Lot 334: Egypt.- Norden (Frederick Lewis) Travels in Egypt and Nubia, 2 vol., large paper copy on thick paper, 1757.
16 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Egypt.- Norden (Frederick Lewis) Travels in Egypt and Nubia, translated and edited by Dr.Peter Templeman, 2 vol., first English edition, large paper copy on thick paper, half-title in vol.1, engraved frontispiece, portrait, head- & tail-pieces and initials, and 159 plates on 162 sheets, a few plates with marginal tears, 2 torn along plate-mark (repaired), occasional light soiling or offsetting but generally very clean, handsome modern russet calf with elaborate gilt tooling in antique style, spines gilt in compartments, g.e., a few minor scuffs, [Blackmer 1211], folio, Lockyer Davis and Charles Reymers, 1757. ⁂ The earliest attempt at an elaborate description of Egypt, and its plates are the most significant prior to those by Denon. It was first published in French in 1755 in Copenhagen, issued in 200 copies only,