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There are many fascinating rare ancient history books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the rare and antique books featured in the rare ancient history books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room include one of a kind illustrations and maps. Several of the rare and antique books featured below are quite old and fragile, so it is important to properly care for the special book you add to your rare and antique book collection.



The Private Life of the Romans by D\'Arnay, M

Edinburgh: Donaldson, Edinburgh, 1761. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Edinburgh: Donaldson, Edinburgh, 1761. First edition. Good. First edition translated from the French by D'Arnay. Approx. 6.75 by 4.25'', v + 378pp. Full leather with gilt titles o...

From Bird's Books

£195.00


Ancient Egyptian Masonry: The Building Craft by Somers & Engelbach, R. Clarke

Oxford University Press, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good. xvi, 242 p. Green cloth. Gilt spine. Numerous plates and text illustrations. Clean, unmarked pages. Very good binding and cover. Hardcover. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that require...

From SequiturBooks

$166.60


SAPPHO - ROMANCE FROM THE GREEK ANTIQUITIES by JOHN FLACH

68 pp. Greek language. ΣΑΠΦΩ. ΥΠΟ IOANNOY ΦΛΑΧ. ΜΥΘΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΕΚ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΗΝ&Io...

From Judith Books

$100.00


The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Grecians, and Macedonians, in Six Volumes by Rollin, M,(onsieur Charles)

London: Printed for T. Tegg, 1827. Illustrated with 11 fold-out maps, six in Vol.I, one each in the other five volumes. Six volumes in contemporary half polished calf over decorative cloth, the backs with red and black morocco labels letterd in gilt and w...

From Dale Steffey Books

$800.00


The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria. by Dennis, George

Third edition. John Murray. London. 1883. Two volumes. Octavo. cxxviii, 501, (2) addenda and errata pp. Frontis., 12 plans, some folding, numerous illus.; xv, 579, (1) errata pp. Colour frontis., 10 plans, some folding, folding map, numerous illus. Origi...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books

£200.00


Constantinople (2 volume set) by Edwin A. Grosvenor

Roberts Brothers, 1895. Hardcover. Very Good. Two quarto volumes. xxii, 811 pp ; illustrations, maps (1 folded), portraits. Original blue cloth, gilt emblem on front boards, top edge gilt. Light rubbing. Volume I title page and frontis loosening from bi...

From SequiturBooks

$147.00


Temple des muses, ou, Collection des sujets les plus intéressans de la mythologie : gravés d'après les dessins de Diepenbeck, élève de Rubens. by DIEPENBECK, Abraham

1795 Temple of Muses FAMOUS Mythology Engravings of Abraham Diepenbeck Dutch ART 'Temple of the Muses' is a fascinating late 18th-century collection of 58 engravings illustrating various subjects relating to Greek mythology. These engravings, taken from ...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$1,295.00


The Roman History from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth. The Fifth Edition [4 Quarto Volumes, complete) by Hooke, Nathaniel

London: G Hawkins, W. Strahan, J. And F. Rivington, R Baldwin, W Johnston, T Longman, T Cadell, 1770. Fifth Edition . Original Full Calf. Very Good. 10 5/8" Tall. 34 Maps and Plates, Most Folding. (Iv), Xlvi, Xlvi, 634Pp; Xxxii, Xxxiv, 668 Pp; Vii...

From Arroyo Seco Books

$1,500.00


The Dancing Imps of the Wine by Angelo

New York: Hurst & Company, 1880 Book. Good. Half-Leather. 7 1/2 h x 5w. A ver nice 1880 259 page hardcover. States 1880 on title page and on copyright page. The word "published" is not on copyright page just the date & Hurst. Check out t...

From Warren's Books

$100.00


A. Gellii, luculentissimi scriptoris, Noctes atticae. by GELLIUS, Aulus

1565 Aulus Gellius Attic Nights Noctes Atticae ROME Greece Greek Philosophy "Truth is the daughter of time" ― Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae, XII A very rare and beautiful edition of Aulus Gellius' 'Attic Nights'. This book was a compilation of notes...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$599.00


Ancient Egyptian Texts of the Earliest Period From the Coffin of Amamu in the British Museum by Birch, Samuel

By Order of the Trustees, London, 1886. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. By Order of the Trustees, London, 1886. 1st Edition . Good. Elephant folio, approx. 27.5'' by 20''. Original paper covered boards with blue cloth spine & paper label on front. She...

From Bird's Books

£825.00


History of China and its inhabitants. [Harper’s Family Library. No. LXXXI] by DAVIS, John Francis

1836 History of CHINA Asia Confucius Buddhist MAGIC OCCULT Alchemy Ghosts John Francis Davis was a 19th-century British politician who became the governor of Hong Kong during his diplomatic journeys to China. He published a broad but extensive history of...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$550.00


Nineveh and Its Palaces. The Discoveries of Botta and Layard, Applied to the Elucidation of Holy Writ (Fine Binding - J. Wright ) by Bonomi, Joseph

London: Ingram, Cooke & Co., 1853. Finely bound in signed J. Wright Binder full dark brown crushed morocco, covers bordered in two gilt fillets with gilt winged corner decorations and central tooled gilt depiction of the deity Baal, back with five rai...

From Dale Steffey Books

$350.00


THE WORKS OF VIRGIL: CONTAINING HIS PASTORALS, GEORGICS AND AENEIS by DRYDEN JOHN (TRANSLATOR):

LONDON, TONSON, 1748. THE SEVENTH EDITION IN THREE VOLUMES, SMALL OCTAVO. FULL CONTEMPORARY LEATHER, RAISED BANDS, GILT TITLES. FRONTIS. TO EACH VOLUME PLUS MANY OTHER PLATES. A REMARKABLY CLEAN AND FRESH SET, TIGHTLY BOUND. BOOKPLATE OF FATTORINI....

From Hawkridge Books

£500.00


Ancient Classics for English Readers; Complete Set, 28 Volumes Bound in 14 by Edited by the Rev. Lucas Collins, M.A

London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1873. SCARCE in the complete 28 volume set, and in lovely condition. Published from 1873-1882. Overall a Near Fine set bound in quarter vellum over red buckram, red morocco labels lettered in gilt, edges dyed red, the c...

From Dale Steffey Books

$1,250.00


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