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The Resource Egypt and Palestine, photographed and described by Francis Frith ; in two volumes

Egypt and Palestine, photographed and described by Francis Frith ; in two volumes

Label
Egypt and Palestine
Title
Egypt and Palestine
Statement of responsibility
photographed and described by Francis Frith ; in two volumes
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Photographer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First edition of Firth's first book of photographs, and one of the pioneer books with photographic illustrations (all dated 1857). ǂb Between 1856 and 1857, Frith made three trips to the Middle East--Egypt, Sinai, Ethiopia, and Jerusalem--documenting the architecture and culture of the area. The photographs of his first expedition up the Nile to the Second Cataract record the antiquities between Cairo and Abu Simbel; the second expedition was focused on the Holy Land and sites related to the life of Christ, including Jerusalem, Damascus, and Palestine. His final trip combined views of the Holy Land and additional antiquities along the Nile, further south of Cairo. Frith's photographs were printed using the wet collodion process in which the glass plates had to be chemically sensitized on site, but he was nevertheless able to achieve images of great clarity in spite of the difficulties posed by the sand, dust, and heat of the region. "Egypt and Palestine photographed and described" was originally issued in 25 monthly parts, and then re-issued in two volumes. According to Navari's catalogue of the Henry Myron Blackmer Collection, these photographs were also used to illustrate other works: Illustrations to the Bible (1862); Bonomi's Egypt and Nubia; and a collection of photographs edited around 1860 by Sophia Lane Poole and her son R. Stuart Poole
Citation location within source
  • no. 1942
  • 61
Citation source
  • Navari, L. Greece and the Levant
  • Goldschmidt, L. Truthful lens
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Egypt and Palestine, photographed and described by Francis Frith ; in two volumes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • All photographs have printed captions in English, and are signed "Frith. Photo. 1857."
  • Volume I contains 37 original albumen photographs, each followed by a leaf of descriptive text; volume II contains 39 mounted photographs and a leaf of text for each
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
45 cm (folio)
Extent
2 volumes
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: bound in modern red morocco and red, green, and gray marbled paper boards; gold-stamped spine title "Francis Frith. Egypt and Palestine;" light green endpapers. Embossed ownership stamp on title page of the Long Island Historical Society, with deaccession stamp ("Discarded") below.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: imperfect, title-page wanting. Bound in dark purple leather boards; gold-stamped cover title "Egypt and Palestine" within three concentric panels with alternating gold-stamped and blind-stamped ornamental borders; gold-stamped spine title "Francis Frith. Egypt and Palestine;" all edges gilt; inner gilt dentelles; gray and blue marbled endpapers. Bookplate on front pastedown of B. Amsden. From the collection of Albert Boni.
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (76 albumen prints)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)11958398
  • ucoclc11958398
Label
Egypt and Palestine, photographed and described by Francis Frith ; in two volumes
Publication
Note
  • All photographs have printed captions in English, and are signed "Frith. Photo. 1857."
  • Volume I contains 37 original albumen photographs, each followed by a leaf of descriptive text; volume II contains 39 mounted photographs and a leaf of text for each
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
45 cm (folio)
Extent
2 volumes
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: bound in modern red morocco and red, green, and gray marbled paper boards; gold-stamped spine title "Francis Frith. Egypt and Palestine;" light green endpapers. Embossed ownership stamp on title page of the Long Island Historical Society, with deaccession stamp ("Discarded") below.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: imperfect, title-page wanting. Bound in dark purple leather boards; gold-stamped cover title "Egypt and Palestine" within three concentric panels with alternating gold-stamped and blind-stamped ornamental borders; gold-stamped spine title "Francis Frith. Egypt and Palestine;" all edges gilt; inner gilt dentelles; gray and blue marbled endpapers. Bookplate on front pastedown of B. Amsden. From the collection of Albert Boni.
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (76 albumen prints)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)11958398
  • ucoclc11958398

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