[KINGLAKE, Alexander William.] 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., [c. 1913].
4to. Original cloth, lettered in black, original dust-wrappers, not price-clipped, outer and lower edge uncut; pp. 305, 12 colour plates with tissue guards; black and white illustrations and headpieces in the text; a few very minor flaws to the dust-wrapper, light offsetting from endpapers, otherwise a very attractive copy with prize bookplate, dated 1940, inside front cover.
Probably a later printing of the first Brangwyn-illustrated edition, which had appeared with a limited printrun 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.