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The Sculptures of the Parthenon

By A. S. Murray

1903

John Murray : London

9.5" by 6.5"

vii, [4pp], 173pp, [2pp]

 

 

 

DETAILS

An interesting look at the sculptures of the Parthenon in Athens, complete with folding plates.

This work is an interesting look at the sculptures at the Parthenon, a former temple in Greece which is dedicated to the goddess Athena. It is an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece. Only a very few of the sculptures that were there still remain there, as others have moved to museums around the world, including the British Muesum, the Athens Acropolis Museum, and the Louvre. Written by Alexander Stuart Murray, an archaeologist who started his career as an assistant in the department of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum. He also directed excavations in Cyprus. Some of his other works include 'Manual of Mythology','Who's Who in Mythology', and 'History of Greek Sculpture'. With a frontispiece, and a further sixteen plates, four of which are folding. With the additional fold out plate in the pocket of the rear board. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's quarter calf binding with cloth to the boards. Externally, sound with light marking to the boards and spine. Fading to the leather to the joints and to the spine. Patches of rubbing to the joints, spine, and to the extremities, heavier to the head and tail of spine. Spine is bumped at the front joint and minor bumping to the extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Ex Libris Rev. Harold Garner'. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the odd scattered spot. The additional folding plate is backed on linen to the folds, with just the odd spot. The odd annotation to the margins by a prior owner.

Overall Condition: Good

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