Auguste Mariette - Catalogue des Monuments d'Abydos - 1880

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Auguste Mariette - Catalogue des Monuments d'Abydos - 1880
Archaeology - Quantity: 1 - Book

Catalogue général des monuments d'Abydos / Découverts pendant les fouilles de cette ville,/ Par/ Auguste Mariette / Membre de l'Institut,/ PARIS,/ Imprimé par autorisation du Gouvernement/ à l'Imprimerie nationale /-/ M DCC LXXX./ [label affixed to the title p.:] Paris/ Librairie orientale et américaine / G.P. Maisonneuve, éditeur/ 32, Rue de Grenelle et 33, Rue Saint-Guillaume.

Large quarto or small folio (33.5 cm x 23 cm) with VII pp (foreword) + 596 pp. bound in 1/2 blue lambskin, slightly faded spine with raised bands, with some marks from rubbing and minimal abrasions, covers preserved. Hieroglyphic figures and characters. 1 tipped-in photographic plate depicting funerary statuettes.

The book is printed on gorgeous sturdy paper, with a quite remarkable typography, which is marked by the great freshness of the print, especially the hieroglyphic characters and fragments inventoried and reproduced.

Copy in very good condition of a rare reference book on Egyptology, the last published during the lifetime of Auguste Mariette (1821-1881), one of the two great French Egyptologists of the 19th century (along with Champollion).

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Archaeology
Author/ Illustrator
Auguste Mariette
Book Title
Catalogue des Monuments d'Abydos
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1880
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
G.P. Maisonneuve
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
596
Dimensions
34×24 cm
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