Travels in upper and lower Egypt undertaken by order of the old government of France. Charles-Nicolas-Sigisbert SONNINI DE MANONCOURT.
Travels in upper and lower Egypt undertaken by order of the old government of France

Travels in upper and lower Egypt undertaken by order of the old government of France

London: J. Debrett, 1800. 4to (10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches). Errata and advertisement leaf at end. Large folding map, frontispiece portrait and 27 engraved plates. Contemporary diced russia. Binding worn, spine renewed; map with tears crossing image, some spotting and browning. Item #403734

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. The author "related [his account] with the utmost candor: such as Egyptian female circumcision, serpent eating, Egyptian Lesbianism, women's cosmetics and use of depilatories, sensuality and effeminacy of the baths, red leprosy, masculine beauty, Egyptian homosexuality, circumcision of boys, etc" (Cox I, 395).

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