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A child’s cotton handkerchief inscribed to John Ravilious, the eldest son of Eric and Tirzah Ravilious, and a print of it, designed by Eric Ravilious and published by the Judd Street Gallery in 1989, numbered 110 of 200 sets, is for sale at £550 with Ashton Rare Books at the PBFA book fair in Oxford this weekend.

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One of the highlights on offer is the three-volume The Tomb of Tut-Ank-Amen by Howard Carter, inscribed on the first volume with the compliments of Mr Harry Burton.

Fair exhibitor Michael Kemp, a bookseller from Kent, has priced it at £5000. Harry Burton, an English art photographer, was one of the first people Carter contacted after he and the Earl of Carnarvon made their spectacular discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1923.

Burton, who was the subject of a BBC4 documentary last month, The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun, created a series of remarkable images of the tomb’s excavations and the wonders therein, many of which appear in the book.

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