The Book of the Dead: A Collection of Spells Translated by Raymond O. Faulkner From Papyri in The British Museum
FAULKNER, Raymond O. (trans.)
"The title the book of the dead was given to the collection of spells in the funerary papyri of Ancient Egypt by the scholars who studied them in the nineteenth century. The title is, in fact, a misnomer. It is really not a book at all in the strict sense, but a miscellaneous collection of funerary and magical spells" (from the translator's introduction). Vol. 1 incl. the texts of 189 spells, such as "For breaking an opening in the sky," "For going out against a foe in the realm of the day," "For driving off a snake," "For preventing a man from going upside-down," and "Another spell for not dying again." Also includes a glossary of terms.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
Date Published: 1972
Place Published: New York
Condition: Near fine
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols. xxv, 157 p. 32 cm. Vol. 2 is a multi-panel fold-out colour plate. In slipcase with some chips to spine and edges. Black and red cloth hardcovers. Books Near Fine; slipcase Good only.