Lot 1143: Elihu Grant AIN SHEMS EXCAVATIONS 1931-1932 Antique Near Eastern Archaeology Palestine Holy Land Bronze Age Ceramics Pottery Ancient Civilizations Photographic Plates Site Plans
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Ain Shems Excavations (Palestine) 1928-1929-1930-1931: Parts I & II
Author: Elihu Grant - Elihu Grant (1873-died 2 November 1942) was an American scholar and writer on Palestine.
Grant was ordained Methodist minister in 1900, and between 1901 and 1904 he was superintendent of the American Friends Schools in Ramallah and Jerusalem. Returning to the US he was a Professor of Biblical literature at Smith College from 1907 to 1917, and thereafter at Haverford College until his retirement in 1938. Between 1928 and 1933 he directed four campaigns of excavations at Ain Shems (Beth Shemesh). (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: College Press
City: Haverford, Pennsylvania
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/84/90 pages
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Book Details: Between 1928 and 1933 Grant directed four campaigns of excavations at Ain Shems (Beth Shemesh), and "Time Magazine" reported that he found jugs and vases which represented a bronze age culture.
Condition / Notes: Contained within this book are both volumes I and II of this work.
This antique volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The exterior is largely well preserved, showing only minor edgewear. The binding is sound. There are various library attachments adhered to the front and rear pastedowns. The pages exhibit light age toning.
This work is illustrated with numerous plates, including some double-page site plans.
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