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Lot 1391: W M Flinders Petrie GIZEH AND RIFEH 1907 Antique British Egyptology & Archaeology Fold-Out Plates Plans
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Gizeh and Rifeh
Author: Flinders Petrie - Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artifacts. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt in conjunction with his wife, Hilda Petrie. Some consider his most famous discovery to be that of the Merneptah Stele, an opinion with which Petrie himself concurred. Petrie developed the system of dating layers based on pottery and ceramic findings. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Office of School of Archaeology and Bernard Quaritch
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii / 30 pages plus 40 plates
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.5"
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in red half-cloth with printed paper covers. There is stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The paper covers show moderate toning, smudging, and light spotting at the extremities. The binding is sound. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. The title page shows light foxing. This work is profusely illustrated with 40 plates, both photographic and diagrammatic, including fold-out plates.
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