London: Philip Lee Warner, 1911. Presumed first edition. Approximately 7” x 10”. Complete. Vol. 1 with 404 pages and one color folding plate; Vol. 2 with 440 pages and one color folding plate. Red cloth with gilt lettering and embossed decorations. Very good. Sound bindings with intact hinges. Clean pages. Ink signatures on the flyleaves of both volumes have been partially “washed” away. Covers are in nice shape with some minor wear at the spine edges and slight loss of color to the front of Vol. 2. The gilt lettering and decorations are bright. Item #008704
Considered to be the most comprehensive scholarly work on Osiris. It includes translations of numerous texts, reproductions of classical Egyptian art, and thorough discussions of iconography, the Heaven of Osiris, liturgy, shrines and mysteries, funeral and burial practices, human sacrifice, judge of the dead, links between Osiris worship and African religions, much more. Budge was once the Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiques in the British Museum.