"IT HAS BEEN MY FATE TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR A SPY IN SYRIA… TO HAVE BEEN SHOT AT ONCE ON THE NILE… TO HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH SORCERY IN NUBIA"
MADDEN, Richard Robert. Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia, and Palestine. London, 1829. Two volumes.
First edition of this entertaining and insightful epistolary travel narrative, rare with hand-colored aquatint frontispiece portrait of the author in Syrian dress, in contemporary calf covers. $2000.