Public Library, and University of Pennsylvania only.
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ARKEL, R. E. VAN, G. P. MARANG, AND A. NOODTZIJ.
Langs Nijl en Jordaan: Reisindrukken uit Egypte en Palestina.
's-Gravenhage, Daamen, 1926. Crown 4to. Pp. 263. Frontispiece. Plus a number of halftone plates, printed on different paper, bound in. With some line-drawn illustrations to the text. Hardcover, original decorated navy blue cloth, gilt stamped, spine gilt. Very good condition. (Some spotting to prelims and last leaves.)
¶ ~ First edition.
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BARNETT, THOMAS RATCLIFFE. ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN SPENCER.
The Cradle of Christianity: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Places.
London, James Clarke, (1936). Crown octavo. Pp. 167. With line-drawn illustration to each chapter. Hardcover, original light blue cloth, with illustrated dust-jacket. Trimmed rough. In a very good condition, with many leaves still unopened (bit dust-soiled).
¶ ~ First edition. Noted classicist Dr. Henriėtte Boas' copy, with her bookplate. Thomas Ratcliffe Barnett (1868-1946).
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BARTLETT, WILLIAM HENRY. ENGRAVED BY J. COUSEN.
[Syria, Holy Land, Asia Minor] Djouni, or the Tower of Lebanon (caption title). [ORIGINAL STEEL ENGRAVED PRINT].
London, Jackson, Fisher, (1836). Original single-sheet steel engraving of a very fine quality. Overall size ca. 215 x 270 mm. Image size ca. 130 x 190 mm. A three-line caption engraved at bottom in elegant handtooled open-face and italic types. Engraved Artist's and Engraver's signatures underneath image. Engraved Publisher's line below. The print is in its original state, trimmed and gilded on three sides. It is printed with warmer ink, somewhat more dramatic in mood, with fine, crisp detail, subtlety and elegance. In overall very good condition. (Some spotting.) Preserved in pH-balanced, acid-free Renaissance archival paper.
¶ Write for a full list of these prints. - - A delicately executed steel engraving, representing a major illustrative work on 19th century Palestine, Syria, and Asia Minor. William Henry Bartlett (born London, 1809) was one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation. He travelled extensively throughout Britain, the Americas, and the Middle East, producing his work on location. In 1854 he made his last trip to the Holy Land; he died of fever on board a French ship on his return voyage to England. Bartlett's primary concern was to extract the picturesque aspects of a place and render 'lively impressions of actual sights', as he wrote in the preface to 'The Nile Boat' (London, 1849). His work became widely known through the numerous engravings after the original drawings and paintings he made. The interest in these engravings today is as much for the exquisite quality of the rendering and presentation of the architecture of the period, as it is for the representation of the landscape. Published in 1836 by Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son & Co. of London, it was originally accompanied by descriptions written by John Carne.
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BÄUBLER, THEODOR.
Heilige Stätten der Bibel.
Zürich, Orell Füssli, 1929. Crown octavo. Pp. 24. Plus 62 halftone photographic plates, printed in warm black on different paper. Plus 16 pages of illustrated publisher's catalogue. Hardcover, original pictorial boards. In a very good condition. (Ownership inscription to front free endpaper.) Overall an excellent copy with crisp plates.
¶ ~ First edition. A beautiful collection of photographs from numerous sources, very nicely reproduced. Most of the textual part consists of detailed explanations to each and every image, very often with reference to biblical sources.
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BOLITHO, HECTOR.
Beside Galilee: A Diary in Palestine.
London, Cobden-Sanderson, 1933. 8vo. Pp. 183. Frontispiece. Plus eight halftone plates bound in. Hardcover, original green cloth. Very good condition. (Cloth faded, numbers painted to spine.) Internally bright.
¶ ~ First edition.
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BONAR, HORATIUS.
The Desert of Sinai: Notes of a Spring-Journey from Cairo to Beersheba.
London, James Nisbet, 1858. Crown octavo. Pp. vii, (1) errata, 424. Plus folding engraved map of the Sinaitic Peninsula as frontispiece (neat paper repair on verso), and 3 engraved plates bound in. With an appendix describing the route through the desert with a list of place names; an extended index, in practice a glossary, incorporating numerous words in Hebrew; a list of mountains' heights; and an index of scripture sources quoted in the text. Some illustrations to the text, footnotes. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's decorated brown cloth, large illustration embossed in gilt on upper cover, joints slightly split. A very desirable copy in a very good condition.
¶ ~ Second edition. 'This volume is really what it professes to be - 'Notes of a journey.' The notes were all taken on the spot, generally on the back of the camel, and extended afterwards.' The author, Kelso, 1856. Not in Tobler.
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BONARDI, PIERRE. ILLUSTRATED BY DE FEDER.
Le retour a Jérusalem.
Paris, André Delpeuch, 1927. Octavo. Pp. 210, (2) publisher's ads. With 64 line-drawn illustrations, many of which full-page. Printed on thick paper. Original plain wrappers, lettered in brown, bit soiled, rubbed. In a very good condition.
