SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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WHARNCLIFFE, Lord [Stuart-Wortley, John].
Sketches In Egypt And The Holy Land Taken during The Year 1855.

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION, Paul & Dominicv Colnachi 7 Co. 1855
Bobins I 170;
PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION, Paul & Dominicv Colnachi 7 Co. 1855

Folio., 19 tinted lithographed views on 18 plates with additional hand-colouring, tissue guards, 4 plates with slight fraying to lower edge with minor repairs to lower fore-corner, 2 with dustsoiling and fraying to fore-edge, a few minor marginal closed tears, but overall a very good copy, modern book plate on front pastedown, original morocco-backed cloth, lettered in gilt to upper board and spine, rebacked in later morocco, worn at corners, RARE. The plates are as follows: 1. Entrance to the tomb of Ramses II. (Bruces) at Thebes, (title vignette). 2. Near Aboo Girgeh, looking north. 3. Convent of the Virgin of Dayr-El-Adra, looking north. 4. Tomb at Beni Hassan. 5. From Lycopolis above Sioub, looking north. 6. Pigeon houses at Ekhninn. 7. Colossi at Thebes. 8. Gebel El Jooru, near Thebes. 9. Tomb of Osirei II. Near Thebes. 10. Gebel Aboofayda. Looking south. 11. Esneh. 12. Temple at Edfoo. 13. Temple at Kom Ombos. 14. Desert and quarries at Asouan, with the Island of Elephantine. 15. Ruins at Philae. 16. From the Island of Philae, looking north. 17. Jaffa, from the sea. 18. Town and lake and Tiberias. 19. Vale of Sharon, and hills of Judea from Ramlah