At Susa the Ancient Capital of the Kings of Persia Narrative of Travel through Western Persia and Excavations Made At the Site of the Lost City of the Lilies 1884-1886. Madame Jane Dieulafoy.

At Susa the Ancient Capital of the Kings of Persia Narrative of Travel through Western Persia and Excavations Made At the Site of the Lost City of the Lilies 1884-1886

Philadelphia: Gebbie & Company, 1890. First US Edition. 4to. vi, 266 pp. Illustrated with 121 engravings on wood and a full-page map. Translated from the French by Frank Linstow White. Striking green, brown & gilt pictorial cloth boards in near fine condition (minor wear to extremities; light shelfwear; small puncture on spine affecting the "S" in Susa; two short scraplines on rear board). Item #20118

"This English translation of Jane Dieulafoy’s account of her travels to Susa in Persia (modern-day Iran) describes in detail the many villages she saw and the artifacts she and her husband, Marcel Dieulafoy, collected. One of the famous artifacts sent to France from Susa is the Frise des Lions, which is currently at the Museé du Louvre. The French government awarded Dieulafoy the Legion of Honor for her explorations in the Susa region and her subsequent artifact contributions. While traveling with her husband, Dieulafoy dressed in men's clothing, a practice she continued even while in her native France." - Smithsonian Libraries.

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