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Allen, Captain William The Dead Sea, A New Route to India: with other fragments and gleanings in the East. London Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1855
First edition Two volumes,pp.xvi, [2], 374; 9 plates, 8 in colour, 2 folding maps. A very good set in original cloth. Spine of first volume has small tear.

A scientist's account of his journey through the Greek islands and Lycia to the Dead Sea; his researches there and proposal for a canal to speed the route to India. In the second volume he describes Baalbec, Jerusalem, Beirut and Selucia.