1853 1ed Nineveh & Babylon Discovery & Ruin Layard IRAQ Illustrated Assyrian MAP

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A rare, early edition of Layard’s “Discoveries Among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon” printed the same year as the British first edition. This book gives an account of Layard’s first expedition exploring the ancient ruins of Nimrud on the Tigirs River, and Kouyunjik [Nineveh] near Mosul. He took a second expedition, a year after his first, where he investigated the ruins of Babylon in Southern Mesopotamia. His findings, reported in this book, provided the British Museum with a large portion of their Assyrian antiquities. According to Encyclopedia Britannica,

“Apart from the archeological value of his work in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of Nineveh, and in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon, these two books of Layard’s are among the best written books of travel in the language.”

 

This book identifies important American missions, a large protestant movement in Turkey, Assyrian slave torture, military costumes, and weapons, Kouyunjik architecture, cuneiform interpretation; includes folding maps and is illustrated throughout with small, in-text figures.

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1853 1ed Nineveh & Babylon Discovery & Ruin Layard IRAQ Illustrated Assyrian MAP

 

A rare, early edition of Layard’s “Discoveries Among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon” printed the same year as the British first edition. This book gives an account of Layard’s first expedition exploring the ancient ruins of Nimrud on the Tigirs River, and Kouyunjik [Nineveh] near Mosul. He took a second expedition, a year after his first, where he investigated the ruins of Babylon in Southern Mesopotamia. His findings, reported in this book, provided the British Museum with a large portion of their Assyrian antiquities. According to Encyclopedia Britannica,

“Apart from the archeological value of his work in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of Nineveh, and in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon, these two books of Layard’s are among the best written books of travel in the language.”

 

This book identifies important American missions, a large protestant movement in Turkey, Assyrian slave torture, military costumes, and weapons, Kouyunjik architecture, cuneiform interpretation; includes folding maps and is illustrated throughout with small, in-text figures.

 

Item number: #11468

Price: $499

 

LAYARD, Austen Henry

       

Discoveries among the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with travels in America, Kurdistan and the desert ; being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the trustees of the British Museum.

 

New York, G.P. Putnam and Co., 1853. First American Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [xxiii], 686, [4]
    • 247 engraved plates
      • 15 maps and plates
      • 232 woodcut engravings
    • References: Encyclopedia Britan.
    • Provenance: Bookplate – Institute of 1770, Class of 1854
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Size: ~9in X 6.5in (23cm x 16cm)

 

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11468

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

LAYARD, Austen Henry

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete