Siwa, the oasis of Jupiter Ammon

Author: Belgrave, C. Dalrymple
Year: 1923
Edition: First edition
Publisher: London; The Bodley Head
Category: Egypt

Original publisher's blue cloth gilt, 8vo., pp. xxix, 1, 1, (1), 275, complete with the rare (genuine first edition) dust jacket.
Inserted is a message from The Bodley Head with a request for a review.

Illustrated with 17 b/w photographs, 4 chromoxylographs and a folding map.

The dust jacket chipped at the upper edges and with a tear at the bottom.

Belgrave elaborately describes the environment of Siwa, the Berber population, their customs, habits and superstitions, as well as its history. He uses various sources, collected by himself and written by experts on the history of Egypt like Gaston Maspero.

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