The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum; The Greek, Demotic and Hieroglyphic Texts of the Decree Inscribed on the Rosetta Stone. Sir E. A. Wallis BUDGE.
The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum; The Greek, Demotic and Hieroglyphic Texts of the Decree Inscribed on the Rosetta Stone....
The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum; The Greek, Demotic and Hieroglyphic Texts of the Decree Inscribed on the Rosetta Stone....

The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum; The Greek, Demotic and Hieroglyphic Texts of the Decree Inscribed on the Rosetta Stone....

London: Religious Tract Society, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. viii + 9-326pp. Original blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine, blind stamped titling to front cover. B&w frontis, twenty-three b&w plates, bibliography and index. Budge's detailed study of the history of the Rosetta stone, the famous carved stone tablet whose discovery led to a major breakthrough in the decipherment of the Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Just a bit of very light overall shelf wear, light bruising and rubbing to spine ends and corners, top edge darkened and foxed, fore-edge lightly foxed, ownership note and erasure mark on front pastedown. Pages lightly toned and with some pale foxing to preliminaries, otherwise bright & unmarked - some unopened. Overall a tight, unmarked VG+ copy in a Fair example of the scarce dust jacket (Dust jacket is well worn, darkened and discoloured and damp marked. Heavily chipped at all edges and extremities, loss of a portion of lower half of rear panel, clipped. Now in mylar cover protecting what remains). Item #68724

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