The Mural Painting of El-Amarneh [F. G. Newton Memorial Volume]

Price: 750.00 USD

London: The Egypt Exploration Society, 1929. Elephant folio (18 1/4 x 14"). xi, [1], 74, [2]pp (Text), xxi (21) leaves (Plates). Uncut. Contemporary 3/4 cloth over printed paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Tipped-in tissue-guarded photographic frontispiece portrait of F. G. Newton. This work is a tribute to the memory of Francis Giesler Newton, the director of the Egypt Exploration Society's excavations at El-Amarneh, who died on Christmas Day, 1924. It consists of three chapters: - I. On the affinities of the mural paintings of El-Amarneh, by H. Frankfort - II. On the decoration of the houses, by S. R. K. Glanville - III. On the paintings of the Northern Palace, by Norman de Garis Davies This volume is splendidly illustrated with 21 plates (including frontispiece), eight of which in full color, after the spectacular water-color facsimiles by Mrs. de Garis Davies. Each plate is protected with its captioned tissue-guard. Binding rubbed and partly age-toned / soiled along edges. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover and reference sticker at verso of back cover. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. First edition. g- to vg.

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