Mythological Papyri. Texts [&] Plates. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations ( Bollingen Series XL - Vol. 3 ) ( 2 Volume Set ). Ancient Egypt, Alexandres PIANKOFF, Translations, introductions. N. Rambova.
Mythological Papyri. Texts [&] Plates. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations ( Bollingen Series XL - Vol. 3 ) ( 2 Volume Set ).
Mythological Papyri. Texts [&] Plates. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations ( Bollingen Series XL - Vol. 3 ) ( 2 Volume Set ).
Mythological Papyri. Texts [&] Plates. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations ( Bollingen Series XL - Vol. 3 ) ( 2 Volume Set ).

Mythological Papyri. Texts [&] Plates. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations ( Bollingen Series XL - Vol. 3 ) ( 2 Volume Set ).

New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1957. First Edition. Hardcovers. Quartos (approx. 12.5 x 9.5 inches). Separate text volume and clamshell plate "volume", both housed in a brown cloth slip-case with paper title-label. Both the text volume and tne clamshell case are bound in matching two toned beige/brown cloth with gilt titling, string ties on clamshell. Text volume: xxvii + 222 pp., colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations, index. The plates volume comprises a 10pp. booklet bound in wrappers listing the plates and 30 loose collotype black and white fold-out plates housed in a clamshell case. The two parts form Volume 3, complete within itself, of the "Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations" series, which was number XL of the Bollingen Series. From the editorial note: "'Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations' comprises a series of publications on Egyptian religion which include the complete photographic recording of hitherto unpublished royal tombs, important mythological papyri, and miscellaneous cosmological texts and symbolical representations. The series includes, where possible, the full translation of texts." This "Mythological Papyri" set presents a collection of documents, dating from Twenty-first Dynasty Egypt. Most "pertain to the Clergy of Amon-Re, king of the gods of Thebes. For the study of religious symbolism these papyri are of peculiar importance. Created for the use of the priests and priestesses in the afterlife, they contain symbolic representations of condensed mythological conceptions and magical formulae, many of which are otherwise unknown." The text volume is a little leaned, otherwise both volumes are tight and bright, and near fine condition. The clothbound slip-case shows some light fading in places and is bit rubbed and chafed at edges but is still solid and attractive. A very nice and important set. A large heavy set that will require additional shipping to that which is automatically quoted. Item #67522

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