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LORTET, LOUIS: - La Syrie d'aujourd'hui. Voyages dans la Phénicie, le Liban, et la Judée (1875-1880). Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1884.

. 4to. Pp. (iv), 675. With one large coloured map of Palestine, 8 other maps and 364 illustrations. Partly with some minor browning or staining. Publisher's red cloth, richly decorated in gilt, red calf spine with raised bands, lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers, g.e. First edition of this beautifully illustrated work of travels to Lebanon, Palestine and Syria by Dr. Lortet, a member of the Faculty of Medicine at Lyon. In 1875 he was sent on a mission to collect botanical and zoological material for the Muséum d'histoire naturelle (in Lyon). Several of the illustrations are engraved from original photographs taken by the French firm Maison Bonfils in Beirut. A lovely copy. Röhricht 3377.
EUR 1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1930.93 | £UK 1440 | JP¥ 201774] Book number 41036

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