Nineveh and Babylon; A narrative of a second expedition to Assyria during the years 1849, 1850 & 1851. Austen Henry LAYARD.
Nineveh and Babylon; A narrative of a second expedition to Assyria during the years 1849, 1850 & 1851

Nineveh and Babylon; A narrative of a second expedition to Assyria during the years 1849, 1850 & 1851

London: John Murray, 1867. Abridged. Octavo : pp lv, 413 : map of Assyria, Armenia and Kurdistan : numerous woodcuts : marbled eps and all edges marbled : polished calf : double gilt borders to the boards : Westminster school crest in gilt to top board : five raised bands on spine : red leather title panel lettered in gilt : other panels with decorative gilt stamps : blind embossed dentelles : Westminster school prize book plate on front paste-down.

Lower corner of top board abraded; other corners rubbed; speckling to leather boards; foxing first and last leaves, otherwise clean. Very good. Item #2009

"Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC (5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Nineveh, where he uncovered a large proportion of the Assyrian palace reliefs known, and in 1851 the library of Ashurbanipal." (Wikipedia)

"Westminster School is an historic public school in Westminster, London, England, in the precincts of Westminster Abbey. It derives from a charity school founded by Westminster Benedictines before the 1066 Norman Conquest, as documented by the Croyland Chronicle and a charter of King Offa. Continuous existence is clear from the early 14th century." (Wikipedia).

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