Lot 271: Champollion (Jean Francois) - Precis du Systeme Hieroglyphique des Anciens Egyptiens...,
October 27, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2 parts in 1 vol., second edition, 52 plates, of which 8 folding, title page reinforced with buckram, contemporary ink inscription to title, very occasional light spotting, modern calf, gilt to spine label, 8vo, [Paris], 1827-28. A beautiful copy of the final analysis of Egyptian hieroglyphics by Champollion, who was first to break the code of the Rosetta Stone.