Nineveh and its Remains: with an Account of a Visit to the Assyrians, and the Yezidis, and an Inquiry into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians. 2-vol. set (Complete)
by Layard, Austen Henry
New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Quarto (9 1/4 x 6 1/4"). VIII, 326pp (Vol. 1); VIII, 373, pp. Original gilt- and blind-stamped cloth, with gold lettering to spines. Tissue-guarded duo-tone frontispiece in each volume. First edition of Sir Austen Henry Layard's popular account of his excavations at Kuyunjik and Nimrud (in modern-day northern Iraq), "Nineveh and its Remains (1849) became the earliest and one of the most successful archaeological best sellers.This work is profusely illustrated throughout with numerous full-page and fold out plans, maps and illustrations.Bindings sunned along spines and edges. Abrasion to cloth at head of spine of volume 2. Previous owner's name at upper margin of each free front endpaper (John Dean). Front hinge of first volume slightly starting. Bindings in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition.
(Inventory #: 41568)
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