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A JOURNEY FROM ALEPPO TO JERUSALEM
Maundrell, Hen.

A JOURNEY FROM ALEPPO TO JERUSALEM

At Easter, A.D. 1697. to which is now added an Account of the Author’s Journey to the Banks of Euphrates at Beer, and to the Country of Mesopotamia. With an Index to the whole Work, not in any former Edition. Oxford, Printed at the Theatre 1740.
6th Ed. Sm. 8vo. [xii] + 171pp. T.p. vignette, 15 plates including 9 folding. Some light browning, contemporary blind tooled panelled calf with dec. motifs, skilfully rebacked with much of original spine laid down, and skilful restoration to corners, original repaired gilt lettered title label to spine. Best edition. ESTC T100587. Blackmer 1096; Röhricht 1235; Tobler 116-117. ‘Maundrell was the Levant Company’s chaplain at Aleppo from 1696 to 1701. His manuscript account was given to Oxford University by his Uncle, Sir Charles Hedges. The account contains the first description of Baalbek by an Englishman; both Baalbek and Palmyra seem to have been ignored by travellers before the end of the seventeenth century, and Maundrell provides accurate descriptions and illustrations of both.’ First publishd in 1740, the Dublin ‘6th edition’ published in 1749 had a folding map.
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