first edition, oblong folio (376 x 540mm.), title with pictorial vignette, dedication leaf, 3 folding lithographed maps, one coloured by hand, 22 lithographed plates on india-proof paper mounted, errata slip bound in at beginning, original printed boards with pictorial vignette, backed in calf, some light foxing, binding rebacked, repaired and recornered
Katherine Dawes Head, inscription from her mother on front pastedown
Blackmer 799; not in Atabey or Abbey
a presentation copy inscribed by the author's wife to their daughter (born 1837): "Katherine Dawes Head alias Raper / With her Mother's love / Decbr. 23rd 1858".
Seventeen plates are of Egypt (Luxor, Carnac, Thebes, pyramids, Alexandria, etc.), but there are also views of Bombay harbour, Tamara, Mocha, Loheia, Jeddah and Malta.
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