Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
History of Ancient Egypt. 2 Vols. George Rawlinson.
History of Ancient Egypt. 2 Vols.
History of Ancient Egypt. 2 Vols.
History of Ancient Egypt. 2 Vols.
History of Ancient Egypt. 2 Vols.

History of Ancient Egypt. 2 Vols.

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1881. Ex-Library First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xx, 554pp., 5 plates; xiii, 567pp., 4 plates. Bound in green three-quarter leather over marbled boards, with gilt ruling on covers, gilt tooling, ruling and lettering on spine; raised bands. Gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece map with tissue guard. "The work here offered to the public, conceived and commenced in the year 1876, was designed to supply what seemed a crying need of English literature–viz., an account of Ancient Egypt, combining its antiquities with its history, addressed partly to the eye, and presenting to the reader, within a reasonable compass, the chief points of Egyptian life–manners, customs, art, science, literature, religion–together with a tolerably full statement of the general course of historical events, whereof Egypt was the scene, from the foundation of the monarchy to the loss of independence." (Rawlinson). Profusely illustrated with in-text drawings, hieroglyphs and five lithographic reproductions of artwork depicting pyramids, temples, statues, a map of the Fayoum, the Twin Colossi of Amenophis III, and Egyptian rulers. Bibliography and index at rear. Typical library markings, barcode, sticker, library plates, pocket and stamps. Some light wear along edges of binding, light scuffing at joints of spines. Bindings in overall good, interior in very good+ condition. g+ to vg. Item #45169

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