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Egypt - SAVARY (Claude Etienne). Letters...

Egypt - SAVARY (Claude Etienne). Letters about Egypt, offering a parallel to the ancient modern customs of its inhabitants; describing the state, trade, agriculture, government and religion of the country; the descent of S. Louis to Damietta, taken from Joinville by Arab authors; and the interesting story of Ali Bey and his successors. Paris, Bleuet jeune, An VII (1798).
4 vol. in-8 calf porphyry ep., smooth spines ornamented, p. of title and tomaison in red and green marble, gilt garland framing the plates, tr. marbled.
New enlarged edition. 4 maps and 2 folding plates (including the inside of the Great Pyramid).
Ex-libris Cheuvreux fils.
Past spines, qs small rubbed, qs worn corners; red stain at the very end of the last volume, otherwise very nice copy.
Contemporary of Volney, the orientalist Savary (1750-1788) contributed to a better knowledge of Egypt. His descriptions of sites, monuments and customs, his evocations of its history and his indications of its government provided, on the eve of the Egyptian expedition, valuable information on this country.
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