The Tent and the Khan: A Journey to Sinai and Palestine.

Stewart, Robert Walter.

Book ID: 24006

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8vo. xv, [1], 528 pp., 8 pp of adverts, photogravure frontispiece, lightly foxed, wood-engraved vignettes in text, folding map at rear, 1 plan, original red cloth, pictorial gilt decoration to spine, index, cover slightly rubbed round edges, occasional foxing, otherwise copy in good condition, William Oliphant and Sons, Edinburgh, Hamilton, London, first edition, 1857.

Synopsis

RARE illustrated account of a travel from Cairo to Damascus with chapters by a Victorian cleric on Suez, Feiran, Ghebel Mousa, Nukhi, Beersheba, Jerusalem, Jordan and the Dead Sea, Tiberias, Beirut and Lebanon. Robert Walter Stewart (also called Roberto Gualtiero, 1812-1887) was a Scottish traveller and pastor, who was an important figure in Italian Protestantism and author of several books. He undertook this pilgrimage between 1854-1856
Stewart’s work is usually encountered in various colours of blind-stamped binding without the gilt illustration to the spine seen here.
Bibliographic References: Rohrict 463; Tobler 188.

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