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BADÍA Y LEBLICH, Domingo (1766--1818)
[Voyages d'Ali Bey el Abassi en Afrique et en Asie. English. 1816]
Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, between the years 1803 and 1807. Written by himself, and illustrated by maps and numerous plates. In two volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816.
2 vols ; 27.2 cm. (4º)
I: [3], vi--xlii, 339, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., [2] fold. engr. maps, [45] pl., [1] letterpress table : engr. ill.
II: [3], vi--ix, [1], 373, [1] p., [2] fold. engr. maps, [40] pl. (6 fold.)

Ali Bey is the pseudonym of Domingo Badía y Leblich (or Leyblich), a Spanish traveller who posed as a Muslim and started from Cádiz (1803) on a journey through North Africa, Syria and Arabia. The eighty-five plates (excluding the unnumbered frontispiece portrait and four maps) are numbered I--XXXVII and XXXIX--LXXXIII with two bis plates (XII, XXVIII) and an unnumbered folding plate of 'El Aksa', the latter not called for. Plate 'XXXVIII' is a letterpress leaf printed in a Greek font.

Copy Notes Lacking half-titles?

Binding C19th calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, gilt-ruled spine, maroon leather spine-labels. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 12s. on 1 February 1830. (Archive 7/14/36).

Reference Number 1620


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