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Visions from the Past: The Archaeology of Australian Aboriginal Art
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Visions from the Past: The Archaeology of Australian Aboriginal Art

By Morwood, M. J.

Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2002. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Books, 2002. First edition, first printing. 4to. Black cloth with gilt lettering embossed on spine, aqua blue endpapers, illustrated throughout, 347 pp. The continent of Australia holds the world's largest gallery of Stone Age petroglyphs and other rock art. The ancient works depict the birth of the world, the creation of ancestral humans, and the creatures who made the landscape and gave humans their laws. They also record contact with seafaring races from the north, and later, fateful meetings with European explorers. This volume, heavily illustrated with black and white photos, diagrams, and drawings, as well as a section of color photos, is a clear examination of Aboriginal art, and offers a practical overview of how archeologists study prehistoric art. New in a new dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. New/New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$50.00

Mycenae-Epidaurus, Tiryns-Nauplion. Heraion of Argos-Argos-Asie-Lerna-Troezen

By Papahatzis, Nicos

Athens: Clio, 1978. Athens: Clio, 1978. Complete guide to the archaeological sites of Argolis with full-color illustrations, maps, plans and reconstructions. Pull-out image of the reconstruction of Mycenae. Lavishly illustrated. Fine.. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo.

$22.00

Storia dei Romani, Volume IV, La fondazione dell'impero

By De Sanctis, Gaetano

Torino: Fratelli Bocca Editori, 1923. Torino: Fratelli Bocca Editori, 1923. First edition. 8vo. Cloth of marble boards, 616 pp. Pages tan, but stable. Hinges sound. Very good. IN ITALIAN.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$35.00

The Passion of the Greeks: Christianity and the Rape of the Hellenes

By Vallianatos, Evaggelos G.

Harwich Port: Clock & Rose Press, 2006. Harwich Port: Clock & Rose Press, 2006. First edition. 8vo. Cloth binding, 245 pp. Illustrated with two maps of Ancient Greece in color. This book tells the secret story of the conflict between Greeks and Christians in late antiquity, especially from the fourth to the sixth centuries. It reveals how Christianity, assisted and funded by the Roman Empire, conspired to kill the Greeks whom it had dehumanized, branding them idolaters and pagans. Christianity’s genocidal policies against the Greeks and their civilization almost succeeded; the "converted" Greeks were forced to abandon even their name and call themselves Romans from the fifth to the nineteenth centuries. Moreover, the Christianization of Greece was a catastrophe that precipitated the fall of Rome and engendered the dark ages of Western civilization. The Christians made Greece a cemetery, which quite unintentionally preserved the aftermath of their murder and genocide. At a time of religious conflict between Christianity and Islam, this book highlights the intolerant nature of monotheism. It tells a story never told before, opening the possibility we may get closer to the Greeks, understanding their passion and their achievements. The Greeks resisted Christianity for centuries. Like god Prometheus who gave them fire and the arts, so did the Greeks create our world through the Renaissance, which brought to light the remnants of Greek culture long ago buried by Christianity. New in new dustjacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$49.00

The Marsh Arabs
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The Marsh Arabs

By Thesiger, Wilfred (Thesiger, W.)

London: Harper Collins, 1985. London: Harper Collins, 1985. Reprint. Cloth binding, 233 pp. Wilfred Thesiger's classic account of the eight years he spent living with the tribespeople of the Marshes of Iraq. First published in 1964 to great acclaim, this book by one of the century's greatest explorers describes a way of life which lasted for thousands of years, but has now all but vanished. Travelling with his medicine boxes and his teams of canoemen around the junction between the Tigris and the Euphrates, Thesiger visited nearly every village in the Central Marshes and came to know intimately the people who inhabit this landscape of islands, lakes and waterways, living with them in their reed houses and sharing their unique way of life. He beautifully evokes the landscape and its teeming wildlife and vividly brings to life the many friends he made among the Marsh Arabs. His extraordinary photographs provide a stunning record of the last remnants of a people and their culture. New.. Reprint. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$145.00

Ancient Israel Myths and Legends: 3 volumes in 1

By Rappoport, Angelo S.

New York: Bonanza Books, 1987. New York: Bonanza, 1987. 8vo. First edition of 3 volumes in 1, stated. Black cloth binding, 361, 399, 296 pp. Illustrated in black and white. A useful, thematic compilation which cross-cuts through ancient Jewish writings. Very minor flaws. Very good in very good dust jacket, protected with an archival-quality mylar cover.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Amshewitz, J.H.. 8vo.

$42.00

The First Christmas Tree

By Van Dyke, Henry

New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915. New York, NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915. Reprint. 12mo. Tan quarter cloth with light green lettering embosses on spine over light green boards with white lettering and decoration of front board, rough cut pages, large paper edition, frontispiece features an ancient tree cutting scene, 69 pp. A lovely book about the tradition of decorating evergreens in honor of the Christmas holiday. Former owner name and date (1915) on endpaper. Very good.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$22.00

View of Ancient and Modern Egypt; with an outline of its natural history. Harper's Stereotype Edition. Harper's Family Library No. 23.

By Russell, Rev. Michael

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1841. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1841. Reprint. 16mo. Hard cover binding with gilt titles and decoration at spine. 348 pp. Fold-out map of Egypt before title page, plus 4 engravings. Chipping top of spine with less than 1/8" loss of material. Light foxing throughout. Very good.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Illustrated. 16 mo..

