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Victor Guerin - LA TERRE SAINTE son histoire ses souvenirs ses sitse ses monuments - A magnificent copy

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LA TERRE SAINTE son histoire ses souvenirs ses sitse ses monuments - The Land of Israel, its memories, its history and the famous places in it, by Victor Guerin, published by E. PLON NOURRIT Paris 1844. A magnificent edition with dozens of engravings - most of them on a full page.

Two title pages. On the title page a large engraving of the Temple Mount, on the second title pages is an engraving of the Nablus Gate. In the book, many engravings of Jerusalem and its surroundings, the gates of the old city, the nearby neighborhoods, Tower of David, Mount of Olives, Jehoshaphat Valley, the Western Wall, residents of Jerusalem in their traditional clothing, 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 essays 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.

[4], 468 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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