BRANGWYN, Frank (illustrator). Alexander William KINGLAKE (author). Eothen, or Traces of Travel brought home from the East. With an Introduction by S.L. Bensusan and Designs by Frank Brangwyn. London, Low, Marston & Co.,
4to. Original tan cloth lettered in black, top edges plain, others untrimmed, in white letterpress dustwrapper; with 12 coloured plates guarded by tissues and illustrations in line, and headpieces, throughout; a very good bright copy with some mottling to spine, internally extremely fresh with a pictorial presentation bookplate from Johnson Brothers (Dyers) Ltd. to front pastedown, dated 1940, protected by a remarkably clean jacket, priced 12/6 to spine, with some light dusting and marking, very slim fraying to spine ends, and one or two small holes to spine.
Early Brangwyn edition, original published in 1913. In 1844, the twenty-five-year-old Alexander Kinglake and close friend John Savile had embarked for the Levant. After Savile was called home, Kinglake continued on his journey, eventually visiting Cyprus, Beirut, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Damascus. His work details a remarkably modern journey of self-analysis and discovery.