Sketches in The East Drawn on Stone by Dickinson and Son.

Tenison (Lady Louisa Marie Anne).

Book ID: 31441


Large folio, (550 x 362 mm.) 3 printed text leaves (plate list), tinted lithographed title + 29 lithographed plates including a lithographed pictorial title, first and only edition, 3 pp. letterpress list of plates, broken and loose in binding, title lightly spotted, plates with occasional marginal spotting or soiling but generally clean, contemporary half-calf, some a little frayed at edges, E. M. Tenison's copy signed by her and with her extensive notes on front endpapers, original half morocco, title in gilt on upper cover, worn, spine torn and defective, Dickinson and Son, London, 1846.


RARE AND SCARCE item depicting sites mostly in Egypt, Syria and The Holy Land, including scenes of Petra, views of Tripoli and Beirut, and the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. This copy was once owned by the Tenison family with the seal of Joseph Tenison to front paste-down and E.M.Tenison’s notes in her hand concerning the family covering the front endpapers. Lady Louisa Tenison is more commonly known for her work Castile and Andalusia (1853). She was the daughter of Thomas William Anson (1795-1854), 2nd Viscount and 1st Earl of Lichfield and Louisa Catherine, daughter of Nathaniel Philips Esq. of Slebech Hall, Co. Pembroke. In 1838 she married Edward King Tenison of Kilronan Castle, Co. Roscommon, who became Lord Lieutenant in 1856. In 1843 she and her husband visited Egypt, Syria and Palestine, She visited Damascus during Sir Richard Wood’s consulship, and amongst the sketches of that city is one drawn in the consul’s house.
Bibliographic references: Not in Blackmer; Atabey 1186/1208.

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