A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem, at Easter, A.D. 1697.…

MAUNDRELL, Henry (1665-1701).
CLAYTON, Robert (1695-1758).

A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem, at Easter, A.D. 1697. By Henry Maundrell, M.A. Also, a Journal from Grand Cairo to Mount Sinai, and Back Again. Translated from a Manuscript written by the Prefetto of Egypt, by the Right Rev. Robert Clayton, Lord Bishop of Clogher. London, White, 1810.

8vo (205 x 120 mm), folding engraved frontispiece and pp. xi, [i], 282, with 15 further plates, nine of which are folding (double sized), small tear p. 181 just into text but with no loss, occasional offsetting from the plates, in contemporary free-style tree calf, a little tired, flat spine simply ruled, black morocco label lettered in gilt, joints cracking

, worn at extremities.

A reprint of two important travel accounts from the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Henry Maundrell’s work was first published at Oxford in 1703 and tells of a voyage undertaken from Aleppo to Jerusalem through Gallilee in the late 1690s. Clayton’s travelogue is an account of a pilgrimage of Italian missionaries to Mount Sinai and was first published in 1753. The first work is extensively illustrated with numerous double-page engravings.

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