The Wanderer in Arabia; or, Western Footsteps in Eastern Tracks
The Wanderer in Arabia; or, Western Footsteps in Eastern Tracks

LOWTH, George T. The Wanderer in Arabia; or, Western Footsteps in Eastern Tracks.

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LOWTH, George T. The Wanderer in Arabia; or, Western Footsteps in Eastern Tracks. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1855.

Two volumes, 8vo. Original pictorial cloth; pp. x, 334, 23, 16 (both sets of pages publisher's advertisements); vii, 372, [2, errata], [4, advertisements], six lithographic plates; cloth a little marked and worn, heads of spines with expert restorations, two plates with light traces of humidity, otherwise good, contemporary library bookplates and ownerhsip insriptions to both front endpapers.
Very rare first edition. Despite the title, Lowth and his wife Emma did not venture into Arabia. The first volume is devoted to Egypt, with descriptions of the land and people as seen by a European tourist. Lowth avoids to dwell on the well-known and described monuments, but takes more care to report of daily encounters with the Egytian population of different social standing, their manners and social interactions. At the beginnig of volume two the tourists are in Cairo, moving slowly towards Suez and Sinai, and then from Akaba north towards the Holy Land, Lebanon and western Syria.
Blackmer 1035; Weber I, 515; not in Atabey or Hilmy.

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