Egypt: Descriptive, Historical and Picturesque - A comprehensive guide to Egypt accompanied by hundreds of illustrations depicting Egypt and its culture, by Georg Moritz Ebers, edition translated to English by Clara Bell, published by London; Paris; New York; Melbourne: Cassell and Company - 1887 - Parts I-II in a single volume (separate title page for each part) - First Edition.
A unique comprehensive guide documenting Egypt's history, culture and geography. Accompanied by hundreds of woodcut illustrations and engravings - some within the text and some on an entire page. It provides detailed descriptions of Egyptian life and customs in late 19th century. The author, a renowned German Egyptologist and writer, spent many years travelling through Egypt and authored extensively on its history and culture. This work is considered his most important on Egypt and remains a central source about Egypt today.
Divided into three parts: Part I - Descriptive Egypt, Part II - Historical Egypt, Part III - Cultural Egypt.
Part I describes Egypt's geography, people and customs, and major cities and towns. Part II chronicles Egypt's history from earliest periods until late 19th century.
Part III is a more general description of Egyptian cultural life - religion, art, music.
It includes detailed accounts of the Nile River, Pyramids, Cairo, Egyptian people and customs, traditional dress, art, music, religion and more.
Two parts in a single thick volume: Part I: XXIV, 314 p. Part II: XXII, 388 pages. 33 cm. Original magnificent leather binding. Raised spine bands. Gilt embossing on spine. Few stains on some pages. Overall condition good - very good.