1800 Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt, Undertaken by Order of the Old Government of France
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound
The first English edition of this work published in one volume. A 1799 edition was published in three volumes.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, a folding map, and twenty-seven plates.
ESTC citation number T150187.
One page of publisher's adverts to the rear.
Sonnini's detailed travel work on Egypt as it was towards the end eighteenth century, detailing the author's expedition to Egypt in the 1770s.
An interesting study on he natural history of Egypt.
Written by Charles-Nicolas-Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt. Sonnini was a French naturalist, writing one-hundred and seventy-two volumes of 'Histoire Naturelle' over his career.
Translated from French to English by Henry Hunter, a Scottish minister known for his translations of Leonard Euler and Johann Kaspar Lavater.
Stamp to Ricardo Caminos to the first leaf of the translator's preface. Caminos was an Egyptologist, who focused on epigraphy and palaeoraphy.
Rebound in a modern half calf binding with cloth to the boards. Externally, smart. A little fraying to the cloth to the front joint. Minor bumping to the extremities. Light marks to the boards and spine. A little discolouration to the spine. Small tear to the tail of the front endpaper. Internally firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with some odd spots. Folding map is cloth-backed., with a small repair. Small repair to the head of the title page. Prior owner's stamp to leaf i. Small closed tear to plate VI, with no loss. Spots to the folding map and plates.
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