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Carter, Howard; Mace, A.C.
The Tomb of Tutankhamen; Discovered by The Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter
New York: George H. Doran Company [1923; 1927], 1927. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 vol. [6], vii-xxviii, [2], 31-334, [2]; [4], v-xxxv, [3], 39-408 pp. Red cloth lettered in gold on the front boards and spine, each front board with a decoration in gilt. No dust jackets. Decorative endpapers and pastedowns. Each volume illustrated by a frontispiece, volume one with 58 additional black and white plates (the first several with photographs on both sides), a sketch of the tomb and a facsimile of a letter written by Lord Carnarvon also in volume one. Volume two illustrated with 72 additional black and white photograph plates. Illustrations depict many of King Tut's artifacts and possessions, the opening of his tomb, several household items from the Pharaohs, coffins, sarcophagi, religious relics, state chariots, royal jewelry and headpieces, royal dishes, walking sticks, a throne, and several statues of King Tut. Carter published three volumes on his excavations of King Tut's tomb: in 1923, 1927, and 1933 respectively. These are the first two volumes. Oxford DNB, T.G.H. James, "Carter, Howard (1874-1939)". Howard Carter was a watercolour artist, an Egyptologist, and an archaeologist. In 1899 at the age of 26, he was appointed the first chief inspector of antiquities in Upper Egypt by Gaston Maspero, director-general of the antiquities service of Egypt. He fought tomb-robbers, and worked to restore and protect monuments at Thebes and elsewhere. Carter directed excavations for the antiquities service at the tomb of King Mentuhotpe II, and discovered the tomb of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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