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Poleodomike exelixis ton Athenon : apo ton proistorikon chronon mechri to archon tou 19ou Aionos. Urban Development in Athens: from Prehistoric Times until the Early 19th Century, Travlos, John
101 Travlos, John Poleodomike exelixis ton Athenon : apo ton proistorikon chronon mechri to archon tou 19ou Aionos. Urban Development in Athens: from Prehistoric Times until the Early 19th Century
Athens, Greece Ekdoseis Kapon 1993 9607254015 / 9789607254016 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Principal text in Greek, with secondary text, in the footnotes, in German and English. First published in 1960. With unstated limitation but probably no more than 1,000 copies printed. With 284 numbered pages, and with numerous B&W figures, maps, elevations and archival photos. Original glossy white paper wrappers and with sepia-tone full-pictorial over-wrappers with crisp dark brown lettering to the front and to the spine. Slight dent at the fore-edge of several pages, rather trivial. 11 x 8.25 inches. The book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. Either unread or very gently read. A Near Fine copy. Very scarce in any condition. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Transhimalaya, Tucci, Giuseppe
102 Tucci, Giuseppe Transhimalaya
Geneva, Switzerland Nagel Publishers 1973 2826305751 / 9782826305750 Buckram Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Published August 1973. Printed and bound in Switzerland. Translated from the French. Gray buckram hardboard binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. 9 x 6.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 239 numbered pages, and with 210 plates, 33 of which are full-color. A very clean volume, with evidence of moderate shelf life. Gently read. No remainder marks. No DJ is present. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Lachish IV (Tell Ed-Duweir), The Bronze Age, Text and Plates volumes, Tufnell, Olga
103 Tufnell, Olga Lachish IV (Tell Ed-Duweir), The Bronze Age, Text and Plates volumes
London, England Oxford Univ Press 1958 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
By Olga Tufnell, principal author, and thirteen others. A complete set of two volumes, including a text volume and a plates volume. Published for the Trustees of the Late Sir Henry Wellcome. Produced under the direction of The Wellcome-Marston Archaeological Research Expedition to the Near East. Printed in Great Britain at the University Press Oxford by Charles Batey, Printer to the University. NOT ex-library. Handsome cinnamon brown cloth bindings, with crisp brown-stamped lettering to front boards and to the spines. Also with decorative device to the front boards. Moderately bumped spine heads and tails, with fairly sharp corners, although there is mild abrasion to the top corners of the text volume. just a hint of soiling to the bindings. 12 x 9.75 inches. Text blocks firmly bound in. Top edges tinted mustard. The text volume with 351 numbered pages. The plates volume with 6 numbered pages followed by 92 full-page B&W plates, almost all of which have a corresponding page detailing each item depicted in each plate. All plates on heavy semi-glossy stock. Plates include archival photos and drawings. Plate 87 with a few notes in a light pencil hand. Slight age-toning around all page edges, very minor. Small, light fingering mark to half title page of plates volume. Else both volumes exceptionally clean and quite tight. Very gently read. No dust jackets are present. A Very Good pair of volumes. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Etude des bronzes des Royaumes Combattants; A Survey of Bronzes from the Warring States Period, Umehara, Sueji
104 Umehara, Sueji Etude des bronzes des Royaumes Combattants; A Survey of Bronzes from the Warring States Period
Kyoto, Japan The Academy of Oriental Culture, Kyoto Institute 1936 Presumed First Edition Cloth Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This book is written in Japanese, not in English. It does include a title page, table of contents and summary text in French. Printed and bound in Japan. Charcoal-colored silk [?] binding with crisp gilt-stamped Japanese characters to the spine. Some rubbing but overall a fairly clean binding. 12 x 9.5 inches. Gently bumped spine tail and lower corners. Text block firmly bound in. With 36 monochrome figures and CXXVI monochrome plates accompanied by detailed notes. The plates on medium-weight, semi-stiff matte stock. No remainder marks. Tiny sticker from previous bookseller neatly pasted to the pastedown. Else a very clean copy, and still rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good copy. All in all a desirable copy of an extremely scarce work featuring bronzes dating from The Warring States Period of China, about 425 to 271 BC. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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Rakuyo Kinson Kobo Shuei: Catalogue of Selected Relics from the Ancient Tombs of Chin-ts'un, Loyang, Umehara, Sueji
105 Umehara, Sueji Rakuyo Kinson Kobo Shuei: Catalogue of Selected Relics from the Ancient Tombs of Chin-ts'un, Loyang
Kyoto, Japan Kobayashi Shuppan-bu 1944 Second Edition Buckram Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This book is written in Japanese, not in English. The first edition was published in 1937. Printed and bound in Japan. Dark green buckram binding with crisp red-stamped archaic image to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped Japanese characters to the spine. A 1-inch chip at the top of the front board. Some rubbing but overall a fairly clean binding. 11.75 x 9 inches. Gently bumped spine head and tail and with fairly sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. Color frontispiece of a mirror from a Tokyo collection. About 58 pages of text. With CXX monochrome plates. The plates on medium-weight, semi-stiff matte stock. No remainder marks. Tiny sticker from previous bookseller neatly pasted to the pastedown. English title in pencil to the pastedown. Else a very clean copy, and still rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. All in all a desirable copy of an extremely scarce work featuring outstanding specimens from the Ancient Tombs of Chin-ts'un, Loyang. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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Selected Specimens of the Chinese Bronze Collection in the Hakkaku Art Museum; Hakkuku Kikkin Senshu, Umehara, Sueji; Kano, Jihei
