Lot 428: De Laborde's Journey Through Arabia Petraea

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Lot 428: Author: De Laborde, M. Léon; Title: Journey Through Arabia Petraea to Mount Sinai, and the Excavated City of Petra, the Edom of the Prophecies; Place Published: London; Publisher: John Murray; Date Published: 1838; Description: xxviii, 340 pp. Engravings within text as well as plates, including frontispiece and folding map (at rear instead of front). (8vo) contemporary half calf and marbled boards, raised bands and morocco label on spine. Second Edition.Bookplate from Army and Navy Club on front pastedown. Translated from the French, this narrative includes content about antiquities, religion, geography, modes of travel, history, animals, trade, and much more from a noted archeologist. Condition: Some wear and tear to binding; hinges starting to crack; army and navy club's embossed mark on a few pages, a couple small tears and tape repair to map, very slight darkening of pages; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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