Samuel Birch
English Egyptologist and antiquary

This author wrote articles for the Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition
Articles written by this author are designated in the EB9 by the initials "S. B."

Samuel Birch

Works edit

  • Analecta Sinensia, 1841.
  • Select Papyri in the Hieratic Character, 3 pts. fol. 1841-4.
  • Selections from the Gallery of Antiquities in the British Museum, with Joseph Bonomi and Francis Arundale (1842)
  • Tablets from the Collection of the Earl of Belmore, 1843.
  • Friends till Death (from Chinese), 1845.
  • An Introduction to the Study of the Egyptian Hieroglyphics, 1857.
  • History of Ancient Pottery, 2 vols. 1858. John Murray, London.
  • Memoire sur une Patere, 1858.
  • Select Papyri, pt, ii. 18 (50.
  • A Description of the Collection of Ancient Marbles in the British Museum Part 11 (1861)
  • ChineseWidow (from Chinese), 1862.
  • Elfin Foxes (from Chinese), 1863.
  • Papyrus of Nas-Khem, 1863.
  • Facsimiles of Egyptian Relics, 1863.
  • Facsimiles of two Papyri, 1863.
  • Inscriptions in the Himyaritic Character, 1863.
  • Egypt's Place in Universal History, 1867. (Vol. 5 - contributed the first extensive English translation of the Book of the Dead)
  • The Casket of Gems (from Chinese), 1872.
  • History of Egypt, 1875.
  • Facsimile of Papyrus of Rameses III, fol. 1876.
  • The Monumental History of Egypt, 1876.
  • Egyptian Texts, 1877.
  • Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, 1880.
  • The Coffin of Amamu (unfinished).

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Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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