Letters On Egypt. With A Parallel Between The Manners Of Its Ancient And Modern Inhabitants, The Present State, The Commerce, The Agriculture, And Government Of That Country; And An Account of the Descent of St, Lewis at Damietta. Claude Etienne Savary.

Letters On Egypt. With A Parallel Between The Manners Of Its Ancient And Modern Inhabitants, The Present State, The Commerce, The Agriculture, And Government Of That Country; And An Account of the Descent of St, Lewis at Damietta

Dublin: Luke White, 1787. leather_bound. 414 & 425 cm. 21 x 13 1/2 cm. Three folding plates (two maps). Robert Young Hayne's (1791-1839) copy, a Senator and Governor [South Carolina] and Mayor of Charleston, with his bookplates and signatures on title pages of both volumes. Hayne was a keen advocate of nullification and an opponent of protective tariff rates who tilted successfully with Webster and Clay. A scholarly and esteemed account citing Arab texts, and presenting Egypt prior to the French occupation. Marginal dampstains to first few leaves of Vol. I, not affecting text, modest text toning. Modern quarter plum morocco and marbled boards, green morocco spine labels printed in gilt, raised bands, spine panels with fleur-de-lis motifs in gilt. Fine. 2 vols. Item #18476

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