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Author: GRIFFITHS, J. (JOHN) GWYN. Title: The Origins of Osiris and His Cult. (Studies in the History of Religions, Supplements to Numen, XL).
Description: Leiden, Brill, 1980. Royal octavo. Pp. xii, 287. Frontispiece 'The Earliest Known Representation of the God Osiris'. Addenda, bibliography, indices. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's brown full cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine. In mint condition. Excellent copy, practically new. ¶ ~ First edition. Studies in the History of Religions (Supplements to Numen), XL. Edited by M. Heerma van Voss, E. Sharpe, R. Werblowsky. In 1979 Griffiths wrote to Heerma van Voss: 'I have had a stroke of luck with the earliest known representation of Osiris. It has never published before and so I thought it would be nice as the frontispiece of my book.' He further asked Heerma van Voss to send the photograph to Brill for inclusion in the book which was still in preparation. Heerma van Voss did just that and the earliest known representation of Osiris has been published in this book a year later. It should be noted that the present book is the original first edition. Brill publishers currently offer a digitalized laser-printed reproduction, a print-on-request of lower quality, in the disguise of a 'new' copy of the 1980 edition, while not identifying this as such. Might be of importance for the purists to be aware of this. Librarium offers few such economically priced copies but takes great care in presenting them as such.
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 420.00 = appr. US$ 456.48 Seller: Librarium of The Hague
- Book number: 8781
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