Egypt Painted and Described - xv, 246 + 75 colour plates - London, A.C. Black, 1910 - 5th impression (1902) - original decorated cloth binding.
Condition: fairly good: the binding is evenly discoloured. The bookblock is slightly receding. Two transparencies with folds. Inscription from 1910 on the endpaper. The book is overall in normal antiquarian condition. Paper clean and odourless.
The plates are very beautiful; few painters like Talbot Kelly are able to render the intense light so realistically.
16 Chapters - Introductory, Cairo, Streets and bazaars, Mosques and public buildings, Cairo environment, The Nile, First Cataract, Lower Nile, Canal life in the Delta, Land of Goshen, Life of the ‘Fellah’, The desert and the Bedawin, Religion and character of the Egyptians, Condition of the people and some problems, Index.