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Seller: ancientgifts (4,777) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382161463370 ”Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Its Treasures” by I.E.S. Edwards. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket Publisher: New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (1977). Pages: 256. Size: 11¼ x 9 x 1¼ inches; 3¼ pounds. Summary: --> Never before in the literature – or the photography – of Egyptology has a book displayed so richly the splendors of ancient Egyptian art. Here are the legendary treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb – in a magnificent volume expanded from the unprecedented Metropolitan Museum-Egyptian Government Exhibition, about which the New York Times stated: “these treasures are not only of great historical rarity, they are also objects of great aesthetic splendor. As an exhibition of art, it captivates the mind and bedazzles the senses. Now in this beautiful book, which includes not only the masterpieces on display in the exhibition but those exquisite objects considered too delicate or too large to send to America, the golden burial trove of Tutankhamun is seen as never before. One hundred color plates showing the unsurpassed examples of every kind of treasure buried in the tomb, are brilliantly reproduced from photographs newly taken by Lee Boltin with the special cooperation of the Cairo Museum under ideal conditions never before granted. The color plates are juxtaposed with historic on-the-scene photographs (reproduced from the original glass plates) – 103 of them, taken between 1922 and 1928 by the Metropolitan’s observer Harry Burton throughout the six year excavation of the tomb, which had been undisturbed for more than 3,000 years until Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter entered it on November 26, 1922. Shown together the black-and-white photographs and the color plates take us step-by-step through the rooms and through time as we explore the most spectacular archaeological discovery of the twentieth century. They show us the interior of the tomb as the archaeologists first saw it – the cluttered magnificence of each room as a whole as well as close-ups of the objects, both precious and mundane, ranging from touching mementos of the pharaoh’s boyhood to the magnificent jewelry, furniture, and sculpture that was chosen to accompany him to the afterlife. I.E.S. Edwards, former Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, provides extensive commentary on the individual treasures, from the gold mask of the boy king, inlaid with colored glass, lapis lazuli, green feldspar, and obsidian, and the gilded wooden statue of the goddess Selket, to the knee-high figurine of Tutankhamun himself, holding a harpoon in his right hand, and the bleating ibex, with its glass eyes and red-stained ivory tongue, as well as necklaces, crooks, daggers, bracelets, etc. “Their beauty is breathtaking,” wrote Hilton Kramer. “We look, we admire, and we are finally staggered at the thought that so much that is so inspired was intended never again to be seen by human eyes once its purpose had been fulfilled. More than any book previously published, “Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Its Treasures” testifies to this exalted artistry. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Lightly read/browsed hardcover with dustjacket. Knopf/New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (1977) 256 pages. Printed by Mondadori Editore (Italy). Looks like it was read perhaps once by someone with a very "light hand", perhaps only flipped through a few times. There's only very light reading wear beyond the first 20 pages, although there is a handwritten gift dedication on the front end paper (the first decorated page beneath the front cover) from 1980. Except for that gift dedication, inside the pages are clean, crisp, (otherwise) unmarked, unmutilated, remain well-bound, and seemingly only lightly read or merely flipped through a few times. From the outside the book is unblemished except for moderate edge and corner shelfwear to the dustjacket. There are two neatly repaired closed edge tears to the top edge of the front side of the dustjacket. There's a 1" tear at the spine head, and a 1/2" tear to the top open corner, both to the front side of the dustjacket. Both have been neatly repaired from the back side, and as such are difficult to detect and not immediately discerned. Otherwise the shelfwear is basically limited to modest rubbing (faint abrasion) and crinkling to the edge of the dustjacket spine head and heel. Beneath the dustjacket the full cloth covers are clean and unblemished. Given that there's a handwritten gift dedication on the front free page and the fact that the book has clearly been read it might lack the "sex appeal" of a "shelf trophy". Nonetheless for those not concerned with whether the book will or will not enhance their social status or intellectual reputation, it is an otherwise clean and only lightly read copy with "lots of miles left under the hood". Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #1156w. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: With 100 contemporary plates in full color, photographed in Cairo for the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Lee Boltin. With 103 photographs in black and white taken by Harry Burton at the time of the discovery. With 250 pages of text by I.E.S. Edwards of the Royal British Museum, and a forward by Thomas F. Hoving, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. REVIEW: Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards CBE, FBA— known as I. E. S. Edwards— was an English Egyptologist considered to be a leading expert on the pyramids. Edwards attended Merchant Taylors' School where he studied Hebrew and later at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge Cambridge University, gaining a 'First' in Oriental Languages. He was awarded the William Wright studentship in Arabic and received his doctorate in 1933. In 1934 he joined