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.
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.
Very Good- No Jacket. Book. Small 4to. 180 multiple illustration plates in back. Contents are clean, small owner's marks on back endpaper. Black cloth is rubbed, fraying on bottom corners. Binding tight. Translated by M.W. Thompson.
Translated By M.W. Thompson. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. The frozen conditions of the Altai region of Siberia preserved the contents of the barrow tombs which were first excavated excavated at Pazyryk in 1929, and later by the author from 1947-1949. In addition to metal and ceramic materials they discovered mummified bodies and finely decorated leather and textiles and carved wooden artifacts reflecting the life of the people and their horses. 340p. (plus 147 B & W plates anhd 33 color plates) Illus, bibliography, index. [NOTE A very heavy, oversized volume weighing almost 2 kg/ 4 lbs. ]
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