EGYPTIAN MUMMIES - 1st Ed, 1924 - ANCIENT EGYPTOLOGY MUMMIFICATION DEATH BURIAL
Book Details + Condition: First American edition (1924). Includes scarce dust jacket. Quarto (9"x11"). Original dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to front cover and spine. 190 pages, with color frontis, 48 beautiful woodcuts by A. Horace Gerrard and K. Leigh-Pemberton, and 25 other illustrations. A fascinating overview of mummification in Ancient Egypt, with a comprehensive account of the technical processes and materials employed by the ancient Egyptian embalmers, along with a historical analysis of their modifications throughout the dynasties. Content includes: The Death and Burial of an Egyptian; Egyptian Texts Relating to Embalming; Embalming According to Herodotus and Later authors; Mummification in the Old and Middle Empires; Mummification in the XVIIIth to XXth Dynasties; Mummification in the XXist Dynasty; Mummification from the XXIInd Dynasty to the Decline; The Accessories of the Mummy; Mummification in Relation to Medicine and Pathology. In very good condition: Minor rubbing to extremities; discoloration to front endpaper; bookplate on inside front board; text is clean and free of markings. The scarce dust jacket has some chipping to the spine, with a section missing; chipping to edges; and repaired tears along the front and part of the back. It is protected with a Mylar plastic cover.