Notes of a Visit to Egypt, Palestine, and the East, in 1895. Reprinted from The Guide of 1906, With Several Additions.

  • Marwick, Sir James D.
  • Glasgow: Printed by William Hodge and Company 1907




FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, 8vo, pp. 75, [1]. Original black cloth, front board lettered direct in gilt. Extremities bumped, a touch marked, tail of spine worn with small tear to cloth. Presentation inscription to flyleaf: ‘To Mrs William Marwick with Sir James Marwick’s kind regards.’


A scarce privately-printed volume documenting a trip taken by Sir James David Marwick (1826-1908) with his wife and daughter through Egypt and the Middle East, taking in the pyramids, Karnak, Jerusalem and Damascus. Marwick was Town Clerk of Glasgow for 31 years and was instrumental in expanding the city's municipal boundaries and raising the city to the status of a county in 1893. Just 2 copies are located by Library Hub and Worldcat, at NLS and Edinburgh. This copy is inscribed to a family member, most likely Elizabeth Jane Marwick, nee Hutton (1863-1938), who married the author's nephew William in 1893.

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