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The Nile and its Banks.
SMITH, Alfred Charles.

The Nile and its Banks....

A Journal of Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Showing their Attractions to the Archaeologist, the Naturalist and General Tourist.

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Published: London John Murray, 1868

Stock Code: 104236

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Notes

First edition of this attractive account intended "to speak of the daily life of the traveller in Egypt and to call attention to the magnificent field for observation of birds, and collecting specimens which the Nile and its banks offer" (p. xv). Smith (1822-1898) was an English clergyman and ornithologist who was educated at Christ Church, Oxford before serving as rector at Yatesbury in Wiltshire. His other books include Narrative of a Modern Pilgrimage through Palestine on Horseback (London, 1873) and The Birds of Wiltshire (London, 1888).

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (188 x 124 mm). Original red-brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, frame to boards in blind enclosing central pictorial vignettes gilt, dark green surface-paper endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard to each volume, similar vignette to each half-title, 2 plates.

Condition

Ink inscription and contemporary bookseller's ticket to verso of front free endpaper vol. I. Spines lightly bumped at head and foot, strip of cockling to head of front board vol. II and concomitant abrasion to front pastedown, light foxing to edges and endleaves, vol. II largely unopened. A very good copy.

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