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Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians, including their private life, government, laws, arts, manufactures, religion, and early history; derived from a comparison of the paintings, sculptures, and monuments still existing, with the accounts of ancient authors. [and] A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, including their religion, agriculture, &c.
London John Murray -1841 1837 - First edition. 6 volumes, 8vo., some 600 illustrations, including woodcuts and many full-page lithographs, some coloured, some folding, occasional foxing to plates throughout (particularly to colour plates), publisher's pictorial gilt dark green cloth, light wear to extremities,second series neatly recased, an attractive set. "Wilkinson, inspired by Gell, went to Egypt in 1821 where he spent twelve years of continuous hard work. He later returned to Egypt three times, in 1842, 1848-9, and 1855. He carried out excavations at Thebes and travelled as far south as the second cataract and into Nubia. He was able to arrive at results similar to Champollion, but he was not as interested in hieroglyphs as he was in the tomb paintings, which he studied intensively to discover what he could of everyday life in Egypt. A fascinating work" (Blackmer). Blackmer 1803. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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