b1337. ANCIENT EGYPT UNDER THE PHAROAHS
NY John B. Alden 1883. Hardcover, no DJ. 1st Edition. Some shelf rubbing. 5" x 5" pp: 427 + 448 Two volumes in one, with an index. This is the first one-volume edition of the first book in English to offer a comprehensive view of ancient Egyptian life in view of the work done since the translation of hieroglyphics earlier in the 19th century. The author describes "the land and people of Egypt, their arts and sciences, their civil institutions, and their religious faith and usages.their history from the earliest records of the monarchy to its final absorption in the empire of Alexander". Illustrated w/ 4 plates.
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