Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology (Margaret S. (Stefana) Drower)

Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology (Margaret S. (Stefana) Drower) soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Victor Gollancz, 1985, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps; References; Glossary; Appendices [3];

>From the cover: Flinders Petrie can well be claimed as the Father of Modern Egyptology and indeed as one of the pioneers of modern archaeological method. For fourteen hundred years, from the fall of Rome to Napoleons expedition of 1798, Egypt had been little more than a myth. Then, in the early nineteenth century, explorers and the first diggers began to unearth the wonders of the ancient past. Until Petries day, however, the emphasis was upon the large monuments, and the treasures that would form a splendid display in museums the sculptures, the jewellery, the sarcophagi. Petrie began to change all that.

He didnt often reach the headlines: unlike Schliemann, he didnt make a for-tune, claim to have looked upon Agamemnon, or load his wife with the gold of Troy; unlike Carter, he didnt discover Ali Babas cave, or inherit an ancient curse. He just spent most of his lifetime slogging away in deserts, digging, sorting, transcribing, cataloguing, interpreting. And cheerfully enduring all kinds of hardships, his life in camp being p…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, less so to the boards. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXII] 500 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Biography catalogue?


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