London: Saunders and Otley, 1834. Large-paper copy of the first edition. Tall 8vo (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches). 341 pp. 27 engraved plates. Contemporary red morocco, covers with quadruple-fillet gilt border surrounding a wide gilt-floral-tooled border, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in one, a richly gilt panel repeated in the remaining, board edges and turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt. Inner hinges cracked but binding tight, light wear at extremities and a few small stains, but overall a very atttractive copy in a contemporary binding; internally some foxing (heavier at beginning and end), intermittent soft vertical crease, a few small offsettings from pressed leaves. Item #402216
The illustrations include works by David Roberts, made before the publication of his landmark views of the Holy Land.