Ancient Egyptian Legends

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Ancient Egyptian Legends

By M. A. Murray


Edited by L. Cranmer-Byng and Dr. S. A. Kapadia

The object of the Editors of this Series is a very definite one. They desire above all things that, in their humble way, these books shall be the ambassadors of good-will and understanding between East and West—the old world of Thought and the new of Action. In this endeavour, and in their own sphere, they are but followers of the highest example in the land. They are confident that a deeper knowledge of the great ideals and lofty philosophy of Oriental thought may help to a revival of that true spirit of Charity which neither despises nor fears the nations of another creed and colour.


THE RELIGION OF THE SIKHS. By Dorothy Field. 2/6 net

BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES. A Selection Translated from the Pali with Introduction by E. J. Thomas, M.A. 2/6 net.

THE HEART OF INDIA. Sketches in the History of Hindu Religion and Morals, By L. D. Barnett, M.A., Litt.D., Professor of Sanskrit at University College, London. 2/6 net.

BRAHMA-KNOWLEDGE: An Outline of the Philosophy of the Vedanta. As set forth by the Upanishads and by Sankara. By L. D. Barnett, M.A., Litt.D., Professor of Sanskrit at University College, London. 2/6 net.

THE BUDDHA'S "WAY OF VIRTUE." A Translation of the Dhammapada. By W. C. D. Wagiswara and K. J. Saunders, Members of the Royal Asiatic Society, Ceylon branch. 2/6 net.

THE PATH OF LIGHT. Rendered for the first time into English from the Bodhi-charyavatara of Santi-Deva. A Manual of Maha-Yana Buddhism. By L. D. Barnett, M.A., Litt.D. 2/6 net.

LEGENDS OF INDIAN BUDDHISM. Translated from "L’Introduction à l’Histoire du Buddhisme Indien" of Eugène Burnout, with an Introduction by Winifred Stephens. 2/6 net.

THE WAY OF THE BUDDHA. Selections from the Buddhist texts, together with the original Pali, with Introduction by Herbert Baynes, M.R.A.S. 2/6 net.

IRANIAN (Persian, Pehlvi, Zend, etc.)

THE DIWAN OF ZEB-UN-NISSA. The First Fifty Ghazals. Rendered from the Persian by Magan Lal and Jessie Duncan West-Brook. With an Introduction and Notes. 2/6 net.

THE RUBA’IYÁT OF HÁFIZ. Translated with Introduction by Syed Abdul Majid, LL.D. Rendered into English Verse by L. Cranmer-Byng. 1/6 net.

THE SPLENDOUR OF GOD. Being Extracts from the Sacred Writings of the Bahais. With Introduction by Eric Hammond. 2/6 net.

THE TEACHINGS OF ZOROASTER, and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion. Translated with Introduction by Dr. S. A. Kapadia, Lecturer, University College, London. 2nd Edition. 2/6 net.


I. Jalálu’d-dín Rúmí. By F. Hadland Davis. 2/6 net.
II. Jámí By F. Hadland Davis. 1/6 net.
THE BUSTAN OF SA’DI. From the Persian. Translated with Introduction by A. Hart Edwards. 2/6 net.

SA’DI'S SCROLL OF WISDOM. By Shaikh Sa’di. With Introduction by Sir Arthur N. Wollaston, K.C.I.E, 1/6 net. With Persian Script added, 2/6 net.

THE ROSE GARDEN OF SA’DI. Selected and Rendered from the Persian with Introduction by L. Cranmer-Byng. 1/6 net.


THE POEMS OF MU‘TAMID, KING OF SEVILLE. Rendered into English Verse by Dulcie Lawrence Smith. With an Introduction. 1/6 net.

ABU’L ALA, THE SYRIAN. By Henry Baerlein. 2/6 net

THE ALCHEMY OF HAPPINESS. By Al Ghazzali. Rendered into English by Claud Field. 2/6 net.

THE AWAKENING OF THE SOUL. From the Arabic of Ibn Tufail. Translated with Introduction by Paul Brönnle, Ph.D. 1/6 net.

THE RELIGION OF THE KORAN. With Introduction by Sir Arthur N. Wollaston, K.C.I.E. 1/6 net.

ARABIAN WISDOM. Selections and Translations from the Arabic by John Wortabet, M.D. 1/6 net.

THE SINGING CARAVAN. Some Echoes of Arabian Poetry. By Henry Baerlein. 2/6 net

THE DIWAN OF ABU’L-ALA. By Henry Baerlein. 1/6 net.


ANCIENT JEWISH PROVERBS. Compiled and Classified by A. Cohen, late Scholar of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. 2/6 net.

THE WISDOM OF THE APOCRYPHA. With an Introduction by C. E. Lawrence, Author of "Pilgrimage," etc. 2/6 net.

THE WISDOM OF ISRAEL: Being Extracts from the Babylonian Talmud and Midrash Rabboth. Translated from the Aramaic with an Introduction by Edwin Collins, 1/6 net.


A FEAST OF LANTERNS. Rendered with an Introduction by L. Cranmer-Byng, Author of "A Lute of Jade," "The Odes of Confucius," etc. 2/6 net.

YANG CHU'S GARDEN OF PLEASURE. Translated from the Chinese by Professor Anton Forke. With an Introduction by L. Cranmer-Byng. 1/6 net.

TAOIST TEACHINGS. From the Mystical Philosophy of Lieh Tzu, Translated by Lionel Giles, M.A. 2/6 net.

A LUTE OF JADE. Being Selections from the Classical Poets of China. Rendered with an Introduction by L. Cranmer-Byng. 2nd Edition. 2/6 net.


I. The Book of Odes (Shi-King).
By L. Cranmer-Byng. 1/6 net.
II. The Book of History (Shu-King).
By W. Gorn Old. 1/6 net.
THE SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUS. A new Translation of the greater part of the Confucian Analects, with Introduction and Notes by Lionel Giles, M.A. (Oxon.), Assistant in the Department of Oriental Books and Manuscripts of the British Museum. 2/6 net.

THE CONDUCT OF LIFE; or, The Universal Order of Confucius. A translation of one of the four Confucian Books, hitherto known as the Doctrine of the Mean. By Ku Hung Ming, M.A. (Edin.), 1/6 net.

THE BOOK OF FILIAL DUTY. Translated from the Chinese of the Hsiao Ching by Ivan Chên, First Secretary to the Chinese Legation. 1/6 net.

THE SAYINGS OF LAO TZU, From the Chinese. Translated with Introduction by Lionel Giles, of the British Museum. 1/6 net.

MUSINGS OF A CHINESE MYSTIC. Selections from the Philosophy of Chuang Tzu. With Introduction by Lionel Giles, M.A. (Oxon,), Assistant at the British Museum. 2/6 net.

THE FLIGHT OF THE DRAGON. An Essay on the Theory and Practice of Art in China and Japan, based on Original Sources. By Laurence Binyon. 2/6 net.


THE SPIRIT OF JAPANESE ART. By Yone Noguchi. 2/6 net,

THE SPIRIT OF JAPANESE POETRY. By Yone Noguchi. 2/6 net.

THE WAY OF CONTENTMENT. Translated from the Japanese of Kaibara Ekken by Ken Hoshino. 2/6 net.

THE MASTER-SINGERS OF JAPAN. Being Verse Translations from the Japanese Poets. By Clara A. Walsh. 2/6 net.

WOMEN AND WISDOM OF JAPAN. With Introduction by S. Takaishi. 1/6 net.


ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LEGENDS. By Margaret A. Murray. 3/6 net.

THE BURDEN OF ISIS. Being the Laments of Isis and Nephthys. Translated from the Egyptian with an Introduction by James Teackle Dennis. 1/6 net.

THE INSTRUCTION OF PTAH-HOTEP AND THE INSTRUCTION OF KE’GEMNI. The Oldest Books in the World. Translated from the Egyptian with Introduction and Appendix by Battiscombe Gunn. 1/6 net.

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