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Author: CLOT-BEY, (ANTOINE BARTHÉLEMY) Title: Aperçu Général sur L'Égypte, par ... Officier de la Légion d'Honneur, commandeur du plusieurs ordres, Docteur en Médecine et en Chirurgie ...Ouvrage orné d'un Portrait et de plusieurs Cartes et Plans coloriés.
Description: Paris, Fortin, Masson et Cie, libr. éd., successeurs de Crochard, Place de l'école-de médecine, 1., 1840. In 2 vols. W. lith. portrait frontispiece of Mehmet Ali and 7 lith. maps (single page, double page and folding, some partly handcol.). Contemp. half clf. over marbled brds., spine richly gilt. (Spine ends and edges some rubb.; corners dam.; covers some wear.). (XC, 360; I, 570, II pp.). (First and last lvs. of both vols. spotted/foxed.). Hirsch II, 53/4: Clot-Bey (1793 - 1868) was a French surgeon, who spent many years in Egypt organzing public and military health: Wellcome II, 361: Blackmer cat. 370: Blackmer sale 497: 'In 1824 Clot was appointed surgeon to the Egyptian army by Mehmet Ali, whom he came greatly to admire. He organised healt services in the country, both civil and military, ran a hospital at Abou Zabel and set up a school of medicine. After the cholera epidemic of 1831 Mehmet Ali gave him the title of "Bey". He was sent on a mission to France on Mehmet's behalf in 1839, and continued to serve in Egypt until 1856.': An extensive introduction to Egypt and its culture.
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Price: EUR 550.00 = appr. US$ 597.77 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 589