London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden. 1862. Fifth Edition. Octavo, original decorative red cloth patterned in blind on front & rear covers, spine beautifully decorated and lettered in gilt, gilt title lozenge on front panel, brown coated endpapers, all edges gilt. 229 pp., Index at Rear. Extra engraved title page, engraved frontispiece and 29 additional single page engraved plates with tissue guards, engraved plan of the plain of Thebes, 3 double-page folding engraved panoramas (of Old & New Alexandria and the View from the Citadel in Cairo), folding map of Egypt; plus 17 woodblocks embellishing the text. Complete, with a total of 34 beautiful engravings (one more than called for, but the two seperate engraved views of Alexandria are only listed as one plate) and the map. Neatly and professionally rebacked with original spine neatly laid down; a very good clean copy of a very beautiful book. Item #313214
¶ William Henry Bartlett (1809 -1854), British artist, best known for his numerous drawings rendered into steel engravings (as here). Bartlett had traveled in Egypt in 1845, making sketches of the scenery, and the fine steel-engravings in The Nile Boat are by some of the leading engravers of the day, including Cousen, Brandard, and Willmore.
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