22 June 2010
CARTER, Howard (1873-1939), and MACE, Arthur Cruttenden (1874-1928). The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen. London: Cassell and Company, 1923-1927-1933.
3 volumes, 8o. 3 half-titles and numerous photographic illustrations (some light spotting). Original cloth, gilt scarab on blue calf onlaid (spine rubbed). Provenance: Early gift inscriptions on fly-leaf; Ruby E. Thorpe (bookplate on half-title).
FIRST EDITION of Carter's own account of his discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb, considered by many to be one of the greatest archeological finds of all time. This detailed account is illustrated with photographs by Harry Burton, a former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (3)
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