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SOTHEBY AND SON, Messrs.
[Sale catalogue. 1835:04:29--05:08]
Catalogue of the highly interesting and magnificent collection of Egyptian antiquties, the property of the late Henry Salt, Esq. His Britannic Majesty's late Consul General in Egypt. Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Sotheby and Son, at their house, No. 3, Wellington Street, Strand, on Monday, 29th of June, 1835, and eight following days, (Sunday excepted) ...
[London], printed by J. Davy, [1835].
[3], vi--vii, [2], 4--103, [1] p. ; 21.4 cm. (4°)

Lugt 14046. Advertisement dated 'May 28th, 1835'. When serving as Consul in Cairo, Henry Salt employed Giovanni Belzoni as his agent, and later offered his collection (including the Sarcophagus of Seti I, now in the Soane Museum) for sale to the British Museum. After Belzoni's return to England Salt employed Giovanni (Yanni) D'Athanasi, the son of a Greek merchant, in the same role. D'Athanasi later published A brief account of the researches and discoveries in upper Egypt, made under the direction of Henry Salt, Esq. (London: John Hearne, 1836) including the present catalogue and additionally illustrated with twelve plates.

Copy Notes Unannotated. Printed buff paper wrappers retained, the upper wrapper reading 'Catalogue of Mr. Salt's Egyptian Antiquities.' Bound in a collection of sale catalogues of 'Articles Of Virtu', 1833 to 1836.

Binding Later C19th half calf, maroon binder's cloth boards. Numbered '23' in a series of sale catalogue volumes.

Reference Number 5035


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