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    With a Total of 96 Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates Featuring Egypt, Palestine, and the Ottoman Empire

    Luigi Mayer. Views of Egypt, From the Original Drawings in the Possession of Sir Robert Ainslie, Taken During His Embassy to Constantinople, By Luigi Mayer: Engraved by and under the Direction of Thomas Milton: with Historical Observations, and Incidental Illustrations, of the Manners and Customs of the Natives of that Country. London: R. Boyer, 1804. 102, [2, list of plates] pages plus forty-eight full-page hand-colored aquatint illustrations. [bound with:] Views of Palestine... 1804. 47, [1, list of plates] pages. [and:] Views in the Ottoman Empire... 1803. 40 pages. Both of these works are also printed by Boyer. Each of these works contains twenty-four full-page hand-colored aquatint illustrations. A half-title at the beginning of the book indicates these works were intended to be bound together. Folio (approximately 18.5 x 13 inches). Full calf, rebacked with a modern leather spine, with gilt spine titles inside five raised bands, gilt ornamentation to the covers, and gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Moderate edge wear and abrading to the boards. Small library inventory sticker to the front pastedown. Some offsetting to the text leaves from the tissue guards. Minor scattered foxing.

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