Frauberger, H., Fussbekleidungen aus Achmim Panapolis
Dusseldorf: . Folio. (14 3/16 x 10 7/8 inches). Contents loose as issued. viii, 48pp. 96 text illustrations. 25 hand-coloured lithographed plates finished with gilt highlights. Publisher’s red morocco portfolio, front cover elaborately tooled in gilt and black, expertly rebacked, glazed yellow endpapers and portfolio flaps. The definitive illustrated study of ancient and medieval Egyptian footwear, with beautiful hand coloured plates. This unusual illustrated work on the ancient and medieval footwear from the Egyptian city of Ahkmim (aka Panopolis) was limited to 150 numbered copies, this being copy number 58. The author served as the director of the Industrial and Crafts Museum (Kunstgewerbemuseum) in Dusseldorf. Frauberger’s study is based on the museum’s collection of footwear discovered in a Coptic necropolis during excavations in Ahkmim in the 1880s. The work is quite rare, with no copies cited in the modern auction records. Colas 1112; Lipperheide 267; Hiler, p. 341.