1910 The Life and Times of Akhnaton Pharoah of Egypt
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
The first edition of the work. Uncommon in any edition. With two coloured plates, one map and a further twenty two monochrome plates. Collated complete. By Arthur Weigall, an English Egyptologist, stage designer and journalist. Weigall's career was illustrious and varied, with his work as a journalist leading him to cover the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamun for the Daily Mail. It was, however, his dedication to protection and conservation, an area which had previously been somewhat neglected, for which he is perhaps best known. This particular work discusses Akhnaton or Akhenaten, the tenth ruler of the Eighteenth Dynasty. He is noted for abandoning Egypt's traditional polytheism, towards a more monotheistic worship around the god Aten. This was ultimately short-lived, and following the death of Akhenaten, the former polytheistic regime was restored, with monuments and statues of the Pharoah destroyed or hidden. A fascinating work regarding the short but influential reign of Akhenaten, written by a leading Egyptologist.
In a half morocco binding. Externally very smart with minor rubbing to the head and tail of the spine. Loss to leather to front board. The odd light mark to the boards. Bookplate to front paste down. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with scattered spotting, heavier to the fore edge.
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