Thirty Prints of Places Mentioned in The Holy Scriptures
The Superior Issue
With Colored Plates In Large Format
[HOLY LAND, The]. Thirty Prints of Places Mentioned in The Holy Scriptures Illustrative of the Fulfilment of Prophecy. London: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Printed by R. Clay, n.d. [c. 1860].
First edition in large format. Folio (13 1/4 x 10 5/8 ini; 340 x 280 mm). Title leaf and thirty hand-colored copperplate line engravings as unusually large headpieces to unpaginated descriptive text. Publisher's original cloth with blindstamped borders and floral corner pieces. The superior issue with the plates colored and the imprint on each plate "Price 3/4d. Plain; 2d. Coloured."
Originally issued in an octavo volume in 1849 and 1856 with 128 pages of text.
The greatest and most important society within the Church of England, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, founded March, 8, 1698, is the third oldest English publishing house still operating today, after the University presses of Oxford and Cambridge.
1. The Dead Sea
11. Temple of Isis, Ethiopia
18. Mount Carmel
21. Idols of Egypt
26. Mount Zion
27. The Jordan
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