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CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt
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CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt

By Parsons, Peter

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2007. xxviii, + 258pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour and b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the rear panel: "When Grenfell and Hunt began digging near the Nile in 1807 they made what has turned out to be one of the great archaeological discoveries which is still today enriching what we know about the ancient world . . . The total lack of rain in Middle Egypt preserved the papyri beneath the sand, as nowhere else in the Roman Empire. The result is a unique picture of everyday life in the Nile Valley as it was lived by its Greek-speaking settlers between Alexander the Great and the Arab Conquest a thousand years later." Book weight approx. 645g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.82

JOURNEY THROUGH THE ICE AGE
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JOURNEY THROUGH THE ICE AGE

By Bahn, Paul G., and Vertut, John

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1997. 240pp., colour photographic illustrations and b/white line-drawings throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain burgundy boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-rubbed only. "Authoritative and wide-ranging, and using the most advanced analytical techniques in archaeology, 'Journey Through the Ice Age' describes the varied background of the sites and discusses their enigmas and mysteries. It traces the study of Palaeolithic art from its origins in the 19th century . . . Not only presents an invaluable synthesis of our current state of knowledge about Palaeolithic people and the societies in which they lived, but also presents a feast of imagery. The text is illustrated largely with the unsurpassed photography of the late Jean Vertut." Contents include: Preface and Acks., Introduction : Cave Life, 12 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Index, Picture Acks. Book weight approx. 1.46 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.82

UNCOVERING THE ANCIENT WORLD
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UNCOVERING THE ANCIENT WORLD

By Winstone, H.V.F.

London: Constable, 1985. 393pp., colour frontis plate, plus colour and b/white plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on, mild bump to head. Black boards nominally bumped on a lower foredge corner, otherwise undamaged. Map illustrated endpapers. Leaves clean and unmarked, with a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, corresponding soft creases to head of spine, minimal edgewear. "Uncovering this world took place at a breathtaking speed. Schliemann at Troy; Marriette and Petrie in the Nile Valley; Evans in Crete, Woolley at Ur and Carter in the Valley of the Kings - these and other great archaeologists began to unravel the mysteries of past civilisations . . . H.V.F. Winstone tells the story with a pace and a sense of excitement that matches his subject. His text is authoritative and informed . . . " Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.40

UNCOVERING THE PAST: A History of Archaeology
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UNCOVERING THE PAST: A History of Archaeology

By Stiebing, William H. Jr.

United States: Oxford Univ Press, 1994. 315pp., over 80 b/white photographic illustrations, including maps, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked, soft corner crease to several pages. Illustrated (David Tran) card wrapper negligibly splayed. " . . . an absorbing, non-technical history of archaeology, tracing the study of ancient material culture from its beginnings in the Renaissance through its development into the sophisticated modern discipline we know today." Contents include: Preface, Introduction, 10 chapters over two 'parts', Appendix, Recommended Reading, Index. Book weight approx. 440g.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.69

VOYAGE TO ATLANTIS

By Mavor, James W., Jr.

London: Souvenir Press, 1969. 320pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections, plus numerous intext line-drawn illustrations and maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn. For 2,000 years Atlantis has tantalized the mind of man; was it a myth? - Did it exist? - If so, where? In 1960 a Greek scientist, A.G.Glanopoulos, announced his controversial theory that the volcanic Aegean island of Thera was the site of Atlantis. This book examines the evidence . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Appendices, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 680g.. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.69

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AFTERLIFE : Deciphering the Past from Tombs, Graves and Mummies
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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AFTERLIFE : Deciphering the Past from Tombs, Graves and Mummies

By Allan, Tony

London: Duncan Baird Publishers, 2004. 160pp., colour frontis, plus colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Matt-illustrated boards negligibly scuffed only. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, small, soft crease to head. " . . . offers a worldwide survey of some of the most intriguing enigmas posed to us across many centuries by death and the afterlife - and by more than 35 specific cases, all described in depth . . . Ranging across cultures, the book casts new light on the beliefs, rituals, hopes and fear of different peoples - from the Germanic and Celtic warrior peoples of northern Europe to the imperial dynasties of ancient China . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 970g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.69

SACRED STONES SACRED PLACES
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SACRED STONES SACRED PLACES

By Lines, Marianna

Edinburgh, Scotland: Saint Andrew Press, 1992. (xiv) + 162pp., colour plates, supported by b/white halftone plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. Photographic images throughout, by Paul Turner, enhance this documented exploration of some of the very remarkable monuments to Scotland's intriguing heritage . . . Contents include: Prelims., Area-By-Area, Acks., Appendix, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$37.09