¶ ~ First edition. A volume in the l'Invitation au Voyage Series. Original pen and ink impressions by de Feder, published here for the first time.
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BURTON, ISABEL.
The Inner Life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land. From My Private Journal, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].
London, King, 1876. Two volumes. Octavo. Pp. x, 376; 340, 32 publisher's catalogue. Each volume with a mounted original albumen print as a portrait frontispieces. A chromolithograph plate to each volume, and a large folding map, lithographed in colour, to volume I. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's dark brown cloth, half crescent and a star blind embossed on each upper cover, spines gilt, dyed shelf number to foot, spines broken, detached, this of volume II only partly. A very good set in about fine interior.
¶ ~ Second edition, first published a year earlier. Noted classicist Dr. Henriėtte Boas' copy, with her bookplate to each volume. Original albumen prints in books are not common. Invented by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Évrard in 1850, the process involved plain paper coated with a layer of egg-white sensitised with silver nitrate before exposure.
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BUSCH, MORITZ.
Eine Wallfahrt nach Jerusalem: Bilder ohne Heiligenscheine.
Leipzig, Grunow, 1881. Crown octavo. Pp. 440. Title printed in red and black. Decorative head- and tail- pieces and initials to each chapter, charming illustrated pieces at beginning and end. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, bound in the original blind-tooled brown cloth, bit discoloured, spine gilt missing a piece, all edges marbled; old institutional bookplate, stamp. Nice, clean copy in a very good condition.
¶ ~ Third, improved edition.
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COPPING, ARTHUR E. ILLUSTRATED BY HAROLD COPPING.
A Journalist in the Holy Land: Glimpses of Egypt and Palestine.
London, Religious Tract Society, 1911. Octavo. Pp. xiv, 248, (8) publisher's ads. Frontispiece. Plus 19 colour plates, each with tissue guards. Title-page vignette, pen-and-ink illustrations, some full-page. Illustrated endpapers. Hardcover, bound in the original green cloth, mounted colour plate to upper cover, gilt lettering, spine gilt. In a very good condition (small chip to margin of one leaf well away from text; inscription to front flyleaf, dated 1912.) A nice copy.
¶ ~ First edition.
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DAMAS, R. P. DE.
Voyages en Orient: La Galilée.
Paris, Delhomme et Briguet, ca. 1870. Octavo. Pp. 378. Hardcover, contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, manuscript labels to spine. In fine condition (old institutional stamps and label to prelims). Excellent, practically unused copy, fresh and bright.
¶ ~ New edition, with an extended appendix of notes and related information. Tobler, 190 (earlier editions).
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ÉNAULT, LOUIS.
La Terre-Sainte: Voyage des quarante Pèlerins de 1853.
Paris, Maison, 1854. Crown octavo. Pp. (ii), 422, (2). With a folding lithograph map of Palestine and a folding lithograph plan of Jerusalem (trimmed) loosely inserted. Hardcover, later red three-quarter cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt. In good condition (light dampmark to bottom of leaves, spotting). Old institutional bookplate and stamp, very neat contemporary inscription, some pencilling. A very nice copy in handsome binding.
¶ ~ First edition. Tobler, 186: 'Dieser feiner gebildete mann schreibt sehr fliessend und anziehend.' Noted classicist Dr. Henriėtte Boas' copy, with her bookplate pasted onto front paste-down. Scarce.
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FOSDICK, HARRY EMERSON.
A Pilgrimage to Palestine.
London, Student Christian Movement, 1928. Crown 8vo. Pp. xiii, 332. Footnotes, chronology, bibliography, indices. Hardcover, original blue cloth, spine gilt. Good. (Cloth sunned, marked; first and last few leaves browned; minor pencil or ink marking to few leaves.) Else clean, good copy.
¶ ~ First British edition. With index of Scriptural references, and extended index of subjects and proper names. The story of a four months journey to Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, with emphasis on geography, history, and Biblical sources.
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GERDES, EDUARD.
Naar Jeruzalem en het Heilige Land. Een reisverhaal, naar de geachtste en nieuwste bronnen bewerkt.
Amsterdam, de Hoogh, 1863-64. Three books in one volume. Octavo. Pp. vii, 343; (2), 310, (1) verso blank; (1) verso blank, 302, (1) verso blank. Three title-pages and three chromolithograph frontispieces with tissue guards, a pair to each book. Plus 10 other chromolithograph plates with facing tissue guards, and two hand-coloured, folding lithograph maps, bound-in. Index. Hardcover, contemporary tan half calf, corners forest-green, and marbled boards. Spine gilt-stamped, richly decorated. In about fine condition (paper on boards rubbed and dull, endpapers dusty, small stain or two). Overall an excellent copy.
¶ ~ First edition. Tobler, p. 226 (wrongfully dating the edition as 1862). Very rare. KVK locates just a single copy worldwide, that in the British Library. Another copy, in Union Catalog Southwest Germany, is of a later, 20th century edition. OCLC 64502767 locates only 4 copies worldwide, all in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Radboud Univsesiteit Nijmegen, Tresoar Leeuwarden, Amsterdam University). OCLC 64601619 locates another copy, but that of the 1873 edition, in Theologische University Kampen. Eduard Gerdes (1821-1898). With delicately executed views of Hebron, Bethlehem, Jaffa, Jericho, Mount of Olives, Sinai, Suez, Damascus, and other locations.
