Charles Scribner's Sons, 1979, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, first Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
introduction by author, maps, bibliography, picture credits and index. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white photographs, maps, and black and white line drawings. Olive coloured boards with black coloured titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the lower backstrip edge and browning to the free front endpapers otherwise the book is in good order. Colour photographic dustwrapper ( wraparound ), with black and apricot coloured titles to the front panel black, apricot and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Author photograph to the rear fold over panel. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and a few marks to the laminate. " With many aspects of a Stone Age detective story, Prehistoric Heritage provides an overview of prehistoric European graphic art. Imparting the thrill of discovery about the meaning of time, this distinguished new book invokes the reader in an intriguing investigation of man's heritage. Felix Paturi conducts us on a tour of 26 of the most significant centres of prehistoric culture in Europe, most of which are easily accessible to the public. With Paturi's guidance we learn about the relationship of art to science and about the breadth of our ancestors' imaginations. The author points out the ingenious methods of communication devised long ago; we learned that the western alphabets starts universally with the same two letters: the first symbol of the deity, the second a symbol of the home...." -- from the front fold over panel. Translated by Tania and Bernard Alexander. this is the first USA edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. VI, 280 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Archaeology; Art -- History and Theory ; Europe; History. ISBN: 0684162792. ISBN/EAN: 9780684162799. Inventory No: 0106549.