Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt - A comprehensive work on Eretz Israel - London, 1880s - Numerous engravings and illustrations throughout the text, edited by Charles W. Wilson. Published by J. S. Virtue and Co., London, [c. 1880-1884]. Four volumes.
Comprehensive collection of articles on the history, geography and archaeology of Eretz Israel and its surroundings, and on the Jewish, Muslim and Christian populations of the region, by renowned British researchers (including Charles Wilson, Henry Baker Tristram and others). Four volumes containing 42 engraved plates (steel engravings; including title page engravings), two large color maps (a map of Eretz Israel and a map of Sinai and Egypt) and hundreds of illustrations throughout the text (wood engraving). The steel engravings and wood engravings, depicting the landscapes and inhabitants of Eretz Israel and its surroundings, were based on paintings by Harry Fenn and John Douglas Woodward.
4 volumes, 33 cm. Volume I: VI, 136  pages. Volume II: VI pages, 240 pages,  leaves +  plates. Volume III: VI pages, 240 p.,  leaves +  plates and- map (on double plate). Volume IV: VI pages, 236 p.,  leaves +  plates and- map (on double plate).
Fine decorated covers with gilt embossing on the front and spine. Gilt leaf cutting. Various conditions. Light moth damage to covers and first pages of three volumes.