London: Longman, et. all, 1834. Cruikshank. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition of the first scientific analysis of ancient Egyptian funerary practices in the English language. Contemporary half green morocco. 13 plates (10 by Cruikshank), 4 of them hand colored, 2 highlighted with gold leaf, a little foxing, else near fine, complete with errata leaf. Near fine. Item #337
Pettigrew was the preeminent expert on ancient Egyptian mummies, and this book was the sum of his knowledge and years of research. The contents include tombs, papyrus manuscripts, sacred animals, the embalming of those animals, and identification of “forged” mummies.