$32.00

Flower Shadows Behind the Curtain

By Mei, Chin P'ing

New York, NY: Pantheon, 1959. New York, NY, Pantheon, 1959. First English edition. 8vo. Yellow cloth with blue and red lettering embossed on spine, decorative blind stamp embossed on front board, 432 pp. Ex-library, no borrowings evident on library pocket record. Dust jacket price clipped. Very good in a very good dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First Edition in English. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$22.00

Larousse Encyclopedia of Archaeology

By Charles-Picard, Gilbert

New York, NY: G.P. Putman's Sons, 1972. New York, NY, G.P. Putman's Sons, 1972. First American edition. 4to. Black cloth with gilt lettering embossed on spine, profusely illustrated in color and black and white throughout, 432 pp. Dust jacket price clipped. Very good in a very good dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$30.00

The Biblical Repository No. XV, July, 1834

By Robinson, Edward, editor

Andover: Gould & Newman, 1834. Andover: Gould and Newman, 1834. First edition. 8vo. Wrappers bound with string, pp. 417-616. Historical view of the Slavic languages; early British church; Greek and English lexicography; lament of David over Saul and Jonathan.. First Edition. Wrappers Bound with String. Very Good. 8vo.

$65.00

Moses, The Man and His Vision
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Moses, The Man and His Vision

By Daiches, David

New York: Praeger, 1975. New York: Praeger, 1975. First edition. 4to. Cloth binding, 264 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color, both in-text and plates. A fascinating scholarly comparison from multiple sources. No writing inside; hinges sound. Near fine in very good dust jacket, protected with an archival-quality mylar cover.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Illustrated. 4to..

$24.00

Ever After

By Swift, Graham

London: Pan Books, 1992. London, Pan Books, 1992. First edition. 8vo. Lustrous black cloth with gilt lettering embossed on spine, endpapers decorated with an orange and black photo of a prehistoric marine creature, top edge of text block gilt, 261 pp. This is a novel of classic resonance and scope; exploring, sometimes heart-rendingly, the eternal question: "Why should things matter?" and reminds us, unforgettably, that they do. Intimate and tender in its portrayal of character, with a grasp of history, embracing, among other things: ballet dancers and bees, bridge builders and prehistoric beasts, railways, arsenic, poetry, plastic and the William's pear and finding, despite everything, the wonder of love. A gem of a book! New in new dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.00

The Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer. No. XXI, January 1836 RED SEA MAP

By Edwards, B. B., editor

Boston: Perkins, Marvin and Co., 1836. Boston: Perkins, Marvin, 1836. First edition. 8vo. Sewn wrappers. Noteworthy is a MAP of the country around the Dead Sea, "The Territory of the Moabites and Edomites according to the latest information designed to illustrate Isaiah Chaps. 10, 15, 16. Map in fine condition. Book good.. First Edition. Wrappers. Good. 8vo.

$90.00

Roloff Beny Interprets in Photographs Pleasure of Ruins by Rose Macaulay

By Macaulay, Rose; Beny, Roloff; Babington Smith, Constance

New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977. New York, NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977. First, thus. 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering embossed on spine, profusely illustrated in black and white throughout, 240 pp. Very good in a very good dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.00

The Biblical Repository. No. XIII. January 1834

By Robinson, Edward

Andover: Flagg, Gould, & Newman, 1834. Andover: Flagg, Gould & Newman, 1834. First edition. 8vo. 1-188 pp. rough-cut. Includes articles on the Catechetical School at Alexandria; difference between the sense and the signification of words and phrases; hypotesis of the Egyptian or Indian origin of the name Jehovah, time of our Lord's last passover and crucifixion; theological study; Paul the apostle; philology and lexicography of the New Testament; on the expression, "He shall be called a Nazarene". Old water stain rear of book and last few pages. No mold or mildew present. Good.. First Edition. Sewn Wrappers. Good. 8vo.

$65.00

Lives of the Ancient Philosophers translated from the French of Fenelon, with notes, and a life of the author. The Family Library no. 110.

By Cormack, Rev. John

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. Reprint. 16mo. Hard cover binding, decorative titles in gilt to spine. 299 pp. followed by 1 pp. catalog. Moderate foxing. Shallow chipping top of spine. Hinges sound. Good.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good. 16 mo..

$24.00

Babylon and Borsippa

By Baqir, Tariq

Baghdad: Directorate General of Antiquities, 1959. Baghdad: Government Press, 1959. First edition. 8vo. Stapled wrappers. 17 pp. followed by 11 black and white plates. Taha Baqir was born 1912 in Babylon, Iraq and died 28 February 1984. He was an Iraqi archaeologist, author, cuneiformist, linguist, historian, and former curator of the National Museum of Iraq.Baqir is considered one of Iraq's most eminent archaeologists. Among the works he is remembered for are his Akkadian to Arabic translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh, his decipherment of Sumero-Akkadian mathematical tablets,[1] his Akkadian law code discoveries, and his excavations of ancient Babylonian and Sumerian sites; including the ancient Sumerian city of Shaduppum in Baghdad. Baqir was proficient in the four historical Iraqi languages (Arabic, Aramaic, Akkadian, Sumerian), as well as English, French, and German. Light soiling to covers, corner upturned, chip. Good.. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Good. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo.

$35.00

Die Myenische Kultur

By Konstantinos P. Kontorlis

Athens, 1974. Athens, 1974. Oblong 16 mo., photos and maps throughout the 79 page booklet on Greek culture and archeaology in Mykene, Tiryns and Pylos. In German. Light soiling to wraps, edgewear. Pages clean and tight. Beautiful photos and illustrations. Fine.. Soft Cover. Fine. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$15.00

Harper's Family Library No. XXVII: Palestine, or the Holy Land. From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

By Russell, Rev. Michael

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. Reprint. 16mo. Hard cover binding, decorative title in gilt to spine. Fold-out map of Palestine. 9 engravings (including map and half-title). 330 pp. Neat loss of material top of spine (1/8"). One engraving heavily foxed. Hinges sound, contents generally very good. Good.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Illustrated. 16 mo..

$35.00

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