IRBY, Charles Leonard, and James MANGLES. Travels in Egypt And Nubia, Syria, And The Holy Land; Including A Journey Round the Dead Sea, and Through The Country East Of The Jordan.

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IRBY, Charles Leonard, and James MANGLES. Travels in Egypt And Nubia, Syria, And The Holy Land; Including A Journey Round the Dead Sea, and Through The Country East Of The Jordan. London, Murray, 1844.

8vo. 20th-century green half morocco over marbled boards; pp. [iii]-viii, 158, bound without half-title, apart from light even toning, a very good copy.
First trade ediiotn of a successful 19th century work, based on letters written during the extension of a grand tour to the Levant between 1816 and 1820. Irby and Mangles had explored Syria together with William John Bankes and Thomas Legh, witnessed the excavations at Abu Simbel by Belzoni, and were among the first Europeans to visit Petra.
See Atabey 606 ('important work') for the privately printed first edition of 1823.

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