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BURCKHARDT (John Lewis). Travels in Syria and the Holy Land; By the Late John Lewis Burckhardt.1822

London: John Murray, First edition, 4to (270 x 220 mm), [4], xxiii, [3], 668pp., with half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, 6 engraved maps (2 large folding linen-backed), maps offset onto facing page, slight foxing to title, blank outer lower corner of final two leaves cutaway, preceding two leaves with minor insect damage to blank margin, new endpapers, cont. calf, neatly rebacked, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt, remnant orig. red morocco spine label laid-down, corners rubbed. "Edited by William Leake, these journals describe Burckhardt's various journeys between 1810 and 1816. It was at Aleppo that he studied Arabic in preparation for his later travels and he toured Syria and the Holy Land making the first visit by a European to Petra".—Blackmer. Atabey, 166; Blackmer, 237; Weber I, 107.

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