1st American Edition. A wonderful book, sure to please any lover of Egyptology and the romantic Victorian era Egypt exploration. 31 full-page steel engraving plates of 19th century Egyptian antiquities. Nile boats, the sphinx, pyramids and etc. fill this wonderful work. Also includes maps, in-line illustrations and one 2-page Views of Alexandria.
More on the Author and Work -
William Henry Bartlett (March 26, 1809 – September 13, 1854) was a British artist, best known for his numerous steel engravings. Bartletts primary concern was to render "lively impressions of actual sights", as he wrote in the preface to The Nile Boat. Nathaniel Parker Willis described Bartlett's talent thus: "Bartlett could select his point of view so as to bring prominently into his sketch the castle or the cathedral, which history or antiquity had allowed".
Physical Attributes -
Measuring 26 x 17.5 x 3 cm. Rebound. original cloth retained over new green cloth. Strong endpapers added. Gilt publisher's binding decoration to spine and boards. Top edge gilt. 31 plates. In-line illustrations. 2 maps (one a plate). One 2-page Views of Alexandria
Pages - (3), frontis, title, viii, 218, advertisement, (3)
See pictures. Rebound reusing the cloth from the original applied over new green cloth. Edges of old cloth worn. New heavy-duty endpapers added. Top edge gilt. Corners bumped. Some dog eared pages. Some spots of foxing throughout, but they are not excessive, more a product of the paper of the time. Pencil name inscription on front endpaper. Three gift inscriptions in pen on title page. One plate is missing its tissue guard. Bookseller notes erased from flyleaf.
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