4to (300 x 225mm), pp. , 163, [1 (errata)]; text printed within red borders, initials printed in red; heliogravure frontispiece and 34 heliogravure plates, printed by J. Schober, and one folding, colour-printed lithographic map; 162 illustrations in the text; original richly decorated and gilt light brown pictorial cloth by Hasert, Stuttgart, all edges red, patterned endpapers; extremities minimally rubbed and bumped, a few tiny marks, covers a little bowed, nonetheless an excellent, bright copy; provenance: Otto Hack Roland Printzköld (1846-1930, Lord Chamberlain to the King of Sweden, armorial bookplate on upper pastedown).
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Vom Nil. Tagebuchblätter während des Aufenthalts in Egypten im Winter 1890/91... Mit Lichtdruckbildern nach eigenen photographischen Aufnahmen und einer Karte. Als Manuscript gedruckt.
First edition, printed for private circulation. Vom Nil records a journey along the Nile made between October 1890 and April 1891 by Princess Victoria of Baden (1862–1930), later Queen Victoria of Sweden (queen consort 1907–1930).
Written in the form of a diary, the Princess’s account of her travels is richly illustrated with her own accomplished photographs depicting the major monuments as well as landscape views and studies of the different ethnic groups encountered.The work was published privately and is rare – OCLC records only one copy outside Germany (National Library of Sweden) – and this copy was presumably a gift to Otto Printzköld, the Lord Chamberlain to the King of Sweden.
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