The Story of Nefrekepta, from a Demotic Papyrus. Gilbert MURRAY.
The Story of Nefrekepta, from a Demotic Papyrus.
The Story of Nefrekepta, from a Demotic Papyrus.

The Story of Nefrekepta, from a Demotic Papyrus.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1911.

Quarto, uncut, with colour-printed frontispiece and woodcut tail-piece by Florence Kingsford Cockerell; gilt stamped brown boards.

First edition: an Egyptian fragment translated by Gilbert Murray.

First edition: an Egyptian fragment translated by Gilbert Murray.
The classicist explains in his preface that "the origin of this tale is in Demotic Egyptian, in prose, on a fragmentary papyrus dated 'the first month of winter, in the fifteenth year' of some king unnamed…it so fascinated me that I presently found myself, to the neglect of more urgent duties, putting it into English verse and filling up the gaps in the narrative."

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