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Discoveries In Egypt, Ethiopia, And The Peninsula Of Sinai, In The Years 1842-1845 During the Mission Sent Out by His Majesty William IV. of Prussia
London: Richard Bentley 1852 - London: Richard Bentley, 1852, First Edition. 8vo. - 22.8cm. [xvi], 455 pp. with half-title. folding engraved map. tinted lithographed frontis. several text illus. An excellent copy in original publisher's blind-stamped blue-cloth. This is the first edition of the English translation by Kenneth R.H.Mackenzie. Richard Lepsius, was a celebrated German Egyptologist. He was sent to Egypt by the King of Prussia at the urging of Bunsen and Humboldt to conduct historical and antiquarian research into the ancient Egyptian monuments in the valley of the Nile and the peninsula of Sinai. Assisted by several artists, he investigated the antiquities of the country during the years 1842 - 1845. Lepsius sent 15,000 Egyptian antiquities and plaster casts back to Berlin. He also excavated the site of the Labyrinth of Fayum. The official results of the expedition were published at the expense of the Prussian state over a period of sixteen years, from 1897 to 1913, in parts containing a total of 900 plates. This account, dedicated to Alexander von Humboldt, consists of letters comprising a journal and describing day-to-day activities written to Frederick of Prussia, von Humboldt, Bunsen, and others. Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 376. Gay 77. Blackmer 1008. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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