By John Ward
London   John Murray
9" by 6" xviii [1], 2-122 [2]pp
A bright copy of the first edition of John Ward's study of the role of the scarab in Egyptian art and history.
By John Ward

1902 The Sacred Beetle: A Popular Treatise on Egyptian Scarabs in Art and History

London   John Murray
9" by 6" xviii [1], 2-122 [2]pp
A bright copy of the first edition of John Ward's study of the role of the scarab in Egyptian art and history.
£195.00
: 1kgs / : 843F7

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Description

First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Illustrated with sixteen plates, a frontispiece, and numerous vignette illustrations. Collated, complete.

With over five-hundred examples of scarab and cylinders, and translations by F. Llewellyn Griffith.

With the inscription 'To my dear mother, from Teddy', dated 1911, to the front free endpaper, and tipped in to the same leaf a handwritten note remarking 'Dear Teddy gave me this book - which I too enjoy', from his mother, Constance Boyle, dated 1912.

A lovely copy of this fascinating study of the scarab beetle in ancient Egypt.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to spine head and tail, with light tide mark to front board and back strip. Inscription and tipped in former owner's inscription leaf to front free endpaper. Internally, binding lightly strained throughout. Pages clean and bright.

Very Good

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