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CARTER, Howard, & A. C. Mace.
The Tomb of Tutankhamen.
London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1923-33. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd,, 1923-33. 3 volumes, large octavo. Original brown fine diagonally-ribbed cloth, titles gilt to spines and front covers, gilt scarab-and-sun-disc device on black ground to front covers, the ground consisting on onlaid brown morocco to vol. I, pictorial endpapers. Photographic frontispiece to each volume, 186 similar plates (many double-sided, and numbered accordingly), taken from photographs by Harry Burton. Small book label of A. A. Duncan to half-title of vol. I. A couple of small patches of surface scuffs to endpapers from prior tape removal. Minor creasing to cloth at spine ends, slight rubbing to board edges, a couple of bumps to vol. I, cloth lightly marked, gilt notably bright: a very good, attractive, copy. First editions, first impressions, in notably attractive condition, of Carter's popular account of the most spectacular archaeological discovery of the 20th century. Volume I of this set has the publisher's "presentation copy" blindstamp on the title page, and is in the uncommon publisher's presentation binding, with a brown morocco ground to front cover scarab device. Carter began his association with the Earl of Carnarvon in 1909 and in 1914 convinced him to gain concession for the Valley of the Kings. While "many believed that there was nothing of importance left in the valley to be discovered" Carter thought otherwise, after the interruption of the First World War, conducted annual surveys of the Valley (ODNB). In the summer of 1922 Carter persuaded Carnarvon to allow him to conduc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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