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Tutankhamen by E. A. Budge (1923) [First Edition] [Inscribed by Author]
1923. "THE FAME OF TUTANKHAMEN REALLY RESTS ON THE FACT THAT HE RESTORED THE NATIONAL WORSHIP OF AMEN": TUTĀNKHAMEN, INSCRIBED BY E. A. BUDGE By BUDGE, E. A. Wallis. Tutānkhamen: Amenism, Atenism and Egyptian Monotheism. With Hieroglyphic Texts of Hymns to Amen and Aten. London: Martin Hopkinson, 1923. Octavo, original russet cloth, uncut. First edition, with 11 black-and-white plates and numerous in-text illustrations, inscribed by Budge: "To Gen. Sir J. G. Maxwell, K.C.B., Etc., Etc., Etc., from the author, May 30, 1923" An insightful study into the reign of Tutankhamen, whose tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in December 1922, and a look at the Eqyptian monotheism that predated him, by noted Egyptologist Wallis Budge, Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum. "Among Egyptologists Budge was the best Semitic scholar of his generation. His most important original work lay in the deciphering of the hieratic papyri in the Museum, above all the remarkable Teaching of Amenemapt (1924), and in the edition of a standard text of the Book of the Dead (1898). His reading books, devised to enable private students to read, were the best introductions to hieroglyphs in English for 30 years. The Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary (1920), a remarkable achievement for one man, is still useful" (DNB). Without scarce dust jacket. A fine inscribed copy. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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