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Travel book to Jerusalem and its surroundings, Paris 1897

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TERRE SAINTE - JERUSALEM AND THE NORTH OF LA JUDEE by VICTORE GUERIN -. The Holy Land - Jerusalem and northern Judea. Published by E.PLON, NOURRIT Paris 1897. 147 Illustrations of Jerusalem and its surroundings.

The Illustrations, some over an entire page, and some incorporated in the body of the text, of important sites and people in Jerusalem and its surroundings from interesting angles: the Western Wall, Yad Avshalom, the Old City entrances and gates, merchants in traditional dress, Rachel's Tomb, and more.

The author, Victor Gran [1821-1891] - French scholar, visited Eretz Israel eight times since 1852. Won the French Academy of Sciences Prize for his book "The Holy Land - Its History and Memories" published in 1881–1883. Unlike contemporary researchers who visited Eretz Israel, Gran often quotes from Hebrew sources such as the Bible, the Mishnah and the Talmud, as well as the letters of Jewish travelers such as Rabbi Yitzhak Hilu and Binyamin M'Tudela. Guerin's travel diaries indicate the exact times of visit to each and every site and the directions of the journey. The research of Hebrew scholars Benjamin Mazar and Joshua Ben-Arieh relies on the results of Gran's research.

[1] 338, [3] p. 31 cm. Red cover with gilt inscription and decorations. Gilt leaf cutting. Very good condition.

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111. Travel book to Jerusalem and its surroundings, Paris 1897