From the Library of Vittorio Emanuele III, King of Italy

Casola, Pietro / Newett, Mary Margaret (ed.). Canon Pietro Casola's Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. In the Year 1494.

Manchester, University Press, 1907.

Large 8vo. VI, (2), 427, (1), (8, publisher's catalogue) pp. With photographic frontispiece and one folding map showing the itinerary of Casola's voyage. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.


First edition.

The journal kept by Canon Pietro Casola during his pilgrimage to Jerusalem, started on the 15th of May 1494, which took him to Rhodes, Jaffa, Nablus, Ramallah, Lod, Bethlehem and Jericho, is an invaluable source of information on the economy, industries, food and culture of all the places of the Middle East he visited along the way.

Some minor discolouration to spine and rear board; foxing to title and endpapers. Bookseller's label "Ferd. Ongania - Libraio della Real Casa - Venezia" to lower outer corner of front pastedown; shelfmark label of the Italian royal library to spine, showing the Iron Crown of Lombardy. A beautiful copy.


Cox I, 243. Cf. Weber II, 125. Röhricht 446.

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