The contents of the Handbook are divided into Three
Sections (I. Introductory Matter, Approaches; II. Lower
Egypt; III. Upper Egypt, Lower Nubia, Upper Nubia and the
Sudân), each of which inay be separately removed from the
volume by cutting the gauze backing visible on opening the
book at the requisite pages. Linen covers for thèse sections
may be obtained through any bookseller.
The Maps and Plans hâve been the object of the Editor's
spécial care, and ail hâve been carefully revised by Prof.
Steindorff, with the aid of the most récent publications. To
the présent édition hâve been added a new map of the
environs of Assuân, plans of Khartûm and Omdurmân, and
many new ground-plans. The spelling of the names on the
maps of the Fayûm and of the Nile from Cairo to Assuân
(3 sheets) follows the officiai French System of translitération
adopted in the 'Recensement général de l'Egypte du 1 juin
1897', published in 1898. In ail the maps and plans the North
is at the top of the page, except where there is an express
indication to the contrary.
Ancient Egyptian names are transliterated on the System
indicated at p. cviii.
Hotels, etc., see p. xvii. Hotels which cannot be ac-
cnrately characterized without exposing the Editor to the risk
of légal proceedings are left unmentioned.
To hôtel-proprie tors, tradesmen, and others the Editor
begs to intimate that a character for fair dealing and cour-
tesy towards traveilers forms the sole passport to his com-
mendation, and that advertisements of every kind are strictly
excluded from his Handbooks. Hotel-keepers are also warned
against persons representing themselves as agents for Bae-