London: Daldy, Isbister & Co., September, 1877. Astronomical & geometrical B&W plates. Third and Much Enlarged Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. 8vo, original publisher's green decorative cloth with gilt spine lettering and triple-key on ring device in gold on front cover, illustrated with 24 full-page explanatory B&W plates, 626 pages + ads. Very Good + / None. Item #1596
A truly fascinating compendium of data on the Great Pyramid--with geometrical and astral complications well illustrated for better comprehension. Perhaps the best single volume this bookseller has found that collects and does an excellent job of explaining and illustrating so many obscure facts--and postulated ideas--about this amazing structure.
The book is sound, clean, and internally bright (with only slight age-toning to pages). The gilt on the spine has somewhat faded, but the triple key with circle device on the cover remains quite bright. Furthermore, the plates are equally bright AND unfoxed. The cloth has some wear along the extremities with a few spots of rubbing causing light spots to be visible on the rear cover and along the spine joints.