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The Sacred Beetle: A Popular Treatise on Egyptian Scarabs In Art and History   [**PRESENTATION COPY TO LORD GRENFELL**] by  John Ward - Signed First Edition - 1902 - from Swan's Fine Books and

The Sacred Beetle: A Popular Treatise on Egyptian Scarabs In Art and History [**PRESENTATION COPY TO LORD GRENFELL**]

by Ward, John

Condition: Very Good

London: John Murray, 1902. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Ocatvo size, 122 pp., inscribed by the author. Presentation copy, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE RT. HON. LORD GRENFELL, SIRDAR OF EGYPT AND THE SUDAN, DATED APRIL 13, 1903. ___DESCRIPTION: Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine, motifs of scarabs in turquoise and tan on front and in gilt on spine, plain endpapers, top edge gilt, inscribed by the author to Lord Grenfell on the front free endpaper, title page in red and black, replete with illustrations and black and white photographs, with five hundred examples of scarabs and cylinders, the translations by F. Llewellyn Griffith, 122 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements in the rear. ___CONDITION: Overall very good with some bumping to corners, light scuffing where spine meets the boards, rear hinge starting, interior clean and free of all prior owner markings, are some pencil notations in front and rear from prior booksellers. ___POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.


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