History of the Giza Necropolis


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[003697] Reisner, George Andrew; Smith, William Stevenson. A History of the Giza Necropolis Volume I WITH A History of the Giza Necropolis Volume II – The Tomb of Hetep-Heres the Mother of Cheops. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1942. First Edition. Folio. Hardback. Good / Fair. Two volumes complete – Volume One, pub. 1942 – [7], viii-xlvii, [2], 2-532, plates and maps and Volume Two, pub. 1955 by Harvard University Press – [5], vi-xxv, [4], 2-107pp, [3], figures and plates. Original cloth in DJ’s

DJ’s though largely complete have been moth eaten to edges, fore-edges and flaps, chipped with some loss to spine ends and corners, several nicks and tears, lower panel to volume one torn with some loss, lower flap completely reattached with Japanese tissue, both with significant Japanese tissue repairs to reverse, now in jacket protectors they present quite well, but do have significant faults. Light foxing to pastedowns, endpaers and edges of text block of volume one and previous owners name to ffep of volume two, but texts generally quite bright and clean

Volume one with seventy-five monochrome photographic plates and six folding maps/plans and volume two with one hundred and forty-eight figures and fifty-five pages of monochrome photographs

Volume two was revised and completed by Smith after Reisner had died in 1942

A heavy set