The Oldest Books in the World: An Account of the Wisdom, Philosophy, Ethics, Manners, Proverbs, Sayings and Refinements as set forth in the Book of Kaqeumna.and the Precepts of Ptah-Hotep [Inscribed Presentation Copy from Printer John F. Osbourne]

By: Myer, Isaac

Price: $70.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Light brown textured paper covered boards, lettered and with front cover device in gilt. Slight shelf wear, slightly chipped spine extremities. 47 pp., rear colophon, illus. w/ 4 b&w plates. Edition limited to 1750 copies printed by the Horn-Shafer Company, Baltimore, 1935, with typography, printing and binding by John F. Osbourne. Reprinted in condensed form from the original, concerning two manuscripts from Old Kingdom Egypt, dating respectively to ca. 3998-3969 B.C. and 3580-3536 B.C. This copy inscribed by Osbourne to Noble Foster Hoggson on front flyleaf, with a Yale Club note card poetically inscribed by Hoggson to a later recipient laid in.

Title: The Oldest Books in the World: An Account of the Wisdom, Philosophy, Ethics, Manners, Proverbs, Sayings and Refinements as set forth in the Book of Kaqeumna.and the Precepts of Ptah-Hotep [Inscribed Presentation Copy from Printer John F. Osbourne]

Author Name: Myer, Isaac

Categories: Bibliography, Books on Books, Printing, Ancient World, Egypt,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, John F. Osbourne: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Not Issued

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Publisher

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: BIBL0252