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  • Egyptian (Isis and Osiris) Trade Cards – 1920’s

    Egyptian (Isis and Osiris) Trade Cards – 1920’s

    A group of six very colourful trade cards by Liebig advertising their tasty Fray products. Printed and issued around 1920. Complete 11cm by 7 cm each in very good condition.

    Titled Isis and Osiris they have text about each image on the back in Italian making them doubly useful!

    Special Egyptian set with striking colours and imagery.

    $80.00

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  • Thomas Cook’s – Tours of Egypt the Nile, Sudan, Palestine and Syria -1928

    Thomas Cook’s – Tours of Egypt the Nile, Sudan, Palestine and Syria -1928

    We love this 110 page brochure advertising Thomas Cook’s tours in the style of Poirot and Death on the Nile.

    It would take us a week to explain the depth of information, photographs, maps, intricate details of each of the numerous vessels with photos of the cabins, saloons etc. End paper maps and layout of each of the vessels.

    Very good condition albeit some pencil annotations of a planned holiday – luck bastards!

    Comprehensive view of Egypt and Palestine in the 1920’s

    $90.00

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  • The Lost City – By Major Charles Gilson – 1920′s

    The Lost City – By Major Charles Gilson – 1920′s

    Another adventure by Charles Gilson in striking pictorial covers published in the 1920’s. Gilson has been promoted since he wrote “On Secret Service”. Another Voyager favourite.

    Published by “The Boy’s Own Paper”, Bouverie Street, London. Octavo, 378 pages with frontispiece in colour and eight other illustrations.

    The longer title, as usual, gives a clue … “The Lost City … being the Authentic Account by Professor Miles Unthank of the search for the Sarcophagus of Serohis, and the Theft of the Mystic Scarab, formerly in the British Museum”. We love it!

    Collectable … The Lost City

    $80.00

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  • Mirango the Man-Eater – C. Dudley Lampen – First Edition 1899

    Mirango the Man-Eater – C. Dudley Lampen – First Edition 1899

    Title continues …A Tale of Central Africa being The Narrative of George Pryce traveller and exile, first writ down Anno Domini 1706 , and now retold …

    An unusual book never mind the confronting title. First edition 1899 in pretty good condition considering. The author C. Dudley Lampen (1859-1943) is a recognised early Sci-fi writer and had previously published “The Queen of the Extinct Volcano”.

    Mirango is about Africa and the finding of a society of lost ancient Egyptians. Recognised in a number of fantasy bibliographies including – A Spectrum of Fantasy 132; Bleiler 118 and Reginald 8571.

    Octavo, 242 pages plus advertisements. Published curiously by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London. With three half tone plates and other decorative devices and the stunning pictorial book cover.

    Lost Race Classic from 1899 …..

    $120.00

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  • Original Copper Engraving – Egyptian Incunculae – Thomas Shaw – 1736

    Original Copper Engraving – Egyptian Incunculae – Thomas Shaw – 1736

    One of the earliest copper engraving of Egyptian motifs from the rare first edition of Thomas Shaw’s “Travels or Observations Relating to Several parts of Barbary and the Levant” published at the Theatre, Oxford.

    The figure in the top left H is Orus [the Earth] turgid with the variety of things he is to produce, K is Anubis [God of the Dead], M Apis, N Cat, O the Cynocephalus (Dog headed man), P Hawk, Q Frog, S Beetle, T the Phallus Oculatus, U the Niloscope, X Pyramid and Y Plectrum.

    Very early engraving of Egyptian incunculae

    $140.00

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  • Fresh Light from Ancient Monuments – Alfred Sayce – 1893 – Unusual Gift Inscription and Note from Author

    Fresh Light from Ancient Monuments – Alfred Sayce – 1893 – Unusual Gift Inscription and Note from Author

    Published by The Religious Tract Society in 1893, first published in 1883. Small octavo, 160 pages this edition in the delightful covers with the Inscription of Siloam in gilt to the front. Very good condition and the inscriptions makes the book special.

    Alfred Sayce, Voyager Hero, was Professor of Comparative Philology at Oxford when he wrote this book. Sayce, in his time was the font of all knowledge Assyrian.

    Confirmation of Biblical fact from ancient monuments covers the Book of Genesis (a good place to start); the Exodus from Egypt; the Moabite Stone and the Inscription of Siloam; the Empire of the Hittites; the Assyrian Invasions and Nebuchadrezzar and Cyrus. Three useful appendices provide the text of the treaty between the Hittites and Ramses II; a list of the months of the Assyrian year and a translation of a cylinder of Nabonidos, King of Babylonia. Four illustrations in the text and frontispiece.

    An interesting inscription by the author in pencil on the front endpapers “ With Compliments – Major North Simmons Assam 1894 – Just going on Slave Extermination Lagos and/or Accra, working to Cape Town via Nianja – AHS – Can you three join our party – AHS”

    Interesting work with intriguing note of gift from author

    $120.00

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