New York: Harper and Row, 1981. First Edition. First printing. Large octavo (25.5cm.); light blue publisher's cloth boards in darker blue dust jacket featuring a color print of Ludwig Mayer's "Views of Egypt" on front and rear; vii,470pp. Text block is slightly toned at the edges, with light stains, creases, and pencil underlines scattered throughout, else Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor shelf wear and some creasing along extremities; small closed tear on lower edge of front panel. Jacket spine also has a small chip on upper edge, leading to a closed tear in the upper rear panel. Very Good+. Fly title page bears author signature and inscription.