Hardcover. New York , Metropolitan Museum of Art/Abrams, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 305 pages plus bibliography. The richest collection outside of Cyprus of Cypriot antiquities. Built up by General Luigi Palma di Cesnola as the first director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he acquired most of the art between 1879 and 1900 with works dating from 2500 B.C. to A.D. 300. Over 450 color images with map of the regions from which the art was acquired, this represents an essential item for a knowledge of the art of Cyprus in antiquity in all its forms.
Hardcover. New York , McGraw-Hill, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, large folio, 159 pages, index, 60 beautiful tipped-in color plates of ancient Mexican sites after photographs by Irmgard Groth. Original gilt-lettered burgundy cloth in original color pictorial dust jacket that has a small chip to top of spine. The author of this book, Ignacio Bernal (1910 - 1992), was an eminent Mexican anthropologist and archaeologist. Bernal excavated much of Monte Alban, originally starting as a student of Alfonso Caso, and later led major archeological projects at Teotihuacan. In 1965 he excavated Dainzu. He was the Director of Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology 1962-68 (at the time of this publication) and again 1970-77. In 1965, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bernal was awarded the Premio Nacional in 1969. He was a founding member of the Third World Academy of Sciences in 1983. This book includes 60 hand-mounted colour plates and 1 map (all framable); each chosen by Bernal photographed by Mrs. Irmgard Groth, a gifted photographer whose special field was Mexican archaeology. In these plates we see the extraordinary sculpture of the Omecs; the Pyramid of the Moon of Teotihuacan; the Maya temples of Palenque; the Pyramid of the Niches of Tajin on the Gulf Coast; the temples at the great city of Chichen Itza; the gold ornaments of the Mixtecs at Monte Alban; the temple carved by the Aztecs out of the Cliffside at Malinalco; and many other buildings and artifacts, the surviving testimonials - sometimes exquisite, sometimes aw-inspiring - to the greatness of a long-vanished culture.
Hardcover. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press. , 1st , 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Illustrated in black & white, 5 color plates. 487 pages + 646 photos, 16 plates in rear. Previous owner's inscription, bookplate on front pastedown. End papers tanned.
Hardcover. New York, H.N. Abrams, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 606 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Black & white photographs throughout.
Softcover. London, The Trustees of the British Museum / British Museum Press Ltd., 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 224 brilliant pages, laden with illustrations of Assyrian art and artifacts from The British Museum collection. 215 color and 33 black and white illustrations in addition to one map. Beautiful full-color cover with minor wear at corners only. Illustrated title page and half-title page. Crisp text pairs nicely with this rich visual collection. In very good condition overall.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan Company, 1st, 1898, Book: Very Good, A two-volume set, taupe-colored cloth boards with gilt decorated illustration of Rome on front cover. Top edge gilt. Vol I: Fold-out map of Rome as frontis., 332 pages, 14 photogravure plates with tissue guards, numerous line illustrations in the text. Vol II: Photo of St. Peters Square as frontis., 344 pages, 13 photogravure plates with tissue guards, numerous line illustrations in the text. Light soil to covers, both volumes with mild residue to inside covers where bookplate may have been removed. Otherwise clean.
Cambridge England, Cambridge University Press, 2nd, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Volume Four in 2 parts (2 separate books). Volume one: Byzantium and its Neigbours, Volume two: Government, Church & Civilization. Contains numerous foldout maps. Dust jacket price clipped, edgewear.
Hardcover. Chicago, Art Media Resources, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 305 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light edgewear to cover boards, otherwise clean bright copy. Color pictures throughout. 12x12x1 dimensions. Numbering over 250 works spanning nearly 1500 years, the Dewey collection of ancient Chinese tomb sculpture is exceptional for its breadth and outstanding quality. Representing nearly all figural types, stylistic traditions and themes, it provides a comprehensive visual record with fascinating insights into the customs and fashions, inventions and superstitions of ancient China's ruling elite during the golden age of the Great Silk Road.
