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Narrative of a Journey in Egypt and the Country Beyond the Cataracts

Author: Legh, Thomas
Price: $195.00
Publisher Location: Philadelphia
Publisher: M. Thomas
Year Published: 1817
Book Condition: Very Good
Binding: Cloth
Edition: First Edition
The rare first American edition, published a year after the quarto London first. It has the same map of the Nile from the Cataracts to Ibrim. "Legh travelled in Egypt during 1812-1813 with Rev. Charles Smelt, whose journal Legh used in this narrative. Exploring above Aswan, they reached as far as Nubia, where they were among the first modern explorers to examine the temples." (Blackmer auction 776) Modern cloth spine with the original boards, and a paper title on the spine. Some edgewear and spotting, of course, on the boards, but very nice and tight inside. No prior owner marks. Pages 203 and 4 pages publisher ads.
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