This is a original First Edition (1933) of the, Oversized, Hard Back Book The Great Antioch Chalice by Gustavus A. Eisen.
This book was also Autographed, in 1940, by the author at the front endpaper.
The Hard bound Book is in excellent condition. It is a oversized (10.5 x 13.5) hardcover edition with paper jacket. It contains twenty-two pages with a color frontis and grayscale pictures throughout. The edition has some very light foxing on inside. The paper jacket also has some very light foxing. It also has some unevenly darkened edge wear.
This is a very Rare Signed Volume about the famous Antioch Chalice that is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. When this book was originally published the Chalice was thought by some to be the actual Holy Grail.
The signature has been authenticated by us and a certificate of authenticity for the signature will accompany book.
The original remarkable ancient Antioch Chalice was discovered in Antioch in 1910 and was believed by many to be the Holy Grail of Christ. It fits many of the traditional specs: it was found in a city where apostles were living shortly after Christ's death, and it has a plain silver interior bowl decorated by an elaborate shell. In the year 1910, near the world-famous city of Antioch in Syria. Workmen labor at the digging of a well, and, as the work proceeds, the piles of dirt taken out of the ground grow higher and higher. Suddenly the work stops, as one of the workmen spots a gleam of metal shining in the sunlight. Carefully he and his companions remove it from the surrounding dirt. As they scrape away the centuries-old crusty residue, they find that they have unearthed two cups, one set within the other. The inner cup is very plain and unprepossessing, but the outer cup is made of silver. The cups pass out of their hands and into the possession of the experts. Slowly the word spreads, and museum curators and historians from all over turn their eyes toward the two cups, for now the word is out that perhaps here, near the city of Antioch, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ten, the greatest treasure of them all has been found. For it is believed that the inner cup might be that most fabulous of all treasures-the Holy Grail!
Also see our Limited Signature Numbered Edition Reproduction of the Antioch Chalice and also our book The Evidence About the Antioch Chalice available in both Hard Copy or PDF Download.