Excerpt from The Right of Landed Property in Egypt Having had the hour to be chosen as a Fellow of the Egyptian Institute, I have endeavoured to betoken my gratefulness to this eminent assembly, by laying before it a work relating to a question hitherto very little dealt with. To be sure, the study of this question was rendered difficult by obscurity in the texts, and confusion in the regulations on the subject; but the position I held in the Government Administration, as Secretary of the Commission of Inquiry into the Land-tax, rendered the task relatively easier for me than for any one else. I, however, did t at all wish to undertake so important a work without recurring to the counsel of Monsieur Bellaigue de Bughas, whose special kwledge has aided me greatly. M. Bellaigue de Bughas, with his wonted affability, was t satisfied with giving me advice; he also had the kindness to trace me out a plan. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.