106 Umehara, Sueji; Kano, Jihei Selected Specimens of the Chinese Bronze Collection in the Hakkaku Art Museum; Hakkuku Kikkin Senshu
Kobe, Japan Hakkaku Art Museum 1951 First Edition Buckram Near Fine Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first and only printing. Published 1951. This book has primary text in Japanese and secondary text in English. Dark blue buckram spine, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering, and mushroom-colored boards with crisp blind-stamped image to rear board depicting a family crest of three oak leaves. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Immensely clean binding. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. With 17 numbered pages of text plus full-page plates of 55 objects in the collection (of 60 objects perhaps discussed in the volume), including four tipped-in color plates and the remainder B&W plates (item 18 has two full-page plates). A page of detailed commentary, in Japanese and in English, appears opposite each plate. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. With the original, plain-paper dust jacket, with black titling to the spine. The DJ is substantially chipped along the top and bottom edges. DJ now encased in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Near Fine copy in a Good DJ. Extremely scarce in any condition. The Hakkaku Art Museum in Kobe, Japan contains a significant collection of old Chinese art, including archaic Chinese bronzes. The original collection was that of Jihei Kano, the museum's founder. He became expert in the art of the Nara period in Japan and, consequently, in the relics of the Sui and T'ang Dynasties of China. Mr. Kano began collecting early in the 20th century when a great number of the ancient tombs of the T'ang Dynasty were excavated at Lo-Lang (also known as Lo-Yang) in present-day North Korea. During that ancient dynasty Lo-Lang was under Chinese control. Many of the gold, silver and bronze objects first collected by Mr. Kano were documented in the 1930 publication, Hakkaku-Cho. He subsequently acquired relics from Yin Dynasty tombs. In 1935, to preserve his treasures, he established the Hakkaku Art Museum. To commemorate the opening of the museum, he published Hakkaku Kikkinshu (Hakkaku Collection for Bronzes). In the years after opening the museum Mr. Kano added relics from the Yin and Chou Dynasties as well as from the Period of the Warring States. To commemorate his 90th birthday in 1951 he selected 60 objects from his collection and published them in the present volume. The objects illustrated mainly are old bronzes of the Yin Dynasty and applied art objects of the T'ang Dynasty. The Hakkaku Art Museum also contains a welath of objects from the period of the Warring States, the middle of the Chou Dynasty, and the Han and Six Dynasties. 
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Heilige und dämonische Tiere. Die Symbolsprache der Deutschen Ornamentik im frühen Mittelalter; Saints and demonic Animals; The Symbolic Language of German Ornamentation in the Early Middle Ages, von Blankenburg, Wera
107 von Blankenburg, Wera Heilige und dämonische Tiere. Die Symbolsprache der Deutschen Ornamentik im frühen Mittelalter; Saints and demonic Animals; The Symbolic Language of German Ornamentation in the Early Middle Ages
Cologne, Germany Wienand Verlag 1975 3879090610 / 9783879090617 First German Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text nur in deutscher Sprache, nicht in Englisch. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. Presumed first printing. Printed and presumed bound in Germany. Lightest blue-green paper hardboards, with red-stamped lettering. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with gently bumped corners. Text block firmly bound in. 9.25 x 6.75 inches. With 366 numbered pages of text followed by 104 numbered pages of plates. 180 duo-tone plates on semi-glossy stock. With the simple ex libris book plate of Joel L. Malter to the front FEP. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. Full-pictorial DJ, unclipped, though with light soiling and sunning. Edgewear at the spine head of the DJ. DJ in a new, clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. From the library of Joel L. Malter, a famous numismatist and collector of archaeology books. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Inni di Epidauro (Biblioteca di studi antichi) (Italian Edition), Wagman, Robert S
108 Wagman, Robert S Inni di Epidauro (Biblioteca di studi antichi) (Italian Edition)
Pisa, Italia Giardini Editori 1995 8842702714 / 9788842702719 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Con il testo principale in greco e latino, e con il testo supplementare in lingua italiana. Questa non è una edizione in inglese. Impresso nelle officine di Agnano Pisano della Giardini Editori e Stampatori in Pisa, Luglio 1995. With unstated limitation but probably no more than 1,000 copies printed. Principal text in Latin and Greek, with extensive auxiliary text in Italian. Olive drab plain paper wrappers and with black and red lettering to the front and to the spine. Sunning here and there to the wrappers, else exceptionally clean. 9.75 x 7 inches. With 285 numbered pages, and with XVII B&W plates on semi-glossy stock. Most pages unopened, hence unread. Very minor rippling near the top of many of the pages. The book is exceptionally clean and presentable. A Very Good Plus copy. A study of Greek inscriptions. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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La Civilizacion Chaco-Santiagueña, y sus Correlaciones con las del Viejo y Nuevo Mundo. Tomo Primero., Wagner, Emilio R.; Wagner, Duncan L.
