THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN - Budge, 1st Ed 1907, 2 VOLS ANCIENT AFRICA MONUMENTS HISTORY
THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN: ITS HISTORY AND MONUMENTS
Book Details + Condition: Scarce First Edition from 1907 in2 Volumes. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white plates, mostly from photographs but also featuring folding reproductions of ancient relics, plans and maps. With hundreds of illustrations throughout the text. The work details extensively the ancient monuments and ongoing excavations of the area, but also covers the more recent history of the region, from the Roman and early Mohammedan periods up to the contemporaneous British control of the Sudan. Tall, thick 8vo, publisher's original maroon-red cloth, the front covers with large pictorial design of a Sudanese warrior against the backdrop of trees, and designed lettering all in gilt, the spines lettered in gilt. Volume I: 652 pages, with more than 150 illustrations and 27 plates (some large, folding). Volume II: 618 pages, with more than 100 illustrations and 38 plates. In very good condition: tight binding; minor rubbing; and discrete ex-lib markings, including small stamps on text blocks, inside front boards, and title page (of Vol I only). Text is clean and unmarked. Please see below for more information.
From the Preface: "During the years in which I was thus occupied in the Sudan I collected materials for a history of the country, and the present work is the result. In the First Part will be found a brief narrative of the results of four Missions, and a description of the temples, pyramids, &c. I have prefaced this narrative by a summary of the splendid archeological work done in the Sudan by modern travellers. The Second Part of this book deals with the history of the Sudan. The narrative begins with the great raid made in the country by Seneferu, a king of Egypt, who reigned about B.C. 3766, and ends with a summary of the principal events which took place there A.D. 1904."