Biblo and Tannen 1964. Four Volumes plus index bound in seven volumes in blue cloth. A masterwork. "The Palace of Minos: A Comparative Account of the Successive Stages of the Early Cretan Civilization at Knossos". A very attractive set of this classic (and scarce) study. The bindings of all volumes are sturdy and tight. Each volume has the previous owners name and a price in marker, and a cartouche on the front end paper. A set of this condition would normally run upwards of $1500, but the previous owner did scattered yellow highlighting of place names through a number of the volumes, hence the reduced price. The highlighting is usually only a name, not an entire text line. Given that the set is several thousand pages in length, the highlighting affects only a small fraction of them. Details below, all highlights and notes have been tagged with an inserted slip of paper where they occur for easy tracking. (Needless to say, extra shipping charges apply for this set.)
Volume I: The Neolithic and Early and Middle Minoan Period. xxiv+721+supplemental plates. VG, map insert facing page 1 is detached, but otherwise undamaged. Occasional yellow highlighting of place names on up to 62 pages.
Volume II, Part 1: Fresh Lights on Origins and External Relations: The Restoration in Town and Palace After Seismic Catastrophe Toward Close of M.M. III, and the Beginnings of the New Era. xiv+(1 to 390)+supplemental plates. VG, Occasional yellow highlighting of place names on up to 54 pages.
Volume II, Part 2: Town-House in Knossos of the New Era and Restored West Palace Section, with its State Approach. xiv+(391 to 844)+supplemental plates+plan inserts in pocket. VG, occasional yellow highlighting of place names on up to 34 pages.
Volume III: The Great Transitional Age in the Northern and Eastern Sections of the Palace: The Most Brilliant Records of Minoan Art and the Evidences of an Advanced Civilization. xxiv+525+supplemental plates+plan inserts in pocket. VG+, with one inked marginal note.
Volume IV, Part 1: Emergence of Outer Western Enciente, with New Illustrations, Artistic and Religious, of Middle Minoan Phase: Chryselephantine Lady of Sports, Snake Room and Full Story of the Cult: Late Minoan Ceramic Evolution and Palace Style. xxxv+(1 to 378)+supplemental plates+plan inserts in pocket. VG+ to Near Fine, no notes or highlighting.
Volume IV, Part 2: Camp-Stool Fresco - Long-Robed Priests and Beneficient Genii; Chryselephantine Boy-God and Ritual Hair Offering; Intaglio Types, M.M. III-L.M II; Late Hoards of Sealings; Deposits of Inscribed Tablets and the Palace Stores; Linear Script B and Its Mainland Extension; Closing Palatial Phase - Room of Throne and Final Catastrophe with Epilogue on the Discovery of Ring of Minos and Temple Tomb. xvi+(379 to 1018)+supplemental plates+plan inserts in pocket. VG+, up to 10 pages with occasional yellow highlighting of place names.
Index. 221 pages. VG+ to Near Fine. No notes or highlighting.