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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:
3103T
Lot:
1190
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

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 contemporary publisher's half leather, textured cloth boards with title and an image of a man leading a woman on a camel stamped in gilt on the front board; boards detached, spotting, water stains, and foxing, 18 x 13 1/2 in.

Provenance: The estate of Susan J. Lyman.

N.B. 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 $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Christian, Susan J. Lyman, Henry John Van, Smyrna, Turkey, Book collecting, Foxing, Learning, Lyman, Papermaking, Stain

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