Mere Scraps of Rough Wood?

Name: Mere Scraps of Rough Wood? 17th-18th Dynasty Stick Shabtis in the Petrie Museum and other collections 
Author: Paul Whelan 
First published: 2007, Golden House Publications, London, 
GHP Egyptology 6
Amount of pages: 151
ISBN: 978-1-906137-00-7 
Average price: EUR 40 
Availability: Good
Language: English


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Uschebti – agyptische Dienerfiguren einer deutschen Privatsammlung

Name: Uschebti – agyptische Dienerfiguren einer deutschen Privatsammlung 
Author: Stefan Decker 
First published: 2005, Kempen, Germany (October 2007) 
Amount of pages: 140
Average price: EUR 79 
Availability: Good
Language: German Content: Description of shabtis in a private German collection


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Les figurines Funeraires Egyptiennes

Name: Les figurines Funeraires Egyptiennes 
Author: Speleers, Louis 
First published: 1923, Foundation Universitaire de Belgique 
Amount of pages: 188 
ISBN: unknown
Average price: EUR 80- EUR 300 
Availability: Extremely rare
Language: FrenchContent: General description of shabtis.


This book of Speleers is the first book on shabtis in which a general study of the topic is performed, a few years earlier than the book of Petrie. 

Now i finally have the book i realise that a lot of the later authors like Aubert and Schneider used a lot of information for their books from Speleers publication. 

Although the Speleers book does contain a few rare black & white photo plates, this will generally not be the reason for buying this book, which should be the technical content. 


This book is recommended to the serious shabti collector due to its content and historical value.

I do not recommend the book to general collectors of Egyptain antiquities and even not to the general shabticollector for its content is too technical and the amount of pictures is limited.