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    Jean Capart. Documents Pour Saervir A L'Etude De L'Art Egyptien... Paris: Officina Bodoni for Editions Du Pégase, 1927. Krown & Spellman retail: $300. First edition, #231 of 500 copies. Folio. 15 1/2 x 11". xvi,92+100 plates & description leaves, colophon leaf. Original decorated paste paper binding, paper label, splitting at hinges, minor paper loss, and piece of spine off at top. 100 photographic plates often of several images. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Capart (1877-947) Belgian Egyptologist, Director of the Egyptian collections at the Musees Royaux du Cinquantenaire, conducted the Queen of the Belgiums on her visit to Egypt and brought her to see the Tutankhamun excavations. She was so interested by what she saw that she commissioned these books as part of her new Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth. A second volume was added some four years later but this is often found as a stand-alone volume.

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    February, 2015
    12th Thursday
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