The Shrines Of Tut-Ankh-Amon. Bollingen Series XL. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations. Vol. 2. Alexandres PIANKOFF, Translations, introductions. N. Rambova.
The Shrines Of Tut-Ankh-Amon. Bollingen Series XL. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations. Vol. 2.
The Shrines Of Tut-Ankh-Amon. Bollingen Series XL. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations. Vol. 2.
The Shrines Of Tut-Ankh-Amon. Bollingen Series XL. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations. Vol. 2.

The Shrines Of Tut-Ankh-Amon. Bollingen Series XL. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations. Vol. 2.

New York, NY: Bollingen Foundation / Pantheon Books, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (approx. 12.5 x 9.5 inches) xxii + 150 pp + 64 B/W plates. Original two toned beige/brown cloth covered boards with gilt titling, etc. to spine. Frontispiece with tissue guard, b&w illustrations and plates (some with tissue guards), fold-outs. Housed in the original cloth covered slipcase with printed paper title label on the front. The first major study of the texts of the four golden shrines which encased the sarcophagus of Tut-Ankh-amen. In addition to a complete translation of the texts, there are also commentaries on their significance and magnificent foldouts of the originals. The book is Volume 2, 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comprises a series of publications on Egyptian religion which include the complete photographic recording of hitherto unpublished royal tombs, important mythological papyri, and miscellaneous cosmological texts and symbolical representations.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." The volume has a faint incense smell and there are a few tiny snags and a hint of creasing to the fore-edges of a few pages (almost certainly there from new, and the consequence of the original binder's trim). As always the a square has been cut from the upper spine of the otherwise plain brown paper protective jacket so that the title can be read, and there is a just a touch of fading to the exposed cloth surface. The spine of the "jacket" is a little faded, and has a few small spots, but overall both book and jacket are near-Fine. The cloth-bound slip-case shows some light fading in places and is bit rubbed and chafed at edges but is still solid and attractive. A large heavy volume that will require additional shipping to that which is automatically quoted. Item #67523

Price: $175.00