Museum of Antiquity a description of ancient life


hardcover, morocco binding, 944 pages

Item Description: San Francisco, CA. Law, King & Law, 1884 Hardcover. Book condition: Near Fine. Octavo. Bright, tight, square copy in full brown morocco binding with elaborate gilt and blind stamping, four raised bands, ornamental dentelles, and marbled endpapers. A private library “sticker” has been placed on the inside front cover. Some very light shelf rubbing on the bottom of front and back cover boards with very tiny knicks to the top corners of the same boards. The top and bottom caps are in excellent/near-perfect condition. A near fine copy and after page 19 it appears to be in “unread” condition. Complete with all 944 pages with preface, indexes, and Illustrations including 7 beautiful steel engravings plus many, many more full-page illustrations.
Excerpt from Preface: “Egypt, Greece, and Italy were the fountain heads of our civilization and source of our knowledge: to them we can trace, link by link, the origin of all that is ornamental, graceful and beautiful. It is therefore a matter of greatest interest to get an intimate knowledge of the original state, and former perfection, the grandeur, magnificence, and high civilization of these countries, as well as of the homes, the private and domestic life, the schools, churches, rites, ceremonies, &c.”
Contents: *Pompeii *Amusements *Domestic Life * Domestic Utensils *Employment *Troy *Nineveh & Babylon *Religion or Mythology *Fine Arts *Literature * Tombs & Catacombs *Truth of the Bible
Language: English
Size: 9.5 X 7 inches




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