The Book of the Dead, or Going Forth by Day: Ideas of the Ancient Egyptians Concerning the Hereafter as Expressed in Their Own Terms Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization. Thomas George ALLEN, Elizabeth Blaisdell Hauser.
The Book of the Dead, or Going Forth by Day: Ideas of the Ancient Egyptians Concerning the Hereafter as Expressed in Their Own Terms Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization.

The Book of the Dead, or Going Forth by Day: Ideas of the Ancient Egyptians Concerning the Hereafter as Expressed in Their Own Terms Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization.

Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1974. First Edition. Softcover. Large Quarto (11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches) x + 306pp. Original printed card wrappers with black titling. An extensive modern translation of the spells that make up the Egyptian "Book of the Dead." This translation is based exclusively on early "Empire" period manuscripts, rather than those of the post-Empire centuries and other more standardized texts from later periods. Table of contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Translations; Appendix I: Correlations between parts of the book of the dead and its predecessors; Appendix II: Ancient Egyptian documents cited; Index of names, epithets and subjects; Index of Egyptian words. Wrappers a little darkened from handling, a couple of tiny chips to fore-edge of front wrapper, top edge of text block a little flecked. Still overall a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #69910
ISBN: 0226624102

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