1897 Dawn of Astronomy/Lockyer/Archaeology/Egypt/Pyramids/Illus/Foldout Map/VG+

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  • Sold Date: Dec 06, 2013
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THE DAWN OF ASTRONOMY

by J.Norman Lockyer

Groundbreaking work on Egyptian Temple Alignments with the Stars, a pioneering work in archaeoastronomy.

First American Edition,second printing, 1897. Nice Decorated binding in excellent condition. Many illustrations

Description: J. Norman Lockyer THE DAWN OF ASTRONOMY: A Study of the Temple-Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians. 1897;New York: The Macmillan Company; 6.5 x 9.5 in 432 pp plus several pages of ads; Illustrated with 118 engravings and a folodout map of the temples at Karnak.

Condition: Hardbound in brown cover with blindstamped and gilt design on front and gilt title on spine. Corners and spine ends slightly bumped. Former owner's bookplate inside front cover. Small closed tear on one edge of the foldout map, which is otherwise in excellent condtion. Other than these minor issues, the book is clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Overall a handsome volume in VG condition. Information: We are very pleased to offer this classic book, describing the work done by the influential Victorian astronomer Lockyer in investigating the astronomical alignments of temples in Egypt. Among the many chapters are discussions of the worship of the sun and the dawn, the astronomical basis of the Egyptian pantheon, the yearly path of the sun
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