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The Source by James A. Michener

The Source by James A. Michener

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The Source

by James A. Michener

The Reprint Society, 1966, lightly illustrated in text with maps, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners details stamped to inside front cover, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing to edges and corners, small tears, chips and age toning to edges and corners (see photographs)

“A team of archaeologists begins digging at a deserted site near Mount Carmel in Israel. It is the site of the ancient city of Makor, thousands of years old – a dead city now, no more than a mound of debris (a ‘tell’) beneath which, layer upon layer, lie the relics of the past.
As the dig proceeds, the archaeologists cut deeper and deeper, moving backwards in time, extracting, uncovering, identifying and dating. Beneath the fallen rubble and the wind-blown soil lie the wreckage of a synagogue, the bronze seal of a Crusader, Roman coins, a fragment of Greek sculpture, Babylonian weapons, a 4,000-year-old figurine of the goddess of fertility…”

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