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Egypt - Hieroglyphs. SALT. Essai sur le système des hiéroglyphes phonétiques.

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Egypt - Hieroglyphs. SALT. Essai sur le système des hiéroglyphes phonétiques.
  Egypt, Hieroglyphs. SALT, Henry. Essai sur le système des hiéroglyphes phonétiques du Dr Young et de M. Champollion. Paris, chez Bobée et Hingray, Treuttel et Wurtz, Debure fréres, 1827 (A Nancy : de l'imprimerie de C.-J. Hissette)

4to, 250x160 mm; original wrappers. Pp. (4), IX, (1), 70. 1 plate on frontispiece and 5 litographs by C. Labouré a Nancy. A total of 6 litographs. Particularly browned specimen on the first leaves and with signs of foxing. Not sophisticated copy.

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Rare first edition, printed in just 300 copies. Work by Henry Salt, an English diplomat and Egyptian named in Cairo in 1815. The plates cover numerous Egyptian hieroglyphic characters printed on thick paper.
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