Sonnini, Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt: undertaken by order of the old government of France. Illustrated with forty engraving; consisting of portraits, views, plans, a geographical chart, antiquities, plants, animals, &c. Drawn on the spot, under the author's inspection. Translated from the French, by Henry Hunter. London John Stockdale 1799
First edition in English. Three volumes, 8vo, pp. xix, 376; vii, 368; viii, 324, [xiv (advertisement leaf and list of subscribers)]; with 2 engraved portraits, 37 plates and large folding map. A very good clean set bound in late 19th-century half calf by Galway & Co., Dublin, with their ticket, gilt falcon crest on spines, raised bands picked out in gilt, and green lettering pieces, top edge gilt. Spines worn at head and foot, with some loss of surface leather, edges beginning to split.
See Blackmer 1573 for second English edition.

Sonnini had joined Baron de Tott's expedition in 1777, and had explored Egypt before proceeding to Turkey, Greece, Crete and the Archipelago. He was greatly interested in natural history and cultivated many new plants on his return to France in 1780. He turned to writing to make up for the financial losses he incurred as a result of the French revolution.