London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1910. Third edition. Hardcover. Octavo. viii (i). 246pp. Original orange cloth with decorative framing and black lettering on cover and spine. Books on Egypt and Chaldaea Vol. III. Easy introduction to Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions, containing a short account of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and a sketch of the hieroglyphic system of writing as well as the general principles underlining the of of picture signs to express thought. "Book intended to form an easy introduction to the study of the Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions, and has bee prepared in answer to many requests made both in Egypt and in England. It contains a short account of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and a sketch of the hieroglyphic system of writing and of the general principles which underlie the use of picture signs to express thought." (Preface). Text includes hieroglyphics. Binding with light wear along edges. Previous owner's name inked to font endpapers and inside cover. Very good condition. Item #51030
This excellent introduction to the study of Hieroglyphics begins with lists of over 200 individual symbols, transliteration and definition in English. These are followed by hundreds of interlinear phrases from tombs and estellae; with Hieroglyphics above phonetic transliteration plus English definitions.