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SA Auction #88 begins on 21 Jan 2021

US Auction #6 begins on 18 Feb 2021

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: George Routledge and Sons, London, 1891

Edition: New and revised edition

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1 volume. New edition 1891.

Publishers pictorial cloth.

Gilt title and gilt decorative lineal borders.

Black vignette on cover.

Gilt title to spine.

Triple gilt page blocks.

xxvii, 499 pages.

Full-page + in-text illustrations.

Notations on rear endpapers.

Name and date on front endpapers.

"Edwards, accompanied by several friends, toured Egypt

in the winter of 1873–1874, discovering a fascination with

the land and its cultures, ancient and modern. Journeying

southwards from Cairo in a hired dahabiyeh (manned houseboat),

the party visited Philae and ultimately reached Abu Simbel,

where they remained for six weeks. Renshawe remained among

her travelling companions. Another party member was the English

painter Andrew McCallum, who discovered an unknown sanctuary

that came to bear his name for some time afterwards. Their boat

joined in a flotilla with another female English traveller, Marianne

Brocklehurst, also travelling with a female companion.

Brocklehurst and Edwards remained friends and Brocklehurst later

supported her Egypt Exploration fund."

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22.5 x 17.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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