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Travels in Egypt 1816  

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Narrative of a Journey in Egypt and the Country Beyond the Cataracts

Legh, Thomas


Printed for John Murray



viii, 157 pp. Folding copper-engraved map as frontispiece; engraved facsimile plate. (4to) 26.5x20.5 cm (10¼x8"), modern calf, morocco lettering piece. First Edition.

Account of travels in Egypt by Thomas Legh in 1812-1813, together with Reverend Charles Smelt and François Barthow. The map is "Map of the Nile, from the Cataracts to Ibrim." The engraved plate is "Specimens of Thebaic Manuscripts." Legh was one of the first Europeans to visit the archaeological sites above the first cataract. In an attractive modern binding reminiscent of the period with a full description of the rebinding process and materials used laid in.

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Some offset to the frontispiece from the map; very good.

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