19 December 2002
HEAD, Charles Francklin. Eastern and Egyptian Scenery, Ruins, &c. Accompanied with Descriptive Notes, Maps, and Plans, Illustrative of a Journey from India to Europe, Followed by an Outline of an Overland Route, Statistical Remarks, &c. intended to Shew the Advantage and Practicality of Steam Navigation from England to India. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1833.
Oblong 2o (371 x 542 mm). Lithographed vignette on title, 22 lithographed plates printed on india and pasted to mounts and three folding maps, one colored (some foxing and soiling). Original printed boards (rebacked, a bit worn).
FIRST EDITION. The plates are mostly of the monuments of Egypt but also include views of Bombay, Jedda, Mocah and Malta. Blackmer 799; Gay 1846.
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