Le Caire (Cairo): Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (14 1/4 x 11"). , 259, pp. Modern full blue cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Publisher's device to title page.
This fifth and last volume of Henri Gauthier's monumental catalogue of Egyptian royalties from Menes to the Emperor Decius, focuses on the Roman emperors involved in ancient Egypt, from Augustus to Decius.
Minor shelf wear. Ex-library copy with remnants of sticker at tail of spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, pocket on inside of back cover, and stamp at upper and lower paper edges. Text in French. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #42908
About the author: "Henri Gauthier (1877-1950) was a French Egyptologist and geographer. In 1903 he entered the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology of Cairo. He made extensive excavations at Dra Abu el-Naga and El Qattah (1904), and devoted himself to work on both historical and geographical issues of Ancient Egypt. In 1909 he was part of a French team which discovered Huni's Pyramid in Elephantine, and discovered a large granite conical object with an inscription revealing the name of the pharaoh Huni of the 3rd dynasty of the Old Kingdom. Gauthier worked with Gaston Maspero who asked him to copy the inscriptions of the Nubian temples of Amada, Kalabsha and Wadi Seboua." (From Wikipedia).