1785 1ed Savary Letters on EGYPT Pagan Mythology Illustrated Egyptian Arabs
Claude Savary was an 18th-century French orientalist and a leading provider of Egyptology, though today he is most-known for his translation of the Qu’ran. In addition to the Qu’ran itself, he translated the writings of Mahomet and the maxims within the Qu’ran, adding his own commentary and notes.
Savary also wrote a large collection of letters while he was traveling in Egypt. This work, ‘Lettres sur l’Egypte’ was a fine three volume set in which the first two give an account of his journey and the last devoted solely to the study of Egyptian religion, mythology, and paganism based on Arabic texts. Each of the letters, which are addressed to his friend Lemonnier, were extremely popular and were met with high praise and acclaim by periodicals and critics.
This first edition features one folding map.
Item number: #2241
Lettres sur l'Égypte où l'on offre le parallèle des moeurs anciennes & modernes de ses habitans, où l'on décrit l'état, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement du pays, & la descente de S. Louis à Damiette, tirée de Joinville & des auteurs arabes, avec des cartes géographiques.
Paris, Onfroi, 1785-86. First edition.
•Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
oVol. I – , [iv], 351, 
oVol. II – , 308
oVol. III – , 308
oIllustrated with one map (of 4)
•References: Goldsmiths'-Kress 12828.10.;
•Binding: Leather; tight & secure
•Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm)
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