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Lennep, Henry John Van (1815-1889) The Oriental Album: Twenty Illustrations in Oil Colors of the People and Scenery of Turkey.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1201
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$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Lennep, Henry John Van (1815-1889) The Oriental Album: Twenty Illustrations in Oil Colors of the People and Scenery of Turkey. New York: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862. First and only edition, large folio, illustrated title and twenty color plates, bound in newer period style half leather and cloth boards, pages have been washed and resewn, some spotting, 18 x 13 1/2 in.
Lennep was a noted Christian missionary, preacher, writer, and artist who was born in Smyrna, Turkey, educated in Massachusetts, and served in Asia minor for twenty-nine years as a missionary. He was fluent in the local languages and made numerous sketches and paintings of the people and places he visited. He lost his sight to cataracts in 1869 and returned to the States.
Estimate $5,000-6,000


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Henry John Van, Remscheid, Rhine Province, Smyrna, Turkey

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