Ancient Egyptians Nile Africa 1854 Wilkinson classic well illustrated 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Ancient Egypt, History).
A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians, by Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson.
Published 1854, New York by Harper & Brothers.
2 volumes. 419, 436 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout, including a large folding diagram as frontis in vol. 2.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed cover & spine decorations.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, cloth is rubbed with small spots of loss, tiny chipping at spine ends, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is uniformly age toned, small spots and scattered stains, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this nice mid-19th century set survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8" H x 5 1/2" W.