Number one of only 125 copies, owned by the Kreglinger family of Antwerp

Lengherand, Georges. Voyage de Georges Lengherand Mayeur de Mons en Haynaut à Venise, Rome, Jérusalem, Mont Sinai et Le Kayre.

Mons, Masquillier & Dequesne, 1861.

Large 8vo (170 x 251 mm). XV, (1), 296, (2) pp. Contemporary half tan morocco and marbled boards, ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, titled in gilt on spine. Red marbled endpapers.


No. 1 of 125 copies, on large paper: a finely printed edition of the 15th century travel record of the explorer Georges Lengherand (d. 1500), edited by the French historian Denis-Charles Godefroy de Ménilglaise (1795-1877) as part of a series published by the Société des bibliophiles Belges.

The text is an interesting record originally written in Middle French of travels around Italy, Egypt, and Palestine during the end of the 15th century. Points of interest include reports of Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Cairo, as well as several European cities. When not on voyages, Lengherand was the mayor of Mons, which drew the interest of the Belgian society. Also features a geographical index at the rear, with explanatory notes.

Issued as "No. 1. Exemplaire de M. A. Kreglinger, à Anvers" and signed by the Secretary and President of the society. Adolphe Kreglinger (1815-1915) was the only son of the noted Antwerp-based banker Georg Friedrich Kreglinger, a native of Karlsruhe, who together with his brother Christian Emmanuel co-founded the modern Antwerp Chamber of Commerce.

Etched bookplate to pastedown. In fine condition.


OCLC 82319836.

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