Davis, Nathan: Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character. Now Deposited in the British Museum, Discovered on the Site of Carthage, During Researches, at the Expense of Her Majesty’s Government, in the Years 1856, 1857, and 1858. [London] Printed by the Order of the Trustees, 1863
Large oblong folio, pp. [iv] + 32 lithographed plates (detailing 90 separate inscriptions) and 32 accompanying text leaves (transcription, transliteration into roman characters and commentary). Modern blue half morocco over grey paper boards, lettered direct.
Dr. Nathan Davis (1812 – 1882) was an American traveller and archaeologist who lived in a Moorish Palace outside Tunis and was engaged in excavations at Carthage and Utica on behalf of the British Museum in the 1850s. Most of the 200 or so Punic and neo-Punic stelae from Carthage in the British Museum’s collections derive from his activities. His other published works include “Carthage and her Remains”.