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IRBY, Charles Leonard; James Mangles.

Travels in Egypt and Nubia,

Syria, and Asia Minor; during the years 1817 and 1818.

Stock Code
102627
London, Printed for Private Circulation by T. White and Co., 1823
£1,500

The rare privately printed edition, preceding the trade edition by twenty-one years. The text consists of six long letters, the first from Cairo in 1817, the last from Cyprus in 1818. They helped Belzoni excavate Abu Simbel, giving a good account of the excavation, and were amongst the earliest Europeans to visit Petra. The plan of Petra 'may be the first ever published' (Blackmer).

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Description

First edition. 8vo, xxxiii, [i], 560 pp., 2 maps (1 large folding), 2 engraved folding plans, 6 lithographs by Westall, Harding, and others, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, rebacked, an excellent copy of a scarce work.

Bibliography

Atabey 606; Blackmer 860; Hilmy, I, 325.

Stock ID:102627

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