An Archaeological Autobiography by L. V. Grinsell

An Archaeological Autobiography by L. V. Grinsell lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography section.

Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1989, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece; Glossary;

From the cover: The author was an amateur field archaeologist until 1949, his profession being a clerk with Barclays Bank Ltd. His first book, Ancient Burial-Mounds of England, was published in 1936. From 1941-5 he served in Egypt with the R. A. F. where he held a commission in air-photographic interpretation, whilst also finding time to write a book on Egyptian Pyramids (1947). He was with the Victoria County History of Wiltshire 1949-52, when he was appointed Curator in Archaeology and Ethnography at Bristol City Museum a post which he held until his retirement in 1972. His greatest contribution to field archaeology has been his surveys of the prehistoric and later barrows of much of southern Britain. He has devoted his holidays to the study of pre-Classical tombs in the Mediterranean, his work being summarised in Barrow, Pyramid and Tomb (1975). His other interests are reflected in his books on the coin-mints of Bath (1973) and Bristol (1986) and on the Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain (1976). These and other activities are described in his Archaeological Autobiography.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 134 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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