Travels in Egypt and the Holy Land [FIRST EDITION!]  

Author Wilson, William Rae
Place of Publication London
Publication Name Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown
Year 1823
Language(s) English
FIRST EDITION of a classic travel account of Egypt and the Holy Land by a popular 19th century British traveler William Rae Wilson (1772-1849), author of many other popular travel books - "A Journey through Turkey, Greece, the Ionian Isles, Sicily, Spain, &c." (1824), "Travels in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Hanover, Germany, Netherlands, &c" (1826), "Travels in Russia" (1828), "Records of a Route through France and Italy; with Sketches of Catholicism" (1835), all published in London. Includes frontispiece of Wilson as well as seven b&w illustrated plates depicting landscapes, sites and people of the region. 220x145xmm. XI+544 pages. Brown leather Hardcover with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decorations on spine and cover. Text block edges marbled. Cover slightly stained, creased and slightly scratched. Cover edges rubbed. Cover corners bumped and peeling. Rear cover upper corner bent. Spine worn. Spine front hinge cracked; rear hinge partly cracked. Spine edges peeling. Ex-libris sticker on front inner cover and first whitepage upper corner. First whitepage also partly detached. Endpapers, whitepages and few text pages slightly age stained. Plates somewhat age stained, mostly around edges but also (more lightly) on the engravings themselves (otherwise the illustrations are clearly visible and in good condition). Pages yellowing and wavy. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare and beautifully illustrated first edition of a remarkable 19th-century travelogue memoir on the Holy Land and Middle East by a famous Scottish traveler is in good condition.
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Catalog Index Number MA 26 12

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