The Tomb of Tutankhamen. Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, Volumes I and II (2 Volumes) [ Tut Ankh Amen ]. Howard CARTER, A. C. Mace, A. Lucas Douglas E. Derry, Ander Scott, P. E. Newberry, H J. Plenderleith. Illustrations from, Harry Burton, A. C. Mace.
The Tomb of Tutankhamen. Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, Volumes I and II (2 Volumes) [ Tut Ankh Amen ].
The Tomb of Tutankhamen. Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, Volumes I and II (2 Volumes) [ Tut Ankh Amen ].
The Tomb of Tutankhamen. Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, Volumes I and II (2 Volumes) [ Tut Ankh Amen ].
The Tomb of Tutankhamen. Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, Volumes I and II (2 Volumes) [ Tut Ankh Amen ].

The Tomb of Tutankhamen. Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, Volumes I and II (2 Volumes) [ Tut Ankh Amen ].

London: Cassell and Company, 1930, 1927. First Edition Fourth Impression & First Edition First Impression. Hardcover. Large octavos. Two volumes. Volume I: xxiv + 232pp and Volume II: xxxiv + 278pp. Matching brown cloth with gilt scarab designs to black gold bordered panels on upper boards, gilt titles and authors to spines & front covers, b&w plates, patterned endpapers, indexes. Volume I was first published in 1923, this being the Fourth Impression published in 1930, Volume II is a 1927 first edition of Volume II. There was also a Volume III published in 1933. Howard Carter (1874 – 1939) was a British archaeologist and Egyptologist who became famous after discovering the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun (also known as "King Tut"), in November 1922. This is his account of his discovery. The Late Earl of Carnarvon referred to in the title is George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert (1866 – 1923) , who was the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, an English peer & aristocrat best known as the financial backer of the search for and the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. He died very shortly after the successful discovery. The co-author, A. C. Mace, was an Associate Curator at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Both volumes have light rubbing to cloth, spines a bit darkened, spine ends lightly bruised. Page edges unevenly browned and lightly foxed, browning & foxing to first and last dozen or so leaves, endpaper gutters starting to crack but hinges still solid. Pages lightly toned, unmarked. Volume I only is slightly faded at about one inch of the upper rear board and a short gift inscription in pen on half title page. Volume II only has some light chipping to lower edge of front endpaper. Overall a bright and solid, unmarked VG+ set. (This set has been supplied by a previous owner with custom cut removable mylar covers). Item #64316

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