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THE

of
E G Y P T;

BROM

THE EARLIEST ACCOUNTS OF THAT COUNTRY,

TILL THE

EXPULSION OF THE FRENCH FROM ALEXANDRIA,

IN THE YEAR 1801.

By JAMES WILSON, D.D.

Minister of Falkirk.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

Volume 1.

EDINBURGH:

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PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE & CO. EDINBURGE, AND

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME, LONDON.

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Honourable GEORGE ABERCROMBY

of Tullibody, and Member of Parliament for the City of

Edinburgh,

SIR,

If your father, Sir Ralph ABERCROMBY, had now been in life, this His. tory of Egypt would have been laid at his feet, as a mark of respect for his character, and a testimony of approbation with regard to his conduct. It was the high interest, which that country has, for several years excited in Europe, that first suggested to me the idea of composing this work; and it is the success of that important expedition, in which he bore so illustrious a part, which renders the circumstances and events of Egypt, so peculiarly dear to the Empire of Great Britain.

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