LAYARD, Austen Henry.


Discoveries in the ruins of 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.
London Murray, 1853.

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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.


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, light wear to extremities, a very good set.


Blackmer 968.


Stock ID: 89354