Things Seen in Egypt

BUTCHER, Edith Louisa. Things Seen in Egypt.

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BUTCHER, Edith Louisa. Things Seen in Egypt. London, Seeley, Service & Co. [1914].

12mo. Original decorated cloth with illustrated dust-wrapper, calendar endpapers; pp. 157, [2, advertisements], two text illustrations and numerous plates after photographs; near-fine.
A superb copy of the first edition of this highly illustrated introduction of the country to the tourist, with practical hints on holidaying in Egypt, notes on culture and society, alongside a desription of the monuments. The author lived in Egypt and is known as 'the great English philocopt'. In 1897 she had published the very rare two-volume Story of the Church of Egypt.