Amsterdam: Janssonio Waesbergiana, 1676.
First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Item #047157
Rebound in full brown leather, pages a bit brittle, repair to edge of half title, scattered chipping and loss to page edges, small hole to 65/66 touching a few letters, browning throughout as is often the case with this book, verso of the plates with a small NYPL stamp.. Illustrated in textand 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: 047157.