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Title: Recherches critiques et historiques sur la langue et la littérature de l'Egypte.
Description: 13. Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1808, in-8°, 21,5 cm, xii pp + 307 pp, contemporary half calf, smooth spine with romantic gilt decoration, binding worn and upper joint partly split, clear marginal waterstains inside, a small corner of the title cut out (no loss of text). Notwithstanding the defects mentionned still an acceptable copy of a rare book. First edition of this important study on the Coptic language. In the West the Coptic language was long thought to be leading to the deciphering of hieroglyphs. ( see Hamilton - The Copts and the West 1439 - 1822, O.U.P. 2006. See also Wilbour , Egyptological Library pp.577 ). .

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Price: EUR 600.00 = appr. US$ 652.11 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 35527