Title Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, Delineated During the Campaigns of 1799 and 1800.
Binding Full Morocco
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Edition Third edition
Publisher London G. S. Tregear. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer 1823
Seller ID 005620
4to. 27.5 by 22 cm. viii, 70 pp. With 19 hand-colored engraved plates. Spilsbury was a naval surgeon during the Napoleonic campaigns in the Middle East , and this is his account of his travels there. The plates were drawn and engraved by W. Spark, after drawings by Spilsbury himself. The plates are a mix of illustrations of sites, of people (genre scenes) and maritime scenes. Contemporary straight-grained morocco, with gilt decorative bands around perimeter of boards, blindstamped diamond-shaped centerpiece, gilt decoration on spine, etc. Binding is rubbed and worn, especially along edges, but still attractive. Scattered foxing and soiling to the pages within.