Rooke, Henri. Voyage sur les côtes de l'Arabie heureuse, sur la Mer Rouge et en Egypte. Contenant le récit d'un combat des Anglois avec M. de Suffrein, et leur expédition contre le Cap de Bonne-Espérance en 1781 [...] Traduit de l'Anglois, d'après la seconde édition.

London, Royez, 1788.

8vo. (2), VI, 154 pp. (error in paging: pp. 153-154 misnumbered 152-153). Contemporary boards.


First French translation, from the second English edition (first published in English in 1784): an account of a journey made from Yemen to the Red Sea and Egypt and on to Europe. Rooke's narrative commentary on the expedition despatched in 1781 with the object of capturing the Cape provides descriptions of Mecca, Jeddah, and Cairo. Includes extensive notes by the translator.

Slight brownstaining; slight flaw to spine, otherwise in good condition.


Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1936. Aboussouan 797. Gay 116. Mendelssohn IV, 78. OCLC 4669621. Cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 181 (Paris, Agasse, 1788). Not in Atabey or Blackmer.