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Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology, Introductory Volume., Godman, Frederick Ducane
41 Godman, Frederick Ducane Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology, Introductory Volume.
London, England R. H. Porter 1915 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is the introductory volume for Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology. Biologia was published serially between 1879 and 1915 in quarto and folio. By the time of the publication of the Introductory Volume in 1915, presumed published by R. H. Porter, sixty-three core volumes had been produced. Contents of this Introductory Volume include: Physical Features, etc., of the Area treated; Sources from whence our Material was obtained; Itinerary of Mr. G. C. Champion's Travels in Central America, 1879-1883; List of Completed Volumes, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology; Analysis of Contents of each Volume; Summary of Contents of each Volume; Origin, etc., of the Fauna and Flora of Central America; Maps. True first edition, not a facsimile. This is an English language publication. Author preface dated June 1915. Printed by Taylor and Francis, Fleet Street, London. Presumed later binding [circa 1940s?] in navy blue buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine, and with fresh pastedowns and FEPs. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp if slightly bumped corners. A little discoloration to bottom of the rear board, else a generally clean binding. Text block firmly bound in. T.E.G. 12 x 10 inches. With viii, two sepia-tone full-page photo portraits [one of Godman, one of Salvin, both with facsimile signatures], 149 numbered pages of text, plus 8 double-page maps, all but one of which are in color. All text pages on medium-weight matte stock; the maps on heavy card stock. Generally very clean text pages, with the merest hint of age-toning. The maps, completed in astonishing detail, appear immensely clean and without demerits. Respectfully read. A very attractive copy, inside and out, and still quite tight. A Very Good Plus copy. Rare in any condition; indeed scarce even in facsimile. An indispensable volume for collectors of various volumes from the series, With thanks to William Reese Company for the following: "The Biologia is one of the towering achievements of natural history research in the Americas, and remains fundamental to the study of Neotropical plants and animals to this day.... Because of the massive nature of the work and its extended period of publication, and because subscribers could purchase sections of the work without subscribing to the whole, most holdings are fragmentary.... The entire Biologia project was conceived and executed at the highest level of scholarship and production, with almost 900 colored plates. It remains the single greatest published resource for New World natural history." According to Wikipedia, "Frederick Ducane Godman [1834-1919] was an English lepidopterist, entomologist and ornithologist. He was one of the twenty founding members of the British Ornithologists' Union. Along with Osbert Salvin, he is remembered for studying the fauna and flora of Central America." 
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Tableaux & Esquisses de l'Histoire de l'Art, Collection et  Ëdition de l'Auteur, Supplemént I, Apollon d'Ambre Trouvé a Fiumicino, Grüneisen, W. De
42 Grüneisen, W. De Tableaux & Esquisses de l'Histoire de l'Art, Collection et Ëdition de l'Auteur, Supplemént I, Apollon d'Ambre Trouvé a Fiumicino
Paris Imprimerie Georges Petit 1924 First Edition Paperback Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Il a été tire de cette édition 50 exemplaires tirés sur vélin des papeteries de Rives, numéroté à la presse. Cependant, cette copie manque un certain nombre. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. 50 copies only were issued on special Rives vellum paper, here a sturdy card stock. However, this copy is unnumbered. Presumed printed and bound in France. 15 x 11 inches. A paperback with plain beige wrappers with European-style over-wrappers. The front over-wrapper with red- and black-stamped lettering and also with a small monochrome illustration pasted in to a blind-stamped space, all to a handsome effect. Mild age-toning around the over-wrapper edges, else impressively clean. Front wrapper and over-wrapper with half-inch separation at top of spine, a minor issue. The text block has integrity. With 25 numbered pages, interspersed with 4 tipped-in B&W figures, and with 8 additional images constituting 7 monochrome plates. The plate sheets with corresponding tissue guards in fine condition. An impressively clean and presentable copy. A few of the pages remain unopened, hence not fully read. Deemed Very Good. This catalog details an amber Kouros or Apollo discovered at Fiumicino, Italy, not far from Rome. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Alt-Kutscha, archäologische und religionsgeschichtliche Forschungen an Tempera-Gemälden aus buddhistischen Höhlen der ersten acht Jahrhunderte nach Christi Geburt, Grünwedel, Albert
