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A Franciscan discovering the Holy Land. From the library of King Louis-Philippe

Relation fidele du voyage de la Terre Sainte dans laquelle se voit tout ce qu' il y a de remarquable, tant par mer que par terre, depuis le départ de Marseille jusqu' au retour de ce saint voyage.
Paris, Gabriel Valleyre, 1760. 8vo. With a small woodcut vignette on title, several woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, with yellow morocco title label, gold-tooled binding edges, red edges. [4], 248, [10] pp.
€ 5,000
Third edition of this voyage to the Holy Land by Felix Beaugrand, member of the Franciscan order. His travels, made in 1699 also included Crete, Patmos and Cyprus, and his account includes many details of Turkish customs (pp. 187-207). The work is divided into two parts. The first part, consisting of 40 chapters, describes mainly the Island of Cyprus, the Mont-Liban, Syria, Corsica and Sardinia, with special attention to Nazareth and Jerusalem and their Biblical places. The second part, consisting of 60 chapters is concentrated upon the twelve tribes that inhabited the Holy Land, their origins and religion, and describes Barbaria, Malta, Crete, Patmos and Constantinople.
With the stamps of the library of the Château d' Eu and the Palais Royal, our copy belonging to the personal library of King Louis-Philippe. Some insignificant foxing and browning, small hole in second leaf affecting two words. Good copy of an account of a voyage to the Holy Land, describing many Mediterranean sites. Röhricht p. 288; Tobler p. 119; cf. Blackmer (Sotheby's), 104; Blackmer 22 (both first edition); not in Atabey; Diba Collection.
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