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Budge, E.A. Wallis
THE BOOK OF THE DEAD: THE PAPYRUS OF ANI, SCRIBE AND TREASURER OF THE TEMPLES OF EGYPT, ABOUT BC 1450 (TWO VOLUMES, COMPLETE)
Medici Society, 1913. Hardcover. 2vols. Original deep red cloth with embossed bas reliefs to boards, and gilt lettering to spines Blind stamped papyrus scene on front cover. 37 folding color plates of the papyrus. Light rubbing to extremities, but a handsome, solid set of this informative -- and beautiful study which synthesizes and exemplifies the coming together of cultural anthropology, ethnography, ethnology, mythology, philosophy, linguistics, and art. Very Good. "THE PAPYRUS OF ANI: A reproduction in facsimile edited, with hieroglyphic transcript, translation and introduction, by Sir. E.A. Wallis Budge, M.A., Litt.D., Keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum." "The Papyrus of Ani...is the largest, most perfect, and best illuminated of all the papyri containing copies of the Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead. Its rare Vignettes, Hymns, and Chapters, and its descrptive Rubrics, render it of unique importance for the study of the Book of the Dead, and it holds a very high place among the funerary papyri that were written between B.C. 1500 and B.C. 1350..." "Volume I of [this] edition contains: a. The general introduction, with chapters on the History of the Book of the Dead and on the Egyptian Religion. b. A full description of the Papyrus of Ani, plate by plate. c. The Coloured Facsimile in 37 folding plates. Volume II contains a complete transcript of the Papyrus in hieroglyphic type, with English translations, notes, etc., and an Index...".
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