This is the two-volume 2nd edition, printed for Robinson, (London) in 1787, of the english translation of Savary’s original french publication, Letters on Egypt, containing A Parallel between the Manners of its ancient and modern Inhabitants, its Commerce, Agriculture, Government and Religion; with the Defeat of Louis IX at Damietta. Extracted from Joinville, and Arabian Authors (487 + 490 pages, plus index).
This is a rebound copy, with no bindery indication, but with the covers (app. 5.375″ x 8.375″) expertly done. The dark blue leather spines, with five raised bands, are straight, securely attached and unfaded. There are varying degrees of darkening at the inlaid gold stripe transitions between the leather and the marbled (paper surfaced) boards, but no other stains or like flaws. The gilt lettering and gilt in red background titles are unfaded and clean. The four in-text fold-out plates (three maps and one schematic of the Great Pyramid) are also in good condition, with a few shallow tears to inside folds, and with moderate foxing and sunning, but with text and art unfaded.
The binding is tight throughout, with no loose or missing pages. There are no page tears and few creases, none of which are prominent. There are recurrent lightly foxed areas, but no significant stains, and no fade to any lettering, all of which is clearly legible.
The accompanying photos are accurate reflections of the book conditions.
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