ISAACS, Reverend Albert Augustus. Four Views of the Mosques and other Objects of Interest occupying the Site of the Temple at Jerusalem, drawn and lithographed from Photographs... By Special Permission of the Pasha of Jerusalem … No Views of these Structures have ever been obtained or published before. London, Day & Son, 1857.
Large folio (91 x 34 cm). Loose as issued in the original printed wrappers; four tinted lithographs in blue, sepia and black; wrapper with expert paper restorations; a few filled tears to the wide margins of the plates; otherwise clean and fresh.
Very rare first edition. Albert Augustus Isaacs travelled in Palestine between 1856 and 1857, and wrote two books about his experience. The four plates are titled: General View of the Great Mosque of the Sakara, and the Judgment Seat of David; The Great Mosque of the Sakara and Judgment seat of David; The Facade of the Mosque El Aksa; amd The Marble Pulpit and Colonnades on the Platform.
No copy found in book auction records; COPAC records only two copies, at the V&A, and at University of Glasgow.