1975 Barrow, Pyramid and Tomb: Ancient Burial Customs in Egypt, the Mediterranean and the British Isles
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First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
First edition. With 150 illustrations. A study into the ancient burial customs in Egypt, the Mediterranean and the British Isles, including: the house for the dead, the treatment of the body, dress and personal adornment, human or animal sacrifice, grave goods, offerings, the funerary ritual, journeys to the afterlife and protection of the tomb. With further details on regional customs from the Egyptian pyramids, to Etruscan cemeteries, and the British Isles. Written by Leslie V. Grinsell, an English archaeologist and museum curator. Publishing over twenty books on archaeology during his lifetime, he was renowned as a specialist on the prehistoric barrows of southern England.
In the original brown cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelf wear only. Original price-clipped dust wrapper very smart with light shelf wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout.
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