Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte, pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785. Second édition, revue et corrigée. Two volumes. Paris, Dessene & Volland, 1787.
Pp. xvi, 383; iii-viii, 458, (4). Half title to volume two not present. With two folding engraved maps and 3 folding engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, calf spines decorated in gilt and with title labels, rubbed. Second and revised edition of this valuable account of Syria and Egypt. First published in 4to in the same year. Volney (1757-1820), a distinguished French historian and philosopher, spent three years of travelling within Syria and Egypt. His account contains information about the natural history, politics, commerce, customs and manners, etc. Includes an account of the Arabic press at the convent of Mrkhamra with a catalogue of books printed there. "One of the most exact and valuable works of its kind ever published" (Cox). Atabey 1302. Cf Blackmer 1748. Cox i, 235. Gay 2275. Ibrahim Hilmy i, 186. Tobler p. 135.
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