Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte,
pendant les Annees 1783, 84 et 85. Paris Courcier 1807
Fourth edition, two volumes, pp.x, 487, , 2 folding plates, 2 folding maps.; vii, 458, , 2 folding plates, folding plan, folding map. A superb set bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled boards. With royal monogram, VAC, possibly Italian, in gilt on spine.
Constantin François de Chassebœuf, Comte de Volney, (1757-1820) was a French philosopher and orientalist. He spent seven months in Egypt and nearly two years in Syria learning Arabic between 1782 and 1785. The first edition of this work was published in 1787.