C. 1930s The Book Of The Dead Elysian Fields Full Color Album Egypt Hieroglyphic For Sale
C. 1930s The Book of the Dead and Elysian Fields, Full Color Album, Egypt, Hieroglyphics
The Book of the Dead and Elysian Fields. Luxor: A. Gaddis & G. Seif, no date but circa 1930s. Oblong octavo, gilt decorated cloth, 32 single sided pages.
An ancient Egyptian funerary text, The Book of the Dead consists of a series of hieroglyphic magic spells intended to help the deceased pass through the underworld into the afterlife. Now offered for your consideration is this c. 1930s color illustrated The Book of the Dead and Elysian Fields.
From the preface: “The Book of the Dead and Elysian Fields Album is a unique incident in the history of ancient documents, and a most valuable portrayal of genuine reproductions in the colours from the Tombs of Kings, Queens and Princes, and from the Mortuary Chapels of the Nobles at Thebes. It is a remarkable masterpiece of perfect and unsurpassed illustrations of one of the ancient national religious works.”
Condition notes: Good+. This oblong octavo, measuring 9 inches by 5 ¾ inches, is bound in gilt decorated blue cloth. The blue cloth is somewhat faded, the hinges partly cracked. The overall tenor of the full color pages in this The Book of the Dead and Elysian Fields album is very
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