New York: Da Capo Press, (2008). First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; (xvi), 287, index; illustrated with color photographs and three maps; black cloth and tan paper covered boards, lettered in gilt in a pictorial dust jacket;. Very good / very good. Item #19118
The Terra Cotta Army is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made. Over seven thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China—and each figure was individually carved. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experiences in China, John Man tells the fascinating story of how and why these astonishing figures were created in the third century BC, and how they have become a symbol of China's history, culture, and society.