London: George Allen & Unwin LTD (1924), 1924. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 5-189,  pp. Navy cloth with gold lettering on the front board and spine, a mummy stamped in gold on the front board, gold rules on the spine. Price of Twenty-five Shillings net on the front flap of the dust jacket. Jacket with an inset illustration of a sarcophagus. Illustrated with around seventy plates including a color frontispiece of sarcophagi, plates with mummies, exhumed remains, medical conditions of the mummified bodies, and the wrappings used for the mummies. A fascinating study of embalming in Ancient Egypt: an examination of how the Egyptians buried their dead, why they mummified people, and the cultural significance of mummies. Released around the time of the discovery of King Tut's tomb, this publication reflects the intense popularity of Egyptology during the early twentieth century. Beautifully illustrated and informative, this is a nice copy of a book that is difficult to find in collectible condition. Near Fine / Very Good+. Item #00009810
A Near Fine book with some foxing to the fore-edge and a touch of rubbing to the edges of the boards; jacket is Very Good or better with minimal edge wear and a spot of fading to the front panel.