Travels Through Syria and Egypt In The Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 - In Two Volumes: Volney, ... Travels Through Syria and Egypt In The Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 - In Two Volumes: Volney, ... Travels Through Syria and Egypt In The Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 - In Two Volumes: Volney, ... Travels Through Syria and Egypt In The Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 - In Two Volumes: Volney, ...

Travels Through Syria and Egypt In The Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 - In Two Volumes

Volney, Constantin Fran¨ois

Published by London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787. First Edition in English. 8vo - 22.5 cm. In Two Volumes - complete. Publisher's original light-blue paper covered boards with cream colored paper spines and original paper labels -- all in unusually well preserved condition considering the age of this unique work. Volume I: [xii], 418pp. (2) blank; 2 fold-out copper engraved maps, all text pages uncut. Volume II: [iv], 500pp., 15pp. unnumbered Index, 1pp. Errata. Three fold-out copper engraved plates -- all in excellent condition - Complete. Rare. The author's first book, and is called by Chambers "one of the most exact and valuable works of [its] kind ever published" (Cox quoting Chambers' "Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences"). The Blackmer catalogue says that "Volney's popular and highly-regarded work was the result of three years' travels, a good deal of which time was spent in Cairo. His account has never really been surpassed. Volney went to great lengths in preparation, which included a year devoted to exercise and self-deprivation and three months learning the language required in a convent in the mountains of Lebanon." Constantin Fran ois Volney (1757-1820) was a learned man, a frequent traveller, and an important governmental official who was expelled from America as a suspected spy and who narrowly escaped the guillotine during the French Revolution. Bookseller Inventory # DRGp 7.20

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Title: Travels Through Syria and Egypt In The Years...

Publisher: London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson

Publication Date: 1787

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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