Leaves from an Egyptian Note-Book 1888 Isaac Taylor ~ Egypt ~ Travel ~ Islam ~ British occupation ~ kourbash, corvee reforms


Title: Leaves from an Egyptian Note-Book
Author: Isaac Taylor

Description: Ex-library (non-circulating). Publisher's green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and decorative crescent moon and stars on front cover. Call number on spine. Bookplates and sticker on front pastedown; no pockets. Pinhole library stamp on title-page and one additional leaf. Some pencil marginalia, else pages bright and generally clean. 19 x 12.5 cm. Octavo. pp. 157, plus [46] publisher's advertising. Uncommon. Placed in an archival mylar wrapper with a small, loose slip of acid-free paper to mask the call number.  

Isaac Taylor's work in this volume consists of his notes based on conversations with Egyptian Muslims about politics and religion, his travel observations, investigations of Islamic culture, the British administration, reforms, and the relationship between Christians and Muslims. Isaac Taylor (1829-1901) was an Anglican priest, philologist, author, and Canon of York.  

I. Street-Life in Cairo.
II. Education and Culture.
III. The English Occupation.
IV. Black or White.
V. Polygamy.
VI. The Harem.
VII. Egypt for the Egyptians.
VIII. The Kourbash.
IX. The Corvee.
X. Slaves.
XI. Winter at Luxor.
XII. English and Native Administration.
XIII. Mahommedans on Mahommedanism.
XIV. The Bases of Mahommedan Belief.
XV. Prospects of a Moslem Reformation.
XVI. From a Lady's Diary.  

From the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), an Irish-born pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. His collection was considered to be one of the finest on the west coast and was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.
Place: London
Year: 1888

Keywords: Egypt, travel, customs, nineteenth century, 19th century, Islam, religion, politics, British occupation, kourbash, corvee, reforms,

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