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    Giovanni Battista Belzoni. Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries Within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia, and of a Journey to the Coast of the Red Sea, in Search of the Ancient Berenice, and Another to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon. London: John Murray, 1822. Krown & Spellman retail: $600. Third edition. 8vo. 2 vols. xxxv, 438, x, 421 pp. Lacks Atlas volume, which is not uncommon. Portrait frontispiece and 3 plates (2 folding). Quarter calf over marbled boards, volume one boards detached, lacking spine, volume two hinges and joints cracked, some wear to corners and head and tail of spines. P. 37 of volume one with uncut corner, p. 161 of volume two, with clean tear, minor affect, otherwise a clean crisp copy. Scarce. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: The Italian adventurer Giovann Belzoni (1778-1823) is one of the most colourful and notorious figures in Egyptology....His narrative of his adventure was enormously popular at the time, and remains readable and entertaining today. - [Cambridge Press]. Bookplate of Thomas Hargreaves (1774-1847),  well known British artist, and founding member of the Society of British Artists.

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    April, 2015
    16th Thursday
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