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    Mayer's Views in Egypt, Palestine, and
    Other Parts of the Ottoman Empire

    [Color Plate Books]. Luigi Mayer. Views in Egypt, Palestine, and Other Parts of the Ottoman Empire [general title]. London: T. Bensley, 1801, 1803, 1802. First editions. Three folio volumes in one, with third volume bound in before the second. Approximately 18.25 x 12.5 inches. [vi], 102, [2, Catalogue of Plates]; [ii], 47, [1, Catalogue of Plates]; [ii], 37, [1, blank], [1, Catalogue of Plates] pages. General title present. With engraved portrait of Mayer, and fifteen (out of a total of ninety-six plates called-for in all three volumes). One plate ("Views of Jerusalem," from Palestine volume) is loose. In addition, this has a loose plate from a later work by Mayer, Views in the Ottoman Dominions, 1810 (plate is "Fragments at Ephesus.") Bound in contemporary full red straight grain morocco, board elaborately paneled in gilt, spine tooled and ruled in gilt in compartments, twelve raised bands, black and olive gilt morocco lettering labels. Binding very heavily worn, joints and hinges cracking, three text leaves loose, text toned and somewhat foxed, some marginal tears to a few text leaves and plates, loose plates heavily worn with marginal tears, four plates closely trimmed at fore-edge. Sold with all faults.

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