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Social Life In Egypt - A Description of the Country and Its People

Social Life In Egypt - A Description of the Country and Its People

by Poole, Stanley Lane

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London: J.S. Virtue & Co. Full tooled leather. Published London: J.S. Virtue & Co., n.d. (c.1880's) Folio, 10 1/2" x 13 1/2". 136 pp.+2pp index, title page printed in black and red, all edge gilt, illustrated with 5 full-page steel engravings on heavy card stock, one vignette, and over 100 wood engravings. Bound in tooled full leather, covers with center panel bordered by intricate, Middle-Eastern gilt cross design; paneled spine with gilt designs and raised bands. Some foxing to endpapers, but text pages are clean and bright, old, amusing bookplate of "ne obliviscaris", beneath a wing-eared boar head, on pastedown, covers scuffed along the edges with a few chips, outer front hinge cracked, but cover remains tight. All plates present, internally very good, Very good minus.. Hard. Very Good Minus/No Jacket, As Issued. Folio.
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Souvenir of Egypt : Monuments, Temples, Mosques, and Scenes from Every-Day (Everyday) Life
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Souvenir of Egypt : Monuments, Temples, Mosques, and Scenes from Every-Day (Everyday) Life

by Photographers not identified [but Zangaki, et al]

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1st ed? (No additional printings listed)
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Hardcover
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Cairo, [Egypt]: George Ch. Dovas, 1898. An unusually nice copy. Very Good++ condition. SEE PHOTOS. Handsomely bound in the original red pebble-grained cloth (imitation leather), with blind-stamped rectangular borders and gilt titles on the front cover and spine. On the cover are gold-stamped images of the sphinx (sphynx) and a pyramid. All gilt stamping is still bright and shiny. Original yellow (silk?) endpapers are a bit speckled but all other pages are creamy white, clean and unmarked with NO foxing. NO owner's name or bookplate. No date of publication (but copyright 1898). Hinges are perfect. Oblong Hardcover. 11" wide by 8" tall. All edges gilt. This souvenir photo-album has 109 leaves, mostly printed on the rectos only (i.e. versos are usually blank). Most of the photos are full-page. One, a "General View of Cairo from the Heights near the Tombs of the Khalifs" is a double-page panorama that measures 21 inches across. These photos recapture images of the… Read More
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WONDERFUL EGYPT: 48 ARTISTIC PICTURES IN HELIOGRAVURE

WONDERFUL EGYPT: 48 ARTISTIC PICTURES IN HELIOGRAVURE

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1905. 1905 WONDERFUL EGYPT: 48 ARTISTIC PICTURES IN HELIOGRAVURE This tourist piece published around 1905 has no title page or publication information Rectangular 4to Blue cloth stamped in gold, brightly colored epages of Egyptian hieroglyphics, string binding, 48 lovely heliogravure plates in pristine condition The string is intact but fragile, minimal shelf- rubbing on covers, paper lightly toned due to age, fine bright hardcover copy.
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Hieroglyphica, Seu de Sacris Aegyptiorum, Aliarumque Gentium Literis Commentarii
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Hieroglyphica, Seu de Sacris Aegyptiorum, Aliarumque Gentium Literis Commentarii

by Valeriano Piero Giovanni

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Early Edition
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Hardcover
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Lyon: Paul Frelon, 1602. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Respined in modern calf with the original boards preserved, endpapers added, paper repairs to the edges of the title page. 1602 edition of the first Renaissance dictionary of symbols written under the influence of the rediscovered Hieroglyphica of Horapolla, itself a work of scattered and questionable scholarship. (14), 644, (44), 47, (2), blank. Lacking front blank, otherwise complete with engraved woodcuts of symbols, scenes, mythological beasts, gods, and geometric shapes, throughout. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Language & Linguistics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042357.
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EGYPTIAN RAILWAYS IN 125 YEARS 1852-1977

EGYPTIAN RAILWAYS IN 125 YEARS 1852-1977

by Hayah al-Ammah li-Shuun Sikak Hadid Misr.

