The Book of the Dead: the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
by E. A Wallis Budge
published in 1895
Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857 –1934) was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East. He made numerous trips to Egypt and the Sudan on behalf of the British Museum to buy antiquities, and helped it build its collection of cuneiform tablets, manuscripts, and papyri. He published many books on Egyptology, helping to bring the findings to larger audiences. In 1920 he was knighted for his service to Egyptology and the British Museum.
One of Budge’s most famous acquisitions was The Book of the Dead which was translated and became a valued asset of the British Museum. Our volume is beautifully leather-bound and impressive; however the detached covers currently prevent it being from being exhibited in the library lest it deteriorate further.
Funding required for restoration: £200.00
- Endpapers are very spilt and acidic. New endpapers will be made which will slow down contamination from the boards and original endpapers to the main text.
- Repair corners with paste and leather.
- Repair original spine.
- Feed leather with dressing.