Adventures of Women Travelers and Explorers
A Thousand Miles up the Nile
Edwards, Amelia B.
Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (1831-1892), an English author, artist and Egyptologist, was well known for her travel books, literary fiction, and nonfiction works. She also wrote poetry, stories and articles for periodicals. Today she is best know for her work as an Egyptologist and founder of the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1882 (later the Egypt Exploration Society). Edwards traveled to Egypt in 1873-74 to visit the historic sites. She was appalled by the neglect of the ancient monuments and vandalism by visitors and locals. Upon her return to England, she wrote and illustrated the first edition (1877) of "A Thousand Miles up the Nile", which was very well received and one of the most popular and influential travel books on Egypt.
Second Edition, Revised, 8vo, [9x6.75 in]; xxvii, 499 pp., 81 illustrations on plates and in text including frontispiece and title page, appendices; Minimal shelf wear to covers, edges and corners with rubbing and spots to cover and spine joint edges, bottom corners bumped, minor fraying and rubbing to edges, missing half-title, prior owner ink writing on last page, binders stamp on lower rear end paper. A Very Good and bright copy.
George Routledge and Sons
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