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Burckhardt, John Lewis
TRAVELS IN NUBIA. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1819
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Burckhardt, John Lewis
TRAVELS IN NUBIA. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1819
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 938 GBP
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Burckhardt, John Lewis
TRAVELS IN NUBIA. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1819
FIRST EDITION, 4to (270 x 206mm.), etched portrait, 3 engraved maps (2 folding), late nineteenth-century green half morocco over marbled boards, some spotting, minor offsetting, repair and tears to folding maps, slightly rubbed, spine sunned
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Provenance

John Raymond Danson, bookplate

Literature

Hilmy I p.105; cf. Blackmer 238 and Weber I, 106 (both the second edition)

Catalogue Note

This is the first of Burckhardt's works to be published. He "left Aleppo in 1812 and made his way to Cairo; he then carried out two journeys: one along the upper Nile and the other through the Nubian desert. These travels were edited from Burckhardt's journals by Leake; he also wrote the biographical memoir which is prefaced to the travels" (Blackmer).

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