THE CITY OF THE CALIPHS: A Popular Study of Cairo and its Environs and the Nile and its Antiquities. With an Appendix Consisting of Letters from Assouan Describing the New Barrage.

"Illustrated Souvenir Edition". Original light blue cloth with titles in black and gilt decoration to the spine and upper board, incorporating two vignettes of a Sphinx's head and a pyramid. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with 22 black and white photogravure plates with tissue guards captioned in red. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with slight cracking to the front inner-hinge (although everything remains secure), a little fading to the spine and minor bumping to the extremities. The contents with the pencil ownership name of the architect L[eonard] Keir Hett and inscribed "Egypt 1916", and a little minor spotting to the endpapers, are otherwise in good order and clean throughout. The plates remain fresh and bright. An attractive copy.

A wonderfully illustrated exploration of Cairo at the turn of the twentieth century, as well as of its earlier history.

Stock code: 18068


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