London: The Religious Tract Society, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Quarto. 223, pp. Original black and gilt-stamped full cloth, with gold lettering on spine and front cover. All edges gilt. Dentelles. Engraved tissue-guarded frontispiece. Decorative title-page. Illustrated headpieces. Decorative initials. A remarkable account of a journey through the Holy Land in 1873, designed to illustrate the histories of the Scriptures. This volume is profusely illustrated with numerous b/w full-page maps and pen & pencil illustrations depicting views of Palestine. Rev. Samuel Manning was a clergyman who, like many of his contemporaries, acquired his great knowledge of the Holy Land entirely from a study of the Bible. In 1873, however, he travelled to the Holy Land to "compare the Land and the Book". This work is the result of his researches. Moderate and sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Previous owner's inscription on fly leaf, and at upper margin of title page (not affecting lettering). Front hinge starting. Heavy foxing to frontispiece, tissue-guard, and title page. Binding in overall good, interior in good- to very good condition. (Inventory #: 21124)
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