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Hale, Chas. R.
Report of the Committee Appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennyslvania
PHILADELPHIA, 1859 Published by UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANA Binding: HARD BACK BLUE Size: 9 X 7 1/2 Overall Condition is: FAIR Report of the Committee Appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennyslvania to Translate the Inscription on the Rosetta Stone. Includes the hieroglyphic, demotic, and Greek inscriptions with translation of each text. One of the First books printed in American using Chromolithographic colour printing. Printer by Philadelphia lithographer Louis Rosenthal, based on designs by Henry Morton. The Rosetta Stone is considered one of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century. Unhearted in 1799 by explorers excavating in the Nile Delta, it is a fragment of basalt containing inscriptions in Hieroglyphic, Demotic and Greek text. In 1822, French Egyptologist Jean Francois Champollion was able to decipher the Hieroglyphic and Demotic versions by comparison with the greek, thereby unlocking the secrets of ancient Egypt to the modern world. A plaster cast of the Stone given to teh Philomathean Society at the University of Pennsylvania inspired the Stufy and subsequent publication of the findings of Chas. R. HAle, S. Huntington Jones,a nd Henry Morton, resulting in this extraordinary book. Spine detached. Rubbed cover. Tears and chipped on the cover. Gold gilt symbol on cover. Bookplat eon fep. Few pages detached. Previous owner dedication on fep. Browned pages.
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (princetn) [Atlantic City, New Jersey, US]
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