67 155 (ISRAEL, LAND OF). Van de Velde, C[arel] W[illem] M[eredith]. Le Pays d’Israel: Collection de cent vues prises d’après nature dans la Syrie et la Palestine [“The Land of Israel: Collection of one hundred views taken from nature in Syria and Palestine.”] Two volumes. Tinted lithograph additional title (vol. II) and 99 tinted lithographed or chromolithographed plates, map at end. pp. 88 + ff. (100) plates. Ex-library, foxed throughout. Contemporary half-morocco, titled in gilt on spine, upper covers with large gilt-tooled morocco label, rubbed, corners bumped. Elephant folio. [Laor, no. 779; Blackmer 1721; Colas 2977; Tobler, p. 154; Röhricht 2275.] Paris, Firmin Didot Frères, Fils, 1857. $10,000 - $15,000 ❧ COMPLETE COLLECTION OF VISUALLY STUNNING PLATES OF THE HOLY LAND. Van de Velde, a Dutch naval lieutenant and surveyor, made two journeys to the Middle East. After the first in 1851, he published the present work which contains magnificent views of the Biblical Land of Israel. PROVENANCE: Rev. G.W. Samson, Washington, 1860 (presentation label). The Widener Family, Philadelphia, Penn. Faith Theological Seminary (Lynnewood Hall), Elkins Park, Penn.