Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1969. Hardcover. VG- (DJs are only slightly aged; edges of book blocks have a few instances of light foxing; page surfaces are clean.). 3 vols. Burgundy cloth, gilt letters on spines & front covers, parchment or marble-like paper dust jackets, 691 pp. of text in first two vols.; third vol. of plates has 116 BW plates and drawings and maps, many fold-outs. A three-volume set within in larger a series of books, investigating excavations on the Greek island of Samothrace. Volumes I and II contain text with illustrations; Volume III contains illustrated plates and fold-outs. "The Hellenistic Doric building known as the Hieron served as the epopteion, the place where initiation into the higher degree of the Samothracian mysteries took place." The text volumes "contain chapters on the description, reconstruction, structure, and style of the Hieron, its Hellenistic sculptures, and its history; a chapter on the epopteia and the function of the Hieron by Karl Lehmann; an appendix on the recent partial reconstruction of its porch; a catalogue of finds; indexes; and 449 text figures. The third part contains 116 plates, of which nine are restored plans, sections, and elevations of the building and six are restoration of its floral akroteria." (dj). (Inventory #: 156455)
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