Archaeology Under Water, by G F Bass

Archaeology Under Water
by George F Bass

George Bass (1932-2021) was an American archaeologist. An early practitioner of underwater archaeology, he co-directed the first expedition to entirely excavate an ancient shipwreck at Cape Gelidonya in 1960 and founded the Institute of Nautical Archaeology in 1972.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover. Fair condition. Dust jacket rubbed at the top and bottom of the spine. Inside pages in good condition but several are annotated in the margins by Ley Kenyon who owned the book before John Bevan. [Ley Kenyon was a personal friend of JB, a neighbour, diver and renowned watercolour artist. As a wartime prisoner in Stalag Luft 3, he was invited to join the escape team in order to make a visual record of the operations and to forge the necessary documents.]
Small brown ‘splash’ marks on edge of last page.

The front endpaper is inscribed ‘Ley Kenyon, 37 Cranley Gdns, S.W.7.
The half title page is inscribed by the author, ‘To Dr. John Bevan, with best wishes, George Bass’.
John Bevan’s bookplate is on the opposite page.

Black and white illustrations throughout. 32 pages of black and white photographs at the end of the book.
1966, Thames and Hudson, London (First edition)
224 pages, 153 mm x 228 mm (approx. 6 in x 8.25 in)


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Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 5 cm