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The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics
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The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics

By Jean Doresse

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are also some stains on the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards show wear and the corners have been bumped.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board.The pages are yellowed and tanned but free from any markings. "Am I perhaps a little inclined to understate the interest of those much-admired manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea? By this I do not mean that I grudge them any of the importance that all the most competent specialists agree in ascribing to them. But neither do I go so far as to think that the discovery was the most extraordinary that could have possibly been made of the vanished world in which the Christian religion was born and bred. For this I have a personal but sufficient reason - I know of some other writings, a little less ancient (by some centuries) than the texts of Qumran; but richer, and they illuminate with the greatest abundance of detail one of the most obscure movements in the earliest centuries of our era. It is of these Coptic manuscripts found in Upper Egypt, and of the circumstances in which they were brought to light, that I propose to give a general account in this first book...." - Introduction from The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics: An Introduction to the Gnostic Coptic manuscripts discovered at Chenoboskion

$27.01

A History Of The Ancient Egyptians
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A History Of The Ancient Egyptians

By James Henry Breasted

This book is in good condition. The front, back and spine of the cover boards have some wear, as well as the edges. The corners are also bumped. The previous owners name is written on the front end page and the ink has bled onto the inside of the front cover board. There is a mark on the first page that has bled through to the first title page. The pages are yellowed and tanned. The binding is loose, but the pages are intact and solid. "As works on the early Orient multiply, it becomes more and more easy to produce such books at second and third hand, which are thus separated by a long remove from the original monuments forming our primary sources of knowledge. As the use of this volume is in a measure conditioned by the method which produced it, may the author state that it is based directly and immediately upon the monuments, and in most cases upon the original monuments, rather than upon any published edition of the same? For this purpose the historical monuments still standing in Egypt, or installed in the museums of Europe (the latter in toto), were copied or collated by the author anew ad hoc and rendered into English (see infra, p. 445, B. Translations, BAR). Upon this complete version the present volume rests. Those students who desire to consult the sources upon which any given fact is based, are referred to this English corpus. A full bibliography of each original document, if desired, will also be found there, and hence no references to such technical bibliography will be found herein, thus freeing the reader from a massof workshop debris, to which, however, he can easily refer, if he desires it." - Preface, A History Of The Ancient Egyptians

$13.75

Picturesque Ideas On The Flight To Egypt
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Picturesque Ideas On The Flight To Egypt

By Colta Feller Ives

This book is in good condition.The dust cover has some wear, but over all it's in good condition also.the dust cover has some tears and stains on the bottom front cover and spine. There are are no markings inside the book. The pages are just beginning to yellow an tan. "Giovanni Domenico Theopolo's set of twenty-seven etchings entitled Picturesque Ideas of the Flight into Egypt is perhaps the most enchanting of his printmaking accomplishments. Within the history of printed scenes of Christ's life, which began in the fifteenth century, this series is probably unique in format; there is no other depiction known of the Flight into Egypt in such an extended sequence.Beyond this novel aspect, the set reveals the inspiration of Tiepolo's native Venice-her sunny skies and sparkling lagoons, her passion for theatrical spectacles, her artistic heritage of pageant masters. The joyous effects of light, space, and air in these prints reflect the achievements of the eighteenth-century Venetian etchers whose characteristic broken lines captured their city's shimmering atmosphere." - Picturesque Ideas of the Flight into Egypt

$10.31

The Pyramids And Sphinx
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The Pyramids And Sphinx

By Desmond Stirling Stewart

This book is in very good condition. This book has minimal wear on the front, back, spine, edges, and corners. The pages are still white, clean, and crisp. "Immense, mysterious, almost menacing, the pyramids of Egypt loom on the horizon southwest of modern Cairo. The only survivors of the seven wonders of the ancient world, these awesome tombs have aroused the curiosity and admiration of tourists, scholars, and even those who have lived within their shadow for four and a half millennia. The author of the following narrative uses the pyramids - and their mute, enigmatic sentinel, the Sphinx - as the focal point for a sweeping panorama of Egyptian history." - Introduction, The Pyramids And Sphinx

$9.64