Egypt

Egypt

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A Desert Drama Being the Tragedy of the Karasko, Doyle, A, Conan
1 Doyle, A, Conan A Desert Drama Being the Tragedy of the Karasko
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1898 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Nice, clean, solid book with handsome pictorial cover. Spine has faded a bit with a small loss of color publisher's name almost illegible at the bottom. Otherwise quite good. Minor wear to boards, but nothing egrigious and book is tightly bound with no crackign to hinges.. Contains 32 black and white plates. Book was serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1897 and published in book form in 1898. Story focuses on a group of holiday-makers on a boat to Egypt sailing up the River Nile when they wind up abducted by a band of Dervish warriors. As one might expect, British imperialism is held in high regard and Islam is considered highly suspicious, but as always Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writing is compelling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Faience, Friedman, Florence Dunn (editor)
2 Friedman, Florence Dunn (editor) Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Faience
Providence, Rhode Island Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design 1998 0911517650 / 9780911517651 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful book gently cared for. It's large with large photographs in color throughout. Book measures 9" x 12" and has 288 pages including index. Pages and page edges are white and bright and there's no spine crease and no names or writing. The only fault is a few light scratches to cover. This is an important book about Egyptian faience which was made of desert sand, gold, and semi-precious stones and is considered a magical substance. Over 200 photos pf fabulous objects from museums in the United States and Europe which contributed information as well as images toward this first interpretive study on the subject. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Museum of Antiquity; A Description of Ancient Life, Yaggy, L.W. And Haines, T.L.
3 Yaggy, L.W. And Haines, T.L. Museum of Antiquity; A Description of Ancient Life
Philadelphia Eastern Publishing House 1882 Reprint Leather Very Good No DJ as Issued 
This is an exquisite volume -- nicely made and detailed. Binding is leather with four raised bands at spine and bright, shiny gilt on all three sides of pages. Face board shows embossing and bright gilt printing too, as doesspine. There is some rubbing and spots where leather is lost at back cover in small smounts (see photo). Book is tightly bound with no cracking to hinges. Gorgeous marble endpapers in mustard yellow, brown and green are pristine and nicely finished with dentelles. Pages are very clean, . Book centers on ancient life in Egypt, Italy and Greece, discussing "employments, amusements, customs and habits, cities, palaces, monuments and tombs, literature and art." Lavishly illustrated throughout with wonderful engravings, some from original art, most from photographs. There are also seven full page steel plate engravings with tissue guards. These depict the palace of the Caesars, the house of the tragic poet Sallust, an Egyptian feast; the approach to Karnac, the temple of Karnac, the Philae Islands and the School of Vestal Virgins. 944 pages. Very accessible to the modern reader. Nice penciled gift inscription and also a paste-in notice that the book was won. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Life In Paradise: The Noble Tombs of Thebes, Zahi Hawass
4 Zahi Hawass Life In Paradise: The Noble Tombs of Thebes
Cairo, Egypt The American University of Cairo Press 2009 0500989419 / 9780500989418 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Folio - over 12 Sandro Vannini Photographer 
I have never seen so many gatefolds in one book, but here we have it -- 20 of them in full color. I have photographed two to give you an idea of what to expect. All are sumptuous. There are also color images on every page, 201 in full color. The book is wonderrfully large measuring 10-1/2 x 13-1/2" and has 288 pages in cluding index. Here's a partial of contents: Eernal House of the Soul; The Nobles of the New Kingdom at Thebes; Function and Architecture of Theban Tombs; Scenes of Earthly Life From Death To Eternal Life; Cult Rituals, Offering Meals, and Banquets; Burial Euipment; Explorers and Vandals -- Ancient and Modern; and Saving the Valley of the Nobles. Book is clean and bright with no tears or chips, no names or writing, no remainder marks and no creasing.. There is no printed price on the flaps, but this is not unusual with university presses. The book will arrive in a brand new mylar cover to protect the dustjacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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