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Sir W Drummond, Origines on Remarks on the Origin of Several Empires Rare Egypt

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Sir W Drummond, Origines on Remarks on the Origin of Several Empires, States and Cities, 4 Vols 1824-1829, printed by A J Valpy. 8vo, volumes in very good condition with fine leather bindings, marbling on covers.  Spines are blue with raised edges. Gilt title, author, volume in Roman numerals.  Gilt top and marbled endpapers which matching covers in a stunning indigo blue.   Ex Libris of Ruckstuhl 1586 and a coat of arms with a modern name of John R and Glover E Ruckstell (modern spelling I presume)

Vol 1, 1823, 394 pages, small brown glue stain possibly where an original satin bookmark was glued now missing. 1 foldout map of Mesopotamia in a heavier paper. Vol II, 1825, 519 pages has blue satin bookmark, very clean copy.  One foldout in thicker paper of ancient writing from Coptic, Mesopotamian, hieroglyphics etc, slightly darkened with age. Vol III, 1826, 459 pages, includes single page map of Phoenicia, a full page illustration of a Phoenician carving, a small map and a cartouche of a Pharaoh, (indecipherable), 1 foldout map of Arabia in Ancient times. Vol IV, 1829, also in excellent condition.   A very fine well bound set, a real delight.

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Ankh Antiquarian Books has been selling fine Egyptology since 1989 and you can buy with confidence with my 100% feedback with no negatives ever since 2003.

Description

Sir W Drummond, Origines on Remarks on the Origin of Several Empires, States and Cities, 4 Vols 1824-1829, printed by A J Valpy. 8vo, volumes in very good condition with fine leather bindings, marbling on covers.  Spines are blue with raised edges. Gilt title, author, volume in Roman numerals.  Gilt top and marbled endpapers which matching covers in a stunning indigo blue.   Ex Libris of Ruckstuhl 1586 and a coat of arms with a modern name of John R and Glover E Ruckstell (modern spelling I presume)

Vol 1, 1823, 394 pages, small brown glue stain possibly where an original satin bookmark was glued now missing. 1 foldout map of Mesopotamia in a heavier paper. Vol II, 1825, 519 pages has blue satin bookmark, very clean copy.  One foldout in thicker paper of ancient writing from Coptic, Mesopotamian, hieroglyphics etc, slightly darkened with age. Vol III, 1826, 459 pages, includes single page map of Phoenicia, a full page illustration of a Phoenician carving, a small map and a cartouche of a Pharaoh, (indecipherable), 1 foldout map of Arabia in Ancient times. Vol IV, 1829, also in excellent condition.   A very fine well bound set, a real delight.

Any questions, or any further photos needed just message through ebay.

Ankh Antiquarian Books has been selling fine Egyptology since 1989 and you can buy with confidence with my 100% feedback with no negatives ever since 2003.

Item Specifics

Condition: Very good

Features: 1st Edition
Format: Hardcover
Special Attributes: Fine Bindings
Modified Item: No
Country: Egypt
Regional Cuisine: Egyptology
Subject: Ancient History
Topic: Antiquarian book, Ancient Egypt, 19th Century, History, Antiques
Era: 1900s
Language: English
Publication Year: 1823
Book Title: Egyptian Antiquities in the Collection of Lady Meux, Br
Author: Sir W Drummond
Title/Series: Account of the Collection of Lady Meux
Type: Academic History

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