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Osburn, William, R.S.L
The Monumental History of Egypt; As Recorded on the Ruins of Her Temples, Palaces, and Tombs
Trübner and Co, 1854. First edition. Hardcover. 2 vol. Large 8vo. [7], viii-x, [3], 2-461, [3]; [3], iv-vii, [2], 3-643, [3] pp. Contemporary three-quarter pebbled leather over marbled boards, spines in six compartments with gold lettering; top edges gilt. Volume one illustrated with a chromolithograph frontispiece and thirty-five additional plates, several of which are also chromolithograph. The illustrations of volume one also contain a map of Egypt, a plan of Gizeh, an illustration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, images of tombs, pyramids, and sepulchers, images from Egyptian mythology, and parts of the Rosetta stone. Volume one also contains several in-text diagrams of hieroglyphic translations. Volume two also illustrated with a chromolithograph frontispiece, a chromolithograph plate, and another map of Egypt. Wikipedia, "Charles B. Farwell". Bookplate of C.B. Farwell on each pastedown, a Senator and Congressman from Illinois, an early supporter of woman's suffrage. Volume one covers "the first Colonization of the Valley to the Visit of the Patriarch Abram", volume two discusses "from the visit of Abram to the Exodus". Osburn explains what contributed to the rise of Egyptian civilization, the workings of Egyptian religion and mythology, the Nile, hieratic and demotic writing, Greek writings on Egyptian history, traditions surrounding death and the afterlife, Egyptian royal dynasties, slavery, wars fought between Egyptians, marriages, Christianity in Egypt, Egypt and its interactions with other African peoples (a chapter on "African Descent"), and a history of Egypt … [Click Below for Full Description]
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