The Survey of Western Palestine. The Fauna and Flora of Palestine.

Tristram, Henry Baker.

Book ID: 27964


4to. xxii, 455 pp., 20 lithographed plates after Smith and Mintern, of which 13 are hand-coloured with protective tissues, presentation inscription from Arthur Wauchope [High Commissioner of Palestine] to H.W. Torrance dated 1933, later green half morocco, new endpapers, title gilt on raised spine, spotting to title & last page and outer edges, the pages inside clean and the plates fresh and bright, published by the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, London, first edition, 1884.


Henry Baker Tristram 1822-1906, was a naturalist, traveller, held the position of Canon of Durham. He visited Egypt and the Holy Land several times between 1855 and 1897. This is an account of a journey he made to the Dead Sea and Jordan in 1871.
Tristram had a wide knowledge of the natural history of the Holy Land and this monumental work on the fauna and flora of the region includes the plates of mammals and birds beautifully hand-coloured, most lithographed by J. Smith. “An account of the natural products of Palestine, based chiefly on the author’s own observations and collections secured during four visits to the country. In the section on birds 348 species are enumerated, with the addition of brief notes on their occurrence and geographical distribution”.
Bibliographical references: Nissen ZBI 417; Anker 510.

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