The Land of Egypt - Jasper MoreB. T. Batsford, 1980, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs ; Maps ;
From the cover: “The civilisation of Egypt is the most ancient in the western world. It is also the one which has seen the greatest changes in the years since World War II. That is why a new, up-to-date, first-hand account of Egypt as it is today is particularly welcome. Jasper More knows Egypt intimately and he knows it in the perspective of visits paid over many years. In this book he shows himself to be as admirable a cicerone as the visitor is likely to find.
Because the present can only be understood in the context of history, Jasper More begins by providing a summarised and remarkably clear account of the extended and often confusing millennia of Egypt’s past. Having thus set the scene, Mr More describes in illuminating detail the sights which present themselves to the visitor. Pyramids and tombs, obelisks and temples, the cities, the museums and the ancient artefacts thus take on a significance which for the uninformed sightseer they would otherwise certainly lack. There are chapters on Alexandria and on Cairo, on the Delta and Lower Egypt, and there is a wholly admirable account of those remarkable places-for example, Luxor, Karnak, Thebes, the Valley of the Kings and of the Queens, the Colossi of Memnort, Abu Simbel-which are the high points of any voyage up the Nile. Excellent illustrations add much to the book’s usefulness.”