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A series of adventures in the course of a voyage up the Red-Sea, on the coasts of Arabia and Egypt, and of a route through the desarts of Thebais, hitherto unknown to the European travellers in the year 1777. In letters to a lady.
London, J. Dodsley, 1780.4to. Later half black calf, spine lettered in gilt. With engraved folding plan, 2 engraved plates (each with 2 views) printed in sepia, and 3 folding engraved maps. XVI,400 pp.* First edition. - Irwin was born in Calcutta and served with the East India Company. He left India in 1777 for England, when his ship was captured by pirates. From Cossier he was forced to cross the desert to Suez and then on to Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria. It took him eleven months to reach England. In the autumn of 1780 he returned to India. Includes two poems by Irwin 'Ode to the dessert' and 'Ode to the Nile'. - (Age-browned).Blackmer Collection 865; Atabey Collection 609; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.325.
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