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Observations connected with Astronomy and Ancient History, sacred and profane, on the Ruins of Babylon, as recently visited and described by Claudius James Rich, Esq., Resident for the East India Company at Baghdad. [Bound with] Observations on the Remains of Ancient Egyptian Grandeur and Superstition, as connected with those of Assyria, forming the Appendix to observations.

Observations connected with Astronomy and Ancient History, sacred and profane, on the Ruins of Babylon, as recently visited and described by Claudius James Rich, Esq., Resident for the East India Company at Baghdad. [Bound with] Observations on the Remains of Ancient Egyptian Grandeur and Superstition, as connected with those of Assyria, forming the Appendix to observations.

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Observations connected with Astronomy and Ancient History, sacred and profane, on the Ruins of Babylon, as recently visited and described by Claudius James Rich, Esq., Resident for the East India Company at Baghdad. [Bound with] Observations on the Remains of Ancient Egyptian Grandeur and Superstition, as connected with those of Assyria, forming the Appendix to observations.

by Maurice, Thomas

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London: Printed for the author, 1816-18. First edition, two works in one volume, 4to, pp. [iii], viii, 164, [v], 4 engraved plates; [Second work] [viii], xvi, 222, [i], 2 engraved plates. A very good copy in contemporary half calf, marbled boards and end-papers. Professionally re-backed with gilt lettering piece. Lightly foxed throughout, not affecting legibility. The Rev. Thomas Maurice (1754-1824) was the Assistant-keeper of manuscripts at the British Museum and prolific author, most notably of Indian Antiquities (1793-1800). This book was privately published. The plates in the first work are: The supposed Ruins of the Tower of Babel; Ancient Inscription on the Walls of Persepolis, &c; The Great Pagoda of Tanjore; A Mexican Temple to the Sun and Moon, and in the second: Striking resemblance between the symbolic deities of Egypt & India, and the ancient Zodiac of Egypt.

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Observations connected with Astronomy and Ancient History, sacred and profane, on the Ruins of Babylon, as recently visited and described by Claudius James Rich, Esq., Resident for the East India Company at Baghdad. [Bound with] Observations on the Remains of Ancient Egyptian Grandeur and Superstition, as connected with those of Assyria, forming the Appendix to observations.
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Maurice, Thomas
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1816-18
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