CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE & OTHER EGYPTIAN OBELISKS - Budge, 1st 1926 - ANCIENT EGYPT
CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE & OTHER EGYPTIAN OBELISKS: A Series of Descriptions of All the Important Inscribed Obelisks, with Hieroglyphic Texts, Translations, Etc.
Book Details + Condition: Religious Tract Society: London, 1926 (First Edition). Hardcover large octavo. 308 pages with 22 illustrations and 16 plates. Original blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Frontispiece. Budge's fascinating study of the obelisks of ancient Egypt, with particular reference to "Cleopatra's Needle," which now stands by the banks of the Thames in London. Cleopatra's needle actually had nothing to do with Cleopatra, as it was a monument created for Pharaoh Thotmes III, but was named after the Egyptian queen as it was brought from Alexandria in a specially constructed cylindrical container ship, dubbed the "Cleopatra." Budge’s work is profusely illustrated with numerous in-text illustrations and full-page b/w photographic plates. Tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners and edges; shelfwear to boards and spine; slight lean to book; small clipping pasted to front blank endpaper; text is clean and unmarked. Periodic foxing, with a bit more on first few pages.