Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1938.
Octavo, xvi, 121 pages with several illustrations plus 2 plates.
Gilt-decorated blue cloth; spine and top edge a little sunned; endpapers and initial leaves slightly offset; name stamp; an excellent copy with the very good dustwrapper a little rubbed and unevenly sunned, with a few tiny tears.
'Mr Wainwright, who has devoted special attention to the cults and myths of the Ancient Egyptians, here shows that the late, organised state-religion has been allowed to obscure the far older beliefs from which it must have evolved. He collects all the available evidence for this old religion, shows its relation with the beliefs of other Mediterranean countries, and establishes that the Pharaohs were deemed divine, credited with power over the air, and expected to work miracles in agriculture, because of the surviving traditions of a forgotten sky-religion.'.