CLERGET, L.
Souvenirs de Jerusalem.

Published
Paris: Arthus Bernard, n.d.[1861].
References
BL; Blackmer 1255; Tobler 231; not in Abbey; Weber 1181; Bobins 125.
Plates
14 + 1
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5621

FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Large folio, lithographed plan of Saint Sepulchre on title, 14 lithographed plates by Clerget (& others) of which 12 are coloured and 2 are tinted, 6 leaves of text, in a contemporary full green morocco decorative triple gilt borders surrounding gilt titling. Flat gilt bands to spine. Bookplate of 'Norman R. Bobins' to front pastedown. Board extremities rubbed and worn. Most of the plates illustrate various parts of the Holy Sepulchre. A pictorial account of the French Mediterranean squadron's visit to Jerusalem in 1861.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Title page. Plan du Saint Sepulchre.
2. Halte des Pelerins a la Fontaine Still Abou Nabout.
3. Vue Generale de Jerusalem.
4. Pierre de l'Onction et Dome de la Chapelle Grecque.
5. Chapelle du Saint Sepulchre.
6. Chapelle Ste. Helene ou de l'Invention de la Croix.
7. Galerie conduisant a la Prison du Christ.
8. Tombeau de la Vierge.
9. Grotte de l'Agonie.
10. Grotte au Lait.
11. Grotte de la Nativite.
12. Intérieur de la Porte d'Or.
13. Mosquée d'Omar.
14. Galerie de la Mosquee d'Omar.
15. Mosquee El Aksa.