T. Werner Laurie Ltd, 1929, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Reprint
The first 'popular edition' of the second volume of Loti's trilogy describing a visit to the Holy Land at the end of the nineteenth century; translated from the French by W. P. Baines; coloured frontispiece from a painting by John Fulleylove; Glorifying Jerusalem while lamenting its lost splendor, Loti commences this book with an epigraphic first chapter: "Jerusalem! What dying splendour clings about the name! How it radiates still, out of the depths of time and dust! Almost I feel that I am guilty of profanation in daring to place it thus, at the head of this record of my unbelieving pilgrimage. Jerusalem! Those that have walked the earth before me have already found in it the inspiration of many books, books profound and books magnificent. All that I am going to try to do is to describe the actual aspect of its desolation and its ruins; to tell what, in our transitory epoch, is the degree of effacement suffered by its great and holy shade, which a generation soon to come will no longer be able even to discern." Spine label white with red lettering. First Thus. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 212 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Top edge red, outer & bottom edges deckled (rough cut). red cloth. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Israel; 19th century; Religion & Theology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3737.