London: Printed for William Bowyer, 1753. Second Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Very Good. Item #001037
...To Which are Added Remarks on the Origin of Hieroglyphics, and the Mythology of Ancient Heathens. Dedicated to the Society of Antiquaries, London. 168 p.p. With 2 plates [folding]. Bookworm holes partially affecting  leaves at index. Quarter bound with cloth. Paper label on spine. Tears to edges and corners. Small pink stain to bottom of front board. Offset to endpapers. Else in very good condition. Robert Clayton [1695-1758] was a Protestant and Bishop of Clogher from 1745-1758 and member of both the Royal Society and Society of Antiquaries. This work is a translation of a manuscript written by the Presetto of the Franciscans of Egypt, who set out from the convent at Grand Cairo in 1722, and discovered a set of hieroglyphs in Gebel el Mokatab or Written Mountains in wilderness of Sinai. Clayton offered to travel to the region to participate in any future efforts on part of the society, but nothing further had materialized. However, traveler and author Edward Wortley Montague [1713-1776] was inspired to make a personal journey to the site and provide his own remarks on the inscriptions.