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The Folio Society

One in a series of seven internal artworks fo the illustrated edition of Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green, published by The Folio Society. A collection of twenty stories retold by the author.

From the Frontis

Egypt is a land of great, if peculiar beauty: the river shines in the intense sunlight, the groves of green date-palms and tamarisks shelter for a while each year profusions of bright flowers; the cliffs at the edge of the desert – notably those behind Western Thebes – glow and shine and fade with indescribably lovely colours at sunrise and sunset; and in the sudden cold of darkness the stars shine with extraordinary brilliance in a sky like black velvet.