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Délié & Béchard
[Album du Musée Boulaq]
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Photography, 6 June 2018, Lot: 4040
Auguste Mariette, 1872, Album du Musée Boulaq. Kairo, (Cairo, Mourés) with 42 carbon prints on 40 plates by (Hippolyte) Délié and (Émile) Béchard, most circa 25 x 19,5 cm. Folio, original half-leather with gilt-tooling and gilt-stamped title.
Perez, Focus East 153 f. A comprehensive documentation of objects from the Egyptian museum in Bulaq, founded in 1858 which was the forerunner of the current Egyptian Museum in Cairo, commentary by the important Egyptologist Auguste Mariette. During a flood in 1878 the museum suffered considerable losses. The book was praised as "one of the most luxurious and finely printed books of the period" (Perez).