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Lot Number 418

“Stirring Times” – Memoirs of James Finn – London, 1878

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Lot Number 418

“Stirring Times” – Memoirs of James Finn – London, 1878

"Stirring Times" – Memoirs of James Finn – London, 1878
Stirring Times, by James Finn [edited by Elizabeth Anne Finn]. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. English. Two volumes.
Memoirs of James Finn (1806-1872), the first British consul in Palestine. The book describes Palestine during the Crimean War (1853-1856) and contains a great deal of information about the Jewish community in Jerusalem. Among other things, the book describes the visits of the Duke and Duchess of Braband and of Moses Montefiore to the Temple Mount, the prayer for the welfare of Queen Victoria in the Hurva Synagogue, and the purchase of the land on which the Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood was built.
The first volume contains a color lithograph depicting the Tower of David and the British consulate in Jerusalem (after a drawing by Elizabeth Anne Finn) and a folded map of Palestine. The second volume contains a color lithograph of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (after a drawing by James Finn) and a map of the Jerusalem district.
Volume 1: XXXII, 490 pp. + [2] plates; Volume 2: XII, 485, [2] pp. + [2] plates, 22 cm. Overall good condition. Many unopened pages. Stains. A small amount of creases and tears. A loose gathering in one of the volumes. Minor blemishes to bindings. The binding of Volume 1 is slightly loose. Faded spines.

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