Amsterdam: Janssonio Waesbergiana, 1676.
First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Item #046881
Contemporary vellum, soiled, back strip reattached, endpapers refreshed; sound overall. Scattered browning, foxing, heavy in spots, dampstain in upper margin here and there, mild offsetting, generally clean internally. Illustrated in text throughout and with 5 plates (2 folding, 1 double page) outside of pagination. (16),72,(6)p.
The last of Kircher's works on Egypt - a colleague had discovered an intact tomb in Memphis and brought the contents back to France. He asked Kircher to translate the inscriptions and, in his inimitable fashion, he does so. Though he was uniformly incorrect in his translations, his connections between hieroglyphs and Coptic (rather than Greek, Latin, Hebrew) proved correct. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Language & Linguistics. Inventory No: 046881.