London: Printed at the Charges of Lady Mond and Published by The Egypt Exploration Society, 1941-1948. First edition. Hardcover. Complete series of the Mond Excavations at Thebes:
- Mond Excavations at Thebes. I: The Tomb of the Vizier Ramose (1941):
Elephant folio (18 1/4 x 14"). x, 48, pp (Text), lvi (56) leaves (Plates). Contemporary full linen, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Color frontispiece.
Based on preliminary work by the late T.E. Peet and illustrated with the help of H. Burton, Nina M. Davies, W. B. Emery, and G. S. Mileham, this first volume explores Vizier Ramose's tomb located in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna - part of the Theban Necropolis, notable for the high quality decorations in both the traditional and Amarna styles.
The Ancient Egyptian noble Ramose was Vizier under both Amenhotep III and Akhenaten. Ramose was born into an influential family. His father was the mayor of Memphis Heby, in office at the beginning of Amenhotep's III reign. The brother of Ramose was the high steward of Memphis Amenhotep (Huy).
This volume is complete with its 57 plates (with frontispiece), including 10 full-page photogravures, and 3 color plates.
Moderate and sporadic soiling and offsetting to binding. Lower front corner bumped (not affecting pages throughout). Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, and pocket at rear. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition.
- Mond Excavations at Thebes. II: Seven Private Tombs at Kurnah (1948):
Elephant folio (18 1/4 x 14"). x, 59, pp (Text), xli (41) leaves (Plates). Contemporary full grey cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Almost all the tombs described in this volume stand in the neighborhood of the tomb of Ramses, and in the center of the necropolis lying in the lower terrain of Sheikh Abd-el-Qurna. Sir Alan Gardiner prepared the manuscript of the late N. de Garis Davies with the collaboration of Mrs. Davies and Faulkner. These tombs were first excavated in 1905 by Mond. Systematic excavations were performed in 1925. There are four principal tombs in question here and three minor ones.
The four principal tombs are the ones occupied by:
- Dhout, contemporary of Amenophis II, was the controller of the household of Mery.
- Khons (also called To), was the high-priest of Mont during the reign of Ramses II.
- Nakhtamon, the overseer of the altar in the estate of Amon to the west of Thebes.
- Hatiay, high-priest of Mont.
The three minor tombs are occupied by Neferronpet, Penre (or Sul) and Amenhotpe.
This volume is complete with its 41 plates, including 4 in full color, 6 folding, and 1 photographic plate reproduced in photogravure.
Sporadic and minor offsetting to binding. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, and pocket at rear. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42690