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The Rise and Progress of Assyriology. With 32 Plates.
London, Martin Hopkinson & Co., 1925. 22cm x 14.5cm. 322 pages. Original Hardcover in original illustrated dustjacket. In protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Jesuit library ownership stamp and Writer's Library bookplate (Writers Library - 31 Farm Street London) but no other markings. A pioneer work in the history of scholarship by this distinquished Eqyptologist and translator of The Book of the Dead. A presentation copy, inscribed by Budge to the Reverand Father Thurston whom he cites in the preface. Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (27 July 1857 - 23 November 1934) was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East. He made numerous trips to Egypt and the Sudan on behalf of the British Museum to buy antiquities, and helped it build its collection of cuneiform tablets, manuscripts, and papyri. He published many books on Egyptology, helping to bring the findings to larger audiences. In 1920 he was knighted for his service to Egyptology and the British Museum. (Wikipedia)
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