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THE HOLY LAND, ASIA MINOR,
I LLU STR A T E D.
IN A series of views DRAWN FROM NATURE
W. H. BARTLETT, WILLIAM PURSER, &c.
WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PLATES
BY JOHN CARNE, ESQ.
author of " Letters from the East."
FISHER, SON, & Co.; LONDON, PARIS, & AMERICA.
The Publishers of this work are most anxious that nothing on their part should be wanting, to render it worthy of the subjects they have undertaken to illustrate, and the consequent approbation of the Public. Deeply impressed, not only by the interest but by the sanctity which is attached to every memorial of The Holy LAND---to its ancient and most sacred recollections, and to the prophesied contrasts of its existing condition—they have secured the literary co-operation of a gentleman whose name carries with it the assurance, that the task could not have been committed to talents more eminently fitted to do it justice; while, in the various departments of the Fine Arts, they have spared no efforts which liberality could suggest, to improve the effect of the written matter by pictorial representations of the highest class.
It is impossible to estimate too highly the great advantages which this country is about to derive from the Manufacturing, Commercial, and Trading resources, scientific discoveries, and rapid intercourse of the East : the march of intellect and the flight of steam are advancing hand in hand into the heart of Asia ;—even while this volume has been in progress, new facilities have been opened in various directions.
At the conclusion of this volume, so liberally supported, the Publishers feel confident that the forthcoming ones will increase in interest and beauty; their Artist, now in Palestine, having lately taken a series of Views, the subjects of which have never been touched on before.
LONDON, October 1, 1836.
CONTENTS-AND LIST OF PLATES