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EGYPT: DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL AND PICTURESQUE

The monumental 19th century work in Egyptology...

A magnificent illustrated set from one of the 19th century’s great Egyptologists. Covering Egypt’s ancient history and civilization – as well as providing a fascinating portrait of the nation as it existed almost a century and a half ago - these beautiful, over-sized volumes reproduce all 70 stunning wood engravings and 500 in-text illustrations from the remarkable 1878 and 1879 editions.

A limited edition of just 800 sets.


2-volumes in one shipment. 11” x 14 7/8”

6 Monthly Installments of $89
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Two Magnificent Oversized Volumes Featuring the Original 19th-Century Cover Designs

Features include: 
- Printed and bound in genuine leather in the United States of America. 
- Elegant parchment-style endpages
- Exquisite 22kt gold spine detail
- Built to last: archival quality paper, sewn book binding, covered in genuine leather
- Gilded page ends

Printed on archival quality, acid-neutral paper specially milled for this edition that conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability by the Council of Library Resources and the American National Standards Institute.

About the Book

The monumental work in Egyptology…

Easton Press is pleased to announce a stunning facsimile of archeologist Georg Moritz Ebers' landmark two folio volume illustrated set, Egypt: Descriptive, Historical and Picturesque – a gorgeous Deluxe Limited Edition re-created from rare pristine volumes of the original 1878 and 1879 English language edition.

The Deluxe Limited Edition of Georg Ebers' Egypt is strictly limited to exactly 800 hand-numbered two volume sets.

Lavishly Illustrated Victorian Egyptology

Few in the 19th century knew ancient Egypt as well as author and archeologist, Georg Moritz Ebers – and no one did more to shape the public's fascination with the land of the Pharaohs. In addition to his archeological work, Ebers wrote hugely successful historical novels based on Egyptian lore, and in 1878 he produced the grand two full folio-sized volume illustrated set, Egypt: Descriptive, Historical and Picturesque.

Part history, part travelogue, Egypt takes the reader from the birth of Nile civilization to 19th urban Cairo, bringing both the ancient past and 19th century present to life with hundreds of illustrations -- including many full-page 11” x 14” woodcuts – by the likes of the great Lawrence Alma Tadema and the brothers Ernst & Maximilian Weidenbach, artists renowned for their meticulous portrayal of Egypt and Egyptian antiquities.

A Landmark 19th Century Folio Set

What makes this breathtaking recreation of the 1878-1879 Egypt: Descriptive, Historical and Picturesque stand out from other books?

• Two grand full-folio 11” x 14 7/8” size volumes – over 700 pages combined -- bound in genuine premium leather.

• The stylized Egyptian cover design of the 1878-1879 edition recreated with 22kt gold inlays.

• All the original illustrations of the 1878-1879 set – over 500, including more than 70 full-page wood engravings – as well as the original decorative embellishments and typography.

• Pages Smyth-sewn into the bindings, parchment endpapers, gilded page-ends … and much, much more!

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