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PETTIGREW, Thomas Joseph (1791--1865)
[A history of Egyptian mummies. Advertisement. 1833]
Dedicated by permission to the King. Shortly will be published, by subscription, a limited number of copies, at a price not to exceed two guineas, A history of mummies. ... By Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, ...
[London]: [1833].
3, [1] p. ; 23.5 cm. (4°)

Drop-head title, final verso blank. This prospectus repeated the text of the undated earlier quarter sheet version (q.v.) with the addition of a list of subscribers dated 'July 8, 1833'.

Copy Notes The book, which appeared the following year under the more precise title A history of Egyptian mummies, and an account of the worship and embalming of the sacred animals, was apparently never acquired by Soane, in spite of the author's accompanying letter which reads: My dear Sir John, / I do not clearly recollect / whether I have announced to you / my intention of publishing on / the subject of Egyptian Mum- / mies; but as I purpose no- / ticing all the Antiquities con- / nected with that matter / I am of course anxious to / learn from you as the / possessor of that invaluable / sarcophagus whether there / is any information to be gained / respecting it beyond / what is mentioned in / Belzoni's Work. The / subject I find exceedingly / interesting & the matter / grows very much under / my hand. I have reason / also to be satisfied with / the support I have received / for I have 50 names in addition to those printed / in the enclosed Prospectus. / I hope your health is / continuing good & with / best wishes for your / happiness believe me to be / my dear Sir John, / yours most faithfully / T.J. Pettigrew / Saville Row, Aug. 8. 1833. The prospectus is inscribed in ink on the blank verso in an unidentified hand Sundry papers & Letters and in pencil in a different, curatorial hand of no interest.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 3010


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