La Syrie. Costumes, Voyages, Paysages. Galerie Universelle des Peuples.

Lallemand, Charles.

Book ID: 32480

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4to. 68 pp., text within borders, 18 chromo albumen prints mounted on carton paper, format of each print (10,5 x 8,3 cm), half-title, title printed in red & black, chromo albumen print pasted on title page representing the village of Zuk (Mount Lebanon), slightly soiled contemporary cloth, light foxing mainly on margins, title gilt embossed on front cover, all edges gilt, Librairie du Petit Journal, Paris, first edition, 1866.

Synopsis

EXTREMELY RARE. LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF SIXTY COPIES. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED AND NUMBERED 45 .
Lallemand (1826-1904) was a French writer and publisher who was active with his friend Ludvico Hart (1837-1919), an accomplished photographer. Both agreed to publish a series of books illustrating the costumes of different nations. The project started in 1865 and was entitled “Galerie Universelle du peuples”, Lallemand and Hart travelled to Egypt and Syria. This book was the last in the series of “Galerie Universelle du Peuples”.  
The photographs illustrated in this work are as follows:
1- La ville de Zouck.
2- Marchands de limonade à Beyrouth.
3- Pâtre du Liban avec un chevreau.
4- Musique arabe à Damas.
5-Paysans Kurdes.
6- Marchand de limonade à Damas.
7- Cawas du consulat de France à Beyrouth.
8- Portefaix à Beyrouth.
9- Marchand et paysan de la région de Damas.
10- Cawas nègre de la Cie des Messagerie Impériale ottomanes.
11- Femme de Zuck (maronite).
12- Évêque maronite.
13- Jeune fille et jeune femme juive de Damas.
14- Femmes juives de Damas.
15- L’Émir Melhem, gouverneur de Schouffas et son fils.
16- Dame chrétienne de Damas.
17- Diacres grecs melchites.
18- Évêque grec melchite, costume d’autel.
19-  Divan de la maison du Consul anglais à Damas.
Bibliographic reference: Hage Chahin 2571. COPAC listed only one copy at Manchester University Library.

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