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The Land and the Book by W. M. Thomson

The Land and the Book by W. M. Thomson

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The Land and the Book

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Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and Scenery of The Holy Land

by W. M. Thomson

T Nelson and Sons, 1905, sepia reproduction plates, black and white etchings and engravings throughout text, fold-out map at introduction, sepia reproduction frontispiece, decorated endpapers, hardcover with gilt lettering and decorations

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, foxing to endpapers and introductory pages, previous owner’s inscriptions to front endpaper (see photographs)

“The work of Dr. Thomson, which the present edition is designed to make more generally known to British readers, carries us over a part of Southern Syria and over Palestine, but in a direction opposite to that pursued by most travellers.  Palestine is commonly entered from the south; and Hebron, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem are among the first places visited by tourists.  Dr. Thomson enters it from the north, and the places which other travellers usually visit first are kept by him to the end.
In the first art of the following work the scene is laid at the foot of Lebanon, along the coast of Phcenicia, which, though included in the land promised to Abraham, was not, in point of fact, possessed by the Jews.  From Tyre we are conducted, in the pleasant pages of Dr. Thomson, across the Northern Boundary of Palestine; and after gazing on the snow-capped Hermon, visiting the sites of Dan, and Caesarea Philippi, and the sources of the Jordan, we pass through Upper Galilee, and return to the sea at the Bay of Acre…”

 

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