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Title: The Alabaster Sarcophagus of Oimenepthah I., King of Egypt, Now in Sir John Soanes Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Drawn and Described.
Description: London, Longman, Green, Roberts, 1864. Quarto. Pp. 45, (1). Plus 19 double-page plates hand-drawn and printed in blue ink. With 12 woodcut illustrations to the text. Dedication leaf. Original corrigenda slip and Notice to the Reader tipped-in. Nice title-vignette (Heaven bestowing knowledge on a man and his soul). Appendix. Hardcover, bound in the original cloth and plain boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, boards chafed, inner hinges open, short tear to blank margin of one leaf. Mediocre binding, very good interior. ~ First edition. The first attempt to describe the contents of the texts and scenes on the alabaster sarcophagus of Seti I. Dedicated to the memory of Giovanni Battista Belzoni 'who discovered this sculptured monument' and of John Soane 'who bought it and gave it to the British Nation'. Joseph Bonomi (1796-1878). Sharpe and Bonomi cooperated on several publishing projects. Bonomi, although not an Egyptologist, was considered to have greater knowledge and experience of Egypt than most of his contemporaries and the contributions he made greater. Samuel Sharpe (1799-1881), Joseph Bonomi (1796-1878). From the library of renowned Egyptologist Prof. Dr. Heerma van Voss (1923-2015) with his charming bookplate inside cover and with some of his neat pencil annotations in margins. Beinlich-Seeber 18641.

Keywords: Archaeology archaeological excavation excavations exploration explorations survey surveys geological anthropology anthropological geology archeology classical antiquity studies near far East Greece Greek Rome Roman Egypt medieval postmediaeval history p

Price: EUR 1200.00 = appr. US$ 1304.22 Seller: Librarium of The Hague
- Book number: 8631

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