New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978. Photos. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. SIGNED boldly by the Author on the title page, tall 8vo, gold cloth with blue lettering on spine, archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped); llustrated with glossy 44 B&W and 22 color photos, Sources, Index, front and rear map endpapers, 384 pages +  About the Author. Weight: 1 lb. 8 oz. & Krochs & Brentanos' "1st Edition Circle" bookmark. Very Fine / Near Fine. Item #8630
Thomas Hoving (1931 – 2009) was an American museum executive, consultant, and the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hoving's efforts between the Metropolitan Museum, the Cairo Museum, Egypt's Organization of Antiquities, and the U.S. State Department to exhibit The Treasures of Tutankhamun were the high point of his Metropolitan career. (Interesting biographical sketch of Hoving in John McPhee's, A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles .)
Examines the intrigues, power struggles, scandals, and mysterious deaths surrounding the discovery of King Tut's tomb and the removal of its priceless artifacts.
SIGNED & in VERY FINE Condition! Tight, bright, clean copy in comparable dust jacket (unclipped). No previous owner or remainder marks.