Chalon-sur-Saône; Paris: J. Dejussieu; Maisonneuve et Cie. 1870-1873. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7"). , 285, pp (Vol. 1); , ii, 317, pp (Vol. 2). Uncut. Modern olive cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Publisher's logo to each title.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with 30 plates (mostly folded), this third series of Chabas' "Mélanges Égyptologiques" comprises the latest studies on Egyptology.
Some articles written in collaboration with Egyptologists Samuel Birch, Charles Wycliffe Goodwin, Rev. P. J. de Horrack, and Eugène Lefébure.
Minor shelfwear to binding. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, reference number at rear, and stamp at upper and lower paper edges. Some foxing and age-toning to very first leaves. Previous owner's name at upper margin of the first two title pages. Titles slightly brittling along edges. Sporadic annotations in pencil throughout (easily erasable). Text in French. Binding and interior in overall good to good+ condition. g to g+. Item #43745
About the author: François Joseph Chabas (1817-1882) was a French Egyptologist who came from a modest background, studied at Chalon and became a wine merchant. Self-taught, Chabas learned Latin, Greek and other languages. Interested in anthropology, he turned to study Old Egyptian languages. Chabas was a member of several learned societies and later president of the Conseil departemental of Saône-et-Loire. Between 1876 and 1880, he edited the journal "L'Égyptologie." His works have contributed much to elucidate the history of the invasion and repulsion of the Hyksos in Egypt. Chabas was elected a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1865. (From Wikipedia).