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Greek Myths. Illustrated Edition.

By Graves, Robert:

London: Cassell, 1981 First illustrated edition: a condensed and illustrated version of the 1958 Cassell edition: includes the major part of Graves' text without the 'critical apparatus'. HB. Cloth, and colour pictorial dustjacket . 224pp, quarto. With 41 pages of colour photos, as well as b&w photos in text throughout. A Fine book in Very Good jacket,which has some light wear to edges and slight colour fade to spine.


Charicles or Illustrations of the Private Life of the Ancient Greeks. With Notes and Excursuses from the German of Professor Becker.

By Becker, Professor, (translated by Metcalfe, Rev. Frederick):

London: Longmans, Green, 1866 Third edition. HB. Original green cloth lettered in gilt to spine, with blind-stamped borders. HB. xviii, 512pp. Brown coated endpapers. With line drawings in text. Ex-libris of Gray's Court (just small label inside front cover). Good copy overall: the pages are very good, clean and well-held together, with darkened closed edges. The back cover has pulled away from the spine due to back internal hinge splitting; spine cloth is darkened and frayed at top.


Gallus: or Roman Scenes of the Time of Augustus; With Notes and Excursus Illustrative of the Manners and Customs of the Romans. Translated from the German of Professor Becker.

By Becker, Professor, (translated by Metcalfe, Frederick):

London: John W. Parker, 1844 First edition of this English translation. HB. Original brown cloth lettered in gilt to spine, with blind-stamped decorations to front and back covers. HB. xix, 421pp. Yellow endpapers. With line drawings in text. This copy has two loosely inserted enclosures of relevance: A pamphlet on the Augustan Exhibition of 1937, and some notes by previous owner on Roman Britain. Good+ copy overall: the pages are very good, clean and well bound, with darkened closed edges. The covers are clean but the spine cloth has splits and wear to edges and splits across centre. Two owner's details neatly to front free endpaper.


Twelve Lectures on Primitive Civilisations, and their Physical Conditions. (Delivered at the Alexandra College.)

By Mahaffy, John P.:

London: Longmans, Green, 1869 First edition. HB. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt to spine and front, with blind-stamped borders, on bevelled boards. HB. xix, 296pp. Pale yellow endpapers. Subjects include the Phoenecians, Greeks, Celts, and American peoples. With decorative engraved chapter headings and tailpieces. Fair copy. Gilt on coves is bright but cloth is soiled and rubbed. The pages are mostly very good though the binding is slack and one leaf of preface detached (present). Old water mark stains at back endpapers and slightly to front endpapers. Nice 1870 gift inscription on margin of title page.


Everyman's Classical Atlas. With an Essay on the Development of Ancient Geographical Knowledge and Theory.

By Thomson, J. Oliver:

London: J.M. Dent, 1961 New edition, the first thus, with new preface. Originally published under different title in 1907. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. Pagination: lxx texts, 56pp of coloured maps then index 60-93pp, then 29pp of b&w photos and illustrations in plates.The texts include Notes on Some Battlefields. A nicely produced book in Fine condition, with light wear to spine ends of jacket.


The Legacy of Egypt.

By Harris, J.R. (ed.):

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1987 Reprint (Second edition). HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 510pp followed by 24 b&w photo plates; also with b&w frontispiece photo and 5 line drawing figures in text. Aspects of ancient Egypt that have affected later civilisations, with chapters including: Calendars and Chronology, Mathematics and Astronomy; Hieroglyphics, Literature, Writing, Law, Greek Papyri, Coptic Egypt.. Fine copy.


Pericles and Aspasia. In Two Volumes.

By Landor, Walter Savage:

London: Saunders and Otley, 1836 First edition, two volumes,complete. HB. Marbled boards with black leather spines lettered in gilt, and red tinted edges. Vol.1: viii, 299pp. Vol. 2: viii, 343pp. Vol.1 id dedicated to The Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Vol. 2 to Andrew Jackson, President of the USA. With preface dated July 1835. Mostly consists of imagined letters between Aspasia and Cleone , and a few others, in ancient Greece, with some letters to and from Pericles and some speeches and orations of Pericles, and the work ends with Landor's Reflections on Athens at the Decease of Pericles. A Good set overall. Both volumes have the front boards detached (present). The covers of both volumes are heavily rubbed. Apart from that, the pages are generally very good, clean and unfoxed with some light spotting and browning at ends, and well bound to the spines.


Roman Literature.

By Grant, Michael:

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954 First edition. HB. Red cloth with white title to spine and front, and gilt crest to front, and dustjacket lettered in red and black on yellow paper. 297pp. With map to front endpapers and chart to back endpapers. Includes prose, poetry, public speaking, history, chapters on the major figures and the survival of Roman literature. Aimed at general reader as well as classicists. Very Good in Very Good+ jacket. A nice copy. Top page edges foxed, with a few spots to fore-edges. Jacket has a little wear to spine ends. Decent copy.


