Champollion Rosetta Stone Ancient Egypt 1842 France Royale rare book litho platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Ancient Egypt- Jean- Francois Champollion & the Rosetta Stone- Egyptian Hieroglyphics decipher key officially documented in print.
By the founder and father of modern Egyptology.
Memoires de l'Institut Royal di France Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Tome Quinzieme [XV- premiere partie].
1842, Paris, Imprimerie Royale.
pp.423. Original lettered paper spine title label.
Rare and important historical work officially documenting Champollion' s deciphering of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics by the illustrious French Academy. Illustrated with 5 folding lithographed plates and 3 colored large folding lithographed plates depicting ancient Egyptian writing on papyrus.
In the original blue plain paper wraps as issued by the binder/ printer. Deckled edges, text block untrimmed, many folding text leaves still joined at top and unopened as issued.
Light minor scattered foxing, dustiness and light signs of age and handling, surviving nearly as issued. Any age flaws are relatively minor and easy to forgive or overlook.
Book measures: 11" H X 8 3/4" W.