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    Howard Carter and A. C. Mace. The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen, Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell and Company, Ltd. 1927.

    Third impression. Three octavo volumes. 231; 277; 248 pages. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates.

    Original mustard cloth with lettering and illustration stamped in gilt. All volumes with a slight skew to the textblock, lightly worn and bumped corners, small stain on the spine of volume three, and general shelf wear. Pictorial endpapers. Former owner's name in ink on the front free endpaper of volume one. Front hinge in all volumes starting to crack but bindings sound. An important work in very good condition.

    Carter's discovery of Tut-Ankh-Amen's tomb is the stuff of dreams. "At first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle to flicker, but presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues and gold - everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment - an eternity it must have seemed to others standing by - I was struck dumb with amazement...".


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