MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITY - A Description of Ancient Life Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, The Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, The Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 Years Ago

By: Yaggi, L.W. ; T. L. Haines

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944 pages; Former owner's name/address stamp in four places (3 blank pages, one upper margin of text page), otherwise clean and secure in original binding of dark brown half leather with cloth covered boards, gilt lettering at spine and front cover, decorative stamping in gilt at spine, marbled endpapers. Leather rubbed at extremeties Contents include: Pompeii, Amusements, Troy, Domestic Life and Domestic Utensils, Nineveh and Babylon, Tombs and Catacombs, Religion or Mythology, Fine Arts and Literature, and Truth of the Bible. Illustrated with several full page steel engraved plates, plus dozens of in text and full page woodcut illustrations. From the Preface: "Egypt, Greece and Italy were the fountain heads of our civilization and the source of our knowledge; to them we can trace, link by link, the origin of all that is ornamental, graceful and beautiful. It is therefore a matter of greatest interest to get an intimate knowledge of the original state, and former perfection, the grandeur, magnificence and high civilization of these countries, as well as of the homes, the private and domestic life, the schools, churches, rites, ceremonies, &c.The many recent excavations in Troy, Nineveh, Babylon and the uncovering of the City of Pompeii, with its innumerable treasures, the unfolding of the long-hoarded secrets, have revealed information for volumes of matter. But works that treat on the various subjects of antiquity are, for the most part, not only costly and hard to procure, but also far too voluminous. The object of this work is to condense into the smallest possible compass the essence of information which usually runs through many volumes, and place it into a practical form for the common reader. We hope, however, that this work will give the reader a greater longing to extend his inquiries into these most interesting subjects, so rich in everything that can refine the taste, enlarge the understanding and improve the heart. It has been our object, so far as possible, to avoid every expression of opinion, whether our own or that of any school of thinkers, and to supply first, facts, and secondly, careful references by which the citations of those facts, may be verified, and the inferences from them traced by the reader himself, to their legitimate result. ... Many of the engravings are from drawings made on the spot, but a greater number are from photographs, and executed with the greatest fidelity by German and French artists."

Title: MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITY - A Description of Ancient Life Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, The Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, The Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 Years Ago

Author Name: Yaggi, L.W. ; T. L. Haines

Categories: Classical Studies, Archeology, Illustrated Books,

Publisher: New York, Standard Publishing: 1881

Binding: Leather Bound

Book Condition: Very Good-

Size: Quarto

Seller ID: 42041

Keywords: Archeological Antiquities Classical Antiquities Ancient Greece Pompeii Niniveh and Babylon Classical Vases Ancient Sculpture