YOUNG (THOMAS) Hieroglyphics, Collected by the Egyptian Society, Arranged by Thomas Young, 2 parts in one vol.
Lot 577
YOUNG (THOMAS) Hieroglyphics, Collected by the Egyptian Society, Arranged by Thomas Young, 2 parts in one vol.
£2,000 - 4,000
US$ 3,400 - 6,800
Lot Details
YOUNG (THOMAS)
Hieroglyphics, Collected by the Egyptian Society, Arranged by Thomas Young, 2 parts in one vol., letterpress title, list of subscribers and 3 leaves of introduction (printed on recto only), 98 plates, comprising 94 lithographs (numbered 1-37, 41-98, and 87B, with 84/85 and 86/87A on one sheet), and plates 38-40 the letterpress index, list of subscribers, contemporary red half morocco gilt, t.e.g., rubbed [not in Atabey or Blackmer; Hilmy, p.349], folio (540 x 363mm.), London, Rowlet and Brimmer, Printers [for the Egyptian Society], 1823[-1828]

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  • RARE. Thomas Young (1773-1829) founded the Egyptian Society in 1819 to publish these hieroglyphic inscriptions "to exhibit perfectly correct representations of the greatest possible extent of materials for a limited sum". The cost of printing was met by subscription, Young mentioning in the introductory text that 200 copies of the first fascicule were printed. The fifty-three subscribers included William Gell, H.C. Englefield, William Hamilton, Richard Heber, Edward Lane, Payne Knight, Frederick Henniker and Henry Salt. ABPC records no copy sold at auction in the past thirty years.


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