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[illus. SHADBOLT, Cecil V.] HARPER, H[enry].A[ndrew].

Walks In Palestine

London: Religious Tract Society, 1888

Large 4to, pp. 128 (unpaginated). Oatmeal cloth over bevelled boards, lettered in gilt to front panel and spine, and with gilt illustration to front panel. RTS device blindstamped to rear panel. Dark brown endpapers. All edges gilt. Tissue guards to illustrations. Boards a little rubbed and discoloured, some light historical damp resulting in bubbling to spine and rear panel.

First edition. 24 chapters, each describing a different site in Palestine, and each accompanied by a photogravure plate from photographs by Cecil Shadbolt. Simultaneously published with an edition of 100 copies bound in vellum.

Henry Harper [1835-1900] was a British painter and member of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Many of his books covered his travels in the region. Cecil Shadbolt [1859-1892] was a pioneer of early aerial photography, and was killed in a ballooning accident at Crystal Palace at the age of thirty-three. The 1894 edition of this book, published two years after his death, includes a portrait and memoir of him.

Keywords: H.A. HARPER Cecil V. SHADBOLT"

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