Lot 1410: Leon De Laborde JOURNEY THROUGH ARABIA PETRAEA TO MOUNT SINAI AND THE EXCAVATED CITY OF PETRA 1838 Second Edition Antique Middle East History Plates Maps Decorative Leather Binding
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Journey through Arabia Petraea, to Mount Sinai, and the Excavated City of Petra, the Edom of the Prophecies
Author: Leon Emmanuel Simon Joseph de Laborde, Marquis
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxviii/340 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: This is the stated second edition of this work.
This handsome antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine, and gilt ruling to front and rear boards. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing at edges and a few minor stains to lower half of front cover. The binding is firm. The volume has gilt edges and marbled endpapers. The pastedowns have gilt borders. The pages exhibit very occasional light foxing.
This work is illustrated with a frontispiece, title page vignette, plates, maps, and numerous textual illustrations. An intact fold-out map at the front of the volume displays foxing. The book is preserved in a transparent plastic cover.
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