David Spilman Fine Books, ABAA

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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.

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David Spilman Fine Books is an online bookseller specializing in fine books, maps, publications and ephemera related to exploration, adventure and world history, with an emphasis on the Polar Regions, History and the American west. David’s particular interest is in the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration from 1895 to 1920’s. Other areas of interest are in the Arctic exploration in the 19th Century, American Western expansion, the Gold Rush eras, Cook Expeditions, California, the Pacific Northwest and a little bit of this and that.

David is a member of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America (ABAA) and of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), and currently serving as IOBA Treasurer.

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