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Book Description

Wilson (Lt. Col. Robert Thomas) History of the British Expedition to Egypt, First Edition, 1802. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 3 folding maps, very occasional light browning or foxing, modern half calf, red morocco spine label, uncut, a remarkably clean and handsome copy, lge 4to, 1802. Sidney Smith in a contemporary review, noted (Edinburgh Review), "The best of the English accounts is certainly that of Robert Wilson.'The narrative is extremely full and very entertaining." As a member of Parliament, Wilson pressed to end the practice of corporal punishment of soldiers, common at the time. Rare and handsome First Edition. With an attractive Cicely Waldron bookplate.
Author Lt. Col. R. T. Wilson
Date 1802
Binding Hard
Publisher T. Egerton
Condition Near Fine

Price: £775.00

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