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    Posted 6 years ago

    PhilDMorris
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    Hi, These images of some of my books on Egyptomania are posted for valentino97.

    The books in the first 2 photos are the same, 1 version English, 1 version French(green cover) and 1 version German which is the art cover.
    As a book dealer I collected all 3. The English and the French books I had converted to Hard Cover books. They were sold by the National Gallery of Canada. My friend there was Michael Pantazzi and he suggested the idea to Marcel Humbert director from the Louvre, from what he told me. Michael was one of the 3 authors and had a couple drawers in cabinets full of photographs collected. This book came out in 1994 and I went to visit him in early 1996 and I stayed at the Lord Elgin in Ottawa. Lucky I had some friends in Ottawa to visit also. It was nice to make a new friend that day. The book is 607 pages. Some of the finest examples of Egyptomania. The items were on display in Ottawa, Paris, Germany at different times.

    The third photo has 2 other hardcover books on Egyptomania I pulled out. Both have many pages and the black "Occidental" book had the 4th photo double page photos I show. I got that book as a gift from Michael as he had 2 copies. Excuse the plastic removable covers I put on them which produce some shine.

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thank you! No, I don't have these books. What a great experience to meet experts. Great resource books. I am sure you enjoy looking at the treasures and reading about the hunts. Thanks for sharing this with me, plan to look for these.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Leah, oh yes, they still fascinate me. When Egyptomania first came out it was my favourite book of the year and I re-read it over and over. Especially some passages you fall in love with.
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      I remember one year that I felt I was going to meet Michael in Toronto. I had not been in Toronto for maybe 5 years and I somehow knew he was going to be in Toronto and I would see him again. We met in the bookstore early in the day and I never knew before that he had a connection to Toronto. Sometimes it is funny how often that has happened to me.
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you valentino, a lot of the pieces in the book are from the Empire period when there was a real fascination with Egypt that Napoleon had, when some of the best pieces of Egyptomania were created.
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thank you Brunswick, much appreciated !~

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