Leaves from an Egyptian Note-Book

Taylor, Isaac

Published by Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., London, 1888
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Viii, (2) , 157 pages. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering and illustration on front board and gilt lettering on spine. Pen mark on front free endpaper. Contents: Street-Life in Cairo; Education and Culture; The English Occupation; Black or White; Polygamy; The Harem; Egypt for the Egyptians; The Kourbash; The Corvee; Slaves; Winter at Luxor; English and Native Administration; Mahommedans on Mahommedanism; The Bases of Mahommedan Belief; Prospects of a Moslem Reformation; From a Lady's Diary. Isaac Taylor (1829-1901) was an English philologist and clergyman. "Narratives of Egyptian travel being already sufficiently abundant, I have not attempted to add another to the list. The scope of this volume is wholly different. It consists, for the most part, of notes of conversations with Egyptians on politics and religion. // I went to Egypt, the head-quarters of Islam, in order to investigate the truth of certain assertions which have of late been freely made as to the barbarism, ignorance, profligacy, and intolerance of Mahommedan nations. My inquiries were facilitated by the fact that some of my pleas for a better mutual understanding between Christians and Mohommedans had been recently reproduced, with appreciative comments, in the vernacular journals of Cairo, Beyroutm and Constantinople. " - from the author's preface.; 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 001952

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Title: Leaves from an Egyptian Note-Book

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., London

Publication Date: 1888

Binding: Original Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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