Elephant folio. (23 1/4 x 18"). 7, pp (Text) 2 double leaves (Map), XV (i.e. 16 as XII bis) double-leave plates (Volume I), 15, pp (Text), VII, VIII, II, II (19) double-leave plates (Volume II), , 24pp (Text), XX (20) double-leave plates (Volume III). Modern brown cloth, with gold lettering to spine. This monumental work is due to the collaboration of John Shea Perring, a civil engineer and explorer, and British archaeologist Richard William Howard Vyse, who, between January and August 1837 were involved in making a survey of the pyramids at Gizeh, and in the execution of plans, drawings, and maps of these monuments. In 1838 and 1839, Perring explored and surveyed the pyramids at Abou Roash, and those to the southward, including Fayoom. As part of his work Perring created several maps, plans and cross-sections of the pyramids at Abu Roasch, Gizeh, Abusir, Saqqara and Dahshur. He was the first to explore the interior of the Pyramid of Userkaf at Saqqara in 1839, through a robber's tunnel first discovered by Orazio Marucchi in 1831. Perring thought the pyramid belonged to Djedkare. The pyramid was first correctly identified by Egyptologist Cecil Firth in 1928. Perring added some graffiti inside the Red Pyramid at Dahshur, which can still be viewed today."The Pyramids of Gizeh" consits of 3 parts: Part I: The Great Pyramid. Part II: The Second and Third Pyramids, the three smaller to the southward of the third, and the three to the eastward of the Great Pyramid. Part III: The Pyramids to the southward of Gizeh and at Abou Roash: Also: Campbell's Tomb, and a section of the Rock and Gizeh. Accompanied by notes on the hieroglyphics by S. Birch.Ex-Library copy, with sticker at tail of spine and on inside of back cover, and bookplate on inside of front board. Plate XX of third volume bound as frontispiece at the beginning of the book. The last two plates of the third volume (XXI and XII: both on sarcophagus found in Campbell's tomb) are lacking. Moderate foxing throughout. Two tiny closed tears taped on plate XX (not affecting image). Smudging and water-staining to the leaf containing the list of plates in first volume, with fore-edge partly taped. Fore-edge of Preface in third volume partly taped. Binding in overall very good, interior in good to very good, plates in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Pyramids of Gizeh: Vol. I, The Great ...
Publisher: James Fraser
Publication Date: 1842
Book Condition: g to vg
Edition: First edition.
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