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Egerton Sykes Rare Book Collection

 
A.R.E. Library of Alexandria

Egerton Sykes, Altantis book collectionEgerton Sykes methodically built an unrivaled library and became acquainted with everyone in the field of Atlantis research from 1912 to 1950, maintaining a worldwide correspondence with scholars and scientists. He took part in dozens of archaeological digs and wrote articles on sites in the Middle East. In 1945, Sykes issued a comprehensive List of Classical Sources, tabulating all of the existing manuscripts pertaining to Atlantis. He also published a revised edition of Ignatius Donnelly’s 1882 classic, Atlantis: The Antediluvian World, which included the most recent discoveries relevant to Donnelly’s work.  

Egerton Sykes, born in London in 1894, acquired the nickname “Bill” along with a taste for unknown civilizations as a boy. Reading Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, he became enthralled as Captain Nemo led the professor to underwater “picturesque ruins which betrayed the hand of man.” As a teenager, Bill started collecting books on Atlantis, a fascination that would survive an eventful 30-year career in Europe and the Middle East as a foreign correspondent, intelligence officer, and diplomat. He was also a self-taught anthropologist, archaeologist, and mythologist, an author and a lecturer.

From The Making of an Atlantean Scholar (pdf) by Anne Ruby from Venture Inward July/August 1999.

The Egerton Sykes Collection

Sykes’s collection includes over 6,000 books, magazines, pamphlets, photos, slides, tapes, personal letters, unpublished manuscripts, and newspaper clippings, including volumes in 15 languages on a dazzling variety of subjects.

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