Prome et Samara. Voyage Archéologique en Birmanie et en Mésopotamie.

Beylie, Général Léon-Marie-Eugène de 1849-1910.

Book ID: 34159


4to. 146 pp., 100 figures, 14 b/w plates, half-title, modern cloth, new endpapers, original wrappers preserved and tipped on fly leaves, small repaired tear to half-title page without any loss, weak spine, publications de la Societe Francaise des Fouilles Archeologiques, No. 1, Ernest Leroux, Paris, first edition, 1907.


A presentation copy by author. Inscribed on half-title page. .
Leon Beylié was a brigadier general, archaeologist and benefactor of the Museum of Grenoble. His military career unfolds mainly in French Indochina. After some writings concerning military tactics during his early career, he conducted several travel expeditions and wrote several books taking notes of architectural sketches, and excavation plans of remarkable precision.
Excavations at Prome and Mesopotamia was mainly devoted to Islamic architecture in Samarra. The Paris Geographical Society awarded him in 1909 the Great Gold Medal of Dewez Price.

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