Picturesque Egypt

For the first time in my life I am working in a library. A library with tons of really cool stuff, not just current popular fiction and DVDs you can borrow for free. There is some seriously cool stuff in this library.

I recently went on a field trip with some colleagues to one of the library’s storage facilities on the other side of campus. They were doing a survey of the atlases the library had in its collection. I was looking at cool old books!

You know I have a thing for beautiful book covers. Check out this book on Egypt from 1885.

Is that not gorgeous? And the title page is nearly as much fun, with its beautiful type.

Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, Picturesque by G. Ebers (originally in German).

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