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Pete Fry

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History of the British Expedition to Egypt


Wilson (Lt. Col. Robert Thomas) History of the British Expedition to Egypt, First Edition, 1802. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 3 folding maps, very occasional light browning or foxing, modern half calf, red morocco spine label, uncut, a remarkably clean and handsome copy, lge 4to, 1802. Sidney Smith in a contemporary review, noted (Edinburgh Review), "The best of the English accounts is certainly that of Robert Wilson.'The narrative is extremely full and very entertaining." As a member of Parliament, Wilson pressed to end the practice of corporal punishment of soldiers, common at the time. Rare and handsome First Edition. With an attractive Cicely Waldron bookplate.