Park's New Egyptian Dream Book

Description

Fulfilling the common human desire to understand the meaning of dreams, 19th-century dream books were a popular and accessible source of dream interpretation. Mostly these affordable works were sold by pedlars around the country door-to-door or at fairs. Park’s New Egyptian Dream Book claims to provide information passed down from the Ancient Egyptians.

Full title:
Park's new Egyptian dream book, or, dreamer's oracle; clearly showing how all things past, present, and to come may be ascertained by dreams: translated from an old manuscript found at Thebes. By an eminent astrologer.
Published:
1845, London
Format:
Book / Illustration / Image
Creator:
Archibald Alexander Park
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
C.194.a.1176

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