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PEEL FAMILY COPY

PEEL, Sidney. The binding of the nile and new soudan.

London. Edward Arnold, 1904. First edition.
8vo. viii, [2], 288, 16pp. With a photogravure frontispiece, a folding amp to rear, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor rubbing and marking to extremities. Bookseller's ticket of Henry Sotheran to FEP, frontispiece and title page foxed, else internally clean and crisp. A fine copy. Mervyn Lloyd Peel's copy, with his armorial bookplate to FEP and inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. Label stating 'Heirloom of Sir Meryn Peel, K.B.E. 1929' pasted to REP.
The first edition of Sir Sidney Cornwallis, baronet Peel's (1870-1938) history of the regulation of the Egyptian Nile for purposes of irrigation and the development of Sudanese society, with reference to education and trade and commerce (including slavery).

Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel (1856-1929), Conservative politician who held the offices of Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 22166