Lot 1358: Ernst Von Sieglin / Rudolf Pagenstecher DIE GRIECHISCH-AGYPTISCHE SAMMLUNG 1913 First Edition Antique Archaeology Portfolio Ancient Egypt & Greece Stone & Clay Vases Bone Carvings Engraved Color Plates Decorative Binding
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
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xi/253 pages plus 60 plates
Width: 13.25" Height: 17.75"
Condition / Notes: This volume contains the text and plates for the third part of the second volume of this part of this multi-volume work entitled "Expedition Ernst Sieglin: Ausgrabungen in Alexandria." This third part is entitled "Die Gefasse in Stein und Ton, Knochenschnitzereien." ("Vases in Stone and Clay, Bone Carvings")
The text and plates are housed in a light gray cloth-covered portfolio, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate ornamentation stamped in gold. The book shows mild external wear, with light soiling the covers. Heavy smudging can be seen on the rear cover. The portfolio is intact with three folding cardboard flaps at the edges.
The text volume is bound in stiff paper wrappers, with the engraved plates loose as issued. This work is lavishly illustrated, with numerous textual illustrations. The pages and plates are clean with mild age toning. A library ink stamp is visible on the verso of each plate.
This volume has been collated, and appears to be complete. There are 253 numbered pages of text. There are also 60 numbered plates, loose as issued.
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