CARNE, John. Recollections of Travels in the East; forming a Continuation of the Letters from the East. London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830.
8vo. Original publisher's boards, spine with printed lettering-piece; pp. xii, 348, [2, advertisements], 12-page publisher's catalogue, dated August, 1832, bound in at the beginning; very light wear to extremities, front hinge repaired, internally near fine; neat ownership inscription Anne Lovett, dated 1833, on half-title.
A superb copy in its original state of the very rare first edition of the Cornish traveller's and writer's narrative of his journeys in Galilee, then moving up to the source of the river Jordan, visiting crusader castles, holy sites in and around Jerusalem, before locating himself south via the South Bank to Egypt, retracing in reversed direction the path of the Isrealites out of banishment, visiting Cairo, the Red Sea, and reporting on the progress of the country under Muhammed Ali.