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BRUGSCH, HENRICH KARL: - ... Grammaire démotique contenant les principes généraux de la langue et de l'écriture populaires des anciens égyptiens. Berlin, Ferd. Dümmler, 1855.

Small folio. Pp. xii, 202, (2). With ten lithographed plates and three folding tables. Original boards, spine chipped, some staining to back cover. First edition. Brugsch (1827-1894) was a German Egyptologist who pioneered the decipherment of Demotic text, the simplified script of the ancient Egyptian language. He was sent to Egypt by the Prussian government in 1853 where he associated with Auguste Mariette in his excavations at Memphis. In 1870 he became the director of the School of Egyptology in Cairo. Wilbour p. 98.
EUR 1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2063.25 | £UK 1584 | JP¥ 232045] Book number 99598

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