Share your favorites on Show & Tell


In Books > Art and Design Books > Show & Tell.
betweenthelens's loves820 of 1685Model After F. Bazin, TriompheEXTREMELY RARE SHERMAN NECKLACE, PEARL AND RHINESTONE
Love it
Like it

vcalvcal loves this.
betweenthelensbetweenthelens loves this.
TreyTrey loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
auraaura loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
Virginia.vintageVirginia.vintage loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
antiqueroseantiquerose loves this.
courtenayantiquescourtenayantiques loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
NevadaBladesNevadaBlades loves this.
CaperkidCaperkid loves this.
See 20 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 6 years ago

    (176 items)

    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 a different German book, same text in German, a different art cover on it, called Agyptomanie, text in German.
    As a book dealer I collected all 3. The English and the French books I had converted to Hard Cover books at a local Book Bindery close to where I live. 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, (French, English, German) 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 on those pages. The items in the books were on display in Ottawa, Paris, and Germany at different times, when these books came out.

    The third photo has 2 other hardcover books on Egyptomania I pulled out. Both have many pages and the black "Occidental" book have the 4th photo double page photos I show. I got that book as a gift from Michael as he had 2 copies, that book Occidental, was a very expensive gift to get from Michael. The next year in 2007, business took me to Toronto, and I had a definite premonition which hit me hard that I would bump into him in Toronto, and sure enough I was on the Bloor street where I thought we would meet and we did. I did not know he had ties in Toronto also. The plastic removable covers I put on my books will produce some shine, but I use them because with them the covers will look new for years, and that has made them indispensible !~

    Art and Design Books
    See all
    Vintage Russian Book Encyclopedia of the criminal world Old Tattoo Prisoners Art
    Vintage Russian Book Encyclopedia o...
    1920s Fabric Flower Making / Smith (Vintage Patterns Millinery Hat Fashion)
    1920s Fabric Flower Making / Smith ...
    David Hamilton Pictures Fantasies Girls Photo Book 1994 Vintage art Fantastic
    David Hamilton Pictures Fantasies G...
    Vintage Russian Book Encyclopedia of the criminal world Old Tattoo Prisoners Art
    Vintage Russian Book Encyclopedia o...
    See all


    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 !~
    6. apostata apostata, 1 month ago
      very nice , i got some books about Egypt mostly about apotheosis and hypocephali, never got the hang of it until i read Tamas Mekis
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
      Thank you aposta, very nice to have books like this also. When you collect you never know when you will see an item made hundreds of years ago which came into existence because of new tastes !~
    8. apostata apostata, 1 month ago
      i did some archeological work during my study time in different countries, don't tell more , but actually i was an errand boy , but i was good at making coffee, hahaha

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.