London: Hodder and Stoughton, . First Edition. Cloth. 4to. 10.75”x8.5”. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and cover. 18 plates accompanied by tissue guard with descriptive letterpress. 163 pp.
No dust jacket. Rubbing to all edges, and top right corner of front cover is crushed. Stains on front and back covers. Owner inscriptions and book plate inside front cover and front free endpaper. Paste at hinge of p. 25 has come away somewhat. Pastedown on p. 118 verso is off-center. Pp. 161-163 loose and laid in.
This is a first edition history of the monarchs of ancient Egypt with fine portraits by Brunton and accompanying essays by a number of “eminent Egyptologists,” including J.H. Breasted and Terence Gray. A very striking volume, inside and out. Good. Item #869