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A Thousand Miles up the Nile - A woman's journey among the treasures of Ancient Egypt PART I Paperback – January 20, 2008
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It does not include any of the original illustrations, which was the most disappointing feature for me. In addition, many pages looked like they were in the process of being turned when they were photocopied, resulting in a weird, distorted image that was unreadable.
Better to find an original copy on Amazon or ebay, and buy it that way, which is what I did after returning this. The book, with its' illustrations of 1880's Egypt, is quite charming. This one had no charm.
The reputable editions are as follows:
* The Darf Publishers (London) hardcover edition (1993) - ISBN 978-1850772279 - which is a facsimile of the Second Revised Edition of 1888. The pages (xxviii + 499) are sewn together in quires.
* The Norton Creek Press paperback edition (2008) - ISBN 978-0981928425 - which is "a reproduction of the illustrated 1890 edition by Routledge and Sons."
Amazon's "Look inside" reproduces the paperback edition of 2008 for both the Paperback and Hardcover formats. My copy of the Darf Publishers hardcover edition is exactly the same as this particular "Look inside".
The Kindle Edition has a different "Look inside".
The really bad reviews are for the "Classic Reprint" edition (2012) - ASIN B008G1JJPM - published by Forgotten Books. The "Look inside" for this paperback is actually the "Look inside" for the Norton Creek Press 2008 paperback edition.