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. Text and Plates illustrative of the researches and operations of G. Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia, including 6 new plates illustrative of the researches and operations of G. Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia (complete set)

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Complete set of 2 volumes, including not only the very rare 43 plates, but the even rarer 6 additional plates. John Murray, London, 1820 and 1822 for the plates (first and only edition), 1821 for the text volume (second edition of the 1820 edition) . Text volume: In-8, frontispiece, xix & 483 pages + appendix, 530 pages in total, 1 map. Full brown calf, rebacked, inside in excellent condition, with only slight foxing, mostly on the map. Bookplate of previous owner. Plates album: modern half-leather binding preserving the original boards and leather strips of the covers: First two blank endpapers have multiple vertical accordion wrinkles on each page, title page had tears and has been restored without loss of text (an additional title page in slightly better condition is provided from another copy), 1 text page containing the description of the plates, followed by 44 plates on 34 leaves (plates 4&5, 9&10, 11&12, 13-16, 27&41, 29&30, 28&31, 34&35 are on the same page), of which plates 19, 24, 27 and 40 are foldouts + 6 additional plates, on 6 leaves of which 1, 5 and 6 are foldouts. The plates are mildly wrinkled on edges, with occasional small tears on edges or slight foxing, the colors are vivid and bright, altogether the plates are in very good condition. One of the rarest works in Egyptology, almost never found complete with the additional 6 plates. Language: English. Relevant subjects: Egypt: Travelers & Egyptologists, Nubia & Africa.

Language: English.

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