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Cairo: The Authority] [Egyptian Railways Authority]., 1977. Book. Very Good. Paperbound. pict. paper wraps, 271 pages., [6] leaves of plates (3 fold.) : ill., map, ports.bibliography p. 271. printed by Egyptian Railways Press, Cairo, minor creases to front wrap, RARE Size: 4 to.,( 25 cm).
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Corpus of Prehistoric Pottery and Palettes

Corpus of Prehistoric Pottery and Palettes

by W.M.Flinders Petrie

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London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1921 British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account, twenty third year 1917. Number 32 in their list of publications. 7pp with sixty one plates. Bookplate of The Chester Archaeological Society to front pastedown. Signature of G.W.Haswell to the title page, a published member of the Society. The binding is clean and strong.
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Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt.
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Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt.

by Wilson, Charles William, Sir.

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Used
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First American edition
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Tuxedo Park, New York
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New York: D. Appleton , 1881. First American edition. 34 cm; 2 volumes. Maps. Steel engraved plates. Intact, preserved in sewn cloth covers. Extra shipping charges will apply.
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Altägyptische Grammatik, I-II. (Analecta Orientalia, 34/39). [AND:] Register der Zitate....
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Altägyptische Grammatik, I-II. (Analecta Orientalia, 34/39). [AND:] Register der Zitate. [Three Volumes].

by Edel, Elmar

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Used - Near Fine
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First Edition
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Roma: Pontifcium Institutm Biblicus, 1964. Analecta Orientalia Commentationes Scientificae de Rebus Orientis Antiqui 34/39, 1955/ 1964/1967 ( 3 volumes bound as one). Bound in handsome blue buckram gilt lettering at spine, the signature of noted Egyptologist E. Cruz. Uribe front paste down. Near Fine, faint bottom corner creases near back of book, binder's instruction slip laid in from Director's Library, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. lxxxiii, 625 pp., Paradigmen 15 pp., Register der Zitate, (1967) ix, 55 pp. Text in German. Uncommon in lovely and durable binding. A heavy book, priority and international mail will require added shipping charges - please inquire before ordering. . First Edition. Buckram. Near Fine. Thick 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.
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Ramses II: The Pharaoh and His Time "Cover-Board of Piay" (Exhibition Poster)

Ramses II: The Pharaoh and His Time "Cover-Board of Piay" (Exhibition Poster)

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Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1985. SCARCE exhibition poster for Ramses II: The Pharaoh and His Time - 25 Oct. 1985- 5 Apr. 1986 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Originally held at Palais de la Civilization, Montreal, Jun.1 - Sept. 29, 1985. Photo by Kenneth S. Graetz. High gloss poster on thick paper, well suited for framing. Near Fine, faint crease. Will be shipped loosely rolled in sturdy mailing tube. . First Printing. Poster. Near Fine. 25 3/4" h x 17 3/4"w.
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The Gentleman’s Magazine: and historical Chronicle volume XXXI
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The Gentleman’s Magazine: and historical Chronicle volume XXXI

by URBAN, Sylvanus [Edward Cave]

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1761 1ed Egyptian Mummies St Malo Raid Atlas MAPS Beer Brewing Ceylon Sri Lanka
The Gentleman's Magazine was an English periodical which first appeared in 1731. It was published without interrupt for nearly 200 years and was the first of its kind to use the term 'magazine'. It was published by Edward Cave, pseud. Sylvanus Urban.
This volume from the 1761 edition includes a variety of important and interesting contents including:
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Account of the British naval raid on St. Malo, 1758
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Description of Ceylon in the mid-18th-century
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Details and description on Egyptian mummification and embalming
o Egyptian gods – Harpocrates, Isis, Osiris
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Sugar trade in the Americas
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Processes of brewing beer (with a full-page engraving of the setup)
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URBAN, Sylvanus [Edward Cave]
The Gentleman's Magazine: and historical Chronicle volume XXXI
London: printed for D. Henry, 1761. 1st edition

