Some Account of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities in the Possession of Lady Meux.London: Harrison & Sons, 1893 Stock Code: 146069
First edition, limited issue of 200 copies, this copy out-of-series. Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924.
One of the great popularisers of Egyptology around the turn of the 20th century, his translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead (from the Papyrus of Ani which he personally acquired for the British Museum) had a great influence on the spiritualism found in the work of James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, and James Frazer.
Quarto. Original red-brown bevelled cloth, titles and decorations to spine and front cover in gilt, edges in gilt, marbled endpapers.
Folding photographic frontispiece, red borders around text, hieroglyphics within text.
Spine and edges rubbed at their extremities, light marks to covers and endpapers, internally clean and free from ownership marks. A very good copy.
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