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    Plates for Deciphering Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Jean Francois Champollion. Precis du Systeme Hieroglyphique des Anciens Egyptiens... Planches et Explication. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1827. Octavo plate volume only. Second edition, without the accompanying text volume containing Champollion's analysis of his methods for deciphering hieroglyphs. Fifty-two lithographed plates (eight folding). Contemporary quarter green morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Some foxing and light stains, some plates tattered on edges, outer margin of one plate accidentally stitched in at gutter by binder. M. Hoolon signature and library marks; penciled annotations to some plates. [With: CHAMPOLLION, Jean Francois Champollion]. G.H. Greppo [J.-G. Honore] Essay on the Hieroglyphic System of M. Champollion, Jun. And on the Advantages which it Offers to Sacred Criticism. Translated from the French by Isaac Stuart. Boston: Perkins & Marvin, 1830. First American edition. Octavo. two plates. Original cherry cloth, printed paper label on spine, uncut. Rubbing, browning and staining, unevenly faded.

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