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London, Cassell and Company, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, 1923, 1927, 1933. VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET, ALL FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS, 1923,1927 & 1933. ALL IN DUSTWRAPPERS. 8vo, approximately 240 x 155 mm, 9½ x 6¼ inches, numerous photographic illustrations by Harry Burton (of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), all present as listed in the plate lists, pages: xxxiii, 1-231; xxxiv, 1-277; xvi, 1-248, original publisher's cloth, gilt lettering to spines and upper covers, central gilt scarab on black background to upper covers, original decorated endpapers. Spines slightly bumped at head and tail, occasional pale foxing, Volume 1: slight lean, slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, slight crack to the rear inner paper hinge. Dustwrappers: a few repairs to edges on blank side to strengthen slight chipping, all volumes have a light handling vertical crease to spines, Volume 1: slight rubbing to centre of spine with tiny loss; Volume 3 has a small chip to head with slight loss, neatly repaired, the selling price on the spines of the first 2 volumes has been crossed out with pale blue ink, and to Volume 3 on the inner flap, otherwise a very good plus set. Volume 3 was issued 6 years after Volume 2 and the jacket is on slightly thinner paper with different lettering and colour. Dust wrappers now protected with transparent removable covering. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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- Roger Middleton (GB)
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- TOMB OF TUT ANKH AMEN, discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter.
- CARTER, Howard and A.C. Mace.:
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- London, Cassell and Company, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, 1923, 1927, 1933,
- earl carnarvon howard carter egypt pyramids archaeology Pharaohs valley of the kings excavations tomb of tut ankhamen
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