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Archeology in present Iraq, 1838  

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Reasearches in Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldaea; Forming part of the Labours of the Euphrates Expedition

Ainsworth, William [Francis]


John W. Parker



[4], 343, [1] pp. With duotone lithographed frontispiece; wood-engraved title page vignette; 3 engravings in the text; 3 folding hand-colored lithographed section plates; folding map. (8vo) 22.2x14 cm (8¾x5½"), original cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Archaeological investigations in the heart of modern Iraq. Ainsworth, trained as a surgeon, was in 1836 appointed surgeon and geologist to the expedition to the River Euphrates under Francis Rawdon Chesney. The author was the younger cousin of the English novelists William Harrison Ainsworth, who asked him to add Francis to his name to avoid confusion.

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Spine darkened a bit, extremities worn, joints beginning to crack, as is front hinge; some foxing within, bookplate, very good.

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