La Palestine Illustrée. Collection de vues recueillies en Orient par F. et E. Thévoz, de Genève reproduites par la phototypie. Texte explicatif par Philippe Bridel, pasteur à Lausanne. FOUR VOLUMES.

Thevoz, F and E [Photographers] / Philippe Bridel [Text].

Book ID: 32172


Oblong 4to. Unpaginated, 200 phototyped views by F. and E. Thévoz, explanatory text by Philippe Bridel, each print accompanied by descriptive details opposite page, publisher's original plum-coloured percaline, title gilt on spines and upper covers, Ex-libris Fermaud, Bethel, Adelboden with their small stamp verso front endpapers, set in very good condition, Georges Bridel & Cie Editeurs, Lausanne, first edition, 1888-89.


Rare and fascinating early photographic work on Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Frédéric and his brother Ernest Thévoz, photographers from Geneva, travelled through Palestine in 1887 for 6 months. Descriptive text by Philippe Bridel, a pastor in Lausanne.
The first volume goes from Jaffa to Jerusalem; the second, from Jerusalem to Hebron; the third, Samaria and the Sea Coast; the fourth, from Galilee to Lebanon. Very beautiful copies, whose 200 phototypes perfectly illustrate what Palestine was like at the time.
The set is divided as follows:
Volume I: De Jaffa a Jerusalem.
Volume II: De Jerusalem a Hebron.
Volume III: Samarie et Cote Maritime.
Volume IV: Galillee et Liban

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