Egypt and Nubia; their scenery and their people. Being incidents of history and travel, from the best and the most recent authorities, including J.L.Burckhardt and Lord Lindsay.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, First Printing. A Very Good Hardcover. A shortened and "more literary" description of the author's Egypt and Mohammed Ali
Half calf and marbled boards, modern leather spine label. Marbles textblock and endpages. Bindings tight and square. Moderate handling wear. Text clean, no ownership markings, light even toning. 8vo; (iii)-viii, 472 pages. 8.5 by 5.25 inches. First Edition. Woodcut illustrations.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket Issued. Item #005496
Reports about life under the Ottoman Turks and descriptions of regional monuments, Pyramids, etc. This is a curious mixture of information from St. John's own travels in 1832-3 with details from many other writers on Egypt, e.g. Alpinus, Light, Wilde, Burckhardt, Belzoni.
REF: OCLC: 25950873. Bold: 013781126; Hilmy: 204ff [vii]
A shortened and "more literary" description of the author's Egypt and Mohammed Ali