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This copy of Werner Nile Sketches sold auction for $1,200 in January, 2021

Beautiful folio published in 1875, Carl Werner’s Nile Sketches. Includes a lithographed map, 24 chromolithographed plates, each with a captioned tissue guard, publisher’s elaborate decorative cloth with morocco gilt onlays, flat spine gilt.

A very scarce example of this important collection of illustrations demonstrating everyday life in nineteenth century Egypt, which is accompanied by an equally important textual context.

This copy is one of the finest to come to auction.