109 Wagner, Emilio R.; Wagner, Duncan L. La Civilizacion Chaco-Santiagueña, y sus Correlaciones con las del Viejo y Nuevo Mundo. Tomo Primero.
Buenos Aires, Argentina Compañía impresora Argentina 1934 First Edition Disbound Good Plus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Una edición en español y no en inglés. This is a Spanish language publlication; it is not in English. This is NOT an ex library book. This is Volume One only; however there is no evidence of any subsequent volumes ever having been published. Purple leatherette spine with purple textured paper hardboards. Note that the spine has perished. For all practical purposes the book is disbound though at some point in time the boards were reattached from the inside using red bookbinding tape. The front board with black-stamped lettering and design. Both boards are sunned along the top. 15.75 x 12 inches. Despite the virtually disbound state of the book the text block itself retains its integrity. With li and 495 numbered pages. With 106 (cvi) full-page plates (láminas), as called for. Note that Plate XLVII actually consists of two full-page sheets. Many of the plates are full-color. Also with numerous B&W figures throughout. This is a presentation copy from the authors, with their inscription and signatures in a neat ink hand to the top of the half title page. With the purple oval publisher´s [or censor's?] stamp to the half title page. The full title page with a vertical semi-crease. Two pages found with marginal fingering marks: p. xxxiii and the reverse side of Plate XII. Plate LI, mysteriously, has a clean blue line running diagonally across the page. Else a very clean volume, and rather tight. Respectfully read. No dust jacket [as issued?]. Lacking the slipcase. Down-graded to a Good Plus copy on account of the disrepair of the binding. This is an exhaustive study and a stunning achievement, notable for the wealth of textual detail, the pictorial documentation, and the overall quality of the scholarship. With thanks to Baltimore Books for the following: "Landmark study of pre-Columbian archaeological discoveries in Chaco-Santiagueña, northwest of Melero, and northeast of Cordoba in western Argentina. The Wagner brothers made several trips to the region beginning in 1927, to discover vast amounts of remains (mostly polychrome earthenware and extensive stone and bone carvings) from past civilizations which had never before been documented." Para todos los propósitos prácticos la encuadernación se ha separado. Con li y 495 páginas numeradas. Con 106 láminas a toda página, como se pide. Muchos de los platos son a todo color. También con numerosas figuras en b&n en todas partes. Esta es una copia presentación de los autores, con su inscripción y las firmas. La página de título completo con un pliegue vertical. Dos páginas encontradas con marcas de digitación marginales. En conjunto se trata de un volumen muy limpio. Al carecer de la caja original. Abajo aumentado a un Buen Plus libro a causa del mal estado de la encuadernación. Este es un estudio exhaustivo y de un impresionante logro, destaca por la riqueza de detalles textual, la documentación fotográfica, y la calidad general de la beca. Se trata de un estudio de los descubrimientos arqueológicos precolombinos en Chaco-santiagueña, al noroeste de Melero, y noreste de Córdoba, en el oeste de Argentina. Los hermanos Wagner hicieron varios viajes a la región comienzo en 1927, para descubrir grandes cantidades de restos de barro (sobre todo policromada y piedra y hueso extensas tallas) de civilizaciones pasadas que nunca antes habían sido documentados. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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Aigina, Meros Proton (3000 p. Ch.-395 m. Ch.), Egina [Aegina], Part One, 3000 bce - 395 ce, Welter, Gabriel
110 Welter, Gabriel Aigina, Meros Proton (3000 p. Ch.-395 m. Ch.), Egina [Aegina], Part One, 3000 bce - 395 ce
Athens, Greece Ekdoseis Morphotikou Syllogou Aigines 1962 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This book is in Modern Greek, with footnotes occasionally in German, Latin, Italian, etc. Presumed written originally in German and presumed published in Germany in 1938. Translated and edited by Georgias P Koulikoupde. From the series, Istoria tes Ellados Kata Periochas. 9.75 x 7 inches. Bound in quarter red buckram spine, with gilt-stamped lettering, and with red and black marbled paper hardboards. Moderately rubbed but on the whole exceptionally clean and with light, even sunning to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with very minor abrasion to the corners. Text block firmly bound in. With xvi and 160 numbered pages of text, followed by 35 full-page B&W plates, including archival photos of sculpture and ceramics, and a map of the island indicating significant archaeological sites. The plates on semi-glossy stock. Previous owner name and date in very neat and small ink hand to the top corner of the front FEP. Page 44 with a small marginal note in ink. Else very clean internally. A Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. Gabriel Welter [1890-1954] was an archaeologist and a prolific author. "He was associated with the German Archaeological Institute, and conducted archaeological excavations on the islands of Aegina and Naxos. On Aegina, he is remembered for his work at Kolonna and at the Temple of Aphaea." 
