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Tomb of Tutankhamen, German Edition: Tut-ench-Amun. Ein ägyptisches Königsgrab, Entdeckt von Earl of Carnarvon und Howard Carter
Brockhaus, Leipzig 1927 - An extraordinary volume for the Howard Carter, Tutankhamen, and Egyptology enthusiast. This is a rare German first edition first volume of Carter's magnificent Tomb of Tutankhamen. Published in 1927 four years after the English edition, great beauty and attention were lavished on the German edition, where Egyptian scholarship had an even stronger history and following. James Breasted of Chicago's Oriental Institute (and certainly Henry Jones Jr) would get their serious grounding in Egyptology in Germany. The gold embossed cloth cover, golden end papers, many fine photographs and gothic print throughout make for an extraordinary book-holding and browsing experience, whether reading in the German or not. The bookplate is Luise Stern's, wife of polymath photographer and scientist Raphael Eduard Liesegang, who almost certainly contributed to the quality of the photography, directly or indirectly. The book is in fine condition throughout, a bright, tightly bound copy, with a minor tear on the half-title page. The spine is frayed top and bottom and has some minor sunning, but both are readily reparable and one should not re-bind this magnificent volume just yet. For the Victorian Naturalist's German friends: Carter, Howard - Mace, A. C.: Tut-ench-Amun. Ein ägyptisches Königsgrab. Entdeckt von Earl of Carnarvon und Howard Carter. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1927; Erster Band, 8vo: pp. 260 Seiten, mit Vortitel, 104 Abb. nach photogr. Aufnahmen von H. Burton auf 62 Tafeln, 1 Kartenskizze u. 1 Grabskizze. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: The Victorian Naturalist]
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