London: Oxford University Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (Vol. 1 + 2), Folio (Vol. 3). xxiii, 215, 324pp. 4 leaves, 40 plates, four of them folding. Original light blue cloth with black lettering and ruling on spines. Rare complete three volume set of the deluxe edition with two text volumes and the folio with twenty-seven autograpahed plus thirteen colotype photographic plates and four folding plates.
With an introduction by Alan H. Gardener, including Postscript: "Since the proofs of the forgoing Preface were finally corrected, news has come to hand that the Wörterbuch material is safe in the possesion of the Berlin Academy. Egyptologists will be relieved at these tidings. Little progress with the publication can, however, be expected for the next few years, so that I have not thought fit to alter anuthing that I have written above." May, 1947" (Author).
Dustjackets of text volumes sunned at spine and some light wear along edges. The dustjacket of the folio volume with some wear along edges, small chips, closed tears and light creasing with one two by one and a half inch chip at top of back cover near spine; spine and top of front cover sunned. Bindings with light wear and lightly rubbed. Folio volumewith quarter inch closed tear at top of front joint. Dustjackets in good- to good+, bindings in good, interior in very good+ condition. Good- to very good+ condition. Item #48797