London: Published for the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1896, 1899.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes, pp. vi, 528; x, 504, extensively illustrated, in original brown cloth with beveled edges. On the front pastedown of each volume are a presentation bookplate reaching "Survey of Palestine Special Edition No, 105" signed by James Glaisher, Chairman of the Executive Committee, and another bookplate of the Library of the New Church Theological School. Stamp of the same library on each title page, evidence of label removed from lower spines, otherwise very clean, with some rubbing to the lower corners. Volume I partially unopened. Charles Clermont-Ganneau (1846-1932) was a prominent French authority on the biblical archaeology of Palestine. He began his career in the diplomatic service in Jerusalem, but pursued archaeological interests simultaneously. From 1873-1874 he headed the British archaeological expedition to Palestine. These books describe his discoveries during the expedition and are accompanied by hundreds of illustrations and diagrams. Volume I, published in 1899, deals with findings discovered during excavations in Jerusalem and its environs, while and Volume II, published in 1896, is devoted to Palestine but excluding Jerusalem. Among Clermont-Ganneau's many discoveries were the rock-cut tomb of the Royal Steward at Silwan and the site of the ancient Canaanite city of Gezer.