Very Good + in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. With many illustrations in the text, a section of plates in b&w and color, a bibliography and index. xxxvi, 340 pages. Small 4to. Hardcover, bound in black cloth. In a dust jacket. Very Good +/Very Good.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Approx. 450 pg. Heavily illustrated with photos of recovered artifacts from this landmark archeological site. A must-have book for the student of archeology.
G (Ex-art library, with spine label and few interior marks; dj is torn in middle of front cover; both hinges are quite loose, suggesting at least one topple to the floor; pages are aging but nice; a possible candidate for rebinding. ) Black cloth, brown and color illus. dust jacket in mylar cover, 340 text pp., plus 147 BW plates, 146 figures in text, 33 color plates. Originally published in Russian in 1953. "One of the most remarkable pieces of archaeology of this century. Unrelieved dryness or wetness can preserve wood, leather, or textiles, but in a limited area of the world--Siberia and Mongolia--constant freezing may have the same results. Among the ancient burials from that area the most spectacular remains to have survived are at Pazyryk in the Altai mountains of Western Siberia. They are about 2, 500 years old, and even organic material was preserved by 'refrigeration' in virtually pristine condition." (dj) Reveals many fascinating finds.
Near Fine in Near fine jacket. First English language edition, 1970, hardcover with black cloth boards in dust jacket and original cardboard slipcase, small quarto, 340pp. + 180 b&w and color plate index. Book near fine with hint of wear to spine ends and corners, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ near fine with mild edgwear and toning, now in archival mylar wrap. Slipcase near fine with mild shelfwear.
Very Good jacket. First Edition. Lightly read, unmarked copy, front hinge showing trace early cracking. Green top page edges. Blue boards, silver letters/design. DJ shelf wear. First complete English translation, in detailed account & by its Russian discoverer, of one of the most remarkable pieces of archaeology of 20th century. Chapters (11): The Valley of Pazyryk & Barrow Congelation; Barrows of the Pazyryk Group; Physical Type of the Population; Economy & Way of Life; Clothing & Personal Adornment; Means of Locomotion; Tech.
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