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Oriental album: Characters, Costumes, and Modes of Life in the Valley of the Nile

Item #M6905a

Extremely rare first edition. James Madden, London, 1848. Elephant folio, frontispiece, 60 pages, 30 plates. Bound in a beautiful modern brown full leather. Prisse’s Oriental Album is a visual documentary, in 30 magnificent folio tinted lithographs finished by hand, of the people, costumes and way of life in the Nile Valley, with commentary by the noted Orientalist James Augustus St. John. First trade edition of this beautifully illustrated survey of Egyptian “modes of life,” with lithographic frontispiece portrait of botanist George Lloyd, to whom the work is dedicated, additional chromolithographic title page, and 30 large tinted lithographs finished by hand of contemporary Egyptian dress. Moderate foxing on the edge of about one third of the pages and plates, otherwise a splendid, clean copy. Language: English. THIS BOOK SHIPS FROM EUROPE, SHIPPING COSTS WILL BE UPDATED ACCORDINGLY (BPF). Relevant subjects: Egypt: Medieval & Modern Egypt.

Language: English.

Price: € 19,000.00  other currencies

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