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Walks about the City and Environs, William Henry Bartlett, London c.1845

of Jerusalem

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  • Lot Number 51088
  • Title (English) Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem
  • Title (Hebrew) שפתי כהן
  • Note First Edition
  • Author William Henry Bartlett
  • City London
  • Publisher Hall, Virtue & Co
  • Publication Date c.1845
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1821042
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Physical Description

Second and enlarged edition, quarto. viii, [2], 255 pages, 24 plates and numerous in text illustrations, decorative frames to pages, folding maps (one with color), wide margins, age toning, tissue paper discolored. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.

Detail Description

Foreword: "a clear, connected, and accurate view of the City, by gradually tracing its progress from the earliest period of authentic history, restoring its past appearance by careful study of existing data, and exhibiting its present condition, in a series of Views 'chosen with express reference to historical illustration,' and in which the 'local character' should be the only object, and where, at every step, the past and present should be compared."

William Henry Bartlett (March 26, 1809 – September 13, 1854) was a British artist, best known for his numerous drawings rendered into steel engravings. Bartlett was born in Kentish Town, London in 1809. He was apprenticed to John Britton (1771–1857), and became one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation. He travelled throughout Britain, and in the mid and late 1840s he travelled extensively in the Balkans and the Middle East. He made four visits to North America between 1836 and 1852.


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