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SAVARY, CLAUDE ETIENNE: - Lettres sur l'Egypt, ou l'on offre le parallele des moeurs anciennes & modernes e ses habitans; oú l'on décrit l' état, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement, l'ancienne religion du pays, & la descente de St. Louis à Damiette, tirée de Joinville & des auteurs arabes; avec des cartes géographiques. Three volumes. Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam et Utrecht, 1787.

12mo. Pp. viii, 339; (ii), 252; (ii), 248. With two folding engraved maps and one folding engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt and with title-labels, rubbed, corners chipped. Volume two has some water stain at the beginning. Savary visited Egypt 1776 to 1779. His knowledge of Arabic served him well in his travels at a time when there were many difficulties for the European explorer in Egypt. Blackmer 977. Cf Ciroanescu 59673-4. (first 1785-86). Hilmy ii, 214. Wilbour 660.
EUR 400.00 [Appr.: US$ 467.4 | £UK 355.5 | JP¥ 52420] Book number 26065

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