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Edward William Lane
An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians, Written in Egypt During the Years 1833-34, and-35, Partly From Notes Made During a Former Visit to That Country in the Years 1825-26-27 and-28
London, Charles Knight, 1836. First edition. Cloth. London: Charles Knight, 1836. First edition. Cloth. Good. 8" by 5". Not Stated. The scarce 1836 first edition of Edward William Lane's insightful travel work discussing in detail the lives of Egyptians in the early to mid nineteenth century, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. This work is scarcely found in two volumes together. 'An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians' is an important work, documenting in detail the everyday lives of people in Egypt in the nineteenth century. Lane had already visited Egypt and done work there, but revisited in 1833 to expand upon his notes. Though he did detailed research, he found he was handicapped in writing about women, as there was a social gender segregation in Egypt at this time. This meant he couldn't get a close-up view of Egyptian women. This was a subject of great interest at the time, so he had to rely on the information passed on to him by Egyptian men. Years later, however, he sent his sister, Sophia Lane Poole, to go to women-only areas, and she ended up publishing the work 'The Englishwoman in Egypt&apos. This work was very well received when it was published, and became a bestseller. Volume I is illustrated with sixteen plates and numerous in-text illustrations. Volume II is illustrated with eleven plates and numerous in-text illustrations. Written by Edward William Lane, an orientalist and translator, who is best known for this work, and also for his translation of 'One Thous … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]

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