Hardcover in dustjacket, light edgewear to the paper cover, small repaired tears to dustjacket edges, primarily at the folds. Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul, solid in black boards, gold owl motif to centre. Creased impact bump to lower front corner. The author, V Gordon Chile was professor of European Archaeology at the University of London.
' The Dawn of European Civilization is recognised throughout the world as the standard English account of the creastion of a a distinctively European culture and economy on teh basis of primary discoveries and inventions diffused from the ancient Near East'
This new 6th edition ( 1957) - first published in 1925 - , was completly rewritten to update information since the end of WW2.