New York: A Forge Book, Published by Tom Doherty Associates, Inc., 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing of this Forge publication, octavo size, 239 pp., signed by Cecelia Holland. Fine / fine. Item #33330877
Cecelia Holland (b. 1943) has written, to date, over twenty historical novels which span both the globe and time. In addition, she has authored a multitude of other fictional series, as well as short stories, children's books, and non-fiction. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981-1982.
This work, "Valley of the Kings", was originally published under Holland's pseudonym of "Elizabeth Eliot Carter" in 1977. It relates the story of Tutankhamun along two separate timelines: the first during his last years and death, the second follows the search for his tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter.
Note that we have several other volumes of Holland's historical fiction, many of them signed; if you are searching for a particular title, please do let us know.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full black paper over boards, silver lettering and publisher's device debossed on the spine, signed by the author (with her name only, no inscription) on the title page in red ink; octavo size (8 1/2" by 5 3/4"), pagination: [i-viii] 1-231. Illustrated dust jacket with the original price of $21.95, summary of book on front flap, author bio on the back flap, review blurbs on the back panel.
___CONDITION: Volume fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; remarkably clean and crisp. The unclipped dust jacket fine overall, clean and with a modicum of edgewear.
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