Journey through Arabia Petrea to Mount Sinai and the Excavated City of Petra, the Edom of the Prophecies.

Laborde, Leon de.

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8vo. xxviii, 331 pp., [1], 1 engraved folding map, vignette on title page, 26 plates of which half are lithographs and half engravings including a frontis engraving, numerous wood engravings in the letterpress, contemporary half-calf with marbled boards, lightly rubbed round edges, title gilt on raised and decorated spine, marbled edges, previous owner’s inscription on front end paper, minor occasional foxing, otherwise copy in very good condition, John Murray, London, first English edition, 1836.

Synopsis

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. The second edition appeared in 1838, based on the French folio edition of 1830. The translator/editor of this version is unknown. He has edited Laborde’s text and has added to it information from other sources, particularly Irby, Mangles and Burckhardt’. Laborde made the journey to Petra with the engineer Linant de Bellefonds in February 1828. travelling from Suez via St. Catherine’s and Akabah. They were the first to make detailed views of the area. Many of the fine views are lithographed by Victor Adam.
Bibliographic Reference: For second edition 1838: Blackmer 930; Weber I, 277.

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