The Glamour of Near East Excavation
The Glamour of Near East Excavation

BAIKIE, James. The Glamour of Near East Excavation.

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BAIKIE, James. The Glamour of Near East Excavation. London, Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., 1927.

8vo. Publisher's original orange cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, front board ornamented in gilt, with a fillet in blind; in the original pictorial dust-wrapper; pp. 348, [4]; with a multitude of plates, including a frontispiece; small mark to front board of cloth; slight sunning, as well as rubbing and chips to wrapper, including a horizontal tear to front board which has been repaired; light foxing to edges and free fly-leaves; a good copy in the scarce wrapper.
First edition. An account of the treasure-hunt for the buried art, wisdom and history of the Ancient East, from the Nile to Babylon, the adventures, disappointments & triumphes of the hunters, & the knowledge thus acquired of the Ancient World (title). Baikie gives an in-depth account of the great value that contemporary archaeological finds had on furthering the knowledge of the ancient civilisations of the Near East.

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