Mythological Papyri. Bollingen Series XL, No. 3 (In Two Parts): Texts & Plates
New York: Pantheon Books, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Small Folio. xvii, 221pp.; 9pp., 30 multipage leporellos. Original half brown cloth over gilt decorated light tan linen of text volume, clamshell box with same binding and string ties, containing a light brown pamphlet with black and red lettering on cover and thirty leporellos, housed in brown cloth slipcase with black lettering on paper plate of cover.
Text volume with color lithograph frontispiece, title page printed in red and black with publisher's device. The text volume is illustrated with numerous line drawings. Volume two is a clamshell box in same binding as text volume, containing a pamphlet listing all thirty, beautiful leporellos with lithographic reproductions of papyri loosely placed into clamshell box.
Third of the Bollingen series of publications on Egyptian religion including the complete photographic recording of royal tombs, important mythological papyri, and miscellaneous cosmological texts and symbolic representations, devoted to a selection of important mythological papyri from: the Cairo Museum, the Louvre, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Archaeological Museum in Florence, the Turin Museum and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Sponsored by and published for Bollingen Foundation. Slipcase with minor wear. Spine of volume 1 rubbed, with a small abrasion to the cloth at the head of the spine. Set in great shape other wise. Bindings in very good-, interior in near fine condition overall. vg- to near fine. Item #50415