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IRWIN, EYLES - A Series Of Adventures In The Course Of A Voyage Up The Red Sea, On The Coasts Of Arabia And Egypt; And Of A Route Through The Defarts Of Thebais. Hitherto Unknown To The European Traveller In The Year M.DCC.LXXVII In Letters To A Lady.

London, J.Dodsley. 1780. Half-Leather, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book, XV-400 pp.Illustrated with 3 maps, 1 chart and 2 views [folding] Later, Fine half calf with red Morocco title piece. A good and clean copy. Irwin was born in Calcutta and served with the East India Company. He left India in 1777 for England, when his ship was captured by pirates. From Cossier he was forced to cross the desert to Suez and then on to Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria. which took him 11 months to reach England. In the autumn of 1780 he returned to India. This work includes two poems by Irwin "Ode to the desert" and "Ode to the Nile". See; -Blackmer; 865; Atabey; 609; Ibrahim-Hilmy ; pp.325. Fine/No Jacket.
EUR 1290.00 [Appr.: US$ 1311.09 | £UK 1090.75 | JP¥ 177257] Book number 2628

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