Price: 195.00 USD
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The Antiquities of Furness: Or, An Account of the Royal Abbey of St. Mary, In the Vale of Nightshade, Near Dalton in Furness, Belonging to the Right Honorable Lord George Cavendish, West, Thomas
111 West, Thomas The Antiquities of Furness: Or, An Account of the Royal Abbey of St. Mary, In the Vale of Nightshade, Near Dalton in Furness, Belonging to the Right Honorable Lord George Cavendish
London, England T. Spilsbury 1774 First Edition Quarter-leather Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Scarce first edition. Printed by T. Spilsbury, London, for the author. Beautifully bound in later medium-brown quarter polished calf, with medium-brown linen-like buckram boards. The spine with original burgundy morocco title label set in, and with simple gilt-stamped rules and other linear decorative devices. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. The binding is quite clean and the leather has a smooth hand. New pastedowns and FEPs. Text block firmly bound in. 10.25 x 8.5 inches. Antique laid paper, rag content. Numerous unnumbered preliminary pages, including title page, dedication, preface, contents, and list of subscribers, and lvi and 288 numbered pages, plus page sections 3A through 3R containing XIII appendix sections, including Explanation of the Common Seal, plus conclusion section. Engraved illustrations include: 1) A fold-out plate, A Plan of the Abbey of St. Mary in Furness, about 12.25 x 16.5 inches, light off-setting, else remarkably fine. 2) A double-page plate, The East Prospect of the Ruins of Furness Abbey in Lancashire, about 8.5 x 14 inches, some creasing along the left edge margin, the plate detached from the text block, else very good. 3) A full-page plate of the seal of the Abbey of Furness, about 5 x 3.25 inches, foxed, else very good. Original front FEP with tidewater marks. Pp. lii-liii with offsetting, as if from acidic news-print article laid in; same as to pp. 2-3. Light age-toning throughout. Else a Very Good copy. An interesting early work in the literature of the Gothic Revival. It includes an accurate account of each part of the building. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Catalogue of the Classical Collection, Roman Paintings and Mosaics, Winkes, Rolf
112 Winkes, Rolf Catalogue of the Classical Collection, Roman Paintings and Mosaics
Providence, RI, U.S.A. Rhode Island School of Design 1982 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first paperback edition, first printing. Printed by the Meriden Gravure Company. Plain paper wrappers, reddish-brown with beige and gray lettering. Very clean wrappers. Generally unbumped and with sharp corners, though a bit of fanning at the very top corner, trivial. 11 x 8.5 inches. With 80 numbered pages, and with 28 B&W figures, followed by 47 featured items with accompanying B&W plates. A very clean copy. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good Plus copy. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Delos, the Testimony of Museum Exhibits, Zapheiropoulou, Photini
113 Zapheiropoulou, Photini Delos, the Testimony of Museum Exhibits
Athens, Greece Adam Editions 1998 First Edition Thus Cloth Very Good Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First English language edition, presumed first printing, October 1998. One of 3,000 copies. Translated from the Greek. Presumed printed and bound in Greece by Pergamos S.A. Light brown cloth binding, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners, except the top front corner is gently bumped. 11.75 x 9.75 inches. Note that both interior hinges have been reinforced with light brown linen bookbinders tape in 2014 inansmuch as the bindery did a less than expert job with this publication. Note also that the text block between pages 160 and 160 has been deftly reinforced with linen bookbinders tape in a matching white. Text block now firmly bound in. With 304 numbered pages, and with superb color plates throughout, documenting 265 art and antiquity items. Some plates full-page, and all on heavy-weight, coated stock. An immensely clean volume, inside and out, with light evidence of shelf life. Very gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped and virtually unrubbed. DJ with tiny repaired tears at the corners, trivial. Book downgraded to Very Good Only in a Near Fine DJ due to the fact that this book was never properly bound by the publisher, although certainly handsomely bound. Scarce in any condition. 
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