Nineveh and Babylon: A Narrative of a Second Expedition to Assyria during the Years 1849, 1850 &... Nineveh and Babylon: A Narrative of a Second Expedition to Assyria during the Years 1849, 1850 &... Nineveh and Babylon: A Narrative of a Second Expedition to Assyria during the Years 1849, 1850 &...

Nineveh and Babylon: A Narrative of a Second Expedition to Assyria during the Years 1849, 1850 & 1851

Layard, Austen Henry

Published by John Murray, London, 1867
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover

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Octavo. LV, [1], 413pp. Full dark brown calf with rules and ornaments stamped in black on covers and gold lettering and decoration on spine. Raised bands. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece. Fascinating work containing an abridgment of the author's second expedition to Assyria and Babylonia, originaly published in 1853. Layard's excavations at Nimrud and elsewhere provided crucial evidence of both the antiquity and the cultural achievement of ancient Mesopotamia, particularly Assyrian civilization. Through two memorable travelogues of his excavations at the Assyrian capital of Nineveh, Layard presented his archaeological activities to readers in narrated forms lending a new depth to his readers' awareness of their collective past. His writing chronicles are comprised of the exhilarating discovery of a layer of civilization that predates biblical and classical ones. Layard's writings are described as travel writings because of the interrelation of past and present and the investigative direction of the narrative, which dominates the features of his writings about his expeditions and discoveries of the Nineveh. His narrative became a medium through which the ruins could tell their story. Ruins, for Layard, had their own personalities and voices. His words raise questions of cultural imperialism and epistemology central to modern critical debates. This work is profusely illustrated with numerous in-text and full-page woodcuts and 1 large fold-out map. Minor age-wear on binding with slight rubbing on spine, along joints and edges. Abrasion on calf at upper corner of front board. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in near fine to fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 21157

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Title: Nineveh and Babylon: A Narrative of a Second...

Publisher: John Murray, London

Publication Date: 1867

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Edition: Abridged

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