With thirteen songs, including their original Arabic text and English translation

Churi, Joseph H. Sea Nile, the Desert, and Nigritia. Travels in Company with Captain Peel, R.N. 1851-1852. [...] With Thirteen Arabic Songs, as Sung by the Egyptian Sailors on the Nile.

London, published by the author, 1853.

Large 8vo. XII, 331, (1) pp. With wood-engraved frontispiece of the Homra tree. Original publisher's brown boards with title in gilt to spine.


First edition.

The Lebanese Maronite Churi trained at the Congregation of Propaganda in Rome from 1842 to 1849. He later left Rome and made his way to London, where he gave lessons in Arabic, Latin, Italian, and Hebrew. Captain W. Peel was amongst his pupils and persuaded him to accompany him on a tour of the Middle East between October 1850 and February 1851. The present work is an account of a second journey the pair undertook to Egypt and the Sudan between August 1851 and February 1852.

Some wear to spine and boards. Mild occasional foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Nice original, unblemished yellow endpapers. Rare.


Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 135 (erroneously s. v. "Chusi"). OCLC 4709982. Not in Gay.

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