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Middle East—Wilson | 726 stereoviews of Palestine, Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere, with catalogues and booklet, 1880s

Middle East—Wilson | 726 stereoviews of Palestine, Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere, with catalogues and booklet, 1880s

Middle East—Wilson | 726 stereoviews of Palestine, Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere, with catalogues and booklet, 1880s

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Middle East stereoviews—Edward L. Wilson

Scenes in the Orient: stereoviews of Palestine, Arabia Petræa, Egypt, and elsewhere, with accompanying catalogues, and booklet


i) 726 stereoviews of Palestine, Arabia Petræa, and Egypt, and Europe (109 x 179mm.), most mounts with text in English ('Edward L. Wilson, Philada.| Scenes in the Orient') and Arabic, photographer's stamp at corner of each image, neat pencil inscriptions to mounts of some stereoviews


ii) Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views of Palestine, Arabia Petræa, and Egypt, taken by Edward L. Wilson of Philadelphia, during the winter and spring of 1882. Philadelphia, [1882]. 12mo (167 x 112mm.), 19pp, lists and descriptions of stereoviews by geographical region (Palestine and Syria: 300 views; Arabia Petræa: 195 views; Egypt: 463 views), original paper wrappers, light spotting and staining, closed tears and creases to wrappers; [duplicate of the same], some creases and marks, backstrip weak;


iii) Booklet advertising 'The Wilson Lectures 1885-6', lithographed title (showing 'Map of Petra' with key), 5 photographic plates, held together with silk tie, title detached with some staining and small marginal tears 


A LARGE COLLECTION OF RARE STEREOVIEWS OF THE NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST.


The majority of the stereoviews in this collection show views in the Holy Land, the Near East and Egypt. Sixty of the images are from Wilson's series of cultural sites and street scenes in European cities (including Paris, London, Rome, and Pompeii). 

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