New York: Congdon & Weed, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Peters has crossed out her printed name on the title-page, signing "Elizabeth Peters" in cursive above and printed letters below; below the printed title she has also written "To Stratford - xx" (Stratford was a well-known Boston-area mystery book collector). Stated first edition, first printing, with no mention of a later printing on the copyright page. Third adventure in this series. The Victorian egyptologist and her husband Emerson in a plot involving murder and Egyptian antiquities. Her first two books were CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK and THE CURSE OF THE PHARAOHS, as well as TROJAN GOLD, LION IN THE VALLEY, and many others since. (Elizabeth Peters is the pen-name of writer Barbara Michaels/ Mertz). Paul Theroux has favorably compared Amelia Peabody - the adventurous egyptologist-heroine - to Indiana Jones. 8vo boards & cloth. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj.
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