The Story Of Archaeology In Britain by Ronald Jessup hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Michael Joseph, 1964, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: Of the making of books about archaeology there is no end, and on balance it is a good thing that it should be so. In all its wide variety the story of Britains past is part of our national heritage to be enjoyed by young and old, the seriously interested and the generally interested alike.
Since all archaeology depends in the first instance upon discovery, a large part of this book is concerned with the eventful story of discovery in Britain and the background and personalities against which it is set. There is discovery, too, in our own approach to the past, and for this reason there are very frequent references to publications which can be used with confidence to direct and inform further study.
There are chapters on Discovery by Chance, Discovery by Purpose that is by field work and excavation Discovery from the Air, upon which so much modern research depends, and on Discovery and Science and Discovery and Dating. There is a brief account of discoveries of Fossil Man in Britain, and a full account of the way in which discovery is published and communicated to the world at large. A chapter is devoted to False Antiquities and some of the entertaining stories of the characters who were responsible, and another to Four Pioneers of archaeological discovery in Britain. There follows a summary account of some recent discoveries of interest and importance, and the book ends with a section called Seeing for Yourself, which is a short guide to archaeology out-of-doors, and a useful bibliography.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank and pastedown. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
214 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Archaeology category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…