first edition Hardcover
1908 · New York Chicago Toronto London and Edinburgh
by Merrill, Selah
New York Chicago Toronto London and Edinburgh: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine condition. Quarto. 419pp., 31 plates, incl. frontispiece. Bound in contemporary three-quarter orange leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering on tan leather label and gilt tooling on spine; raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece photograph with tissue guard. Red border and publisher's device on title page. Merrill's rendering of Ancient Jerusalem after thirty years of studying the Ancient Topography of Jerusalem. Serving as the American Consul in Jerusalem for 16 years, Merrill lived in Jerusalem when the British conducted their thorough Palestine Fund explorations. Illustrated with 31 plates containing 47 photographs depicting ancient sites in Jerusalem, including frontispiece, one plan and one architectural drawing. In addition the book contains 58 full page plans in the text, most of them printed in red and black. Index at rear. Block with very light age-toning.
(Inventory #: 46148)