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1811 ANCIENT EGYPT MEMOIRS GEOGRAPHY HISTORY COPTIC ARAB QUATREMERE TWO VOL SET
1811 ANCIENT EGYPT MEMOIRS GEOGRAPHY HISTORY COPTIC ARAB QUATREMERE TWO VOL SET 1ST ED Quatremere, [Etienne]. Memoirs Geographiques et Historiques sur L'Egypte, et sur Quelques Contrees Voisnes. Recueillis et Extraits des Manuscrits Coptes, Aribic, etc., de la Biblioteque Imperiale. Tome Premier AND Tome Second. Paris: F. Schoell, 1811; WITH Quatremer, E. Observations sur Quelques Points de la Geographie de L'Egypte...Paris: F. Schoell, 1812. Two volume set (containing 2 titles), modern cloth with gilt leather labels, x + 525 pages; 532 + 73 pages. First edition. "Étienne Marc Quatremère (12 July 1782, Paris - 18 September 1857, Paris) was a French Orientalist.... His Mémoires géographiques et historiques sur l'Égypte... sur quelques contrées voisines was published in 1811. This publication forced Jean-François Champollion, the famous decoder of the Rosetta stone, to publish, prematurely, an "Introduction" to his L'Égypte sous les Pharaons. Since both works concern the Coptic names of Egyptian towns, and Champollion's was published later, Champollion was accused by some of plagiarism. In fact neither he nor Quatremere had copied from one another, and very obvious differences of approach were apparent in their publications.'"- Wikipedia Interesting association as each volume signed by British Egyptologist A. J. Arkele. Each measures 5 inches by 8 inches. Light surface and edge wear. Some light pencil marginalia in second volume, perhaps from Arkele? Overall very good. [Attributes: First Edition]
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