Hardcover. Bloomington IN, Indiana University Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 199 pages, scattered maps & drawings & figures. The authors selected five reasonably well excavated settlements in southern and central Greece to stand as the exemplars for the contemporary situation and the ongoing transformations of Greek society between 1200 and 700 B.C. (?) Thus, for the late-thirteenth to twelfth centuries there is Mycenae; Nichoria for the eleventh; Athens for the tenth; Lefkandi for the ninth; Corinth for the eight; and Ascra for the early seventh. Each settlement?s particular situation provides them with an opportunity to expand on how this is similar or not to the situations of other, contemporary settlements as well as to the larger picture and trends of cultural transformation. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Frederick Muller Limited, 1st, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 194 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf. Illustrated by Harry and Isle Toothill. Light bumping to bottom cover boards, light soiling.
Hardcover. University of Notre Dame Press, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth stamped in gilt and silver, 271 pages. This volume is the result of an international conference held at the University of Notre Dame in 1991 in which leading scholars, classicists, medievalists, theologians, philologists, rhetoricians, literary critics, and philosophers-gathered to focus on one of the most remarkable and influential books of late antiquity, Augustine's De doctrina christiana.Contributors to this volume place the historical setting of De doctrina christiana within the context of contemporary scholarship and explore in detail its theological meaning and impact on western culture and Christian education. The essays cover the entire field of current Augustinian studies starting with the historic setting of late antiquity in which De doctrina christiana was written. They then examine the work itself, its literary structure and interpretive and theological significance, how it was received by later patristic writers, and how it has been used as an authoritative source in contemporary times. An extensive bibliography facilitates further study.
Hardcover. London, Oxford University Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 30 pages illustrated in color by Biesty. The year is 1230 B.C., during the reign of Ramses the Great in ancient Egypt. Follow the thirty-day voyage of the eleven-year-old Dedia and his father as they sail down the Nile River.Travel along with father and son as they visit the bustling harbor at Elephantine; the massive stone quarry at Gebel el-Silsila; the temples at Karnak; underground tombs in The Valley of the Kings; a funeral and mummification; the step pyramid at Saqqara; and Ramses' lavish palace at Piramesse.
Hardcover. London, Grant Richards, 1st, 1909, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth stamped in white, 294 pages, illustrated with 32 b&w photos. Back hinge partially cracked, otherwise clean. Light fraying to spine cloth at top.
Hardcover. Candlewick Press, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 32 pages. Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt through a fascinating journal from a lost expedition -- a treasure trove of fact and fantasy featuring a novelty element on every spread. Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt -- and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, fold-out maps, postcards, and many other intriguing samples.
Softcover. NY, Stewart Tabori & Chang, reprint, 1997, Softcover, 169 pages, illustrated in color. An authority on Pompeii and the ancient Roman Empire takes readers on a tour of Pompeii, examining every aspect of the city and its people. This presentation of over 80 amazingly diverse works of erotic art from Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum accompanies a meticulous text which discusses the works in detail, emphasizing elements of composition, style, origin, and the mythological or real-life influences that inspired their creation. 159 color photos by Antonia Mulas.
Hardcover. London, D. Browne et al., 2nd Ed., 1749, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes complete. Vol. 1: 323 pages, folding map in front in very good condition. Vol. 2: 275 pages. Bound in calf with gilt rules, ribbed spines. Covers with light edgewear,hanging on but gutters cracked. Previous owner's signature, bookplate on front end paper, Volume 2 is missing front fly leaf, same page in Volume 1has about one inch trimmed from top. Internally, both volumes in excellent condition with firm bindings.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, Getty Museum, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 448 pages, many b&w and color plates. This book celebrates the athletes, the games the sanctuaries, the cities and, above all the inspiring spirit of the ancient Greeks. Bright, clean copy in a similar dust jacket.
Hardcover. Dublin, Dolmen Editions, First Edition, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 78 pages. Hardcover. Limited to 650 copies. Black cloth boards with white printed decoration & white titles to spine. Ink paintings by Louis le Brocquy in black & white throughout. Previous owner's bookplate to front endpaper. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. No dust jacket.
Softcover. US, National Park Service , 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 168 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers. Black & white illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. London/NY, John Lane/ Harper & Brothers, 1st UK, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth with embossed rules, gilt decoration and lettering. The letter code D-D appears on copyright page, probable first English edition. B&w halftones throughout, 306 pages plus additional pages with index, synoptic tables. Small signature on front fly leaf otherwise clean. Well preserved copy.
Hardcover. London, Folio Society, 15th Printing, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 8 volume hardcover set in 2 slipcases, illustrations throughout. Minor edge wear and slipcase rub, otherwise, all very clean and tight.
