Extremely rare complete set of 2 volumes bound in one. Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1821-1862. First edition. Large folio. 1e partie: xvii & 120 pages, 24 plates (numbered I to XXIV). 2e partie: v & 25 pages, 21 plates (numbered XXV to XLV). Modern half-leather with marbled boards. The plates of part 1 are in fine condition, except for some foxing on the last plates. The first pages of text following the plates have a kind of chemical staining, but the text remains very brisk and clear. In part 2, both the text and the plates are in excellent condition. Plates XXXV to XXXVIII and XL to XLV are in colour. A magnificent volume, including the rarely found 2nd part published in 1862. From the library of Egyptologist Andrew H. Gordon. Language: French. Relevant subjects: Travelers & Egyptologists.
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