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LAYARD, Austen Henry.

Discoveries in the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon;

Stock Code
92145
LondonMurray,
£1,100

After the success of Layard's first expedition, the British Museum financed this second expedition during the years 1849-51. The expedition discovered thousands of cuneiform tablets from the Kings Library at Kuyunjik. When they were deciphered they proved conclusively that Nineveh was located at the Kuyunjik Mound outside Mosul.

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First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxiii,1-336; ii, 337-686pp., 5 folding maps, 11 lithographed plates (2 folding, 8 tinted), wood-engravings in the text, leaf of adverts at end of vol. II, original fine-ribbed pale brown cloth, blindstamped greek key borders, gilt device to upper covers, blindstamped to lower, gilt lettering, scattered light foxing, a fine set.

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Blackmer 968.

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