The Sacred Beetle: A Popular Treatise on Egyptian Scarabs in Art and History
by Ward, John
London: John Murray, 1902. Original. Hardcover. Good. Clean internally but with light age toning to fore edges; bumps to cover corners and light rubbing to hinge area; mark on spine where sticker was removed; stamps from the Francis Bacon Foundation on fep and bottom of page 33; inscription on ffep: Booboo from Grandie, Naples, Feb. 16th, 1902.. Dark teal cloth/boards. Gilt lettering. Glossy turquoise and tan scarab images embossed onto front cover; gilt beetle image on spine. xviii + 122 pp. with 16 plates and hundreds of illustrations; everything in duotone. Quite the treatise on scarabs - everything you could want to know, and more, on the subject and the connection between scarabs and beetles. Includes images of royal scarabs, scarabs of kings and notables, scrolls, spiral, and hieroglyph scarabs, middle kingdom style, cartouche, etc. With lovely bw engraving illlustrations of places in Egypt, photos of statues, small line drawings, and more. 500 examples of scarabs and cylinders. A wealth of information and images.
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