L’Égypte, les Turcs et les Arabes. TWO VOLUMES.

Gisquet, [Henri Joseph].

Book ID: 35284


8vo. Volume I: 402 pp., frontispiece illustration of the Pyramid / Volume II: 436 pp., half titles, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, slightly rubbed round edges, marbled endpapers and outer edges, bookplate of Henry Blackmer verso front covers, light foxing throughout, otherwise set in good condition, Amyot, Paris, first edition, [1848].


First edition. Gisquet travelled in Egypt in 1844. This well-informed book also contains two chapters on the Aegean Islands and an interesting account of the French colony in Cairo. In spite of the Franco-Egyptian rapprochement of the period, Gisquet’s book was hostile to Mehmet Ali; he gives a clear account of the problems between the Turks and the Egyptians. Gisquet had been prefect of the Paris police in 1831, and his memoirs appeared in 1840.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 694; Gay 2039; Hilmy I: 262; Carre I, pp. 291-3, gives the date 1848.

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