Hardcover. New York, Johnson Reprint Corporation, Reprint, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 80 pages. Maroon cloth covers. Reprint edition by the Johnson Reprint Corporation 1968. Previous owners stamp embossed on title page. Light moisture spotting to covers. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Softcover, 224 pages. Given the intense competition among aristocrats seeking public office in the middle and late Roman Republic, one would expect that their persistent struggles for honor, glory, and power could have seriously undermined the state or damaged the cohesiveness of the ruling class. Rome in fact depended on aristocratic competition, since no professional bureaucracy directed public affairs and no salary was attached to any public office. But as Rosenstein adeptly shows, competition appears to have been surprisingly limited, in ways that curtailed the possible destructive effects of all-out contests between individuals. Imperatores Victi examines one particularly striking case of such checks on competition. Military success at all times represented an abundant source of prestige and political strength at Rome. Generals who led armies to victory enjoyed a better-than-average chance of securing higher office upon their return from the field. Yet this study demonstrates that defeated generals were not barred from public office and in fact went on to win the Republic's most highly coveted and hotly contested offices in numbers virtually identical with those of their undefeated peers.
Softcover. New York, Kraus Reprint Corporation, reprint , 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. 83 pages. This annual edited by George William Harris. Stapled binding. Green covers. Some fading to covers.
Hardcover. London, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1st, 1903 1904, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two years (1903 and 1904) bound in one volume. Handsome half black calf with raised bands on spine along with red label and gilt lettering. Part one for 1903: 373 pages plus 13 full-page b&w and color plates. Part two for 1904: 354 pages plus 14 b&w (including 2 fold-outs). Former university library with minimal stamping to edge of text block and on bookplate inside front cover. Sticker residue to bottom of spine.
Hardcover. London, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1st, 1905 1906, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two years (1905 and 1906) bound in one volume. Handsome half black calf with raised bands on spine along with red label and gilt lettering. Part one for 1905: 382 pages plus 13 full-page b&w plates and 1 color fold-out. Part two for 1906: 303 pages plus 16 b&w and 2 color plates. Former university library with minimal stamping to edge of text block and on bookplate inside front cover. Sticker residue to bottom of spine.
Hardcover. London, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1st, 1913 1914, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two years (1913 and 1914) bound in one volume. Handsome half black calf with raised bands on spine along with red label and gilt lettering. Part one for 1913: 410 pages plus 22 full-page b&w plates. Part two for 1914: 362 pages plus 20 b&w plates. Plus a 164 page catalogue of lantern slides in the Society's collection. Former university library with minimal stamping to edge of text block and on bookplate inside front cover. Sticker residue to bottom of spine.
Hardcover. London, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1st, 1915 1916, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two years (1915 and 1916) bound in one volume. Handsome half black calf with raised bands on spine along with red label and gilt lettering. Part one for 1915: 290 pages plus 9 full-page b&w plates. Part two for 1916: 417 pages plus 9 b&w plates. Former university library with minimal stamping to edge of text block and on bookplate inside front cover. Sticker residue to bottom of spine. Chip to calf at top of spine.
Hardcover. Israel, Yeshivat Kol Yehuda, Reprint, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 264 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket with light wear along edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
Softcover. Lima, Librerias A. B. C., Reprint, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 252 pages. Softcover with light marginal wear to wraps. Bright photograph, Young Hiram Bingham in Front of Tent, to front wrap in bw. Full page, full color photographs throughout. Very clean, unmarked copy.
NY, Crowell, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Color illustrations by Aliki. Dust jacket price clipped. Aliki describes and illustrates the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 528 pages, b&w illustrations. A groundbreaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace from one of the leading historians of the ancient world, Clean copy
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, Reprint, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 204 pages. Hardcover. Brick cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Light pencil marking to endpapers. Otherwise, clean & tight copy.
Hardcover. New York , Phaidon, 1st, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 286 pages, original rust colored cloth with gilt design. 270 illustrations, many in color including fold-out plates. Tipped-in color frontispiece, endpaper maps and charts in rear. Clear acetate dust jacket in very good condition. Slipcase is worn and cracked.
