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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 150

    A COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON ANCIENT EGYPT

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    Estimate

    A COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON ANCIENT EGYPT
    Including T. Säve-Söderbergh, Private Tombs at Thebes, Four Eighteenth Dynasty Tombs, Oxford, 1957, inscribed by Nina de Garis Davies; N. de Garis Davies, Seven Private Tombs at Kurnah, London, 1948, inscribed by Nina de Garis Davies; N. de Garis Davies, The Tomb of the Vizier Ramose, London, 1941; H. Frankfort (ed.), The Mural Painting of El-'Amarneh, London, 1929, inscribed by Nina de Garis Davies; W. K. Simpson and W. M. Davis (eds), Studies in Ancient Egypt, The Aegean and The Sudan; Essays in honor of Dows Dunham, Boston, 1981, inscribed by D. Dunham; T. E. Peet, The Great Tomb-Robberies of the Twentieth Egyptian Dynasty, New York, 1977; C. Desroches Noblecourt, L'Ancienne Egypte, L'Extraordinaire Aventure Amarnienne, Paris, 1960, inscribed by the author to C. Aldred; A. H. Gardiner, The Attitude of the Ancient Egyptians to Death and the Dead, Cambridge, 1935; A.E.P. Weigall, Travels in the Upper Egyptian Deserts, London, 1909, inscribed by Charles Wilkinson to C. Aldred; and a quantity of offprints from journals(a lot)


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    Cyril Aldred (1914-1991) was a noted Egyptologist, historian, author and Keeper of Art and Archaeology at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. Nina de Garis Davies (1881-1965) was an artist who, with her husband Norman de Garis Davies, recorded many Theban tombs using egg tempera to reproduce colours as exactly as possible. She worked at Thebes for over thirty years and, also, at Amarna and Beni Hasan.

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    Provenance

    From the library of the late Cyril Aldred; items one to four from the library of Nina de Garis Davis. See also lot 124.


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