A Description of the East, and Some Other Countries
London: Printed for the Author, by W. Bowyer, 1743. Hardcover. Very good. Item #21455
Comprising Vol 1: Observations on Egypt; Vol 2 part 1: Observations on Palestine or the Holy Land, Syria, Mesopotamia, Cyprus, and Candia; Vol 2 part 2: Observations on the Islands of the Archipelago, Asia Minor, Thrace, Greece and some other parts of Europe.
Folio. Three parts in two volumes. With 177 full page or folding engraved plates and maps. Fill contemporary calf, Spines in seven compartments, gilt, red leather lettering pieces, gilt.
Spine tips worn, upper hinges mended and lower cracked but firm, the contemporary bindings generally rubbed, but presentable and firm. A few of the plates have tears on the lower margins, which do not approach the images as the margins are quite generous. Collated complete, although a number of plates in the second volume are misbound. A complete listing accompanies the set.
Cox, I, p. 224, who notes that the author traveled the Nile as far as Philae before passing into Palestine and other places in Asia Minor in 1737-38.