NILE, The Life Story of a River, translated by Mary H. Lindsay

(New York: The Viking Press, 1937).

FIRST EDITION IN A VERY HANDSOME BINDING. Emil Ludwig's famous book on the Nile is a vast and panoramic study of one of the iconic geographical wonders of the world. From the time of the pharoahs to Cleopatra, Napoleon, Speke and Burton, Kitchener and the British, the life and history of the Nile is discussed and presented in a most readable and well illustrated version. Item #31451

First Edition. Illustrated with 50 photographs and several full page maps. Large, thick 8vo, very handsomely bound in three-quarter medium brown morocco over cloth covered boards, the turnovers with gilt fillet rules at the joins, the spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt and with fine gilt decorations in a vertical pattern, cloth endleaves, top edge gilt. xvi, 619, index pp. A fine copy, the book tight and clean, the binding bright and clean and beautifully preserved with virtually no evidence of age or use.

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Price: $795.00