Lovely illustrated copy, for collectors, and for those interested in Nineveh, Mesopotamia, Iraq, Babylonia, Babylonians, Assyria, The Middle East, Travel and Exploration
Firm copy, with details of the earliest excavations of the ancient city of Nimrud and Nineveh. The book is lavishly illustrated, with 61 engravings, including frontispiece of ‘Assyrian Palace Restored Khorsabad, full-page engraved plates, and wood-cut illustrations in text.
Published by T. Nelson and Sons, London, 1880. Publisher’s original brown cloth, with black Assyrian decorations, gilt vignette, and black lettering on upper cover. Gilt vignette of ‘Sardanapalus’, and gilt title to spine.
Book Dimensions: 17 x 11 cm & Number of Pages: 157 + 2 pages of publisher’s books
A well-preserved copy. Firm and well-bound. Light wear to boards’ corners, and to head and foot of spine. Internally, in very good condition. Neat inscription on first front free endpaper page. Inner hinges are very good, and pages are tightly held at the gutter. Pages are clean, with occasional light foxing on few pages. The text and illustrations are clean and bright (Nice Copy) (Please see pictures).