43 Grünwedel, Albert Alt-Kutscha, archäologische und religionsgeschichtliche Forschungen an Tempera-Gemälden aus buddhistischen Höhlen der ersten acht Jahrhunderte nach Christi Geburt
Berlin, Germany Otto Elsener 1920 First German Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus Limited Edition Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erste Ausgabe. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. Subtitle is, Veröffentlichung der Preussischen Turfan-expeditionen mit unterstützung des Bässler-instituts. [Publication of the Prussian Turfan Expeditions underwritten by the Bässler Institute.] First edition. Printed and bound in Germany. Text volume plus unbound plates plus custom box. This is copy no. 247 from a limited edition of 400 copies only. Size of book is 38 x 28 cm. (15 x 11 inches). Oxford blue buckram spine with oxford blue paper over semi-stiff boards, the front board with crisp gilt-stamped rules and titling. Some wear along the edges and abrading at the moderately bumped corners but overall a clean and sturdy binding. Text block firmly bound in. Front FEP with a horizontal semi-crease, a minor cosmetic issue. Author preface dated October 25, 1920. With 89 numbered pages for chapter one, Einleitung [Introduction], 118 for chapter two, Pfauenhöhle [Peacock Cave], and 6 unnumbered pages of index. Text in double columns. Text volume with 173 B&W figures, including tipped-in plates. Also included are 5 double-page B&W plates on thick stock. The text volume is exceptionally clean. In addition to the text volume there are 49 unbound full-color plates, as called for. Thus no missing plates. 48 of the plates are double-page, i.e, two plates each on 24 double-size, folded sheets. All phototype plates printed by Albert Frisch. Size of plates, in single-size dimensions, is 38 x 27 cm. (15 x 10.75 inches). The plates are exceptionally clean. All in all an impressively clean and attractive copy, very gently read and respectfully stored. In a brand new custom-made, heavy-duty box with inset tray, the box adapting parts of the original portfolio. The exterior of the box lined with a handsome saffron cloth backed on to which is the decorative cloth from the original portfolio as well as the goat-skin [?] spine label from that portfolio. The interior of the box lined with a heavy-weight marbled paper in shades of bronze, gold and charcoal, and with custom cut-away on the left side, i.e., the spine side, for gentle removal of the tray contents. The box is pristine. A Very Good Plus volume with Near Fine plates in a Fine box. Rare in any condition. The topic of this book is archaeological and historical research on religious paintings from the first eight centuries after Christ's birth and found in Buddhist caves in the vicinity of Kucha. Albert Grünwedel [1856-1935] was a German indologist, tibetologist, archaeologist, and explorer of Central Asia. With thanks to the Brill Humanities lectures on Dunhuang for portions of the following: The so-called Turfan expeditions made by the Germans in the first quarter of the 20th century were not in fact limited to Turfan but also encompassed Kucha, Kharashahr and Maral-Bashi. During the Han-Tang period Kucha was a large Silk Road kingdom but culturally part of the region where the Tocharian languages were in use. In this region, in addition to Buddhist monastery sites also seen in Khotan, a large number of Buddhist cave temples were preserved. Specifically, the Kizil caves are located northwest of Kucha. Most caves there are dated from the 3rd to 9th centuries. The multitude of Buddhist wall paintings that survived in these caves are an important source for the study of Buddhist art on the Northern Route. The Tocharian B dialect used in Kucha survived in both Buddhist scriptures and secular documents, which remain a major source for the study of the Kucha kingdom around the 7th century. 
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A Temple for Byzantium: The Discovery and Excavation of Anicia Juliana's Palace-Church in Istanbul, Harrison, Martin
44 Harrison, Martin A Temple for Byzantium: The Discovery and Excavation of Anicia Juliana's Palace-Church in Istanbul
London, England Harvey Miller 1989 0905203828 / 9780905203829 First Edition Cloth Very Good Plus Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first edition, 1989. Printed and bound in England. Medium blue cloth binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with rather sharp corners. 11 x 8.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Attractive map pastedowns. With 159 numbered pages and with 178 illustrations, including 42 in color, some full page and all on heavy, semi-glossy stock. An exceptionally clean volume, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. With the original full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. Three small scratches made with heavy pressure through the back of the DJ. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good dust jacket. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Vindonissa. Das Standquartier römischer Legionen. Nach seinen Ausgrabungen in Wort und Bild., Hauser, Otto
