Item #901092 Gods, Graves, and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology. C. W. Ceram, John Romer, Introduction.

Gods, Graves, and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology

London: The Folio Society, 1999.
First Printing. Hardcover.

First Folio Society Edition.

A history of archaeology highlighting the expeditions and work of individuals who made dramatic discoveries including that of Troy, Pompeii, Tutankhamen’s tomb, Chichen Itza, and the Tower of Babel.

Gods, Graves, and Scholars was first published in Germany in 1949. This translation, by E. B. Garside and Sophie Wilkins, was first published in the USA by Alfred A. Knopf in 1951 and in the UK by Victor Gollancz in association with Sidgwick and Jackson the following year. The text of this edition follows that of the revised edition published in 1967, with minor emendations, and with the addition of the lists of further reading, by Ian Kinney, first published in Penguin reprints of the revised edition. This Folio edition also includes a prologue, taken from Ceram’s A Picture History of Archaeology and an additional section, ‘The Book of the Lions’, comprising extracts from Ceram’s Narrow Pass, Black Mountain: The Discovery of the Hittite Empire.

Typeset in Centaur at The Folio Society. Printed on Inveresk Wove paper by The Bath Press, Avon, and bound by them in full buckram blocked with a design by Simon Brett.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Book of Statues: Pompeii, Troy, Mycenae, Crete
  • The Book of Pyramids: The Empires of Egypt
  • The Book of Towers: The Kingdoms of Assyria, Babylonia, and Sumeria
  • The Book of Temples: The Empires of the Aztecs, the Mayas, and the Toltecs
  • Books that Cannot Yet Be Written
  • The Book of the Lions: The Empire of the Hittites
  • Further Reading
  • Index
Very Fine. Item #901092

7-1/2 x 9-3/4”, dark black cloth with light blue decoration front board, blue top-edge, gilt titles, pictorial endpapers, xxxi, 528pp, index, illus with photographs in color and black and white, maps drawn by Reginald Piggott.

A crisp, bright copy, very fine in rubbed publisher's original slip-case.

Price: $65.00