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DESCRIPTION OF THE EGYPTIAN TOMB ...
Description of the Egyptian tomb, discovered by G. Belzoni.
London: John Murray, 1821.
15, [1] p., [1] fold. litho. map: wd-engr. illus. ; 21.0 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Possibly by G.B. Belzoni (1778--1823). Imprint on verso of the title-page (repeated at end) reads 'Printed by William Clowes.' This pamphlet includes a description of 'The Model' of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Seti (or Sethi) I that was installed in the exhibition of Belzoni's findings at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly in May 1821, where Soane visited the exhibition on 8 June 1822. The accompanying map, lithographed by C.J. Hullmandel (1789--1850), shows the spot where Belzoni had discovered Seti I's tomb in the Valley of the Kings on 17 October 1817. It was evidently intended to be sold as a guide to the exhibition. With both printed paper wrappers present, the upper reading: 'Description of the Egyptian Tomb. Price One Shilling.' Hooked on Books 3.6.

Copy Notes The folded map is badly imposed so that the caption is affected by the trimming.

Binding Original C19th publisher's paper wrappers (see copy notes above).

Reference Number 3947


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