London: Richard Bentley, 1838. New edition, with additions. Hardcover. Small octavo (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). xii, 317, pp (Vol. 1); viii, 363, pp (Vol. 2). Later 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spines. Raised bands. Ribbon marker in each volume.
Originally published in 1837, this work is the result of John Lloyd Stephens' journey through Egypt and the Levant in late 1835 and 1836. The book is a fascinating narrative of the author's year-long journey through the Middle East, incorporating detailed observations of such architectural marvels as the Pyramids, the temples of Karnak, the red-rock city of Petra and more, and offering charming accounts of a Turkish bath, how to catch a crocodile, the wardrobe of a Nubian damsel, a night in a tomb, the hospitality of the Arabs, desert horses, Easter in Jerusalem, and much more.
Corners and head of spines rubbed. Minor and sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Bindings in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #46231