Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1957. First edition Ex-Library. Hardcover. Quarto. xvii, (2) 224pp., 174 plates, 14 in color, 36 unnumbered plates with analysis of patterns. Original burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Title page with publisher's device.
"The excavation was carried out in 1933 and 1935 by two former directors of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, Humfry Payne and Alan Blakeway, both of whom died before the material could be prepared for publication. It is now presented by one of the members of their party, James Brook, on behalf of the British School. The tombs are described as far as possible in chronological order, so that the illustrations of their contents convey an impression of the development of Cretan art. The catalogue contains more than 1300 vases, nearly all of them complete and many of highest quality. Several of the polychrome vases are illustrated in color. Outstanding among the other fiends are two bronze reliefs of very fine workmanship. Detailed analyses are given of both the shape and decoration of the pottery." (Publisher).
Profusely illustrated with 160 plates with b/w reproduction, and 14 plates in color. The catalog contains pottery, metal works, terracotta, faience, and other material, and includes 36 unnumbered plates of analyses of patterns. Two maps illustrate the location of the findings. Chronology and conclusion as well as general index at rear. Volume with minor wear along edges, usual library markings, sticker at spine, stamps at top and bottom edges, and bottom of dedication page. Library bookplate on inside front cover, index card pasted to inside back cover. Inside flap of dustjacket pasted to front free endpaper. Binding in overall very good, interior in fine condition. vg to fine. Item #46385