Scarce volume with colour plates, full-page plates, wood-cuts engraving, and folding map
"The author took an interest in ancient and modern Egypt alike; in the Egypt of the Pharaohs and the Egypt of the English occupation. The result is not only a life-like and interesting account of his own travels, but a book that is full of information for the historian as well as the modern politician."
This fascinating first edition copy is profusely illustrated with 106 illustrations including colour frontispiece, 3 colour plates, 1 double page plate, 35 full-page plates, 62 wood-cuts engravings, and 4 maps and plans. Published by Aberdeen (1987). Publishers’ original dark green cloth boards with elaborate Victorian gilt lettering and design of Egyptian scene on upper board. Gilt lettering and vignette to spine. Decorative endpapers. All page edges gilt.
Book Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 x 3.5 cm and Number of Pages: 341 including index
Colour frontispiece showing British Troops drilling near the Great Pyramids.
39 Full-page plates [3 colour, 1 double-page]
Colour map of Egypt
Ground plan of the Ramesseum, Thebes
Ground plan of the Temple of Edfu
Large sketch fold-out map of Lower Egypt to illustrate Rev. James Smith’s ‘Pilgrimage to Egypt’ [29.5 x 21.5 cm]
62 Wood-cuts engravings
A well-preserved copy. Solid and well bound volume. Light wear to boards’ corners, with slight rubbing to head and tail of spine. Internally the book is in nice condition. No owners’ name or inscription. Foxing to free endpapers, with occasional foxing spots to few pages. Inner hinges are good, and slightly split at some places, but pages are tightly held at the gutter. The text and plates are clean and bright (Nice Copy) (Please see pictures).
- Number of Books
- History, Illustrated, Middle East, Archaeology, Ancient Egyptians, Egyptology, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- The Rev. James Smith, B.D.
- Book Title
- A Pilgrimage to Egypt. An account of a Visit to Lower Egypt
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- other extra - see description
- Number of pages
- 22.5×14.5 cm