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