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Lettres à M. le Duc de Blacas d’Aulps, premier gentilhomme de la Chambre, Pair de France, relatives au Musée Royal Egyptien de Turin
CHAMPOLLION JEAN FRANÇOIS - 8vo; contemporary half morocco, gilt title on spine; (4), 109, (1) pp. With 3 engraved plates. A very good copy.FIRST EDITION. In June 1824 Champollion arrived in Turin, where he devoted himself to the study of a group of papyri, before moving to Rome in 1825. In 1824, King Charles Felix acquired the Drovetti collection (all in all 5,268 pieces, including 100 statues, 170 papyri, stelae, mummies, and other items), that the French General Consul, Bernardino Drovetti, had built during his stay in Egypt. In the same year, Jean-François Champollion used the huge Turin collection of papyri to test his breakthroughs in deciphering the hieroglyphic writing. The time Champollion spent in Turin studying the texts is also the origin of a legend about the mysterious disappearance of the "Papiro Regio", that was only later found and of which some portions are still unavailable (cf. F.-X. Héry & Th. Énel, L'univers de l'Égypte ressuscité par Champollion, Aix-en-Provence, 1992).Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\TO0E\058204. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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