ST JOHN, Bayle Frederick. Adventures in the Libyan Desert and the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon. New York, Putnam, 1850.
8vo. Publisher's morocco-backed cloth-covered boards; pp. 244, 19-26 (prublisher's advertisements), head of spine a little worn; light spotting internally, a good copy of an uncommon title.
Second US edition of this well-written travel book on Egypt and Libya, written by the English traveller and writer who lived in France. This is his first travel book. 'As a traveller and observer he was a reliable social commentator; his personal reminiscences are written in an entertaining, often humorous style, and his scholarly research was thorough. His writings were particularly esteemed in France, his adopted home, and met with some success in both Britain and America' (ODNB).