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'A Description & Classification of Egyptian Deities...' by John Davidson

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'A Description & Classification of Egyptian Deities...' by John Davidson
before 1836
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Extent and format
pp. viii + 209.
Leather binding, red, gilt-tooled (by A. W. Bain). Bookplates of John Davidson, fols. i (round), iii.
Scope and content
'A Description & Classification of Egyptian Deities compiled from notes, & from sketches..', made by John Davidson, FRS, FSA (1797-1836) when collecting 'evidences' for the British Museum, 1820-25 (note by Thomas Davidson, 1864, fol. vi). Most of the specimens described were retained by Davidson for his own collection but some were lost. John Davidson was assassinated in the Sahara (18 Dec. 1836) while travelling to Timbuctoo for the Geographical Society (note by the donor, fols. vii, viii). Main contents (pp. 1-107) descriptions of Egyptian antiquities, with illustrations, many in colour; index at pp. 105, 107. Also includes some descriptions, etc., of Asiatic, Greek and Roman antiquities (pp. 133, 157-63, 181-9). Davidson's Notes taken during travels in Africa (1839) were published privately by his brother.
Davidson, John (1797-1836), Egyptologist and traveller
Previous reference number(s)
MS 768