Jerusalem et la Terre-Sainte. Notes de Voyage Recueillies et Mises en Ordre.

Darboy, L’Abbé [Georges]. 1813-1871.

Book ID: 10575


8vo. viii, 399 pp., frontispiece engraving, 6 engraved plates by Rouargue, half title, contemporary half-calf, rubbed, title gilt on spine, decorated endpapers, bookplate of Paola et Bertrand Lazard verso front cover, light foxing throughout, heavier on end leaves, small cut to lower corner of Preface first page without any loss to text, Morizot Libraire-Editeurs, Paris, new edition, no date [ca. 1850’s].


Georges Darboy, French churchman, was bishop of Nancy (1859-63) and archbishop of Paris (1863-71). In the Franco-Prussian War he behaved heroically, notably in the siege of Paris when he remained in the city to aid the wounded. When the Commune of Paris was set up, he was imprisoned as a hostage and subsequently shot. This is his account of the journey he conducted to Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Nazareth, Akka, Damascus & the Lebanon.
Bibliographic references: Barbier II, 991; Rohricht 2282.

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