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Rare Ancient History Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

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


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


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




From Judith Books


Tercia pars operum Johannis de Gerson doctoris chritianissimi by GERSON, Johannes de

1494 Jean Gerson INCUNABLE Medieval Catholic Poem Mysticism Josephina Incunabula An extremely rare volume from the 1494 printing of the complete works of Jean Gerson. Gerson was one of the most prominent 14th-century French scholars and played an importa...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Historie of the World in Five Bookes by Sir Walter Ralegh, Knight

Graies Inn And Furnivalls Inn Gates In Holborne & at the hand and Bible in Duck lane: R Best, Jo Place & Sam Cartwright, 1652 A good copy of an early edition of Ralegh's history, first published circa 1616. Ralegh (circa 1552-1618) wrote the w...

From E C Books


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


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


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


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


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


The Roman Antiquities Of Dionysius Halicarnassensis, Translated Into English, With Notes And Dissertations By Edward Spelman, Esq. by Dionysius Halicarnassensis (Denis Halicarnassus), Translated By Edward Spelman [Bookplates Of M. Robert Guggenheim]

London: Booksellers Of London And Westminster, 1758. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Four Volumes, Complete, 11" Tall, 456 + Errata To Vol I At End; 439 + Errata To Vol Ii At End; 438 + Errata To Volume Iii At End; 516 (Including I...

From Arroyo Seco Books


Notitia Orbis Antiqui, sive Geographia Plenior, Ab ortu Rerumpublicarum ad Constantinorum tempera Orbis terrarum faciem declarans by Christopher Cellarius

Cantabrigiae [Cambridge] : Joannis Oweni, 1703 A very good early copy of this atlas of the ancient world which was first published in Leipzig in 1701. In 2 volumes with contemporary full leather bindings; frontispiece portrait of Cellarius; 33 folding map...

From E C Books


Atlantis, Atlantology: Basic Problems by ZHIROV N

Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1970 unclipped DW under plastic sleeve, some foxing or dust soiling to the DW and book closed edges and prelims, a few numbers written to rear paste down, 438pp translated from the Russian, first thus, surveys the ancient and ...

From Fortuna Books


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...

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