THE TREASURY OF ANCIENT EGYPT
Book Details + Condition: William Blackwood and Sons (Edinburgh, UK). First Edition, 1911. Hardcover with illustrated boards. 308 pages. The book was owned by Ethel Clayton, a well-known silent movie star of the early 20th century. She has signed the book on the front free endpaper. In addition, the book chronicles her trip to Egypt in 1913 with an original photograph, with her handwritten personal commentary about the trip on the back.
Volume by English Egyptologist Arthur Weigall on a variety of topics related to Egypt during antiquity. The book is subtitled "Miscellaneous chapters on ancient Egyptian history and archaeology," and several photographic plates and illustrations are featured throughout. Subchapters include "The Temperament of the Ancient Egyptians," "The Misfortunes of Wenamon," "The Tomb of Tiy and Akhnaton," "The Flooding of Lower Nubia," and more. Firm binding; lightly rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards, with minor fading to extremities; darkening to spine; interior is clean and free of markings, save Ethel Clayton's signature to ffep (from 1913), and glued-in photograph to inside front board (with her handwritten commentary to reverse).