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    Et[ienne] Quatremère. Mémoires Géographiques et Historiques sur l'Égypt. Paris: F. Schoell, 1811. First edition. Two volumes. Text in French. Full leather. Joints split, crackled spines laid down. Bindings worn. Some dampstaining. Bookplates. Very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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    "[E]t sur Quelques Contrées Voisines. Recueillis et Extraits des Manuscrits Coptes, Arabes, etc., de la Bibliothéque Impériale." Two octavo volumes. x, 525; 552, plus 73-page "Observations." Index. Full leather, lettered and ruled in gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. Joints of both volumes split, crackled spines laid down. Bindings worn, with moisture damage at fore-edges of boards. Some dampstaining to preliminary pages. Bindings sturdy, most pages bright. Two bookplates in each volume, one of which is Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael (1882-1969), a British colonial administrator in Africa. Very good.



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