Egypt. Handbook for Travellers in Egypt;
including descriptions of the course of the Nile to the second cataract, Alexandria, Cairo, The Pyramids, and Thebes, the overland transit to India, the peninsula of Mount Sinai, the Oases, &c.
John Murray, London 1858
This series was published from 1847 to 1907.
The Author of this Handbook was Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797 – 1875). He was a renowned explorer, traveller, writer and pioneer Egyptologist of the 19th century and sometimes referred to as "the Father of British Egyptology". (Wikipedia).
Endpapers dated "June1862".
Second edition; pp xxiii, 439, 50 (of 54) adverts dated 1862 at rear ( last 2 pages of adverts torn out), folding map at rear ( torn without loss), inner hinges loose, pencilling from previous owner on title-page; publisher's brown cloth, (approx .5cm missing at top of spine) ,gilt lettered, cloth slightly worn in parts; else a good copy
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