Hardcover. Washington DC, GPO, 1st, 1952, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth covers. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 155. 453 pages, 60 plates, 88 figures including several large fold outs, appendix & bibliography. In 1946 the first attempt to study settlement patterns in the Americas took place in the Viru Valley, led by Gordon Willey. Rather than examine individual settlement sites, Willey wanted to look at the valley as a whole and the way that each village interacted with the others. The study showed that villages were located in places which reflected their relationship with the wider landscape and their neighbours. The project emphasised the importance for archaeologists of viewing sites holistically and to take into account the economic, environmental, social and political factors acting on past societies. Clean, bright copy with all plates and fold-outs in excellent condition. Owner's name inside front cover.
Hardcover. US, Prestel USA, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 264 pages. Hardcover in slipcase. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. This elegant volume is the first comprehensive published study in English of the finely carved wooden covers designed to protect fragile Tibetan Buddhist texts. From the 11th through 14th centuries, Tibetan monks worked tirelessly to transcribe the life and teachings of the Buddha onto paper. Highly skilled craftsmen then covered these pages with wooden boards that had been elaborately and painstakingly carved, gilded, and painted. The MacLean Collection, based in Chicago, has significant holdings of these extremely rare and ornately decorated objects. The first and most comprehensive of its kind, this lavishly produced, oversize volume features numerous illustrations of magnificent book covers from Tibet as well as several examples from other cultures. The volume tells the fascinating history of these objects, examines the materials from which they were carved, and traces stylistic influences from Kashmir, India, Nepal, and China.
Hardcover. Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, dust jacket with light fading to spine, 212 pages, b&w illustrations. In this book, Gabriel Herman offers a new interpretation of Greek xenia, a term traditionally rendered as 'guest-friendship'. Drawing on contemporary literary sources and inscriptions as well as anthropology, sociology, and comparative evidence from other times, he shows that xenia was a bond of fictitious kinship akin to godparenthood, rather than a tie of hospitality or ordinary 'friendship'. Starting off from this proposition, he develops a dynamic model of the formation of elite relationships and values. He explores the concepts of obligation and loyalty, gift and bribe, treason and patriotism, and places the Greek city within a new context of power relations. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 320 pages. 49 plates & illustrations + 8 maps. The story of the Treveri, a Gaulish tribe encountered in the pages of Julius Caesar (to whom they caused considerable trouble), tracing from historical and archaeological sources the many changes caused by the process of Romanization. Clean, in a bright dust jacket.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, reprint, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 625 pages, 700 b&w plates. Light edgewear to dust jacket, small tear; previous price sticker on front flap. Foxing to top edge. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Basic Books, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 566 pages. Song of Wrath tells the story of Classical Athens' victorious Ten Years' War (431-421 BC) against grim Sparta -- the first decade of the terrible Peloponnesian War that turned the Golden Age of Greece to lead. Historian J.E. Lendon presents a sweeping tale of pitched battles by land and sea, sieges, sacks, raids, and deeds of cruelty and guile -- along with courageous acts of mercy, surprising charity, austere restraint, and arrogant resistance. Recounting the rise of democratic Athens to great-power status, and the resulting fury of authoritarian Sparta, Greece's traditional leader, Lendon portrays the causes and strategy of the war as a duel over national honor, a series of acts of revenge. A story of new pride challenging old, Song of Wrath is the first work of Ancient Greek history for the post-cold-war generation. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. New York, Century Co. , 1st, 1902, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 532 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations. Previous owners name on inside front cover. Titles and decorations in gilt on cover and spine. Light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, William H. Wise & Company, First Edition, 1934, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 469 pages. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with embossed cover & gilt titles to spine. Navy top edge. Frontis illustration, The Punishment of Loke, in full page, full color. Black & white illustrations throughout. Light marginal wear to spine. Dime sized chip to front corner board. Very clean text & plates.
Hardcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, 2nd Ed., 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 246 pages, b&w illustrations. "Lionel Casson, the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring, has done what no other author has: he has put in a single volume the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the Roman Empire." Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, The Religious Tract Society, 5th ed., 1899, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in brick-red cloth stamped in gilt, 206 pages. Originally published in 1885, this is the fifth edition. Fold-out frontis and 23 b&w plates. The author was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East. He made numerous trips to Egypt and the Sudan on behalf of the British Museum to buy antiquities, and helped it build its collection of cuneiform tablets, manuscripts, and papyri. Clean, bright copy.