London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davis, 1803. Second edition. Hardcover. Quarto. viii, (18) subscribers, (2) directions to binder, 275 (1), (4) 163 (1)pp., 43 plates, including folding maps and views. Bound in modern brown leather over marbled boards, with gilt lettering and ruling on spine. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece folding map. The 43 plates include six colored aquatints of costumes, 10 folding maps and views, and various antiquities, views, plans and military positions, most of them signed S. Neele below image. The order of the plates is inconsistent with the printed directions to the binder, e.g. following page 236, a document in Greek with English translation relating to Pompeii is bound in w/o reference, or plate no. 4, not mentioned in printed list of directions though a map of the Mediterranean Sea is bound in w/o reference. Conceivable that during rebinding some of the errors in placing the plates occurred.
Account of the 1800–1801 British campaign against Napoleon's remaining troops in Egypt. Thomas Walsh served as Captain in his Majesty's Ninety-Third Regiment of Foot, Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Sir Eyre Coote. His journal "is distinguished by a wide interest in topography, antiquities, and social conditions, as well as purely military topics" (Prideaux 223). Contains subscriber's list and directions to binder at front, errata page and appendix at rear. Binding with light wear along edges. Previous owner's name inked to top right corner of title page. Foxing and water staining of block lightly affecting most of the plates. Binding in very good, interior in very good- to good+ condition. g- to vg. Item #46071