Narrative of a Voyage to Madeira, Teneriffe, and along the Shores of the Mediterranean. Including a visit to Algiers, Egypt, Palestine, Tyre, Rhodes, Telmessus, Cyprus, and Greece with observations on the present state and prospects of Egypt and Palestine, and on the climate, natural history, antiquities, etc. of the countries visited.

Wilde, William Robert Wills, Sir, 1815-1876.

Book ID: 9150


8vo. xv, [2], 640 pp., 29 wood engraved text illustrations, 2 plans coloured in outline, one of which is chart of the Coast of Tyre bound on page 356 and not 336 as listed, original cloth, lightly faded, re-backed retaining original back strip, new end papers, contemporary owner’s inscription on title page dated 1850, Lacking last 8 pages of the appendix, occasional spotting, otherwise in good condition, William Curry, Jun. & Co., Dublin, enlarged and revised second edition, 1844.


The first edition appeared in 1840 in 2 volumes. After Wilde took his degree as a surgeon, he travelled for nine months as medical attendant to Robert Meiklam, the owner of the yacht ‘Crusader’, who produced the sketches for the plates. Most of volume I is devoted to North Africa, including Egypt. This was Wilde’s first work, he is best known for his works on Irish topography, Beauties of the Boyne and Lough Corrib. Wilde was the father of Oscar Wilde.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer, 1795 for first edition; Abbey Travel, 199; Tobler p. 161; Rohricht, 1890; Playfair Algeria, 1588; Hilmy II, 329.

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