New York: Book Collectors Society, . Limited edition. Black and white photographs, drawings. Leather over boards. Octavo. xxxii, 349 pages. Very good. Bound in Green leather over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board with marbled endpapers and integral silk ribbon bookmark. Some wear along joints and at joint ends, a few light rubs at fore corner tips.
An amazing document of discovery as G. Rachel Levy helps uncover a group of archaeological sites in Iraq prior to World War II. Importantly, Ms. Levy speculates as to links between ceremonies intended to protect sacred buildings of the Bronze Age and their roots in both Neolithic cults and the Paleolithic social order.
This is Indiana Jones territory, as Levy's work was just prior to World War II, with the Nazis breathing down the neck of this Jewish woman. The book is well illustrated with drawings and photographs.
This is copy #247 of 250 copies in this limited edition.