Redding, M. Wolcott. Antiquities of the Orient Unveiled, containing A Concise Description of the Ruins of King Solomon's Cities together with those of Forty of the most Ancient and Renowned Cities of the East, including Babylon, Nineveh, Damascus, and Shushan; Embellished with three beautiful lithographs, and seventy full-page engravings. New York: Redding & Co., 1873.
Full leather, embossed in blind & gilt, binding is scuffed at the edges, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, all page edges gilt. Remnants of paper library matter on the front end papers, faded white call numbers on spine, library blindstamp on the tp, the pages and plates remain unmarked. Large folding color map, color frontispiece, color folding plate. 421 pp. plus publisher's catalogue of Masonic books, 70 engravings, text pages with decorated borders throughout. The large map has a short tear where it is tipped in to the book, and another short split at one of the folds. Good. 
Moses Wolcott Redding (1826-1892), a native of Vermont, Masonic writer and investigator. In this lavishly illustrated book Redding sought to give concise descriptions of archaeological finds, something he said was missing from most accounts of travel in the a Middle East.