Author/Editor: G. Maspero
This book caught our eye as it is part of a multi-volume set that stands out in the stacks due to the binding. Bound in leather with gilt lettering, each volume in this series contains a colored photo lithographic frontispiece. The small pyramid on the spine is a delightful design element. 1,000 copies of this publication were printed for England and American and Puget Sound has no.98. The text and illustrations offer a snapshot of Egyptian culture depicting writing, painting, sculpture, as well as plans of the ancient cities and maps of historic sites and diagrams of tombs. This text of this book is also available online through the Internet Archive and thanks to the Clermont Colleges Digital Library we can access a biography of one of the authors.