egyptian book of the dead the book of going forth by day being the papyrus
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VG-(Some scuffs or marks on covers; WARMLY INSCRIBED BY A TRANSLATOR to American artist Will Barnet and his wife Elena on an opening page. Brown & illus. wraps, French flaps, 176 pp, color illus, 4 fold-outs. "For the first time since 1890, the ancient Papyrus of Ani, the best surviving example of the texts that have come to be known collectively as The Egyptian Book of the Dead, is now available in full color. In this deluxe edition, these timeless and exquisite images are presented with an English translation together on the same pages for the first time in the history of their publication. This papyrus represents the most complete and ornate example of ancient Egyptian philosophical, religious, and spiritual thought yet discovered and is an artistic rendition of the mysteries of life and death." (flap) This copy is WARMLY INSCRIBED by additional translator Ogden Goelet, Jr, to American artist Will Barnet and his wife Elena, on an opening page.