Title Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases in the British Museum: Vol. I. Part I. Prehistoric Aegean Pottery
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Edition First Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher London, England The British Museum 1925
Seller ID 007172
This is Volume I, Part I of a series. Printed and bound in London. An ex library copy although with few of the usual ex library markings. Dark green buckram hardboards with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. A generally very clean binding. 10 x 7.5 inches. Gently bumped spine head and tail, and with moderately bumped top corners. Text block firmly bound in. With xliv and 228 numbered pages including text and numerous duotone figures and B&W line drawings, followed by XVI full-page duotone plates, each with multiple images. Haverford College Library plate to the front pastedown and with faint pencil erasures to the opposite FEP. Very small blind-stamp at the top of the title page. Call number in white to the base of the spine. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. There is no DJ present. A Very Good Minus copy of a fairly scarce scholarly work on prehistoric Aegean pottery. A Wikipedia entry and other sources state, "Forsdyke was educated at Christ's Hospital and then at Keble College, Oxford, where he was a scholar. He joined the British Museum in 1907, before serving in the Royal Field Artillery as a captain between 1914 and 1919 in the First World War. He edited the Journal of Hellenic Studies from 1912 to 1923. After serving as Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum from 1932 to 1936, he was appointed Director and Principal Librarian in 1936, retiring in 1950. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1937, and was also an Honorary Fellow of Keble College."