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Author Name    Herold, J. Christopher

Title   Bonaparte in Egypt

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good+ Jacket

Edition   First

Publisher   New York Harper & Row 1962

Seller ID   027980

Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight fading to edges. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated endpapers (small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Preface by the author. Illustrated with maps, black and white plates. 424 pages with index + "About the Author" on last page. Clean dust jacket has slight edge wear, not price clipped, tiny loss from chipping at top and bottom spine edges (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The French expedition to Egypt which Bonapart launched in 1798 was one of the most exciting, most harrowing, most futile, and yet most fruitful adventures in modern times, and the three years of occupation left a lasting mark on Egypt. With the armed forces came a group of experts--the so-called Scientific and Artistic Commission--which included some of the most brilliant scholars and scientists of the time. In incredibly adverse circumstances, these men put their talents at the service of the army of occupation, of Egypt, and of knowledge. It was they who discovered the glories of ancient Egypt, who studied for the first time the colossal ruins of Luxor and Karnak as well as the Rosetta Stone, who surveyed the Isthmus of Suez with a view to building a canal, and who collected enough data to fill nine large volumes of text and fourteen volumes of plates. It was because of them that the expedition was something more than a futile and criminal waste of lives.

Price = 20.00 USD




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