[EGYPT]. VOLNEY (Constantin François CHASSEBŒUF DE). Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte

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[EGYPT]. VOLNEY (Constantin François CHASSEBŒUF DE). Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte, pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785 (Voyage in Syria and Egypt during the years 1783, 1784, and 1785).

Desenne & Volland, Paris, 1787.

2 in-8 octavo volumes, cold-embossed speckled calfskin, triple gilt threading framing the boards, cold-embossed coat of arms in center,, plain decorated spine, red and green Moroccan leather title pieces (binding of the era).
« Seconde édition revue et corrigée. » (Second revised and corrected edition).

Five folding engraved plates, two being maps in first volume, representing the ruins of Sun Temple in Baalbek, and those of the city of Palmyra in Syrian desert.

Slightly moldy corners; first mors of second tome are cracked and minor accident of top crown of same; second map torn with no loss.

Hage Chahine, 5090.

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