New York: Bollingen Foundation, Inc.; Pantheon Books Inc., 1957.
First Edition. Hardcover. 13" X 10 1/4" X 3 1/2". xvii, 221pp. Sewn booklet with lists of plates and all 30 plates present in Part II portfolio box. Two volumes, one of which is a portfolio box, each bound in cream cloth over boards with spines backed in dark brown and lettered in gilt. Mild shelfwear to bindings, firm and sound. Lean to spine of Part I. Some toning to endpapers of Part I, and toning mark to List of Plates booklet in Part II. All pages and plates clean and unmarked. Original matching clothbound slipcase with paper title label shows moderate wear, with dust soiling, scuffing, sunning, and moderate soiling. A handsome and well-preserved complete set of this study of mythological papyri, together the third volume in The Bollingen Foundation's Egyptian Relgious Texts and Representations Series and Bollingen Series XL.
About this set:
"The present work is devoted to a selection of important mythological papyri from the Cairo Museum; the Louvre and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; the Archaeological Museum, Florence; the Turin Museum; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It is in two parts: a volume containing an historical introduction, descriptions of the papyri, translations of the texts, and a chapter on the relgious symbolism of the papyri, illustrated by representative diagrams; and a portfolio of collotype reproductions of thirty papyri, which unfold in order to facilitate their study in sequence" (Editorial Note). Very good +. Item #5863