Catalogue of a Collection of Egyptian Antiquities, the property of Henry Abbott, M. D. now Exhibited at the Stuyvesant Institute, No. 659 Broadway, New York. Egyptian Antiquities, Henry Abbott.
Catalogue of a Collection of Egyptian Antiquities, the property of Henry Abbott, M. D. now Exhibited at the Stuyvesant Institute, No. 659 Broadway, New York.
COLLECTION PURCHASED BY NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Catalogue of a Collection of Egyptian Antiquities, the property of Henry Abbott, M. D. now Exhibited at the Stuyvesant Institute, No. 659 Broadway, New York.

New York: Catalogue of a Collection of Egyptian Antiquities, the property of Henry Abbott, M. D. now Exhibited at the Stuyvesant Institute, No. 659 Broadway, New York. 1854. Item #588

8vo.  220 x 140 mm., [8 ½ x 5 ½ inches].  72 pp. Illustrated throughout.  Disbound, wanting wrappers, spine reinforced with Japanese tissue; sound and complete copy.


Second issue, originally published in 1853.  Henry Abbott was an English physician who lived in work in Egypt for over thirty years.  During his time there he formed a “great Egyptian collection [that] was put on exhibition at the Stuyvesant Institute on Broadway in January 1853.” In 1860, one after his death, the New York Historical Society purchased the collection for $ 53,000 from his estate.


The pamphlet is illustrated with woodcut images of the collection which includes porcelains, linens, terra cotta figures, papyrus, inscriptions, vases, tablets, figures of ancient gods in bronze and hieroglyphics.  The collection includes 1118 items in total.


Oliver, Andrew.  American Travelers on the Nile:  Early U. S. Visitors to Egypt, 1774-1839, (2014), pp.  312-13. 

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Price: $100.00