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Archaeological Research in Indo-China.  Vol. I: The District of Chiu-Chen during the Han Dynasty....
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Archaeological Research in Indo-China. Vol. I: The District of Chiu-Chen during the Han Dynasty. General Considerations and Plates.

by Janse, Olov R.T.

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Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1947. First edition, 4to, pp.xl, 73, 169 plates. An internally very good copy in original cloth. Upper board creased and slightly finger stained, corners bumped. The scarce first volume recording the results of Janse's three archaeological excavations in Indo-China from 1934 to 1939. Robert Ture Olov Janse (1892-1985), a Swedish archaeologist, is widely lauded as the man who brought organisation and respectability to Southeast Asian archaeology. His excavations were largely focused on brick tombs of the Han period in Tonkin and North and Central Annam, particularly Dong-so'n. Of the dozens of tombs uncovered one was one of the largest subterranean brick buildings in Indo-China (tomb no.2 of Nghi-ve) and several were completely undisturbed, leading to rich funerary deposits. Some later tombs and locations were contemporary with the Sung and T'ang dynasty. The second and third volumes published several years later are not present.
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An Archaeological Journey to Yemen  (March-May, 1947) [with] Part II: Epigraphical Texts [and]...
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An Archaeological Journey to Yemen (March-May, 1947) [with] Part II: Epigraphical Texts [and] Part III: Plates (1951)

by Fakhry, Ahmed & Ryckmans, G.

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Cairo: Government Press, 1952-1951. First edition, three volumes, 4to, pp.xv, 188; xii, 95; x, 92 plates. Service des Antiquites dl l'Egypte. Limited to 500 copies. A very good set in later cloth with original wrappers bound in. Slightly rubbed extremities, original wrappers lightly soiled. One of the earliest professional archaeological accounts of the ancient settlements of Marib and El Gof in Yemen, and the second ever work to publish photographs of these important historical sites. One chapter describes all previous scientific journeys to Marib, to establish the new ground made in this work. Ahmed Fakhry (1905-1973) was an Egyptian archaeologist who broke new ground in Arabian and Egyptian archaeology. He is known for his excavation and study of the 'Bent Pyramid' at Dahshur. Gonzague Ryckmans (1887-1969) was a Belgian linguist who pioneered the documenting and deciphering of pre-Islamic languages from the Arabian Peninsula.
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A Dissertation on the ancient Chinese vases of the Shang Dynasty, from 1743 to 1496, B.C....
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A Dissertation on the ancient Chinese vases of the Shang Dynasty, from 1743 to 1496, B.C. Illustrated with forty-two Chinese wood engravings.

by Thoms, Peter Perring

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London: published and printed by the author at 12 Warwick Square and sold by James Gilbert, bookseller., 1851. First edition. 8vo (24.5 x 16 cm), pp.63, [1, blank], [2, imprint], with 42 wood engravings in text, title with printed frame in red. Folio broadsheet (40 x 44 cm), folded and tipped-in at rear. A very good copy in original cloth by Josiah Westley. Slight wear to head and tail of spine. Broadsheet lightly age-toned, and torn on folds. A selection of excerpts from the 11th-century Bogu tulu, a Chinese catalogue of imperial bronzes in sixteen volumes, translated by the printer Peter Perring Thoms (1790-1855). Thoms believed that the majority of the vases were made of gold, and the mirrors of polished steel; his dissertation makes no mention of bronze at all. The wood engraved illustrations were done from blocks carved by A-Lae, a Chinese artist from Canton, and were shown at the 1851 Exhibition. This copy has a remarkable broadsheet, The Original Address presented to His Excellency Hwang, on… Read More
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The Monuments of Sanchi, with the texts of inscriptions edited, translated and annotated by N.G. Majumdar.

by Marshall, Sir John & Foucher, Alfred

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Calcutta: [His Highness the ruler of Bhopal], 1940. First edition, three volumes, large folio, pp.xxv, 396, xxxii, i,[70], i,[71], 141 plates. This set weighs approximately 25 kg and may incur additional shipping charges. A very good set in original cloth. Spines professionally repaired, edges a little rubbed. A fully illustrated description of the famous group of Buddhist monuments at Sanchi with their wealth of figural and decorative sculpture.
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Observations connected with Astronomy and Ancient History, sacred and profane, on the Ruins of...
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London: Printed for the author, 1816-18. First edition, two works in one volume, 4to, pp. [iii], viii, 164, [v], 4 engraved plates; [Second work] [viii], xvi, 222, [i], 2 engraved plates. A very good copy in contemporary half calf, marbled boards and end-papers. Professionally re-backed with gilt lettering piece. Lightly foxed throughout, not affecting legibility. The Rev. Thomas Maurice (1754-1824) was the Assistant-keeper of manuscripts at the British Museum and prolific author, most notably of Indian Antiquities (1793-1800). This book was privately published. The plates in the first work are: The supposed Ruins of the Tower of Babel; Ancient Inscription on the Walls of Persepolis, &c; The Great Pagoda of Tanjore; A Mexican Temple to the Sun and Moon, and in the second: Striking resemblance between the symbolic deities of Egypt & India, and the ancient Zodiac of Egypt.
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