“LET ME BE RECEIVED BY OSIRIS IN THE LAND OF TRUTH-SPEAKING”
BUDGE, E. A. Wallis. Book of the Dead. London, 1894-95. Two volumes.
Second edition of the important facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani, with 37 double-page elephant folio color lithographic plates, together with a first edition of Budge's comprehensive analysis of including “the funereal compositions upon which [Egyptians] depended for the means of attaining everlasting life.” Includes the original hieroglyphic text, with interlinear transliteration, word-for-word translation, and a broader running interpretation and analysis. $4500.