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Book of the Dead. Facsimiles - BUDGE E. A. Wallis - 1899. 
1899 - BUDGE, E. A. Wallis. The Book of the Dead. Facsimiles of the Papyri of Hunefer, Anhai, Kerasher and Netchemet. London: British Museum, et al. [Harrison & Son], 1899. Elephant folio (15-1/2 by 23-1/2 inches), modern half burgundy morocco, raised bands, black morocco spine label. $2000.First edition of this collection of full-color elephant folio facsimiles of five critical papyri, containing "the funereal compositions upon which [Egyptians] depended for the means of attaining everlasting life."These faithful facsimiles of Egyptian vignettes, hymns, chapters, and descriptive rubrics, together with their transcriptions in hieroglyphic type, comprise a source of extraordinary importance for the study of the Book of the Dead. With 35 facsimiles""20 in full color (17 of these double-page) and 15 black-and-white half-tones. Published as a supplement to the Papyrus of Ani, which appeared first in facsimile in 1890. Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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