In 1842 Egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius
first named the class of Egyptian papyrus known as The Book of the Dead
when he edited papyrus Turin 1791 as an exemplar, and had it published in Leipzig in 1842 as Das Todtenbuch der Ägypter nach dem hieroglyphischen Papyrus in Turin mit einem Vorworte zum ersten Male Herausgegeben.
This was the first printed edition of The Book of the Dead
. The modern numbering of the Book of the Dead
spells (BD 1-165) is derived from Lepsius's edition of this papyrus.