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AEGYPTIACA: Or, Observations on Certain Antiquities of Egypt In Two Parts Part I The History of Pompey's Pillar elucidated
Oxford, at the University Press, for the author, sold by Messrs. Cadell and Davies; and by the booksellers in Oxford, 1801.. Part I only, no more was published although Part II is announced on the title page. FIRST EDITION 1801, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR, Professor of Arabic in the University of Oxford. Text in English with quotations and examples in Arabic, Greek and Latin, 4to, approximately 315 x 235 mm, 12½ x 9¼ inches, 7 engraved plates including 1 folding map of Alexandria, pages: xiii, 127, pages 126-127 misnumbered 226-227, bound in half calf over marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, rebacked to match with gilt decoration and lettering. Corners worn, cardboard showing slightly at tips, marbled paper darkened along edges, a few small pieces of marbled paper missing, bookseller's tiny label, reference library bookplate and ink library numbers on front pastedown, small unobtrusive blind library stamp to title page, 3 text pages to each plate, slight faint foxing to margins of plates, pages next to plates faintly browned, very slight faint foxing to 3 images, contents otherwise bright and clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce Egyptology item. Joseph White (1745-1814), orientalist and theologian has inscribed the title page at the top: 'J. Newell from the Author'. For his researches he consulted 18th century accounts of French and English travellers and he examined ancient sources in Arabic, Greek and Latin. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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