BRUNTON, Winifred. Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt. History by Eminent Egyptologists. Foreword by J.H. Breasted. London, Hodder and Stoughton, .
Large 4to. Original cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, green and scarlet, with the illustrated dust-wrapper with laid-down colour illustration to front cover; pp. [viii], 163, with 18 tipped in portraits (14 in colour) with captioned tissue guards; apart from a little spotting to front of the rarely seen wrappers and a few minimal blemishes along folds, a fine copy of a stylish and luxurious book production.
First edition. Published just one year after Howard Carter's first volume, which had sparked immense interest in Ancient Egypt Winifred Mabel Brunton née Newberry (1880- 1959), a South African painter, illustrator and Egyptologist and wife of the British Egyptologist Guy Brunton, decided to present these portraits. The Bruntons had travelled to Lahun in Egypt to join Flinders Petrie for fieldwork in 1912-14. Working with her husband on the archaeological digs, she studied the evidence of the various paintings, sculptures and even the mummies to develop her final portraits.