How, when no one else would volunteer, for the sake of Great Pyramid knowledge alone, and only one gentleman' in all the kingdom, throughout official and private circles alike, kindly tendered a subscription towards the expenses, - how, I say, my Wife and self determined to sail for Egypt; and did, very soon after Mr. Taylor's death, through four months of residence on the Pyramid hill itself, employ a large variety Of scientific instruments, in Obtaining many measures Of the mighty monument, some of them to far more accuracy than had ever been attempted before, and others descending to numerous details unnoticed by former Observers, - all this was described by me, first in abstract to the Royal Society, Edinburgh, in April, 1866 and afterwards (in 1867) at much more length to the world in general in my three-volume book, Life and Work at the Great Pyramid in 1 That last publication undoubtedly helped to spread a knowledge both of the importance of the question at issue, and the only means for solving it: especially as against the modern hieroglyphic scholars; who, Andrew Coventry, Esq., of 27, Moray Place, Edinburgh. 7 Pages plates 36. Published by Edmonston Douglas, Edinburgh. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.