On the positive side, however, the half-title page bears an ink presentation inscription from Amelia B. Edwards to the Marquise de Balignac, and dated A rare presentation copy.
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London: George Routledge and Sons, With frontispiece, title vignette, and many illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering, embellishments, and image of a camel rider and pyramids, spine chipped and edges rubbed; interior excellent. With the book label of Spyros Tsilimparis on the paste-down and his signature on the fly-leaf and half title. Second edition. This remarkable work was written by an equally remarkable female traveler.
Having enjoyed a successful career as a novelist in England, Edwards traveled independently to Egypt without a male chaperone and in the company of a lady friend. There she became fascinated with Egyptology and archaeology, subjects which she studied and promoted for the rest of her life.
This second edition corrects "some of the historical notes by the light of later discoveries," but the narrative remains untouched. While much of the text recounts her delightful and often intrepid excursions in Egypt, Edwards was also keenly observant of her environment, commenting on the ethical implications of excavation, the antiquity trade, and the realities of colonial exploitation.
Edwards , born in London, was a journalist, novelist, and Egyptologist. She published her first novel in She is credited with rousing popular interest and support for archeological work in Egypt at a time when it was still an emerging field. A founding member of the Egypt Exploration Fund along with Reginald Poole, Edwards also held several honorary degrees from schools including Columbia and Smith. Second Edition. Large 8vo, pp. Bound in blue cloth elaboratley stamped in red,.
A fine copy. Amelia Edwards - 15 April , English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. In , Edwards proceeded to write a vivid description of her Nile voyage, under the title of A Thousand Miles up the Nile. Enhanced with her own hand-drawn illustrations, the travelogue became an immediate best-seller.
Robinson notes that this was "the first general archaeological survey of Egypt's ruins" and remains "one of the most inspiring travel books in the language. Ships with Tracking Number! Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Top edge bright gilt.
A Thousand Miles Up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards
VG plus, spine very lightly toned and lightly foxed; internally book is Fine. Binding secure; text clean and bright. Recommended reading! Seller: Xerxesbooks. London, George Routledge and Son's Ltd. Octavo 23 x 16cm , pp. With over seventy detailed engravings throughout, including frontispiece, all taken from illustrations by the author. Publisher's pictorial mid-blue cloth, gilt, coated yellow endpapers. Contents very clean, dated inscription to flyleaf , cloth very good with some expected rubbing, spine ends a little frayed.
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Shows well. Seller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books. Seller: Robert Gwodz Published: Edition: 1st special edition. A thousand miles up the Nile Amelia B. Edwards London: George Routledge and Sons, Bound in publishers blue cloth. Pictorial design in cloth on spine and front cover. Gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Foxing to prelims and title page.
Owners signature to second blank. Library stamp to title page and rear pastedown. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. New York: A. Burt Company, Publishers. Very Good. From Shepheard's Hotel one thousand miles up the Nile and back to Cairo a remarkable story, well written. Tarcher, Los Angeles: Good condition. A portrait of a journey on the Nile River in describing the culture and social life of Egypt.
ISBN: Good condition ISBN: London: George Routledge and Sons. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and edgeworn. Slightly bowed.
Nick at rear board. Brown illustrated hardback board cover. Nick at rear board Edition: Second Edition. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Cover: moderately faded red cloth cover with yellow and black titles. Mild dusting of some soiling. Light browning to spine.
Light age browning more beige with moderate foxing to edges. One pages with just white space with foxing. Very faint few only foxing to a few only pages margins mostly. Easton Press.
A Thousand Miles Up the Nile by Amelia B Edwards
Raised bands on spine, silk ribbon marker, gilded page edges, and moire end-papers. Light edgewear. Light rubbing. Bumped corners.
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Light soiling. Gilt top page edges. Inside hinge cracked. Second endpage has a small tear in top corner of page. Cloth Hardcover. Seller: Book Nook Condition: Good. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz. Fair with no dust jacket.