The Gold of Troy: Searching for Homer’s Fabled City, 1996, HC, Very Good

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Tolstikov, Vladimir and Mikhail Treister. New York. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1996.
English translated from Russian, US Edition, Very Good, HC, 4to, 9 ¾” x 11 ½,” 239 pp.
ISBN: 0810933942

Black paper over boards, gilt stamped titling to spine, in publisher’s dust jacket featuring full-color photograph of gold art mirrored front and back, red and white text to front and spine, black text to white inside flaps. Minor shelfwear to front and back, mild edgewear, mild crease to front near spine, mild bumping to head and tail of spine, very mild sunning, very minor ¼” soiling to back endpaper, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Good dust jacket now protected in a Mylar sleeve. ½” peeling to top edge of front, mild ¼” chippings to head of spine, mild peelings to top and bottom edge of back, ¼” tear to top of back inside flap, mild edgewear, mild shelfwear, mild sunning to top edge, otherwise excellent. 239 pp. Replete with 277 illustrations, including 263 full-color plates. Text by Vladimir Tolstikov and Mikhail Treister, Introduction by Irina Antonova, Consulting Editor Donald F. Easton, Translated from Russian by Christina Sever and Mila Bonnichsen. The Gold of Troy shares how one man, Heinrich Schliemann, uncovered a wealth of gold treasure from a site he believed was the city of Troy Homer wrote about. The treasure was relocated to Germany, and then to Russia’s Pushkin Museum. From the dust jacket: “In The Gold of Troy are superb color photographs of all 259 artifacts in the Pushkin exhibition, accompanied by extensive individual commentaries. The objects…are from thirteen separate sites…and include priceless jewelry such as diadems, rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants, and brooches, as well as anthropomorphic figures, vessels, axes, beads, and more.” 

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