The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum. E. A. Wallis BUDGE.
The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum

The Book of the Dead. The Papyrus of Ani ( Two volumes, Text and Plates ); in the British Museum. The Egyptian Text with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation, a Running Translation, Introduction, etc... AND The Book of the Dead. Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum

London: The British Museum, 1894 and 1895. First Edition of Text. Second Edition of Plates. Hardcover. Two Volumes. Text volume: Folio (20.5 inches x 15.5 inches), clvi + 378 pp. original half green morocco with black pebbled cloth boards, raised bands, top edge gilt, b&w in-text illustrations throughout, bibliography. Plate volume: Elephant Folio (13 inches x 11 inches), viii + 37 double-page color plates mounted on cloth hinges, original half black leather with black pebbled cloth boards. The first edition of the Facsimile Plate volume was published as a stand-alone work in 1890 but the demand for a text version to accompany it resulted in the production of these two volumes, with the 1894 Plate volume produced to accompany the 1895 First Edition of the Text volume. The plate volume, reproduces in magnificent fold-out facsimiles, "The Papyrus of Ani," which is perhaps the most superbly illustrated of the surviving copies of the "Book of the Dead". "The Papyrus of Ani," is said to have been found at Thebes and is thought to date from the XVIIIth Dynasty, about 1400BC. It was purchased for the British Museum in 1888 by Wallis Budge. The original is in scroll form - about 76 feet in length. It is here reproduced in 37 segments, each on a double-page spread of approx. 20 x 48 inches. The text volume is a thick heavy quarto, and comprises a lengthy Introduction detailing the history and context of the Book of the Dead and the Papyrus of Ani, a table of chapters, and a typeset version of the hieroglyphic text, with interlinear transliteration and complete English translation. Inscribed on the second blank to "C. H. Page / Kerma /Soudan / 3.6.98 / Presented by British Museum / per E. Wallis Budge Esq." While the inscription is in a hand very similar to Budge's, a few significant differences, plus the use of the word "Esquire" after his name (which would not typically have been used by the person to whose name it was suffixed) suggest that the inscription was written on his behalf, rather than by him. The recipient, Charles H. Page (d. 1918), was a a British Marine Engineer and Assistant Director of the Department of Steamers and Boats in the Sudan, who had strong antiquarian interests and on occasion facilitated the provision of boats etc. to archaeological expeditions. Condition: text volume: boards a little discolored, with rubbing to cloth and corners rounded, thumb print-sized flaw in cloth on front board, front hinge has a few cracks, but holding firm. Internal hinges neatly (professionally) reinforced, a little mild discoloration and a small discolored patch to the lower fore-edge of the first few leaves, overall a solid VG or better volume. Plates volume: Cloth a little discolored and rubbed, corners bumped, cloth rubbed away from significant strips of both fore-edges revealing the boards beneath, still the spine is undamaged and the binding strong. A few leaves have chips from the bottom corners, only one is significant but does not effect the plate itself, a number of the plates have tears at the inner margins, a few of these have old tape repairs on the verso, and majority have more recent acid-free tissue paper repairs. A few light marks, chips and tears, here and there. Over all a solid, about VG - or perhaps a little better - set. Well used, but still solid in the original bindings, and uncommon thus given the weight and size of the volumes. Very large and heavy and will require additional shipping. Item #61067

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