Centuries of Darkness. A Challenge to the Conventional Chronology of Old World Archaeology.

By James, Peter et al:

London: Jonathan Cape, 1992 Reprint of title first published in 1991. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 434pp. With maps to endpapers. Well illustrated with 19 b&w photos in plates, and many line drawings, figures and maps in text. A radical questioning by 4 authors of the 'Dark Age' of history and archaeology from 1200 toi 400 BC in Egypt, the Mediterranean and near East. A Fine copy.


The Mongol Art of War. Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Military System.

By May, Timothy:

Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2007 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 214pp. With b&w photos in plates, and maps in text and plates. A pioneering history of the Mongol army, its recruitment, arms and tactics from its rise to the end of the Mongol Empire. Fine in Fine jacket. A few tiny specks to top closed edges.


Ancient Roman Gardens.

By Farrar, Linda:

Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1998 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 237pp. With 8pp of colour photos in plates, plus many b&w photos and line drawings in text. Fine in Fine jacket, now in clear sleeve. Small Bumps to top corners of covers.


The Singing Neanderthals. The Origin of Music, Language, Mind and Body.

By Mithen, Stephen:

London: Phoenix, 2006 Second impression of paperback edition. Pictorial card wrappers. 374pp. With b&w illustrations and maps in text. Fine. Tiny dent to back wrapper.


Inside the Neolithic Mind. Consciousness, Cosmos and the Realm of the Gods.

By Lewis-Williams, David & Pearce, David:

London: Thames & Hudson, 2005 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 320pp. With 104 illustrations, 29 in colour plates. Belief, art, myth and society in the Neolithic, when human society changed to farming. The authors are renowned scholars on rock art. Very Good in Very Good jacket, now in clear sleeve. Light tanning to page edges & margins. Book plate pasted to title page (unusually, but not over text).



By Daly, Gregory:

London: Routledge 2002 The experience of battle in the Second Punic War. HB, First Edition, xviii, 253pp, 7 maps, 10 figures. A Fine copy in Fine DJ.


The Great Pyramid. Its Divine Message.

By Davidson, D. Aldersmith, H.:

London: Williams and Norgate, 1940 Eighth edition, Jan. 1940. Originally published in 1924, and revised on various occasions. HB. Black cloth with gilt titles, and dustjacket (black lettering on grey paper). 568pp, tall quarto. With 70 plates of diagrams and line drawings, and 67 tables, some folding. Clean covers, splits to spine hinges with large split at front endpapers; main pages well held, however, though plate 1 is detached (present). Front endpapers have various notes and a taped-in press cutting from previous owner, on the authors and contents; there are also a few marginal notes and marking of passages in margin; label removed from back endpapers. Jacket has light wear to edges. A Good copy in Good dust jacket.


Early Ivories from Samaria

By Crowfoot, J.W. and Grace M:

London: Palestine Exploration Fund 1972 reprint Hb, 22x28cm, xv, 62pp followed by 25 plates, colour frontis, sketch map, 16 figures in the text. A near Fine copy.


Sennacherib's Invasion of Palestine

By Honor, Leo L:

New York: AMS Press 1966 Contributions to Oriental History and Philology No 12. a Critical Source Study. Hb, 122pp. A Fine copy.


Greek Town Building.

By Kriesis, Anthony:

Athens: The National Technical University of Athens, 1965 First edition. HB. Cloth, and dustjacket . 226pp. With 78 figures in plates and text, including b&w photos and drawn plans. The two main sections cover ancient Greece and Byzantine periods. Very Good in Good jacket, now in clear sleeve. Clean covers and pages, covers have light browning to edges and bumps to spine. Jacket has general light soiling, small marks, and tear to top front .


The Indus Civilisation. The Cambridge History of India, Supplementary Volume.

By Wheeler, Sir Mortimer:

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1953 First edition. HB. Grey-green cloth with gilt title to spines, and dustjacket. xi, 98pp. With 24 b&w photos in plates, and 13 text figures, and 2 plans of Harrapa on fold-out. Very Good in Good jacket, now in clear sleeve. Light foxing to prlelims and to closed page edges. Jacket clean and bright, but rubbed edges with abrasions, heavy to back edges, crease and small loss.


The Gold of Tutankhamen. (Tutankhamun)

By El Mallakh, Kamal & Brackman, Arnold C.:

New York: Newsweek Books, 1978 First English edition. Illustrations had previously been published in Tokyo, and Brackman's text in 1976. HB. Cloth and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket, inside cardboard slipcase with colour photo illustrations. 332pp, folio. Lavishly illustrated with colour plate photos of the gold and other artefacts found in Tutankhamen's tomb, as well as b&w photos of the discovery of the tomb by Carter. Detailed ext on the discovery, aftermath, and on the plates. Fine in Fine jacket, which is price-clipped. Light wear to slipcase edges.


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