EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ARABIAN AND EGYPTIAN TRAVELOGUE + EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH SCARCE NINETEENTH CENTURY MAP.
v, [i, epitaph], [v]-xviii, [ii], 513 pages , [1, list of plates]. 24 plates (3 folding) and 14 maps (including 7 folding maps), leaf of music, divisional half-titles, engraved head & tail pieces, text illustrations. WITH EXTRA MAP tipped in at rear, uncoloured full page engraving of the "Route of the author from Cosier on the Red Sea to Alexandria", from Lieutenant-Colonel Fitzclarence's "Journal of a Route across India, through Egypt, to England in the latter end of the year 1817, and the beginning of 1818" -London, John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1819 [Abbey 519 ("a scarce work, having been bought up by the author"); Tooley p. 187, no. 222; Blackmer, p. 278, no. 588]. 23.5 x 29 cm. Contemporary half calf, newly rebacked with raised bands, green morocco gilt lettered label and gilt date. Corners slightly worn. Shaw prepared this second edition before his death, including for the first time two controversial supplements of 1746 and 1747. Highly esteemed by Edward Gibbon, Thomas Dibdin, and many others since, 'the valuable information . which his travels contain, his habit of giving a number of toponyms in Arabic characters, the care he took to copy Roman inscriptions in North Africa and hieroglyphics in Egypt, and finally, the exceptionally good plates and maps in his work, all entitled Shaw to a place among the most observant and reliable visitors to the east' (Hamilton). ESTC T114688;