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Tutankhamun: The Untold Story

by Hoving, Thomas

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1978
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1st edition
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Simon & Schuster, NY, 1978. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/ Fine. The riveting story of the discovery of King Tut's tomb. 384 pages. Detailed index. Hoving was responsible for mounting the splendid King Tut exhibition at New York's Metroploitan Museum of Art.
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Egyptian Sculpture: Cairo and Luxor

by Russmann, Edna R.

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Published
1989
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1st edition
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University of Texas, Austin, 1989. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. U. of Texas, Austin, 1989. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Examines more than eighty portrait sculptures by ancient Egyptian artists, and looks at the development of style over a three thousand year period."" [Pub. Info] Superb photos by David Finn. 1ST EDITION
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Africa Aeterna: The Pictorial Chronicle of A Continent (slipcase)

by Henry, Paul-Marc

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1965
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1st edition
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Privately Printed, Europe, 1965. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Privately Printed, 1965. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Includes: Egypt First Nation in Africa, A Continent at Stake in the Mediterranean, Rome, A Power in Africa, the Destruction of Roman Africa, The Arabs in North Africa, The Red Sea and many other topics. Oversized color pictures and illustrations. Table of Contents… Read more
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Alexandria: The Site & The History

by Steen, Gareth L.

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Published
1993
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1st edition
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New York University, NY, 1993. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "In a volume showcasing stunning color photographic images of exquisite art objects and ancient architectural ruins, essays by eminent Egyptologists offer fascinating portraits of this celebrated, legendary city. Delving into facets of Alexandria's remarkable history and intellectual heritage, the distinguished authors reveal past glories, recent hardships, and present endeavors." [Book… Read more
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The Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt

by Baines, John

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Published
1991
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1st edition
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Stonehenge Press, Alexandria, VA, 1991. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Filled with fascinating facts and stunning images, this single-volume reference to ancient Egypt introduces a unique, sometimes startling culture." [Pub. Info]Comprehensive history, color photos, illustrations, diagrams. 1ST EDITION
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Echoes of an Autobiography

by Mahfouz, Naguib. Forward by Nadine Gordimer.

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1996
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1st edition
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Doubleday, NY, 1996. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Here, in his first work of nonfiction ever to be published in the United States, Mahfouz considers the myriad perplexities of existence, including preoccupations with old age, death, and life's transitory nature."[Pub. Info] Nobel Prize winner and the most important Egyptian novelist of the 20th century. Forward by another Noble… Read more
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Alexandria: The Sunken City

by La Riche, William

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, No Date. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/ Fine. Photography by Stephane Compoint. "The illustrated story of the underwater exploration of the Pharos site and harbour complex by Jean-Yves Empereur and his team in 1994/5. Revealing traces of the famous lighthouse (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), this exhilarating book recounts the campaigns… Read more
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Africana: The Encyclopedia of African and African American Experience [1 volume]

by Appiah, Kwame Anthony and Louis Gates

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Published
1999
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1st edition
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Basic Books, NY, 1999. 1st edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. "Inspired by the dream of the late African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois and assisted by an eminent advisory board led by Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Harvard professors Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., have created the first scholarly encyclopedia that takes as its scope… Read more
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Ancient Egypt: Discovering Its Splendors

by Billard, Jules B. (editor)

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1978
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1st edition
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National Georgraphic , Washington DC, 1978. 1st edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Outstanding scholars have contributed the text to [this] volume. They trace the origins of the people who launched a nation at a time when the rest of the world was hardly more than a collection of city-states. They tell howÉ the pyramids may have been built --… Read more
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The Egypt Story: Its Art, Its Monuments, Its People, Its History

by Newby, P. H; photographs by Fred J. Maroon

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1st edition
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A Chanticleer Press Edition, American Heritage Publishing Company, Inc., NY, Not dated. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "This beautiful book combines superb photographs and an evocative narrative to present the fascinating story of the world's oldest civilizationÉ 'The Egypt Story' begins with an expert, illustrated introduction to the aesthetic principles that guided ancient Egyptian artists - an explanation germaine… Read more
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The Great Pyramid: Its Secrets and Mysteries Revealed

by Smyth, Piazzi [Astromomer- Royal for Scotland]

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1978
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Bell Publishing, NY, 1978. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "In the third millenium before Christ, Egyptians built the Great Pyramid at Giza using mathematical, and scientific laws which were not believed to have been discovered until the time of the Greeks in 1700 BC or later. These laws displayed such sophistication and intricacy that to this day, men are searching for… Read more
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Egyptian Myth and Legend

by Mackenzie, Donald A.

