Mémoires Relatifs a L’Expédition Anglaise Partie du Bengale en 1800 pour aller Combattre en Egypte l’Armée d’Orient. Avec Dix-Neuf Lithographies Coloriées et Deux Cartes.

Noé, Louis, Comte de.

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Book ID: 7848


8vo. iii, 288 pp., [1 errata], 19 coloured lithographs, 2 folding maps with coloured outline, modern full-calf, rebacked, title gilt on brown labels, new marbled endpapers, untrimmed, light foxing throughout, title page browned, bookplate of Ginette et Marcel Lavergne verso front cover, from the Library of Papadopoulos, Imprimerie Royale, Paris, first edition, 1826.


First edition. The author was a member of the French nobility who emigrated during the Revolution. In 1791 he joined the British army and served in India. In 1800 this force was sent to Egypt to join in the concerted Anglo-Turkish efforts to oust the French. Most of the plates concern Ceylon and India. No 8 is by William Daniell after a design by Samuel Daniell.
This is one of the rare relations of the British expedition part of Bengal, fighting Bonaparte in Egypt. These memoirs constitute a true account of travel, where the author describes at length each of the traversed countries, focusing on geographical information, but also describing the local customs of these regions.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 1204; Abbey, 350; Colas, 2208; Hilmy I, 172; Guemard, p. 111; Gay, 2168.

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