London: Egypt Exploration Society / Geoffrey Cumberlege, 1952-1955. Second edition (Part I) First edition (Part II). Hardcover. Folio (Part I: 17 3/4 x 14 1/4" and Part II: 12 3/4 X 10 1/4"). Part I: , 22, pp (Text), xcvi (96) (i.e. 104) leaves (Plates); Part II: xi, , 242pp. Contemporary full burgundy cloth, with gold lettering to spines and front covers.
The first part of this work was originally published in 1917, and, together with its second part published 38 years later, this two-volume set is the complete Corpus of Egyptian records from Sinai, copied during the 1904-05 archaeological expedition.
It contains the introduction to the work, as well as a series of tables which make it possible to see at a glance whict texts are new, and in what books the remainder have been published. They also indicate the exact provenance; the nature of the monuments in question; and, finally, their chronological order and distribution. Last but not least, this volume contains the entire set of 96 numbered plates (i.e 104, as there is a plate XXIa, XXVa, XXXIIIa, XXXVa, XLIIa, XLIVa, LIIIa, LXVa). Lower front corner slightly bumped (not affecting pages).
Minor shelf wear. Ex-library copies with sticker at tails of spine, bookplate on inside of each front cover and pocket on inside of each back cover. Bindings in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. vg. Item #42688