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1978
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Bell Publishing, NY, 1978. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "We deal with the divergent character of some of the ancient myths so as to simplify the study of a difficult but extremely fascinating subject. It is shown that one section of the people recognized a Creator like Ptah, who begot himself and 'shaped his limbs' ere he fashioned the Universe, while… Read more
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The Book of the Dead: The Hieroglyphic Transcript of the Papyrus of ANI

by Budge, E. A. Wallis, Introduction (Late Keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in The British Museum)

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Published
1960
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Bell Publishing, NY, 1960. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "First in a library are those very few very ancient books that still speak in a loud voice to us across the millenia. The most ancient continue to be the most permanent, to begin with, they caught in their own unique way what is most permanent in the human heart....The most important… Read more
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Egyptian Religion

by Budge, Sir Wallis

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1959
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Bell Publishing, NY, 1959. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The most important of the religious writings of the Egyptians, [The Book of the Dead] goes back, back, before the Egyptian dynasties. Parts of it, at least, were four thousand or five thousand years old when Jesus lived. 'The Book of the Dead' is a great collection of texts which the ancient… Read more
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Egyptian Mythology

by Ions, Veronica

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1968
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Paul Hamlyn Publishing Group, UK, 1968. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The early dwellers of the Nile valley made their gods of the creatures that affected their daily lives, and during the 4000 years of ancient Egypt these gods were transformed. Some kept their orginal character while others, though still associated with the original concept, developed into formidable figures that also… Read more
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Classical African Scultpure

by Trowell, Margaret

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1970
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3rd edition
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Praeger Publishers, NY, 1970. 3rd edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. "Classical African Sculpture' originally came into being as a series of lectures written towards the end of the last war for students of the embryo Makerere College, Uganda; its purpose being to awaken in them an interest in the study of African culture. At the time no comprehensive English… Read more
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Alexandria: A History and a Guide

by Forster, E.M

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1968
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Peter Smith, Glouster, MA, 1968. Hardcover. Fine/ No jacket. "Widely regarded as 'the best guidebook ever written' E.M. Forster's 'Alexandria' remains one of the most rare and least explored of his works - an evocative, informative exploration of that most fabled, exotic and elusive of all the world's cities... Alexandria remains forever intriguing. More than either a History… Read more
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Cleopatra: The Story of a Queen

by Ludwig, Emil; translated by Bernard Miall

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Published
1937
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Book Club edition
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Viking Press, NY, 1937. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. "Emil Ludwig (1881 - 1948) was a German author of biographies of Napoleon, Bismarck and Jesus. While researching for his book 'The Nile' he became fascinated with the Egyptian queen, famous and infamous for her role in challenging the might of Rome and inadvertently preparing the way for the establishment of… Read more
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The Alexandria Quartet (4 novels complete in one vol.)

by Durrell, Lawrence

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Published
1962
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1st ed.
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E. P. Dutton, NY , 1962. Hardcover. Near fine/No DJ . "[This] is a striking and sensuous masterpiece, breathing vivid life into each of its unforgettable characters and the dusty Mediterranean city in which they live. Set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the years before, during, and after World War II, the books follow the lives of… Read more
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Children of the Alley

by Mahfouz, Naguib; translated by Paul Theroux

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1996
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1st edition
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Doubleday, NY , 1996. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. In one of the most important novels of his long and illustrious career, Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz tells the story of a delightful Egyptian family, but also reveals a second, hidden, and daring narrative: the spiritual history of mankind. "An ambitious fable that attempts to embrace within it… Read more
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