Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Report on Prospects of Research in Alexandria

London: Published by the Council and sold on their behalf by MacMillan, 1895. First edition Ex Library. Hardcover. Quarto. (2) 33pp., 1 map. Bound in tan cloth with part of original wraps with black lettering pasted to cover. Series: The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. Reprinted by permission from the Archaeological Report of the Egypt Exploration 1894–5. Following various tentative perusals by Neroutzos, Mahmud Bey, Schliemann and a few directors of the Service of Antiquities "it was left to Sig. G. Botti, on his appointment in 1891 as Director of the Graeco-Roman Museum, newly established in the town, to undertake anything like a systematic search for the remains of the great city which occupied the site, and more than any site, of modern Alexandria.

Having the advantage of permanent residence, he was able to project a scheme for sinking test shafts in all the ilots into which the ancient city was divided by its rectangular streets, as laid down by Mahmud Bey." The report covers A.- North of the Boulevard de Rosette, B. South of the Boulevard de Rosette, and C. a Note on Excavations in Alexandria Cemeteries. The report is illustrated with a full-page map of Alexandria, a diagram showing the Stratification of Surface Deposit on Zogheb Plot, a wall ornament and, a plan of the excavation site and a plan of the Hadra Tombs and Shaft. Laid in a color map of the Nile Valley. Land of the Pharaohs, Atlas Plate 58, May 1954 of the National Geographic Society. Binding with light wear along edges, inked library number on cover near spine, a book plate of the Forbes Library in Northhampton on inside front cover. The map of Alexandria is loose but present, a perforated library stamp on title page, and remnants of a library plate on inside back cover. Block lightly age-toned. Good condition. Item #48045

Price: $125.00

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