London: Thomas Nelson, 1889. FIRST EDITION. Quarto. pp. 330. With 123 in-text engravings and an engraved frontispiece, all from the author's drawings. In publisher's dark green cloth with black and gilt stamping to spine and upper board. All edges gilt; brown end-papers. Blind stamp of G.D. Croker, Waterford, to front free end-paper. Black ink ownership inscription to half-title. Light spotting to prelims. Bumping to corners and light general wear. Very good overall. Porter was an Irish Presbyterian missionary in Damascus from 1849-1859, composing travel accounts and Murray's Guide to Syria and Palestine while in residence. His later works were more biblical in character. Item #45775
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