History of Egypt, A 13 Volume Set (Rappoport - Maspero - King/Hall)
Twelve volumes in maroon binding with gilt title labels on spines and marble insets on covers, a black and white image of an engraving marking collection of Nelson Doubleday. This wonderful set consists of nine volumes of Maspero, three volumes of Rappoport, and one volume of King and Hall. In this series, Maspero, Rappoport and others present an intimate acquaintance with the history of Egypt and the Nile Valley, Assyria and Babylonia, as well as the literature and culture of these regions. The illustrations offer a comprehensive picture of Egyptian culture, depicting early forms of writing and painting, ancient relief sculpture and statuary, pottery and weaponry, and other cultural artifacts. Sir Gaston Camille Charles Maspero (June 23, 1846 – June 30, 1916) was a French Egyptologist. In 1869 he became a teacher of Egyptian language and archeology at the École pratique des hautes études, and in 1874 he was appointed to the chair of Champollion at the Collège de France.
Dimensions: 10.25 x 2 x 7.5 in.
Date: c. 1905