First edition of Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge's Amulets and Superstitions
Amulets and Superstitions.
Budge, Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis.$250.00
Item Number: 88102
London: Oxford University Press, 1930.
First edition of English Egyptologist and philologist Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated with twenty-two plates and three hundred illustrations in the text. In near fine condition. A nice example.
English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge greatly contributed to the collection of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities of the British Museum and published numerous works about the ancient Near East. His 1930 publication Amulets and Superstitions contains original texts with translations and illustrations of a long series of Egyptian, Sumerian, Assyrian, Hebrew, Christian, Gnostic, and Muslim talismans and magical figures with chapters on the origin of the amulet, the properties of stones and rings, and ancient astrology.