Carter, Howard - The Tomb of Tutankhamun - ( Item 124605 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2013. First Thus. 2 Fine Hardbacks. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Carter’s own thrilling testimony, with spectacular colour images by Sandro Vannini and the original photographs by Harry Burton. There have been countless accounts of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, from the sober to the sensational, but none is as powerful as Howard Carter’s own firsthand testimony. He recalls the evidence that first drew him to the Valley of the Kings in 1914; the six seasons of patient, fruitless searching; moonlit encounters with would-be tomb-robbers; and the near-miraculous discovery at the eleventh hour, just as funding was about to run out, of the royal necropolis seal – the jackal and nine captives – which signalled a pharaoh’s resting-place. With admirable restraint, Carter cabled Lord Carnarvon, the excavation’s sponsor, and waited two weeks for him to arrive before breaking the sealed doorway. What they found was beyond imagining. Unlike most royal tombs, Tutankhamun’s had largely escaped plundering; with more than 5,000 artefacts, it remains the most complete Egyptian burial ever discovered. Colour photographs by Sandro Vannini. 2 volumes. Bound in buckram. Blocked with a design by Peter Suart. Pictorial Slipcase. Set in Minion. Vol. 1: 448 pages. Frontispiece and 32 pages of black & white plates. Vol. 2: 128 pages of colour illustrations. Book size: 10" × 6¾".
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