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Art Of Ancient Egypt
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Art Of Ancient Egypt

By Kazimierz Michalowski

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has some minor wear on the front, back, spine and edges. The pages are dog-eared throughout the book, but they are clear of any markings. The slip case is in good condition and has some wear on the front, back, spine and edges. "This book requires a few words of explanation by way of introduction; it does not resemble the usual survey of Egyptian art, nor has it the characters of a textbook. It was conceived as the successor to the first volume in third series, Treasures of Prehistoric Art by A. Leroy Gourhan, on which it has been modeled in some respects...." - Foreword from Art Of Ancient Egypt

$56.52

The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics
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The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics

By Jean Doresse

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are also some stains on the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards show wear and the corners have been bumped.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board.The pages are yellowed and tanned but free from any markings. "Am I perhaps a little inclined to understate the interest of those much-admired manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea? By this I do not mean that I grudge them any of the importance that all the most competent specialists agree in ascribing to them. But neither do I go so far as to think that the discovery was the most extraordinary that could have possibly been made of the vanished world in which the Christian religion was born and bred. For this I have a personal but sufficient reason - I know of some other writings, a little less ancient (by some centuries) than the texts of Qumran; but richer, and they illuminate with the greatest abundance of detail one of the most obscure movements in the earliest centuries of our era. It is of these Coptic manuscripts found in Upper Egypt, and of the circumstances in which they were brought to light, that I propose to give a general account in this first book...." - Introduction from The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics: An Introduction to the Gnostic Coptic manuscripts discovered at Chenoboskion

$35.11

Picturesque Ideas On The Flight To Egypt
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Picturesque Ideas On The Flight To Egypt

By Colta Feller Ives

This book is in good condition.The dust cover has some wear, but over all it's in good condition also.the dust cover has some tears and stains on the bottom front cover and spine. There are are no markings inside the book. The pages are just beginning to yellow an tan. "Giovanni Domenico Theopolo's set of twenty-seven etchings entitled Picturesque Ideas of the Flight into Egypt is perhaps the most enchanting of his printmaking accomplishments. Within the history of printed scenes of Christ's life, which began in the fifteenth century, this series is probably unique in format; there is no other depiction known of the Flight into Egypt in such an extended sequence.Beyond this novel aspect, the set reveals the inspiration of Tiepolo's native Venice-her sunny skies and sparkling lagoons, her passion for theatrical spectacles, her artistic heritage of pageant masters. The joyous effects of light, space, and air in these prints reflect the achievements of the eighteenth-century Venetian etchers whose characteristic broken lines captured their city's shimmering atmosphere." - Picturesque Ideas of the Flight into Egypt

$13.40

The Pyramids And Sphinx
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The Pyramids And Sphinx

By Desmond Stirling Stewart

This book is in very good condition. This book has minimal wear on the front, back, spine, edges, and corners. The pages are still white, clean, and crisp. "Immense, mysterious, almost menacing, the pyramids of Egypt loom on the horizon southwest of modern Cairo. The only survivors of the seven wonders of the ancient world, these awesome tombs have aroused the curiosity and admiration of tourists, scholars, and even those who have lived within their shadow for four and a half millennia. The author of the following narrative uses the pyramids - and their mute, enigmatic sentinel, the Sphinx - as the focal point for a sweeping panorama of Egyptian history." - Introduction, The Pyramids And Sphinx

$12.53