Completed and revised by William Stevenson Smith. A study of Egyptian civilization in the Old Kingdom.107pp. plus 146 figures plus 55pp. plates. Wear and dampstain to about an inch of lower corner of front board, otherwise the book itself is fine. Waterstains, chips and tears to wrapper. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis. Volume II....
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 1955
Book Condition: Very Good +
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st ed. index, xxv, 107p. plus illustrations and plates. dj. 34cm. Jacket browned around edges and on backstrip. Seller Inventory # 71044
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambrige, MA, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: vg- to near fine. Folio. (xxv) 107pp. + 21 double-sided leaves of illustrated figures, 55pp. (plates). Greenish-blue printed dust jacket, with brown lettering on the front cover and spine. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. The work is a dig report and analysis of the excavation of the tomb of Hetepheres I (mother of the pharaoh Khufu), by George Andrew Reisner and his team. The tomb, located in the Eastern field of the Giza Pyramid complex, was excavated between 1925-1927. The back of the book contains an extensive section of 147 illustrated figures, printed lithographically, and 55 plates of b/w photographic reproductions all documenting the physical location, characteristics of the tomb and objects found in great detail. The book also includes a detail index of plates at the front. Dj with some sunned to the spine and the edges of the covers, as well as some light rubbing to extremities. Binding with minor rubbing to extremities and a few minor scratches on the back cover. Interior with the name of the previous owner in ink at the interior front cover. Dj in very good-, binding in very good+, interior in near fine condition overall. Seller Inventory # 43309
Book Description Cambridge, Harvard University Press; Oxford, Oxford University Press; London, Humphrey Milford, 1942-55., 1942. Hardcover. Two volumes. Small folio. Pp. xlvii, (1), 532, plus 75 plates with multiple images to each, and 6 large, folding plans bound at end. With 325 illustrations to text; xxv, (3),107, plus 55 plates with multiple images to each, and 147 illustrations on 21 separately printed leaves, bound at end. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's forest green cloth, gilt lettering, volume II with fair dust-jacket. In a very good condition, fine interiors. Overall an excellent set. ~ First edition. Volume II completed and revised by William Stevenson Smith and published posthumously. George Andrew Reisner (1867-1942) was the first person to make fully systematic excavations in Egypt, exploiting the technique of recorded digging much further than Petrie and earlier archaeologists had done. This attention to every detail and the scrupulous care taken meant that although his reports were much fuller than those of his predecessors, they also required much more time for preparation, resulting in a great part of his work remaining incomplete and unpublished at his death. His publications were of great importance and of monumental proportions, with a detailed study unknown before his time. The wonderful plates in Volume I are printed in collotype, one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. ~ Beinlich-Seeber 16565 (vol. I). Seller Inventory # 4387