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The Modern Traveller - Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia, 2 Volumes

Author: (Conder, Josiah)
Price: $290.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Imprint for James Duncan
Year Published: 1827
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Binding: 3/4 Leather
Edition: First Edition
A contemporary, original binding of black calf spine and corners, and brown marbled boards. Six guilt double lines across the spine, and gilt title "Modern Traveller" in one panel, with Egypt, Nubia &Abyssinia in a lower panel, with blind stamped emblems in the intervening 3 panels. Bindings in very good condition, with a bit of rubbing to the boards, and a nick to the leather at the top corner of one spine. Pages iv, 366 and iv, 362. Inside, 5 small spots of browning on the Egypt map, with none on the Nubia/ Abyssinia map. The pages are remarkably clean with no stains, foxing or browning except where a spot on a plate has bled over onto an adjoining page in two instances , and no prior owner marks. A near fine set of a scarce, early 19th Century book on Egypt and what is now the Sudan and Ethiopia. It is, surprisingly, a pleasure to read.
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