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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 544

    BELZONI, Giovanni Battista (1778-1823). Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia; and of a Journey to the Coast of the Red Sea, in Search of the Ancient Berenice; and another to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon. London: John Murray, 1821 [atlas vol. dated 1820]. 2 volumes including 4° text vol. (270 x 215mm) and 2° atlas (620 x 490mm). Text vol.: Lithographed portrait, folding engraved map, plate (map torn and stained, occasional light spotting and staining). Contemporary calf (worn, covers detached, rubbed). Atlas vol.: 44 plates on 32 sheets, most hand-coloured lithographs, one folding, 2 full-page maps (occasional very light mainly marginal spotting and browning). Original grey paper boards, printed label on upper cover (rather worn, covers detached). Second edition. Abbey Travel 268; Blackmer 116; Brunet I, 764; Hilmy I, 61. Not in Weber. The first edition was published in 1820. (2)

    Price Realised  

    BELZONI, Giovanni Battista (1778-1823). Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia; and of a Journey to the Coast of the Red Sea, in Search of the Ancient Berenice; and another to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon. London: John Murray, 1821 [atlas vol. dated 1820]. 2 volumes including 4° text vol. (270 x 215mm) and 2° atlas (620 x 490mm). Text vol.: Lithographed portrait, folding engraved map, plate (map torn and stained, occasional light spotting and staining). Contemporary calf (worn, covers detached, rubbed). Atlas vol.: 44 plates on 32 sheets, most hand-coloured lithographs, one folding, 2 full-page maps (occasional very light mainly marginal spotting and browning). Original grey paper boards, printed label on upper cover (rather worn, covers detached). Second edition. Abbey Travel 268; Blackmer 116; Brunet I, 764; Hilmy I, 61. Not in Weber. The first edition was published in 1820. (2)


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