the British Museum as Assistant Keeper in the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities. He published Hieroglyphic Texts for Egyptian Stellae. in 1939. During World War II he was sent to Egypt on military duty. In 1946 he wrote The Pyramids of Egypt, which was published by Pelican Books in 1947. In 1955 he was appointed the Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum and organized the Tutankhamun exhibition in 1972. He remained there until his retirement in 1974. On leaving the British Museum he worked with UNESCO during the rescue of the temple complex at Philae. He was also Vice-President of the Egypt Exploration Society, a Fellow of the British Academy (1962) and was awarded the CBE in 1968 for his services to the British Museum. REVIEW: This beautiful book combines the original photographs made in the 1920s when the breathtaking tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered and explored with spectacular modern color photographs of many of the magnificent objects buried with the young pharaoh. who lived during one of the most splendid periods of ancient Egyptian art and history. The pictures and the lucid text, by I. E. S. Edwards, formerly of the British Museum, take you on step-by-step tour through the 3,200-year-old tomb with its many treasures. which range from touching mementos of Tutankhamun's boyhood to unparalleled works of art. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: The ancient Egyptians produced a large body of creative works in areas such as music, literature, painting, sculpture, drama, and architecture. Often the purpose of their artistic output was not recreation or cultural enrichment, but the communication of some sort of message or theme. Religion, which was extremely important in Egyptian thought, society, and life, had a great influence on the arts. For example, biographical texts that appear on the walls of funerary chapels make up an interesting body of literature. Their main purpose was to reaffirm the accomplishments and moral character of the deceased, so that he or she would pass successfully to the afterlife. On another level, these texts indirectly provide information about the activities of the pharaoh, since they often refer to the deceased's role in relation to the ruler. Paintings, carvings, and other representations of figures in two dimensions appear on the walls of temples, tombs, coffins, and sarcophagi, as well as on papyri, textiles, and cartonnage (form-fitting coffins made of a papier-mâché-like substance). By convention, the artists portrayed the most characteristic features of the individual in one harmonious image. The resulting representations could then function on many levels simultaneously. For example, the typical depiction of a tomb owner was meant to portray that individual outside the limits of both time and space—an image for eternity. This representation might also relate to the hieroglyphs that accompany it, and it may even be an integral part of the text. Sculptures served a variety of purposes. Carved statues of deities were worshiped in temples. The actual worship took place after appropriate rituals were completed. The rituals were believed to animate the image and insure that the deity had taken up residence in the statue. Statues of royal persons and ordinary people were also produced. The ancient Egyptians believed that these statues, too, could serve occasionally as residences for the personality of the individual after death. Sometimes, such a figure represented the final hieroglyph of the individual's name, which would be carved on the side or base of the statue. The ancient Egyptians also placed statues of themselves in temples as a demonstration of their piety. They also put figurines in human form, called shabtis, in tombs to be substitutes for the tomb owner when he or she was called to perform labor in the afterlife. Other statues placed in tombs were meant to be residences for an aspect of the deceased's personality in case of damage to the mummy. All of this came together in the burial of the Pharaoh to the penultimate extent. “May he live forever” was more than just a phrase used to praise Pharaoh, it was a commitment of the institution of Ancient Egypt to ensure that Pharaoh would indeed live forever. The articles and offerings placed within Pharaoh’s tomb not only were intended to provide for the Pharaoh in the afterlife, but to ensure he reached the afterlife. No single tomb of a Pharaoh had ever been unearthed intact without having been robbed in antiquity. Tutankhamun’s tomb gave us an unparalleled glimpse into the world of the entombment of Pharaoh. And this book is one of the very best catalogs of the wonderful treasures which accompanied Pharaoh Tutankhamen into the afterlife – together with wonderful descriptions of the articles and their significance prepared by the eminent British Egyptologist I.E.S. Edwards of the Royal British Museum. REVIEW: With the benefits of dramatic lighting and glamorizing color-plate printing, here are those 3000-year-old Cairo Museum treasures currently on view at the National Gallery and scheduled for stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, and New York--along with the antiquities too large or delicate to import. Edwards, the British Museum's ""Former Keeper"" of Egyptian treasures, peppers his sensitive commentary on the array of caskets, coffins, statues, furniture, jewelry, vessels, and weapons with dig-by-dig notes on their discovery during the 1922-28 Carter-Carnavon excavation, and the text is discreetly confined to margins and corners. The photos naturally take centerstage: golder-than-gold masterpieces against shaded wine-reds and deep blues, alabaster and ivory gleaming against black, and lavish two-page spreads that invite both dumbstruck awe and close inspection of the detailed workmanship. Interspersed with these new pictures by Lee Boltin are the comparable--in quantity and quality--black-and-white views of the site and the treasures by expedition photographer Harry Burton. One may feel that the splendors here receive unnecessary aggrandizement--and some distortion--from the artbook sensibilities at work, but splendors they are, to covet, stare at, and dream on. [Kirkus]. REVIEW: I. E. S. Edwards was the Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum, in London, from 1955 to 1974. Doris Grumbach wrote in The New York Times Book Review that Mr. Edwards's 1976 book 'Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Its Treasures' was 'magnificent, satisfying and instructive.' REVIEW: Beautiful color photos of the breathtaking tomb of Tutankhamun and the magnificent objects buried with the young pharaoh. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: What a wonderful book! Even if you never read a word, it could take days just to marvel over all of the amazing photographs. And the photographs are without a doubt simply stunning! But unlike some guides to Tutankhamun’s Treasures, these photographs are accompanied by wonderful descriptions – typically a page in length – which give not merely a terse description of the item, but wonderful insights and histories into how these treasures related to the world of Ancient Egypt. For instance, the description of the two daggers found with Tutankhamun are not merely described as one iron, one gold. Rather it is related that the iron dagger is the much more marvelous of the two – as at this period in time Egypt did not produce iron weapons, and the origin of the weapon was likely Hittite. What a wonderfully produced book. Not only a feast for the eyes, but a wonderful narrative of the history and significance of the items found within the tomb. REVIEW: Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Treasures of Tutankhamun” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., Field Museum of Natural History and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, New Orleans Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976-1979. If you love ancient Egypt or the historical finds from the tomb of KIng Tut, then this is an excellent book for you! Loaded with 100 color plates that contrast with 103 pictures taken after Howard Carter made the find in 1922. I can't say enough about these great photos and the close-ups are unbelievable! Big, heavy book. REVIEW: A great book and well written! Describes the discovery of King Tut's tomb and the impact of what was found there on Egyptian history and culture. Written by a British archaeologist, this guide to Tutankhamen's tomb describes its discovery in 1922 and interprets the nature and purpose of the precious objects found. It is the recreation of the splendid civilization which flourished on the Nile more than 3, 000 years ago. A fascinating story accompanied by one-hundred and three monochrome pictures and one hundred color plates. REVIEW: This is the most detailed reference available on the subject of the boy-king, Tutankhamun. Most books tend to emphasize full-page color photography, designed to be “coffee table” books. You will definitely find no shortcomings in the quantity and quality of illustrations and photographs included within the covers of this masterpiece. But what you will find here, unlike most any other “study”, is a total of 250 pages of detailed information regarding the life and reign of the boy-king, and the early 20th century discovery of his tomb. This is the “real deal”. If the coffee table variety of books leaves you wanting to ask, “where’s the meat?” you’ve found it here! REVIEW: After reading the latest Amelia Peabody novel, I realized that my cultural consciousness about Carter's discovery of King Tut's tomb was lacking. All I could remember was "Wonderful things," and I think I'd picked up THAT much from a Connie Willis novel. So I took this book out of the library, to get an overview of the facts behind Barbara Peters' novel, and I'm glad I did. It would have been nice enough to see all the photos of the treasures that Carter found. But what makes this book especially enjoyable is that they are interspersed with photos taken at the time, showing where the original item was found (the tomb looked like a teenager's bedroom, except that the mess was all priceless objects). You get a sense of how the item was discovered, examined, and moved -- not just "oh look at how pretty that is!" I'm obviously no scholar on the topic, but the book hit what I wanted: a general introduction. I dare say it can do the same for you. REVIEW: This book contains fabulous photographs of the artifacts made by artisans of Tutankhamun's time period. The close ups of the cloisonné work and the ivory/obsidian inlays are exquisite. I also enjoyed the black and white photographs, taken by the photographer from the original dig, side by side with the color pictures of the same objects after they'd been cleaned up. One usually only sees the latter in books. The only odd thing about the work; and I take this to be merely a fact of books done in the seventies, is that none of the found objects' size was ever listed with the photos (either in centimeters or inches) which is kind of too bad. But none-the-less, its a Wonderful book! REVIEW: Best book on the subject. I own most of the books on this subject produced since the early 70's, when Tut's treasures started their worldwide tour. This is the best of the bunch, with excellent illustrations, photos, and text to describe this incredible find! REVIEW: I just received this book and it was more than expected. It's definitely worthy of coffee table display. Has easy to read highlights of the King Tut Tomb find. The pages are glossy and the photographs museum quality. REVIEW: Picture books just don't come any better than this one! And if you have any affinity at all with the subject matter you will be drawn right in. You will surely ENJOY this book :) REVIEW: Five stars! Gorgeous illustrations and enlightening explanations. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. 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After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Condition: NEW. 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