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Nineveh and Its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldean Christians or Kurdistan, 2 Volumes

Author: Layard, Austen Henry
Price: $198.00
Publisher Location: New York
Publisher: George P Putnam
Year Published: 1849
Book Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hardcover
A thorough description of the early archaeological dig in northern Iraq, Layard an amateur and not fully comprehending what he found. He did later, and this is a splendid telling. All illustrations present. Original cloth with a winged gilt antiquity on the front ccver of both volumes. Volume one is a lighter brown than volume two, two variant cloths from the original first edition that have been married in this set Fine repairs to the spine ends and corners. Inside, occasionally soiling and a bit of foxing. The two volumes are 24 cm tall. Profuse illustrations. The English first edition was 1848, and this is the first American edition. Hinges tight, a handsome set and still a very good read. Protected in clear, mylar dust jackets.
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