EGYPT THREE ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY, RELIGION AND ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT


4to (6¾” x 10 ”). pp. 86. Unsigned Sarah Wyman Whitman binding design in black on olive ooze leather of three stylized papyrus (Cyperus papyrus hadidii) stalks superimposed on the title (in Mrs. Whitman's inscriptional lettering) with the stems of the stalks forming the upright of the letter "Y", with a border of dash motifs.

Includes a title page in red and black, color map of Egypt and the Nile delta, foliated initial caps and tailpieces all by Mrs. Whitman as wells as 32 illustrations after photographs by the authors; maroon eps.

A collection of three essays written by Brimmer and his niece, Minna Chapman, during a trip to Egypt.

Considered to be Mrs. Whitman's great masterpiece is an allusion to both upper and lower Egypt and is also a skeuomorph of an ancient Coptic binding.

A good copy with heavy edge wear and fraying to the head and tail of the spine; tanning to the spine and extremities; light to moderate rubbing and moisture marking to the exterior; the finding is firm but has cracking to both the front and rear joints as well as to the hinges; small script date at the top recto of the rfep, and small modern ownership label at the bottom edge of the rear board.

A highly sought after and exceptionally scarce Whitman design. BPL 06_04_000081; Gullans 102; Gullans and Espy 39; Minsky III: 34; Not in PBO or UNCG.

Title: EGYPT THREE ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY, RELIGION AND ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT

Author Name: [WHITMAN, SARAH WYMAN (binding design, title page and decorations)]; BRIMMER, MARTIN; CHAPMAN, MRS. JOHN JAY (MINNA)

Categories: Other,

Edition: First

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1892

Binding: Ooze leather

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2011