The American in Egypt, with Rambles Through Arabia Petræa and the Holy Land, During the Years 1839 and 1840
The American in Egypt, with Rambles Through Arabia Petræa and the Holy Land, During the Years 1839 and 1840

The American in Egypt, with Rambles Through Arabia Petræa and the Holy Land, During the Years 1839 and 1840

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1843. Presumed second edition. Octavo (23 cm); [5], 6-610 pp., 18 pp. of adverts in rear; frontispiece; illustrated with numerous steel engravings, also etchings and designs by Johnston. Marbled paper over calf; four gilt-ruled, raised bands to spine with gilt title; marbled page edges and endpapers. Some rubbing to leather. Contemporary signature to flyleaf; foxing throughout, faded word on title page. Very Good. Cooley's satirical and irreverent travelogue invoked the ire of famed lecturer and Egyptologist, George Robins Glibbon (1809-1857), who believed he, his father, John Gliddon, the United States Consul to Egypt, and other acquaintances had been unjustly defamed by Cooley's acerbic pen. Glibbon published "Appendix to 'The American in Egypt'" (1842), a thirty-eight page pamphlet, which included a review, refutation and epistle. Cooley would later punch Glibbon in the face in a New York City store and be fined $5 after Glibbon took him to court. Item #01278

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