A wonderful offering: First Edition 1875 of an important work, loaded with plates / fold-out's and maps. No odors, clean and tight throughout. Average light age wear. Owl-faced vase on spine, merope of sun-god on front cover. Generally bright pages with light occasional foxing. Superficiality split at inner gutters (see pictures) still tight and sound. All around, a superb presentation. =============="Heinrich Schliemann (1822–1890) was a successful businessman and self-taught archaeologist who is best known for discovering the site of the ancient city of Troy. This work in English, 'translated by the author's sanction' in 1875, describes his excavations at the ancient mound of Hissarlik in Turkey, which revealed the remains of not just one but several substantial, superimposed ancient settlements, the earliest of which dates back to 4500 BCE. Schliemann himself was convinced that he had located Troy, and the spectacular golden treasure which he unearthed made his discovery famous around the world. However, the crudeness of his excavating techniques was criticised by contemporary archaeologists, and later work on the site has led to the conclusion that the treasure is in fact from a much earlier settlement than Homeric Troy. Schliemann's achievement was nevertheless extraordinary, and this first-hand account of his discoveries makes compelling reading. " ========= Priced reasonably, Packaged carefully and shipped to you immediately. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 1875 Original: Troy And Its Remains: A ...
Publisher: London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, New York: Scribner, Welford and Armstrong. 1875
Publication Date: 1875
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
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