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Pyramids. An Account by Herodotus.
London: Susan Allix, 1995. 6 etchings, some hand coloured and viewed through cut out pyramid shapes, and 4 linocuts. 28 pages and hand decorated ends of stencilled triangles. Set in 14 point Centaur and printed letterpress on Fabriano Artistico paper. No. 10 of 12 copies. 16.5 x 12 cms, 6.5 x 5 ins. Bound by Allix in red goatskin and printed terracotta cloth with a lacquered brass plate, python skin pyramid and blind tooling, lettered in blind. Housed in an opening out box of red cloth with pyramid shapes. The second book of Herodotus's history of the Persian Empire is the earliest description of Egypt that has survived. The 'Father of History' recorded many facts and stories, among these is an account of how the pyramids, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, were built. He intersperses his fascination with the measurements of the pyramids with anecdotes about the kings of Egypt along with information he was given about hieroglyphic inscripitons or the food given tot he workers. He also likes a bit of scandal....
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