Title: Monuments of Egypt: the Napoleonic Edition -...
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, Princeton, NJ
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.
Large format hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as stated on copyright page, a notable presentation copy, it is inscribed and signed by editor Gillispie to Egyptian-born author/economist Charles Issawi and his wife: "For Charles and Janina Issawi with the compliments of a Latter Day Invader - Charles Gillispie - New Year's, 1988." Charles Issawi has been referred to as "the father of the study of the modern economic history of the Middle East." This massive volume reprints all of the 421 plates contained in the original five folio albums devoted to Antiquities. This collection was assembled by Napoleon Bonaparte. "Printed between 1809 and 1822, it was the first comprehensive and systematic survey of the Egyptian legacy, and it remains the most evocative" Many folding plates, contextual introductions in English, "Note from the Publisher" tipped-in to the blank rear end-paper, separate folding map laid in at back. Book is in excellent condition with no remarkable flaws, the black jacket is heavily sunned on the spine, narrow band of sunning along the top edge of the front panel and flaps also, the jacket is clean with no other flaws and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included; Signed by Editor. Bookseller Inventory # 041223
Synopsis: A related site of interest is the reconstruction of the Temple?Palace of Ramses III at Medinet Habu, 1175 B.C., by Mohammed Motlib?and Matiu Carr. And a Color Tour of Egypt is offered by the University of Memphis.?
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