New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1895. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. 614 pp. Bound in grey cloth with gilt decorations on the front board and spine, top edge gilt. Illustrated with nearly eighty beautiful black and white photolithographic plates. Includes the name card of Mrs. Overton H. Chenault (born Lida McCann), a student of Wellesley College in the late nineteenth century (Wellesley College Record, 1875-1912: A General Catalogue of Officers and Students). This is an account of a Methodist clergyman's travels throughout Spain, Morocco, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria. Buckley's book provides a historical account of the state of the ruins of Greco-Roman Antiquity and the Levant in the late nineteenth century as well as an account of the contemporary residents of these places. This book includes plates of the Sphinx, the Duomo, the Dead Sea, the Jordan, the Pyramids, the Cathedral of Milan, the Acropolis, Corinth, Tangier, the Bosporus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and much more. The plates are brilliantly clear and reflect what the greatest sights of these places looked like in the late nineteenth century. The gilt is bright and the plates are clean, making this volume an exceptional copy. Near Fine. Item #00007693
A Near Fine book with minor rubbing to the edges of the spine, and one faint spot of offsetting to a single leaf.