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Book Number 3423 
Author Archduke Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria; Franz von Pausinger 
Title Eine Orientreise Beschrieben vom Kronprinzen Rudolf von Osterreich Illustrirt nach Original-Zeichnungen von Franz von Pausinger / Mit 37 Radirungen von J. Klaus und 100 Holzschnitten von F.W. Bader. 
Date 1884. 
Publisher K. K. Hof 
Place of Publication Vienna 
Edition  
Volume Information  
Cover Original publisher’s decorative gilt cloth boards; highly decorative upper board with various floral patterns, cornerpieces, and an arabesque centerpiece around the gilt title; the lower board is blind-stamped with the publisher’s device in the centre. Flat spine with similar gilt motifs as upper board, including gilt title. Black endpapers with gilt floral design.  
Illustration Complete with 37 etchings by J. Klaus and 100 woodcuts by F.W. Bader after original drawings by Franz von Pausinger. 
Size Folio. 
Condition With original tissue guards. A fine example of this important late-19th century travel plate book on the Orient, bound in decorative gilt original publisher’s cloth, text and plates are clean and crisp. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. (2), half-title, blank, blank, frontis portrait, title, blank, foreword, blank, contents, blank, 1-167, blank, list of plates (2), (4). 
Reference Weber 860 (English edition); Ibrahim-Hilmy II:200 
Translation Info  
Notes Text in German. This Austrian plate book describes the voyage undertaken by the Crown Prince, Rudolf, son of Austrian Emperor Franz Josef, to Egypt and the Holy Land, and is illustrated with several of Franz von Pausinger’s drawings. The trip began in Vienna and passed through Corfu to Alexandria, Cairo, Suez, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and concluded at Haifa. Five years after the publication of this work, the Crown Prince and his wife died at his hunting lodge, apparently through suicide.  
Price (US$) 1500  
Short Description Book Plate Books General; Book Africa Egypt; Book Asia Middle East Holy Land; 
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