Notes for the Nile – H. D. Rawnsley (1892) (1st ed)


Notes for the Nile – H. D. Rawnsley (1892) (1st ed)


Title: Notes for the Nile, together with A Metrical Rendering of the Hymns of Ancient Egypt and of the Precepts of Ptah-Hotep

Author: Hardwicke D. Rawnsley

Publisher: William Heinemann, 1892. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Fair. Slight fraying to ends of spine, top edge roughly cut. Slight foxing. Back hinge cracked, exposing netting. Inscriptions to ffep. 324pp excluding catalogue. 7″ by 5″.

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On Tombs
With Flinders Petrie at the Medum Pyramid
How I Saw the Great Pharaoh in the Flesh: A Reminiscence of the Bulak Museum
Seti I, the Father of Pharaoh the Great: An Historical Sketch
First Impressions of Thebes
Hymns of Ancient Egypt
The Precepts of Ptah-Hotep; Being a Metrical Rendering of the Oldest Book in the World

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Canon Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley (29 September 1851 – 28 May 1920) was a Church of England clergyman, poet, hymn writer, local politician, and conservationist. He was also one of the founders of the National Trust.

Rawnsley published more than forty books, mostly non-fiction, some on religious subjects, many with a Lake District theme, and, as the Dictionary of National Biography put it, “as a minor lake poet, a vast output of verse.” His memoir of Ruskin, described by The New York Times as “in many ways the best volume [of] his series of books upon some of the literary aspects of the Lake Country”, was published in 1901.