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Lot 1234: 2V Ernst Von Sieglin / Rudolf Pagenstecher DIE GRIECHISCH-AGYPTISCHE SAMMLUNG / FESTGABE c1927 Antique Archaeology Ancient Egypt & Greece Engraved Plates Decorative Binding Portfolio
by National Book Auctions
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Die griechisch-agyptische Sammlung von Ernst von Sieglin
Author: Rudolf Pagenstecher - Rudolf Pagenstecher was a German archaeologist.
Editor: Ernst von Sieglin - Ernst von Sieglin was a Stuttgart businessman and a patron of the arts. Sieglin financed excavations in Alexandria between 1898 and 1902, where the multistoried underground necropolis at Kom-Esch-Schukafa was explored, as well as excavations at the serapeum, in the royal quarter and in the district of Hadra. The findings were published at Sieglin's expense in a multi-volume work entitled "Expedition Ernst von Sieglin, Ausgrabungen in Alexandria." A second Sieglin expedition to Egypt took place between 1909 and 1914, under the direction of Georg Steindorff, and discovered the funerary temple of Khepri in Giza.
Publisher: Druck und Verlag von Giesecke & Devrient
Year: c. 1927
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: x/143 pages plus 12 plates
Width: 9" Height: 12.25"
Condition / Notes: This volume contains the text and plates for part 1b of the second volume of this multi-volume work entitled "Expedition Ernst Sieglin: Ausgrabungen in Alexandria." Part Ib is entitled "Der Universitat Tubingen zur feier ihres 450 jahrigen bestehens im jahre 1927."
The volume is bound in light gray cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate ornamentation stamped in gold. The book shows mild external wear, with light soiling the covers. Moderate smudging can be seen on the rear cover. The front hinge is cracked, and the title page is absent. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The work is illustrated with 12 photographic plates.
The volume is accompanied by a German plate portfolio in stiff paper wrappers from Sieglin's expedition, intitled "Festgabe den mitgliedern des zweiten internationalen kongresses fur archaeologie." The portfolio contains five plates and a title page. It measures approximately 11.5" by 17.25".
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