Very rare. Imprimerie de Rignoux, Paris, 1823-7. First edition. 6 in 5 volumes, comprising 4 text volumes with 15 plain engraved full-page plates and 1 volume comprising 2 parts with separate title pages with together 150 plain lithographic plates and engraved maps on 149 lvs. under tissue guards. 8° & large folio. Red full morocco with gilt and blind tooled sides, spines tooled in gold and raised in compartments with gilt lettered labels, marbled endpapers. (Binds slightly chafed in places, traces of tickets removed from lower spine ends), some foxing both to text as to plate volumes, small library stamps on title pages, but a beautiful set. The 12 costume plates in the text volumes without colouring. Language: French. Relevant subjects: Travelers & Egyptologists.
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