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L' Egypte sous les Pharaons, ou recherches sur la géographie, la religion, la langue, les...
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L' Egypte sous les Pharaons, ou recherches sur la géographie, la religion, la langue, les écritures et l'histoire de l'Egypte avant l'invasion de Cambyse

by Champollion, Jean-François

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Paris: De Bure, 1814. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This rare two-volume set is the first major publication by the father of Egyptology, Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832). Champollion is the man who made the breakthrough discovery which enabled translation of the Egyptian hieroglyphs. There were 30 copies published in 1811, but this edition is the major publication of this work. Printed on laid paper, and bound in full calf. The title's English translation is "Egypt under the Pharaohs, or research on the geography, religion, language, scriptures and history of Egypt before the invasion of Cambyses". These volumes deal with Egyptian geographical divisions, geographical descriptions, boundaries and divisions. Publisher: De Bure brothers (Paris) Type: printed monograph Language: French CONDITION: Very good. No missing pages, no bookplates, no writing anywhere. There is foxing throughout both volumes. There are two dampstains, one closed tear, and several open tears.… Read More
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Relation universelle de l'Afrique, ancienne et modern
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Relation universelle de l'Afrique, ancienne et modern

by LA CROIX, Pherotee de

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1688 AFRICA 1ed History EGYPT Mummies Pyramids Illustrated Tunisia MAPS LaCroix

Pherotee La Croix's "Universal Relation of Africa" is a famous 17th-century history of Africa. La Croix was a professor of geography in Lyon whose work on Africa became a lasting authority of African geography and history. However, much of La Croix's "Afrique" was heavily inspired by Dutch author Olfert Dapper's "Description of Africa".
Even still, La Croix's work is notable for the exquisite full-page and folding engravings as well as descriptions of some of the greatest mysteries of Africa including a section on Egyptian pyramids, the Sphinx, and mummies! Other topics include voyages to the Barbary coast, Tunisia, Algiers, and Morocco.
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LA CROIX, Pherotee de
Relation universelle de l'Afrique, ancienne et modern
A Lyon, chez Thomas Amaulry, 1688. First edition.

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o Vol. I – [18], 12, 536, [16]
o Vol. II – [2], 576, [20]
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Life in Ancient Egypt
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Life in Ancient Egypt

by ERMAN, Adolf ; TIRARD, H.M. (Transl.)

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1894 Ancient EGYPT 1st ed Pharoah Hieroglyphics Pyramids Mummy Illustrated Erman
A rare, 19th-century historical treatise on ancient Egypt by esteemed German scholar Adolf Erman. Accompanied by over 400 illustrations throughout, Erman utilizes his extensive historical knowledge of Egypt to describe the nation's origins, historical geography, topography, architecture, language (hieroglyphics), religion, the Book of the Dead, mummification, government, royalty, military, cultural traditions, and much more!
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ERMAN, Adolf ; TIRARD, H.M. (Transl.)
Life in Ancient Egypt
London; New York: Macmillan and Co., 1894. 1st edition

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xii, [4], 570, [2]
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11 leaves of plates
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400 illustrations
· Language: English
· Binding: Hardcover; secure
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Decorative red cloth
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Size: ~10in X 7in (25.5cm x 17.5cm)
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APHORISMI HIEROGLYPHICI editi per Henricum Schvalenberg. Segunda editio ab autore recognita &...
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APHORISMI HIEROGLYPHICI editi per Henricum Schvalenberg. Segunda editio ab autore recognita & locupletata.

by Henricum Schvalenberg ( Schwalenberg, Heinrich 1556-1618)

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Second Edition
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[Leipzig?]: Impensis Voegelianis, 1606. 5 1/2" X 3 3/8". 357, (45 Index) pages. "editi Per Henricum Schvalenberg, Opt. Art. Magistrum Et Professorem publicum in Academia Lipsiensi". "[An epitome of the "Hieroglyphica" of G.P. Valeriano Bolzani, and of C.A. Curio's supplement thereto.]." (WorldCat) Contemporary dark leather with three raised bands at spine. Very Good, first two blank front end neatly excised, 1 1/4" tear to leather at base of spine with chip to leather, 1/4" loss of leather at head of spine, corners and edges rubbed, toning at end papers. faint numbers in pencil rear paste down. Interior clean and free of markings, text in Latin and is complete. Uncommon in current commerce. . Second Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.
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Egyptian Grammar

Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs by Sir Alan Gardiner

by Sir Alan Gardiner

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Third Edition, Revised
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Hardcover
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London: Oxford University Press, 1969. Third Edition, Revised. Published on behalf of the Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. NF in VG DJ. Interior is tight, bright, and crisp with no ownership marks. Binding shows bumping of upper spine and some wear to edges. DJ is clipped with a sticker mark on the front and small tears, abrasion, and age-toning (although overall intact). Photo is of the copy we have here at Barbed Wire Books.
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