History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria.
London: The Grolier Society, 1903. 9 volumes, 10 inches tall. Bound in Full morocco, with raised bands, gilt titles and top edges and stunning wide dentelles and morocco doublures with lotus designs with fine calf onlays. This is the Edition Definitive, limited to just 50 copies of which this is number 40. This collection has the complete work by the great French Egyptologist Maspero, but NOT the supplementary volumes by Rappoport and King & Hall. The Definitive edition, in such a small limitation is scarce, it has all the plates in 3 states and is printed on Japanese vellum. There is some fading to the spines and rubbing to the edges but overall this is a wonderful set of Maspero's great 'History of Egypt'.