TOSI, Mario, and Annamaria FORNARI. Nella sede della verità. Deir el Medina e l'ipogeo di Thutmosi III ... Presentazione di Ahmed Kadry, prefazione di Sergio Donadoni. [Milan: Franco Maria Ricci, 1987].
Square large 4to. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt with mounted colour illustration on front cover, in the original box; pp. 229, , numerous mounted colour illustrations in the text, printed with Bodoni types on handmade blue paper; apart from light wear and scuffing to the box a very good copy.
First edition, number 375 of a total printrun of 5000. This luxuriously produced book documents and interprets the pictorial and scriptorial messages found in the necropolis of Thebes, and investigates the artisans who lived in the village of Deir el Medina.
Despite the rather large print run, the title has become rare.