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

By: BRIMMER, MARTIN; CHAPMAN, MRS. JOHN JAY (MINNA).

Price: $975.00

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Book Condition: Good


4to (6 3/4” x 10 3/8”). 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. They created a synthesis of the known works on the Egyptian history, religion and art with their own observations while journeying through Egypt. The collection was published as an introduction to the subject and to the reference works used in the creation of the essays.

Sarah Wyman Whitman's great masterpiece of design.

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.

An exceptionally scarce and highly sought after Whitman design.

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

Author Name: BRIMMER, MARTIN; CHAPMAN, MRS. JOHN JAY (MINNA).

Illustrator: Sarah Wyman Whitman

Categories: Travel, SARAH WYMAN WHITMAN, Arts & Crafts Movement, American publisher's Bindings, 19th C., American Decorative Cloth,

Edition: First

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin Company: 1892

Binding: Ooze Leather

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2011

Keywords: Sarah Wyman Whitman; Sarah Whitman; Egypt; History