1899 1st edition; "From Sphinx to Oracle: Through the Libyan Desert to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon"; Hurst and Blackett publishers, London; hardbound in blue boards with vivid gilt stamp lettering and image on front cover; good-fair condition with wear on board edges and spine (see pics); no markings inside; many photographs of era; no dust jacket.
Excerpt from From Sphinx to Oracle:
Through the Libyan Desert to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon HE who has challenged the stony stare Of the Sphinx, alone, in the sonorous silence Of the desert, in the mellow moonlight, is apt to read his own interpretation of the mystery of life and Of death, which perhaps it symbolizes. The Sphinx ignores the desert at its feet, which the bounteous Nile converts into a garden of delight. Its gaze is bent on the sand-swept horizon, the threshold of the Unknown, the bourn of the Spirit world. It is a dream in stone. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain...