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Seller: Top-Rated Seller ancientgifts (4,495) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382225826680 British Museum Oils and Perfumes of Ancient Egypt by JOANNE FLETCHER. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: ENTIRE KIT!!! Oils/Scents plus 64 page paperback. Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc; (1999). Throughout the ancient world the Egyptians were famous for their scents and perfumes. The country was considered the most suitable for the manufacture of such commodities. As the distillation of alcohol was not known until the fourth century BC the scents were extracted by steeping plants, flowers or splinters of fragrant wood in oil to obtain essential oil, which would then be added to other oils or fat. The materials were placed in a piece of cloth which was wrung until the last drop of fragrance had been retrieved. Alternatively they were boiled with oil and water and the oil skimmed off. As for the oils, there was a wide choice, the most commonly used being moringa, balanos, castor oil, linseed, sesame, safflower, and, to some extent, almond and olive. According to Theophrastus, who made a thorough study of fragrant substances in an essay entitled concerning odors, balanos was the least viscous and by far the most suitable oil, followed by fresh raw olive oil and almond oil. CONDITION: Brand New. Unopened. This is the entire kit, as published, including all the original scents and oils. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: What kind of massage oil did Cleopatra prefer? Which Pharaoh burned lotus oil to perfume his chambers? Aromatherapy and fragrance enthusiasts can find out in this unique gift set, which brings ancient Egyptian scents to the 20th century by providing a selection of authentic essential oils ready to be enjoyed.The ancient Egyptians had an array of oils and perfumes for every occasion and purpose, both in this life and the next. Joann Fletcher discusses the fascinating evidence about their bath and body care and looks at the different therapeutic and pleasurable ways in which these essences were used.Finally, Fletcher suggests a number of methods with which modern fragrance-lovers can indulge themselves, ancient Egyptian style.The beautifully printed box contains: lotus, cedarwood, cinnamon leaf, and sweet almond oil, all in blue glass jars; 8 x 8 white Egyptian cotton towel, tied with a blue satin ribbon; 64-page illustrated paperback book. Joann Fletcher is an expert in ancient cosmetics and hair. She is currently investigating the mummy of a Pharaoh in Cairo and is featured in the forthcoming Discovery Channel series "Egypt Uncovered". PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: The ancient Egyptians had an array of oils and perfumes for every occasion and purpose, both for this life and the next. Fletcher discusses the fascinating evidence of their bath and body care and looks at the different therapeutic and pleasurable ways in which these essences were used. Gift box includes 64-page book with illustrations, three bottles of essential oils, one 50 ml. REVIEW: Ancient Egyptians at all levels of society were extremely concerned with scent and cleanliness and used an array of aromatics and essential oils to suit all occasions, both in this life and the next. Joann Fletcher investigates the extensive evidence in artistic, literary and archaeological sources and provides a guide to various oils and perfumes favoured by the ancient Egyptians. She looks at where they came from, how they were produced and stored and at the different ways in which they were used - practical, therapeutic, social, religious and funerary. Finally she suggests a number of ways to indulge yourself in true ancient Egyptian style. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: I recently received this set as a gift. The oils are top quality and the little book included is quite facinating. I would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in aromatherapy and herbalism as well as the culture of the Ancient Egyptians. REVIEW: The perfume of these products is unlike anything I have ever used. Being allergic to many perfumes, this was just a blissful experience. After an aromatherapy massage the perfume lingers for quite a while and people have asked me what perfume I am wearing. As I am researching ancient Eygptian therapies this was just a lovely surprise. I highly recommend it. REVIEW: A good first step for people wanting to try and make the perfumes used by the ancients. Includes recipes and all known names for ingredients, with alternatives. A good value book, well researched and well written. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Condition: BRAND NEW. See detailed condition description below., Material: Paper, Provenance: Ancient Egypt

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