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Tomb of Tutankhamen
1923. First Edition . Signed. CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. The Tomb of Tutankhamen Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. London: Cassell, 1923-33. Three volumes. Thick octavo, original brown cloth gilt with decorative gilt scarabs on front covers, patterned endpapers. $29,000.A fantastic presentation/association copy of the first edition of Carter's account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, inscribed in Volume I: ""Percy White from Howard Carter. 16 Dec. 1923, Cairo. With homage from the Author, Howard Carter""; and inscribed in Volume III: ""To my dear friend Mr. Percy White—Howard Carter, 1933."" White is known to have largely written Volume II based on Carter's notes and diaries; Carter effusively thanks White in the Prefaces to both Volumes I and II.This association copy was inscribed in Volumes I and III by Carter to his close friend, novelist Percy White (1852-1938), who wrote some 30 novels between 1893 and 1914. In the Preface to Volume I Carter writes, ""I must also thank my dear friend Mr. Percy White, the novelist, Professor of English Literature in the Egyptian University, for his ungrudging literary help"" (page xvi). White accompanied Carter to New York as he set out on his lecture tour of 17 American and Canadian cities in the summer of 1924, shortly after the publication of Volume I. ""An old friend of Carter's, White was to play an increasingly important part in the preparation of the second volume on the tomb, which came out in 1926. His help is acknowled … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books [United States]
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