Second edition. Royal octavo. Publisher's deluxe binding of full purple-brown morocco with a gilt vignette depicting a camel and its keeper to each board contained within elaborate gilt borders; the spine with compartments decorated in gilt and titles in gilt. All edges gilt. Illustrated with an additional engraved title page, frontispiece, 25 tissue-guarded fine steel-engraved plates, a folding map and 18 in-text engravings after original paintings by the author-artist. A very good copy, the binding square, firm and bright with a few light scuffs to the boards and some minor rubbing to the joints, corners and board edges. The contents with a contemporary previous owner's inscription to the front free endpaper and some occasional light foxing to the plates are otherwise in very good order and clean throughout. A handsome copy.
A beautifully illustrated account of a journey through Egypt and the Holy Land by the British artist William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854), one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation, wonderfully presented in a sumptuous publisher's deluxe binding.
Stock code: 21491