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Victor Guerin - LA TERRE SAINTE LIBAN - A magnificent copy

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LA TERRE SAINTE LIBAN - PHENIGIE PALESTINE OCCIDENTALE ET MERIDIONALE PETRA- SINAI- EGYPTE - The Holy Land Lebanon - Western and Southern Palestine: Lebanon, Phenicia, Petra, Sinai, Egypt, by Victor Gren, published by E. PLON NOURRIT Paris 1844. Magnificent edition with dozens of steel engravings - some on full page.

Two title pages. Among other appear: Two large maps on two pages each - Eretz Israel and the Arabian Peninsula, various engravings of the city of Jaffa and the port, Ramla, Hebron, Sidon, Petra, sites in Egypt and many more.

The author, Victor Guerin [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, Guerin 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 Guerin 's research.

[6], 512 p. 40 cm. Magnificent original cover with stamping in golden letters and decorations. Gilt leaf cutting. The large engravings are protected by thin paper. stains on some pages. general condition good.

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