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Maundrell, Henry. A journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem at Easter, A.D. 1697. The sixth edition, to which is now added an account of the author's journey to the banks of Euphrates at Beer, and to the country of Mesopotamia. Oxford: Printed at the Theatre for A. Peifley, 1740. 8vo (20.3 cm, 8"). , 171, [1 (blank)] pp.; 15 plts. (9 fold.). [SOLD]
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Sixth edition, with a new index and with 15 plates, nine folding, depicting temples and other sights. The author served as chaplain to the Company of Levant Merchants factory in Aleppo from 1696 until his death in 1701; this account of his visits to Jerusalem was often reprinted and became one of the best-known contemporary travelogues.
ESTC T100587. Contemporary mottled calf, framed in double gilt fillets, rebacked at a later date using sheep with a gilt-stamped leather title-label, raised bands ruled in gilt and blind-stamped decorative devices in the compartments; leather rubbed and abraded, with corners chipping. Front pastedown with inked ownership inscription and title-page recto and verso with shadows of old pencilled shelf numbers.