Sir Gardner Wilkinson - Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians - Vol's IV and V (second series) - 1847

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Sir Gardner Wilkinson - Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians - Vol's IV and V (second series) - 1847
Archaeology, History, Illustrated, Religion - Quantity: 2 - Book

Full title:
The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, including their Private life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion, Agriculture and Early history - Volume IV and volume V, third edition, John Murray, 1847 - xxix, 444 + xxxv, 483, 37 pp. - Two uniform bound linen bindings.
With more than one hundred woodcuts and vignettes.
The illustrations:
Volume IV - Illustrations numbered 18-44 (five fold-outs) + three extra.
Volume V - Illustrations numbered 45-88 (nine fold-outs, of which two in colour) + one extra.
Illustrations 73 and 74 have been originally used as frontispiece in volumes I and II, so are missing here.

Illustrations with ceremonies, Pantheon of the Gods, though also animals (birds, fish in the Nile), temple figures and columns etc.

In reasonable to good condition. New soft red linen bindings and flyleaves in ivory. The book blocks are in reasonable to good condition. The paper and illustrations are mostly fresh. The page edges are slightly dirty on top.

'Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (5 October 1797 - 29 October 1875) was a renowned British traveller, writer and pioneer of egyptology in the 19th century. Often called the ‘father of English egyptology’.

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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Archaeology, History, Illustrated, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Sir Gardner Wilkinson
Book Title
Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians - Vol's IV and V (second series)
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1847
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
John Murray
Number of pages
927
Dimensions
23×15 cm
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