de Garis Davies, Norman and Griffith, H. L. The Mastaba of Ptahhetep and Akhethetep at Saqqareh. Parts I and II. (The Egypt Exploration Fund:London, 1900-1901) (Two Volumes)
Part I: The Chapel of Ptahhetep and the Hieroglyphs. (1900)
Part II: The Mastaba. The Sculptures of Akhethetepo (1901)
Two volumes, Folio (approximately 13″ by 10″). Paper covered boards with cloth covered spine. front cover is a reproduction of title page, rear cover is advertisements. Part I) 42 pages plus thirty one plates, three colored. Part II) 36 pages and 35 plates (including the frontispiece)
Condition: Cover shows toning and spotting, more so on volume one than volume two. Hinges are beginning to separate but covers are yet firmly attached. In volume 2 some signatures are loosening. Volume 2 has the stamp of the Egypt Exploration Fund on the FFE. Interior is clean for the most part, illustrations are intact and all present. Light musty odor is present due to long storage in less than optimal conditions.
“The Egyptologists Nina (6 January 1881 – 21 April 1965) and Norman de Garis Davies (1865–5 November 1941) were a married couple of illustrators and copyists who worked in the early and mid-twentieth century drawing and recording paintings in Egypt. Their work was often published together, as N. de Garis Davies, and so it is usually difficult to determine who drew which illustration.” (Wikipedia) In this case, these books were published before Norman and Nina met in 1906, so this is solely the work of Norman. Notes by the editor, H. L. Griffith.