A Series of Adventures in the course of a Voyage Up the Red-Sea on the coasts of Arabia and Egypt; and of a route through the desarts of Thebais, hitherto unknown to the European traveller, in the year M.DCC.LXXVII in letters to a lady
Printed for J. Dodsley
4to. xv, (1) errata page, 400pp. plus b/w maps and engraved plates. Modern three-quarter black gold-stamped cloth over marbled paper boards with gold lettering on spine. An exciting personal account of a journey through the Near East. Irwin was dismissed from the East India Company in 1776, and traveled through Arabia and Egypt on his return to England to seek redress. Includes a personal account of Arabian life in the 18th century. Illustrated with three engraved folding maps and three engraved plates. Ex-libris of Charles W. Calloupe on inside of front board. Minor age wear to binding. Expertly reinforced with gray binders tape along gutter at front- and rear endpapers. Circular half-inch piece in center of title-page missing due to cigar burn. Some waterstaining to edges, heavy water staining on several pages. Repairs to verso of one foldout map. Overall in good condition.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 18941