RARE comprehensive handbook on the ceramics of ancient Crete from the Neolithic through the Sub-Minoan periods by Philip P. Betancourt (b.1936) - an eminent American archaeologist, author, and a specialist in the Aegean Bronze Age. He was the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Temple University`s Tyler School of Art and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World and the Department of the History of Art, served as the Director of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007. Contains numerous b&w illustrations. 250x190mm. XXIV+226 pages. Softcover. Cover corners wrinkled. Spine bottom edge slightly bumped/wrinkled. Pen inscription on inner cover. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare handbook on Minoan pottery by one of the foremost authorities in the field is in good condition.