COSSON, Anthony de. Mareotis, being a short Account of the History and Ancient Monuments of the North-Western Desert of Egypt and of Leke Mareotis. London, Country Life, 1935.
8vo. Original black cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers (not price-clipped); pp. 219, with frontispiece in sepia photogravure, photogravure plate, three folding plans and folding map (this re-inserted and with repaired tears; see below); cloth lightly rubbed, endpapers with foxing (offsetting to half-title); provenance: front fly-leaf elegantly inscribed by R. W. Hase, dated Alexandria, December, 1935, who served in the Air Force in Egypt, as Flight Lieutenant, and apparently used the map separately.
First edition of probably the first monograph on the region now known as Maryut, west of Alexandria, between the sea and Lake Mareotis (Mariout). De Cosson investigates the archaeological remains of several civilizations, and F. W. Oliver contributes a chapter on the wild flowers.