Warburton, Eliot. The Crescent and the Cross; or, Romance and Realities in Eastern Travel (2 volumes in 1). New-York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. 
Purple cloth faded to brown, stamped in blind & gilt, spine ends worn even with text block, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, xiv., 268, vii., 242 clean pp., publisher's catalogue, full separate title page for the second part, tight. Good. Hardcover.
Bartholomew Eliot George Warburton (1810-1852), Irish landowner, traveller and novelist; graduate (B.A.) of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1843 he made an extended tour through Syria, Palestine, and Egypt, sending descriptive reports to the Dublin University Magazine for publication. These were gathered into two volumes, and published.
"This work by Warburton passed through at least seventeen editions, have been reprinted so late as 1888, and its popularity was due to its 'glowing descriptions.' T. H. S. E. [Escott] refers to it as almost a guide-book to Egypt. He dwells on its 'terse, simple, but most telling touches,' and finds in it the germ of many ideas now accepted by English statesmen (Observer, 5 Dec. 1897, p. 7). The success of this book led to the adoption of literature as his profession." - DNB.