Inv. n°: MMoCA219MA

Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries Within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia; and of a Journey to the Coast of the Red Sea, in Search of the Ancient Berenice; and Another to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon

2 volumes with illustrative plates of researches, title page and frontispiece with a lithographed portrait of Belzoni, atlas of plates, 4 x parts, part 1 with 44 plates on 34 sheets, 4 hand-coloured, part-2 (dated 1822) with 6 plates (5 hand-coloured and one printed in black and yellow), binding and covers in contemporary red straight-morocco gilt, marbled sides (neat restoration to joints), text bound to match. Two volumes containing collections of plates of prints, all but 4 hand-coloured. First edition, published by John Murray, Albermarle Street (London).

h. 27.5 x w. 22 cm

1820 (first edition)

Cover in contemporary Moroccan gilt and marbled sides. Interior: lithograph plates printed on cream paper

Provenance

  • Augus (armorial bookplate)
  • Ex private collection, London, acquired by the previous owner February 2009
  • Acquired at Bernard Shapero Rare Books, London, 15th April 2009

Publications

  • Mougins Magazine, France, 2014, no. 1, pp. 24-25
  • Mougins Côte d'Azur, France, 2017-2018, no. 2, p. 45

Exhibitions

  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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