London: John Murray, 1867. Leatherbound. 4-7/8 x 7-3/8", gilt decorated full leather, xxvi, 384pp, 2-page map of the author's travels in Mesopotamia, 384pp, index, frontis. engraving, 111 illustration in text. Item #900676
Abridged by the Author from his Larger Work (originally published in 1851).
From the preface to the present edition: "This new edition of the Abridgment of 'Nineveh and its Remains' has been carefully revised by the author. Subsequent discoveries amongst the ruins of Nineveh, and the progress made in the interpretation of the cuneiforn (sic) inscriptions, have enabled him to add to the text, and have led him to modify some of the views which were expressed in his original work. For the convenience of his readers he has added to the account of his visit to the Yezidis or Devil-worshippers, originally published in 'Nineveh and Its Remains,' the narrative of subsequent visits to that curious sect, contained in his work entitled 'Nineveh and Babylon.' He has thus brought together all of the information which he has been able to collect concerning them.
In a beautiful contemporary tree calf binding with gilt decorated spine bands, gilt decorated spine compartments, gilt titles on green title label, gilt decoration to edges of boards, marbled endpapers, marbling to all edges of leaves, fully illustrated.
Clean of owner's marks, tight, crisp, mild toning to leaves, very good indeed.