Egyptology rare books
4to, edition limited to 265 (250 for sale) numbered copies signed by the author and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf; 312 pp., illustrated throughout including 75 colour photographs by F. L. Kenett, full tan morocco gilt, upper cover with scarab composed of black and green morocco onlays outlined in gilt, all edges gilt, original cream linen foldover box, a fine copy.£475
Ten parts, landscape elephant folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm), text in German and French, 60 hand-coloured lithographed plates, hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; hand-coloured pictorial wrappers, occasional light spotting.£20,000
First edition, 3 volumes comprising: 2 vosl. 8vo. Half-title, title, pp. 109 and 3 plates with hieroglyphs printed in orange on china paper laid; half-title, title, pp. 167. 1 atlas vol. 4to. Original printed wrappers, vol. II in plain wrappers as published, plates loose in atlas vol.; atlas with spine partially split.£1,000
DENON, Dominique-Vivant.Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte, pendant les campagnes du général Bonaparte.
Two volumes, large folio (66.5 x 48.5 cm approx.), vi, 265, liii pp., plate volume complete with 143 engraved plates and maps, many double-page, generally showing 2 or more images, numbered to 141 (2 bis plates 20bis & 54bis, plates 4 & 5 on 1 page), original tissue guards; very occasional light toning to paper as often. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with gilt border, spines in eight compartments, green morocco lettering-piece to second, others with gilt corners and centre-pieces of bird and head tools; spines lightly faded.£60,000