London: The Grolier Society, 1903-1906. Hardcover. Number 242 of 1000 copies for England and America. This is the classic work on Egypt by famed Egyptologist Gaston Maspero (1846-1916) in the first nine volumes. Rappoport wrote the text for volumes ten through twelve to bring the history to the end of the 19th century. . King and Hall wrote volume thirteen in 1906 to provide an update on more recent excavations and findings. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Gilt titling and ornaments to spine. The bindings are rubbed, chipped, and bumped, with sunning to spine on a few. Most interior pages are very good. Volumes ten and eleven have heavy spotting to fore-edges and volume eleven has foxing to first and last few pages. Each volume has an acquisition number stamped on the title page along with the signature in ink of a previous owner. With over 1200 colored plates and illustrations. Each volume has about 400 pages of text. Small quartos. Extra postage required for this set. Very Good.
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London: John Murray, 1877. Hardcover. A later edition of this classic travelogue. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815 – 1881), known as Dean Stanley, was an English Anglican priest and ecclesiastical historian. He was Dean of Westminster from 1864 to 1881. His position was that of a Broad Churchman and he was the author of a number of works on Church History. He was a co-founder of the Palestine Exploration Fund [Wikipedia]. Bound in school prize binding of brown calf with school's emblem in gilt on cover. Leather is stained, scratched, and bumped, and front joint has split. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Text block is tight save for a cracked gutter in the table of contents. Interior pages are clean and bright with seven color maps and five woodcuts. Prize award bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Very good. Octavo. 560 pages. MIDEAST/071321. Very Good.