Stuttgart und Leipzig: Deutsche Verlgsanstalt, 1900. Hardcover. 8vo. ix, 517pp. 3/4 blue leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine. Decorated endpapers. Frontispiece, a portrait of Ebers. Illustrated title page. Collection of articles by renowned German Egyptologist Georg Ebers (see below) on Ancient Egypt, with sections on Excavations, Archaeology, Cultural History, Ancient Egyptian Literature, Biographical, et. al. Age wear to binding, especially at edges. Published posthumously. Owner's stamp to half title. Pencil mark to title, easily erasable. Minor browning throughout. Otherwise clean and tight. In German, in Gothic script. Very good condition. vg. Item #19701
On the author (Source: Public Domain)
Georg Moritz Ebers (1837 – 1898), German Egyptologist and novelist, discovered the Egyptian medical papyrus, of ca 1550 BCE, named for him (see Ebers papyrus) at Luxor (Thebes) in the winter of 1873–74. It is one of two of the oldest preserved medical documents anywhere. At Göttingen he studied jurisprudence, and at Berlin Oriental languages and archaeology. Having made a special study of Egyptology, he became in 1865 Dozent in Egyptian language and antiquities at Jena, and in 1870 he was appointed professor in these subjects at Leipzig. Ebers early conceived the idea of popularizing Egyptian lore by means of historical romances. The state of his health led him in 1889 to retire from his chair at Leipzig on a pension. Many of his books have been translated into English.