Book, "Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians", 3 vols, by J G Wilkinson, 1842
London: John Murray, 1842. Hardcover. In three volumes. Second edition. Tall 8vo., original brown cloth hard cover with pictorial gilt decoration on the spines and front covers. With numerous illustrations including some folding and some in color. The covers are original but in poor condition (see photos). The textblock is in very good condition with inscriptions and a bookplate limited only to the inside covers and flyleaves. Wilkinson divides his work into ten large sections; the first contains remarks on the early state of Egypt; the second chapter covers the history of Egypt from the accession of the first king Menes to the conquest of Egypt by Alexander; the third chapter is a general discussion of the state of Egypt and the division and subdivision of the four classes; the fourth chapter treats the members of the second class; the fifth contains the houses, gardens, villas, etc; the sixth contains and account of furnishings and activities; the seventh contains information for serving and preparation of dinner, games, exercises, the eighth contains information on hunting; the ninth treats the arts of the Egyptians; and the final chapter the style of art is covered.