Voyage à Méroé, au fleuve blanc au-delà de Fazoql dans le midi du royaume de Sennâr, à Syouah et dans cinq autres oasis fait dans les années 1819, 1820, 1821, et 1822.

Author: Cailliaud, Frédéric
Year: 1823 - 1827
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Imprimerie Royal
Category: The Levant

 
 
Four text volumes, 8vo., printed in 1826 and 1827 plus an atlas, folio, printed three years prior to the publication of the first three text volumes by the Imprimerie de Rignoux.
Uniform contemporary calf gilt. Both the flat spines of the text volumes as well as the atlas volume (2 vols. in one) divided in six compartments with the gilt titles in the second and fourth compartments, the whole richly gilt.

Some loss of the leather of the surface only of a small part of the backpanel of volume III and the front panel of volume iv. Further the text volumes are in a fine condition. The leather of the spine of the atlas volume a bit dry, a split tear about 5cm below the head of the spine, hinges of the front board rather weak. A small library stamp on every half title page as well as on the last blank of each volume.

The beautiful plates in the atlas volume overall clean with just some very minor, sporadic foxing.

All volumes collated complete with the exception of the first atlas volume in which the explanation of the plates 69 - 75 (one leaf) is missing. Apparently it was never bound in. All volumes complete with a half title page. Collation as follows:

Vol. I  : pp. xv, (1), 429. Illustrated with 4 engravings.
Vol. II : pp. 3, (1), 442. Illustrated with 4 engravings.
Vol. III: pp. 3, (1), 431. Illustrated with 6 engravings.
Vol. IV: pp. 3, (1). 416 Illustrated with 1 engraving.
Atlas Vol. I : Explanantion of the plates I ~ LXVIII; 75 plates.
Atlas Vol. II: Explanantion of the plates I ~ LXXV; 75 plates.

Of the plates in the atlas volumes the following numbers are engravings:
Vol. I : XVI ~ XVIII, XX, XLVI, LV, LX1, LXIV ~ LXVI, LXVIII ~ LXXIII.
Vol. II: XIII, XIV, XVII, XVIII, XXVII ~ XXIX, XLII, XLIV ~ LV, LXVI ~ LXXV.
Plate nrs LIV / LV together form a large folding map (two nrs., one sheet).
All the other plates in the atlas volumes are lithographs and all 150 plates are protected by a tissue guard.

Blackmer 270, Chadenat 2066, Gay 2572, Hess & Coger 1208, Prince Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p 113.


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