London, T N Longman and O. Rees, 1803 1st English Edition. 343 & 320 pages. 2 Volumes. Elegantly bound in green cloth gilt. Near fine. 2 folding frontis maps (Vol I stained / browned) 63 engraved plates (21 folding). Contents remarkably clean except for some age toning to the page edges and vol I of the title page.
Denon was the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe, having worked in extremely difficult circumstances during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign' (Blackmer). Ibrahim-Hilmy 172. 'A fascinating account of his adventures in Egypt as soldier, artist, explorer, and archaeologist. One of the most important of the French works on Egypt from this time'. [Kalfatovic 0187] A fascinating slice of Napoleonic and Egyptian history during the middle of the Napoleonic Wars. It was Napoleon's invasion of Egypt that stimulated British interest in the region, and to some extent initiated the scholarly discipline of Egyptology.
- Binding Condition: Near fine
- Overall Condition: Very Good Plus
- Size: Large 8 vo
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