Title: Illustrations of the Bible from the Monuments of Egypt
Author: W. C. [William Cooke] Taylor, L.L.D.
Description: Original green cloth boards decoratively stamped with pictorials in gilt on the spine and front cover. Moderate wear at spine ends; bit of soiling on rear cover. Previous owner's name in pencil on ffep, one underline in table-of-contents, and one line in a margin, else unmarked and generally clean. Illustrated throughout. 17.5 x 11 cm. 8vo. pp. xvi, 200, plus  advertising. Placed in an archival mylar wrapper.
Illustrations from Egyptian antiquities are used to describe and demonstrate the way of life and the state of ancient societies. The author connects these varied images to scenes in the both the old and new Testaments of the Bible (indicating in each case the specific relevant verse). Egyptian culture is described, from agriculture to hunting, horticulture, carpentry, architecture, musical instruments, domestic life, political life, and artisan crafts, correlations are made to describe these ancient ways of life in Egypt and the Biblical lands.
William Cooke Taylor (1800-1849) was an Irish historian and a prolific author. He earned his doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1835 and was also a regular contributor to the The Art-Journal and the Athenaeum Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Charles Tilt
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