PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF THE TOMB OF TUTANKHAMEN, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HOWARD CARTER IN TWO VOLUMES TO HIS FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR PERCY WHITE
CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. Tomb of Tutankhamen. London, 1923-33. Three volumes.
A fantastic presentation/association copy of the first edition of Carter's account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, inscribed in Volume I: "Percy White from Howard Carter. 16 Dec. 1923, Cairo. With homage from the Author, Howard Carter"; and inscribed in Volume III: "To my dear friend Mr. Percy White—Howard Carter, 1933." White is known to have largely written Volume II based on Carter's notes and diaries; Carter effusively thanks White in the Prefaces to both Volumes I and II. $29,000.