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GIBBONS, JOHN.
The Road to Nazareth: Through Palestine Today.
London, Hale, 1916. Octavo. Pp. 320. Illustrated endpapers. Hardcover, original buckram, spine lettered in red. Top edge red. Lacks all photographic plates. Else, good reading copy. (Some pencil underlining, spotting to edges, bookplate.)
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GOLDING, LOUIS.
In the Steps of Moses the Lawgiver.
London, Rich & Cowan, 1937. 8vo. Pp. xv, 355. Plus (helio)gravure frontispiece and 23 other (helio)gravure plates, many of which double-page, printed on thick paper. Bibliography, appendix, index. Illustrated endpapers. Hardcover, original black cloth, spine gilt with small shelf number in neat hand. In fine condition. An excellent copy.
¶ ~ First edition. Account of a journey into the Sinai Desert. With a nice collection of original photographs.
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GOLDING, LOUIS.
Those Ancient Lands, Being a Journey to Palestine.
London, Ernest Benn, 1928. 8vo. Pp. 274. Portrait frontispiece. Plus halftone illustrations, printed on different paper, bound in. Hardcover, original sky blue cloth, spine gilt. Very good condition. (Neat ownership signature to front flyleaf; some yellowing, light spotting to edges.) Else, bright copy. Fine.
¶ ~ First edition. Nice, personal travel account with sensitive observations.
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GORDON, CHARLES GEORGE.
Reflections in Palestine, 1883.
London, Macmillan, 1884. Duodecimo. Pp. x, (2), 124. Plus 3 lithograph maps on 2 plates, printed in black with additional colour by hand. Sketch illustrations to text. Hardcover, original grey cloth, bit discoloured and marked, printed and decorated in red and black. Chalked forest-green endpapers (bookplate removed from front paste-down), first inner hinge mended. In a very good condition, fine interior, crisp maps.
¶ ~ First edition. British army General Charles George Gordon (1833-85), popularly known as 'Chinese Gordon', served in the Crimean War and in the 1860 expedition to China, where he took part in the capture of Beijing and later commanded the Chinese force against the Taiping Rebellion. Appointed governour of Sudan in 1877, he waged a vigorous campaign against slave traders. He resigned in 1879, and in 1883 travelled to the Holy Land where he remained for a year, devoting his time to the study of Biblical history and of the antiquities of Jerusalem. In 1884 he was called back to service and was sent to the Sudan to defeat the Mahdi. During the campaign he was cut-off and besieged at Khartoum for 10 months. A relief expedition, belatedly dispatched from England, reached the garrison two days after it had been stormed by the Mahdists, who killed Gordon. Gordon's death stirred public indignation and contributed to the collapse of the Gladstone government in 1885. 'Reflections in Palestine' is based on Gordon's observations during his year-long visit to the Holy Land. It was published by his friends while he was posted in Khartoum, shortly before his death. The book is divided into Topographical and Religious sections. In the first, Gordon describes in detail the topography and architecture of some of the major holy places he had visited, while the second part is dedicated to the religious contemplations these places has aroused in him. Lytton Strachey, in 'Eminent Victorians' (1918), writes this wonderful memoir of Gordon: 'During the year 1883, a solitary English gentleman was to be seen, wandering, with a thick book under his arm, in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem. To the friendly inquirer, he would explain that he was engaged in elucidating four questions: the site of the crucifixion; the line of division between the tribes of Benjamin and Judah; the identification of Gibeon; and the position of the Garden of Eden. He was also, he would add, most anxious to discover the spot where the Ark first touched ground, after the subsidence of the Flood: he believed, indeed, that he had solved that problem, as a reference to some passages in the book which he was carrying would show.' OCLC 857424.
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GROOT, JOH. DE, AND G. S. OVERDIEP.
Een Pelgrimage naar de Sinaï, Anno 1217.
Rotterdam, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, 1936. Octavo. Pp. 79, (1). Woodcut frontispiece. With full-page maps and original linocut illustrated head-pieces. Notes. Original illustrated card wrappers, printed in red and black. Roughly trimmed; signature to half-title. In a very good condition.
¶ ~ First edition. Noted classicist Dr. Henriėtte Boas' copy.
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HANOTAUX, GABRIEL.
Regards sur l'Egypte et la Palestine.
Paris, Plon, 1929. Crown 8vo. Pp. 282. Plus 27 halftone photographic illustrations, printed on different paper, bound in. With 6 illustrations to the text. Hardcover, half cloth and marbled boards with original cover and spine laid down. Very good condition. (Overall light tanning due to paper quality; old institutional bookplate, stamp, minor pencil marking to few leaves.)
¶ ~ First edition. A nice collection of travel photographs, views, touristic sites. Noted classicist Dr. Henriėtte Boas' copy, with her bookplate pasted onto front paste-down.
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