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SA Auction #101 begins on 25 Aug 2022

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Amelia B. Edwards

A Thousand Miles up the Nile

with upwards of seventy illustrations engraved on wood by G. Pearson after finished drawings executed on the spot by the author.

Published: Longman, Green, and Co, London, 1877

Edition: First edition

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Two volumes bound in one binding. 1877

Continuous pagination for the 2 volumes.

xxv, 732 pages.

Beautifully rebound in 1993. Bookbinders copy of bill of cost.

Half-leather [calf] over marbled boards with new endpapers.

Blind tooling with gold leaf title and author.

78 illustrations + 2 maps. 

A most beautiful binding of a wonderful book.

Amelia Edwards [1831-1892] was an English novelist, journalist,

traveller and Egyptologist. In 1877 she wrote a vivid account of her

Nile journey which became an instant success. Still to this day it is a

fascinating  account of Egypt in the middle 1800's. 

"Ampére has put Egypt in an Epigram. A donkey-ride and a boating-trip

interspersed with ruins does, in fact, sum up in a single line the whole

experience of the Nile traveller...and that the more one knows about

the past history of the country, the more one enjoys the ruins."

Recorded shipping weight 4000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 26 x 20 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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