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Quinze jours à Sinaï

voyage/travel, pub:1839

Collaboration with Adrien Dauzats.


From A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père by Frank Wild Reed:
     A picturesque narrative of a scientific journey to Egypt and Sinai, of which party Baron Taylor and Dauzats, the artist, were members, but of which Dumas was not. None the less, by the aid of notes and of sketches lent to him, he wrote an account of the expedition. which has always been regarded as a piece of magnificent description ; indeed, the mistake has been frequently made of crediting Dumas with having shared in these travels, and Ibrahim Pacha sent him a special message of congratulation upon the lucidity of his work.
     Original edition: Paris, Dumont, 2 vols., 8vo., par MM. Alex. Dumas et A. Dauzats, 1839 (according to Parran) or 1838 (if one follows Quérard). Vol. I., pp. 358, inclusive of table of contents, and with vignette of Mount Sinai, by Dauzats; Vol. II., pp. 406, inclusive of table of contents, and with a vignette of "Le Rocher de Moïse," also by Dauzats.
     Second edition, same firm, 1839, 2 vols., same pagination, and with the vignettes facing the title-pages.
     Another edition: Paris, Ch. Gosselin, 1842, 181110., English format.
     Another : Paris, Dessessarts, 1846, 2 vols., 8vo.
     It now forms one volume in the Calmann-Lévy standard edition, one in the same firm's illustrated series, and one in their " Musée Littéraire."
     In Le Vasseur's "Alexandre Dumas Illustré" it forms part of Vol. XXII.

         References :—
     Dumas: "Causeries" in "Le Mousquetaire" for September 5th and 23rd, 1854.
     Parran: "Bibliographie d'Alex. Dumas," page 43.
     Quérard: "Supercheries Littéraires Dévoilées," Vol. I., Columns 1120-1121.
     Glinel: "Alexandre Dumas et Son Œuvre," pp. 360-61.

         English Translations :
     "Travelling Sketches in Egypt and Sinai " (an abridged translation "corrected by a Biblical Student"—William Cooke Taylor) : London, Parker and Son, 1839, pp. 316.
     "Impressions of Travel in Egypt and Arabia Petraea," New York, John S. Taylor, pp. 318, 1839. Translated by a Lady of New York (Mrs. Edward S. Gould.)

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