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LAYARD, Austen Henry.

Discoveries in Nineveh and Babylon;

with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the desert; being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the trustees of the British Museum.

Stock Code
87435
London, Murray, 1853
£675

Account of Layard's important second British Museum expedition in 1849, describing in detail the discoveries that were made, especially focusing on the momentous Assyrian artefacts. Apart from his great archaeological accomplishment in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of the ancient city Nineveh, Layard provides an extensive analysis of the ancient Assyrian world and its history, as revealed by the discoveries, and also writes about the daily life and customs of the country.

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Description

First edition, 8vo, xxiv, 686pp., folding frontispiece, 3 folding plans (1 with tear at fold), 2 large folding plans at the end, 10 full-page plates, 4 by S.C. Malan, wood-cut illustrations in the text, original tan cloth gilt, all-over cover design of the Great Winged Bull, occasional light foxing, an excellent copy.

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