Belzoni’s Narrative [Researches in Egypt & Nubia, 1822]


By Giovanni Battista Belzoni

Early edition of Belzoni’s legendary travels through Egypt

1 in stock


Fully titled: Narrative Of The Operations & Recent Discoveries Within The Pyramids, Temples, Tombs & Excavations in Egypt & Nubia; & Of A Journey To The Coast Of The Red Sea, In Search Of The Ancient Berenice; And Another To The Oasis Of Jupiter Ammon

Third edition in two volumes [John Murray, London, 1822]; missing folio of plates [as usual]; xxxv, fold-out map of The Course Of The Nile; + duplicated leaves [xxv], xxvi; + fold-out map of desert showing Belzoni’s Route To The Oasis Of Ammon; 438pp; x, 421pp, inc fold-out Plan Of The Temple Of Jerusalem

Full calf bindings; front board of vol II detached; gilt decorations; marbled endpapers; block edges marbled but largely faded; pasted title labels missing from spine?; faded gilt decorations; four raised bands; top of spines chipped with loss; base rear hinge of vol I starting [2cm split];

Bookplate of W[illiam] P[itt] Trevelyan to both vols plus his ownership signature

A very good set of this scarce & important work