Published by Imprimerie de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale, Cairo, 1933
Soft cover. Condition: Good. First Edition. , viii, 62 pp., [3: Contents, Plates and Illustrations Lists], French text, 12 b/w photographic plates, 3 engraved plates after paintings by Pauty, 22 figures in text, original publisher?s wrappers, from the Mémoires par les Membres de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire, tome 64, title in red, half titles, covers partly detached, front cover lightly soiled and toned round edges, otherwise copy in very good condition. Rare copy. Edmond Pauty, a French scholar, Orientalist painter, architect and technical expert on the Committee for the Conservation of Monuments in Arab Art. Some cultures equated cleanliness and self-caring with godliness and associated hygiene with diverse religious beliefs and practices. For instance, personal hygiene and cleanliness in the ancient Egyptian culture were highly emphasized. They were common features of the religious practices and essential parts of the whole culture. Regarding the numbers of hamm?ms recorded in Cairo over the last few centuries. According to El Kerdany, Al-Maqrizi (early 15th Century AD) identified 52 hamm?ms which increased to 80 during the 18th century. Whilst the scientists of the French Expedition observed 72 baths in the early 19th century. The Tawf?q? plans ?khitat tawf?q?a? of Ali Pasha Mubarak counted 62 hammams. At the time of writing his book (1860), Edward William Lane recognized the number of 60 or 70 functioning hamm?ms. They ranged between male-only baths, female-only baths or both male/female baths with special times being allocated for each sex, the latter type being the most common. Subsequently, in 1933, Edmond Pauty stated, in MIFAO Vol. 64 on Cairo hammams, that there were around 47 buildings. André Raymond recorded 33 hammams in use in 1969. In 2004, Nicholas Warner documented 17 hammams within the area of Historic Cairo. #36167.
Extremely rare. Mémoires publiés par les Membres de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire, tome LXIV. IFAO, Le Caire, 1933. First edition. Folio, viii & 62 pages, 12 plates. Contemporary half-leather, a fine copy. Small stamp of former private owner on title page. Language: French. This book ships from Europe, shipping costs will be updated accordingly (BCI). Relevant subjects: Egypt: Medieval & Modern Egypt.
Publication Date: 1933
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Gut bis sehr gut. 1. Auflage. 1St Edition , Folio, Two Books: Les Hammams Du Caire 3/4 Calf, Marbled Boards And Endpapers; Original Wraps Bound In; Pps. Viii, 62, 3 Unnumbered Leaves At End (Table De Matiere, Table De Planches, Figures Dans Le Texte), 12 B/W Photographic Plates Plus Two Unnumbered Plates (After Paintings By Pauty) In Text, 22 Text Figures; Cover Edges Rubbed, Light Soiling/Age Browning To Bound In Wraps, Contents Very Good Palais Et Maisons Large 4To, 3/4 Calf, Marbled Boards And Endpapers; Original Wraps Bound In; Pps.Xii, 92 , Two Colour Plates After Paintings By Pauty, B/W Plates A-N, And Double-Page Situation Plan In Text, 48 B/W Heliogravure Plates At End Of Book; Different Publishing Dates To Upper Cover Wrapcovers (1933) And Title Page (1932); Light Rubbing To Covers , Free Endpaoers Age Browned, Wraps With Light Age Browning, Dust/Fingersoiling; Contents Clean Attractive, Uniformely Bound, Complete Set Of Pauty's Most Important Works.