Item #23435 Voyages And Travels In the Levant; In the Year 1749, 50, 51, 52.; Containing Observations in Natural History, Physick, Agriculture and Commerce: Particularly On the holy Land and the natural History of the Scriptures. Frederick Hasselquist.
Voyages And Travels In the Levant; In the Year 1749, 50, 51, 52.; Containing Observations in Natural History, Physick, Agriculture and Commerce: Particularly On the holy Land and the natural History of the Scriptures

Voyages And Travels In the Levant; In the Year 1749, 50, 51, 52.; Containing Observations in Natural History, Physick, Agriculture and Commerce: Particularly On the holy Land and the natural History of the Scriptures

London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1766. First English Edition. leather_bound. (VIII) 456 pages. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. Half title, engraved folding map. "The first edition was published in Swedish as Iter Palaestinum, 1757.  Hasselquist, a student of Linnaeus, was the first to undertake a systematic study of the natural history of the Holy Land. An important work." [ATABEY]. Early manuscript index on free endpapers, and ink notes on verso of final leaf. Bound by TT 2016. Raised bands, gilt spine florets and green leather spine labels printed in gilt. Front cover decorated in blind with red tulip inlays at the corners. First few leaves toned bottom left corner not affecting text. Modern dark brown morocco, marbled endpapers. Fine in fine in cloth clamshell box lined in velvet. Item #23435

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