Title: Manners And Customs Of the Ancient Egyptians...
Publisher: John Murray, London
Publication Date: 1841
Edition: First edition.
22 x 14 cm. First Series: 17 lithographed plates (seven in color, one tinted), and Second Series: 94 lithographed plates (Vol.III is the plate volume), contains two exquisite, large color fold-outs, plus voluminous wood-cuts in all six volumes. Three errata slips. Extensive Index. Wilkinson, called the Father of British Egyptology, arrived in Egypt at the age of twenty-four and stayed for twelve consecutive years. DNB called this his most important work, further stating, "In this his standard work the statements of ancient writers about Egypt, together with the results of modern excavation and researches by the author were lucidly arranged, explained in a fascinating style, and richly illustrated with plans, engravings and coloured plates.he brought to light many new facts connected with Egyptian manners, history and religion." Bright, generally clean set, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, double gilt cover border panels, spine labels in maroon and green, marbled endpapers with matching edges, two spine labels chipped with slight loss. Contemporary full tan calf. Near fine. 6 Vols. Bookseller Inventory # 19969
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