Le Caire: Imprimerie de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1905. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (13 1/2 x 10"). , ii, 159, pp (Text), lxvi (66) leaves (Plates). Modern blue cloth library binding, with gold lettering to spine. Title page in red and black lettering.
Illustrated with no less than 66 illustrated and photographic plates reproduced in photogravure, this work is the first catalogue of Cairo's Museum of Egyptian Antiquities' extensive collection of animal mummies from ancient Egypt (birds, fishes, cats, dogs, etc..). It was written by Claude Gaillard, in conjunction with the museum's curator Georges Daressy.
Minor shelf wear. Ex-library copy with stickers at tail of spine and upper front joint, with bookplate on inside of front cover, pocket on inside of back cover, and stamps at top and lower paper edges. Minor age-toning throughout. Text in French. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #44476