UP THE NILE. A Photographic Excursion: Egypt 1839-1898. Foreward by Anne Horton. Photographs, Sotheby Parke Bernet

(New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1979).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS FINE BOOK WHICH PRESENTS A CATALOGUE OF EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF EGYPT DURING THE 19TH CENTURY. A view of the beginnings of modern travel and photography both. The book offers a fine visual record of the major Egyptian monuments, archeological sites, and towns, including the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, the Colossus of Memnon, the Temple of Dendur, the monument to Ramesses II and the towns and cities of Giza, Luxor, Karnak, Aswan and Cairo. The photographs also provide a look back to a time before Western civilization had affected Egypt as it has. Item #31131

First Edition. Illustrated throughout with classical photographs from the time of great travel and discovery. Oblong Folio, publisher's original ivory linen, the spine lettered and decorated in dark-brown, in the photographically illustrated dustjacket. xviii, [2], 131, [9] pp. A very fine copy, the dustjacket showing a slight bit of age mellowing.

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