Ancient Egyptian art 1882 Perrot & Chipiez huge leather book well illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Gods, Sphinx, Hieroglyphics, Pharaohs].
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Histoire de L'Art dans L'Antiquite. Tome Premier - L'Egypte.
Published 1882, Paris by Librairie Hachette et Cie. Par (by) G. Perrot & C. Chipiez. 867 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout with 616 images, including many full page, several color lithographed.
Likely custom bound for original early owner in green full morocco leather binding, raised bands, gilt lettering and decorations in spine compartments, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Their specialized ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic bookplate to front pastedown.
Although originally issued as part of a monumental larger set covering seven ancient regions & cultures, this first volume stands alone and is complete unto itself about the art of ancient Egypt. the other volumes covered different cultures.
Splendidly illustrated, fine example in a custom and likely unique deluxe period binding.
Book measures: 10 3/4" H X 7 1/2" W.