The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, Etc. Etc.

Bedford, Francis & William M.Thompson.

Book ID: 17388


4to. viii, 99 pp., 48 mounted albumen prints hors text, title page in red & black within borders, half-title, original blue gilt decorated cloth, re-backed, all edges gilt, with descriptive text and introduction by W. M. Thompson, foxing throughout with some dampness round margins not affecting the photographs, Day & Son, Limited, Lithographers and Publishers, London, first & only edition, [Circa, 1866].


First Edition. Francis Bedford was a leading British photographer, he was asked by Queen Victoria in 1862 to accompany her son Prince Edward on a journey to the Holy Land. These photographs first appeared in 1863 with an additional number, in folio format without text. The Prince of Wales tour took place in 1862.
Photographs illustrated in this book are all captioned and as follows:
1- 10 views of Egypt.
II- 23 views of Palestine.
III- 8 views of Lebanon.
IV- 1 view of Damascus, Syria.
V- 3 views of Constantinople.
VI- 3 views of Athens.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 108; Weber 1180.

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