Voyage en Terre Sainte. TWO VOLUMES.

Saulcy, Louis Félicien Joseph Caignart de.

Book ID: 16258

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8vo. Volume I: 410 pp., [1], 7 maps of which 5 are folding, several wood engravings in text / Volume II: 355 pp., 7 maps & plans of which 5 are folding, numerous wood engravings in text, half-titles, contemporary half-calf with marbled boards, slightly rubbed round edges, title gilt on raised spine, marbled end paper, book plate of Paola et Bertrand Lazard verso front covers, scattered foxing throughout, Didier et Co. Libraire - Editeurs, Paris, 1865.

Synopsis

A PRESENTATION COPY BY DE SAULCY, SIGNED AND DATED ON HALF-TITLE PAGE OF VOLUME ONE.
Louis Felicien de Saulcy (1807-1880) carried out from 1845 to 1869 several scientific expeditions in the Holy Land. In the early 1850’s he travelled to Palestine, Syria and Lebanon with the company of E. Delessert, J. H. Michon, as botanist, L. Belly and L. Loysel. His first journey to the area begun in 1845, then another three journeys in 1850, 1863, and 1869. His interests lay primary in numismatics ( his renowned collection of coins is in the Bibliotheque Nationale) and archaeology, especially epigraphy, and he was one of the first to study the area. He is widely known in the field of Palestine studies for his work Voyage Autour de La Mer Morte… which it was first published in 1853, in 2 volumes and 1 atlas. This is a second edition of a journey he made in 1863 starting in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon with the company of Friends from France.

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