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Edward L. Wilson 
726 stereoviews of Palestine, Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere, with catalogues and booklet 
1880
  
Stereoviews, with catalogue and booklet 
Sotheby's - London 
Travel, Atlases, Maps and Photographs, 17 May 2022, Lot 53 
  
 
LL/119911 
  
Scenes in the Orient: stereoviews of Palestine, Arabia Petrĉa, Egypt, and elsewhere, with accompanying catalogues, and booklet
 
i) 726 stereoviews of Palestine, Arabia Petrĉa, and Egypt, and Europe (109 x 179mm.), most mounts with text in English ('Edward L. Wilson, Philada.| Scenes in the Orient') and Arabic, photographer's stamp at corner of each image, neat pencil inscriptions to mounts of some stereoviews
 
ii) Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views of Palestine, Arabia Petrĉa, and Egypt, taken by Edward L. Wilson of Philadelphia, during the winter and spring of 1882. Philadelphia, [1882]. 12mo (167 x 112mm.), 19pp, lists and descriptions of stereoviews by geographical region (Palestine and Syria: 300 views; Arabia Petrĉa: 195 views; Egypt: 463 views), original paper wrappers, light spotting and staining, closed tears and creases to wrappers; [duplicate of the same], some creases and marks, backstrip weak;
 
iii) Booklet advertising 'The Wilson Lectures 1885-6', lithographed title (showing 'Map of Petra' with key), 5 photographic plates, held together with silk tie, title detached with some staining and small marginal tears
 
The majority of the stereoviews in this collection show views in the Holy Land, the Near East and Egypt. Sixty of the images are from Wilson's series of cultural sites and street scenes in European cities (including Paris, London, Rome, and Pompeii). 
 

 
  
 
  
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