This hefty English language work offers a detailed survey in words and photos of the art of the ancient Mesopotamian empire, generally in the Tigris & Euphrates River areas of present-day Iraq. The ancient empire flourished in the period from about 5000 B.C. through about 1155 B.C. With 495 black and white photos as well as 62 in full color; many of which fold out to multiple pages. Also included are maps of the regions studied. Translated (presumably from the French) by Stuart Gilbert and James Emmons. An entry in The Arts of Mankind series, edited by noted French author and art critic André Malraux and by Georges Salles. With a lengthy preface by Malraux. Edition number not stated in this U.S. edition. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine, with white satin ribbon bookmark. Volume wrapped in pictorial dust jacket. --- A firm copy with slight yellowing to edges of leaves, otherwise lacking obvious damages. Dust jacket with creasing and chafing to edges; protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); l, 397 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Sumer: The Dawn of Art (The Arts of Mankind ...
Publisher: Golden Press
Publication Date: 1961
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Golden Press, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Later Edition. ISBN Oversized, Heavy, Hardback. Very Good condition book wit a bit of brwoning to edges of front free endpaper, in a Good condition dustjacket with edge wear and some fade to spine. No statement of later printing on copyright page. We have placed dustjacket in a brodart protective cover and it looks much better than described. Seller Inventory # 99129105