Item #5000372 Tiryns. The prehistoric palace of the Kings of Tiryns. Henry SCHLIEMANN.
Tiryns. The prehistoric palace of the Kings of Tiryns.

Tiryns. The prehistoric palace of the Kings of Tiryns.

London: John Murray, 1886.

Quarto, with 27 mostly coloured plates and plans at the end of the volume and three other plates elsewhere, very many illustrations in the text; a fine copy in polished tree calf gilt, top edges gilt, others rough-trimmed.

Schliemann digs for Heracles and Mycenæan treasure

First English edition: a superb copy of the archaeological classic, Schliemann;s account of his excavation of the Mycenæan archaeological site in Argolis in the Peloponnese, the location from which Heracles is said to have performed his Twelve Labours. "The book is Schliemann's best piece of archaeological writing in the modern mode. Its clear descriptions, cautious evaluation of evidence, attention to detail, and ample illustration of artifacts and features make this book of lasting scientific value and the starting place for the ongoing study of the site of Tiryns and research into the Mycenæan world" (Runnels, The Archaeologyof Heinrich Schliemann: an Annotated Bibliographic Handlist).

First English edition: a superb copy of the archaeological classic, Schliemann;s account of his excavation of the Mycenæan archaeological site in Argolis in the Peloponnese, the location from which Heracles is said to have performed his Twelve Labours. "The book is Schliemann's best piece of archaeological writing in the modern mode. Its clear descriptions, cautious evaluation of evidence, attention to detail, and ample illustration of artifacts and features make this book of lasting scientific value and the starting place for the ongoing study of the site of Tiryns and research into the Mycenæan world" (Runnels, The Archaeologyof Heinrich Schliemann: an Annotated Bibliographic Handlist).

Provenance: Panof Grafsos Skinos (bookplate).

Price (AUD): $950.00

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