45 Hauser, Otto Vindonissa. Das Standquartier römischer Legionen. Nach seinen Ausgrabungen in Wort und Bild.
Zurich, Switzerland Polygraphisches Institut 1904 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erste Ausgabe. 4to. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. First edition. Presumed printed and bound in Switzerland. 12 x 9.25 inches. Handsome olive drab buckram binding, with blind-stamped leatherette design to the spine and the corners. Crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board. Overall a very clean binding. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. Textblock firmly bound in. Handsome patterened paper pastedowns and FEPs. With vi and 22 numbered pages of text, followed by LIX full-page monochrome plates, and full-page color plates LX through LXII, and also three fold-out color plates: Plate No. LXIII, Amphitheater Vindonissa; Plate No. LXIV, Profile; and Plate No. LXV, Situationsplan. A small fingering mark to the fore-edge margin of Plate XXXVII. Moderate age-toning to all the pages. Else exceptionally clean internally. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Glazed Tiles from a Palace of Ramesses II at Kantir, Hayes, William C.
46 Hayes, William C. Glazed Tiles from a Palace of Ramesses II at Kantir
New York, New York, U.S.A. Metropolitan Museum of Art 1937 First Edition Paperback Very Good Limited Edition Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This is Paper No. 3 of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Papers. Printed and bound in the USA. One of 500 copies only, printed by the Plantin Press, March 1937. 12.25 x 9.25 inches. Original plain beige paper wrappers, impressively clean and intact, and with black- and red-stamped lettering to the front board. The wrapper is firmly attached to the text-block. The book contains 46 numbered pages of text followed by 13 full-page duotone plates, the plates on semi-glossy medium-weight stock. A 2-inch semi-crease to the lower corner of all pages, merely a cosmetic issue. Else the book is very presentable and clean, inside and out. Gently read. A Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. 
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The Iba Sites, A Report on the Archaeological Excavation, 1949-1950 [Ibaiseki], Higuchi, Kiyoyuki; Nakagawa, Tokuji; Kaneko, Kazushige; Takayanagi, Satoru
47 Higuchi, Kiyoyuki; Nakagawa, Tokuji; Kaneko, Kazushige; Takayanagi, Satoru The Iba Sites, A Report on the Archaeological Excavation, 1949-1950 [Ibaiseki]
Tokyo, Japan Kokugakuin University 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first and only edition, 1953 [Showa 28]. Published by the Archaeological Investigation Group of Kokugakuin University. This edition with primary text in Japanese, and with secondary text in English. Printed and bound in Japan. NOT ex-library. Plain paper-covered hardboards in burnt orange and gray. With mostly black-stamped lettering. Very clean binding, somewhat age-faded and with light edge-wear. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. 116 text pages followed by 23 pages of plates followed by 4 pages of explanatory text in English. With XXIII full-page B&W plates, highlighting pottery, wooden objects and other relics unearthed at the site. Also with dozens of B&W line drawings throughout the text section. On the front FEP a gift inscription in English in a neat ink hand, " To: Mr. Heron from Kazushige Kaneko, at American Embassy Library, Sept. 18, '53." Else very clean, inside and out. A Very Good Minus. Rare in any condition. 
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Les cachets mésopotamiens protohistoriques, Homês-Frédéricq, D.
48 Homês-Frédéricq, D. Les cachets mésopotamiens protohistoriques
Leiden, Netherlands E.J. Brill 1970 First Edition Buckram Near Fine Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. This is Volumen Quattuordecimum from the series, Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui. Printed and presumed bound in the Netherlands. Oxford blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. 11.5 x 9 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With xii and 199 numbered pages, interspersed with maps, diagrams, figures and tables, and followed by LI monochrome plates on glossy stock. Upper left corner of front pastedown with a number printed in a small, neat ink hand. A few tiny, pin-point sized spots to the top edge of the pages as seen from above. Else an immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. The attractive pictorial dust jacket is unclipped. DJ with rubbing at the spine head and tail and at the corners. The DJ in a Mylar DJ protector. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. Dans l'introduction (pp. 1-15), l'auteur définit les cadres géographique - la Mésopotamie, - et chronologique, - des origines à la fin de l'époque de Djemdet- Nasr - , puis expose l'usage théorique des cachets, la manière dont ils ont été exécutés. Les formes sont enfin répertoriées, avec les équivalences anglaises et allemandes. L'étude chronologique (chapitre I, pp. 16-76) est divisée en quatre parties correspondant aux époques pré-obeidiennes, d'Obeid, d'Uruk et de Djemdet-Nasr. Une carte, pour chacune, indique les sites qui ont livré des documents. Après la description de chaque série, les matières utilisées, la technique de gravure, la forme et le décor sont examinés. Les lacunes que l'on peut regretter dans cette étude très systématique sont presque toujours celles qui affectent les publications: c'est ainsi que les documents de Hassuna n'ont pu être reproduits, et qu'il n'est pas traité des supports des empreintes, qui ne sont pas seulement des scellements de vases, mais aussi des " bulles " de formes diverses, destinées à sceller des noeuds, par exemple. Les hautes époques, pré-obeidiennes et d'Obeid, ne sont guère représentées que dans le Nord, surtout à Tépé Gawra (Gaura). Les époques ultérieures posent un problème de terminologie qui est exposé avec clarté (pp. 42-45). L'auteur s'en tient à l'ancien découpage en époques. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Les cachets mésopotamiens protohistoriques, Homês-Frédéricq, D.
49 Homês-Frédéricq, D. Les cachets mésopotamiens protohistoriques
Leiden, Netherlands E. J. Brill 1970 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. This is Volumen Quattuordecimum from the series, Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui. Printed and presumed bound in the Netherlands. Oxford blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. 11.5 x 9 inches. Very gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With xii and 199 numbered pages, interspersed with maps, diagrams, figures and tables, and followed by LI monochrome plates on glossy stock. A very clean copy, and quite tight. Very gently read. The attractive pictorial dust jacket is unclipped. DJ with rubbing at the spine head and tail and at the corners. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good DJ. Dans l'introduction (pp. 1-15), l'auteur définit les cadres géographique - la Mésopotamie, - et chronologique, - des origines à la fin de l'époque de Djemdet- Nasr - , puis expose l'usage théorique des cachets, la manière dont ils ont été exécutés. Les formes sont enfin répertoriées, avec les équivalences anglaises et allemandes. L'étude chronologique (chapitre I, pp. 16-76) est divisée en quatre parties correspondant aux époques pré-obeidiennes, d'Obeid, d'Uruk et de Djemdet-Nasr. Une carte, pour chacune, indique les sites qui ont livré des documents. Après la description de chaque série, les matières utilisées, la technique de gravure, la forme et le décor sont examinés. Les lacunes que l'on peut regretter dans cette étude très systématique sont presque toujours celles qui affectent les publications: c'est ainsi que les documents de Hassuna n'ont pu être reproduits, et qu'il n'est pas traité des supports des empreintes, qui ne sont pas seulement des scellements de vases, mais aussi des " bulles " de formes diverses, destinées à sceller des noeuds, par exemple. Les hautes époques, pré-obeidiennes et d'Obeid, ne sont guère représentées que dans le Nord, surtout à Tépé Gawra (Gaura). Les époques ultérieures posent un problème de terminologie qui est exposé avec clarté (pp. 42-45). L'auteur s'en tient à l'ancien découpage en époques. 
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The Athenian Agora, Volume IV, Greek Lamps and Their Survivals, Howland, Richard Hubbard
50 Howland, Richard Hubbard The Athenian Agora, Volume IV, Greek Lamps and Their Survivals
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. The American School of Classical studies at Athens 1958 First Edition Cloth Very Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Results of Excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Printed and presumed bound in the USA. Wedgwood blue cloth binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. 12 x 9 inches. Unbumped spine head and gently bumped tail, with very gently bumped upper corners. The spine is very sunned, as are small parts of the boards.Text block firmly bound in. With ix and 252 numbered pages, and followed by 56 full-page B&W plates and a pull-out Chronological Distribution of Types. Previous owner name in a very neat ink hand to the upper corner of the front FEP. A few faint pencils erasures to the rear FEP. Else an exceptionally clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. No dust jacket [as issued?]. A Very Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. Courtesy of the University of Chicago Press: "This is the definitive publication of Greek lamps found in the excavation of the Athenian agora, including the early Roman products that are in some sense survivals of Greek types, but no other Roman lamps of the period following Sulla. Of over 2000 lamps discovered within these limitations, 834 are catalogued in this publication (and 35 signed bases)." 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Trierer Reliefsigillata Werkstatt I, Huld-Zetesche, Ingeborg
51 Huld-Zetesche, Ingeborg Trierer Reliefsigillata Werkstatt I
Bonn, Germany Rudolf Habelt Varlag 1972 3774912920 / 9783774912922 First German Edition Buckram Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erste Ausgabe. 4to. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. First edition. Printed and presumed bound in Germany. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. Medium blue buckram binding, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Some faint spotting to the boards, minor. Overall a very clean binding. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. Textblock firmly bound in. With 232 numbered pages interspersed with numerous B&W figures and tables, and followed by 69 B&W plates and a pull-out plan. A number of the plates are on heavy-weight glossy stock. Exceptionally clean internally. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Die Pagenstecher-Lekythoi (Trends in Linguistics), Hurschmann, Rolf
52 Hurschmann, Rolf Die Pagenstecher-Lekythoi (Trends in Linguistics)
Berlin, Germany Walter De Gruyter 1997 3110148617 / 9783110148619 First German Edition Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erste Ausgabe. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. First edition. Printed and bound in Germany. 10.75 x 8.25 inches. Aubergine cloth boards, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Faint spotting here and there to the front board, a minor cosmetic issue. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Textblock firmly bound in. IX and 81 numbered pages and with 36 full-page plates in monochrome and with 15 figures. All plates and figures on glossy stock. Immensely clean internally. Likely unread. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume III, The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, Part I, Hölscher, Uvo
53 Hölscher, Uvo The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume III, The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, Part I
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Univ of Chicago Press 1941 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus No Jacket Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
This is NOT an ex library book. This is Part I only. Published June 1941. Translated from the German by Mrs. Keith C. Seele. Brown buckram heavy-duty binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped if lightly rubbed spine head and tail, with lightly bumped and rubbed corners. 16 x 12 inches. Text block firmly bound in. T.E.G. With xiii and 87 numbered pages of text, interspersed with numerous B&W figures and also with 40 full-page plates, the first two of which are in color. Many of the plates are of archival photos. To the top corner of the front pastedown, in a very neat and small ink hand, previous owner name and date. Else a clean volume, and rather tight. Respectfully read. No dust jacket [as issued?]. A Very Good Plus copy. With thanks to The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago: "Ramesses III’s great temple complex at Medinet Habu is distinguished from other royal mortuary temples in Egypt above all by the circumstance that much of the temple structure itself still stands and that excavation has made comparatively clear the entire temenos with all subsidiary structures, fortifications, and the like. Thus in Medinet Habu as nowhere else in Egypt are revealed the entire plan of such a large and rich temple complex and to some extent the cult and administration carried on within its walls. This extensive architectural creation of Ramesses III is the subject of Volumes III and IV of The Excavation of Medinet Habu. Each individual structure can really be understood only in its relation to the entire layout. On the other hand, it is impossible to gain an idea of the whole without first understanding the significance of each part. We therefore begin our treatise with a discussion of individual structures and groups of buildings and close with a comprehensive picture of the entire complex. The present volume is concerned only with the structures of the inner temple area, and a description of the Ramesseum is included for purposes of comparison." 
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Figurines from Seleucia on the Tigris. Discovered by the Expeditions conducted by the University of Michigan with the cooperation of the Toledo Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1927-1932., Ingen, Wilhelmina van
54 Ingen, Wilhelmina van Figurines from Seleucia on the Tigris. Discovered by the Expeditions conducted by the University of Michigan with the cooperation of the Toledo Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1927-1932.
Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan Press 1939 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First edition. From the University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series, Volume XLV. Set up and printed April 1939 by the Plimpton Press, Norwood, MA. Handsome dark green buckram binding, with blind-stamped crest of the U of M crest, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Slightly bumped spine head and tail, with sharp lower corners and moderately bumped upper corners. The binding is exceptionally clean. 11 x 8 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With XXI, 374 and V numbered pages. There are XCIII full-page plates, each with several B&W figures. Also with two pristine pull-out plans showing Levels 1 and 2 of the excavation. Traces of speckling at the top edge, not into the pages themselves. Else an exceptionally clean volume, and quite tight. Either unread or very respectfully read. No dust jacket present. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Sennacherib's Aqueduct at Jerwan, Jacobsen, Thorkild; Lloyd, Seton
55 Jacobsen, Thorkild; Lloyd, Seton Sennacherib's Aqueduct at Jerwan
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. University of Chicago Press 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is Volume XXIV from the series, Oriental Institute Publications. First edition, May 1935. Handsome brown buckram spine and with rust-orange buckram hardboards. Crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. A few tiny blemishes to the front board, quite minor. Otherwise the binding is exceptionally clean and presentable. 11.75 x 9 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With xii and 52 numbered page. Frontispiece aerial view of the aqueduct. 12 text figures, including a splendid pull-out plan and elevation, and the text section followed by XXXVI B&W full-page plates consisting of archival photos and drawings. Moderate age-toning to the outer edges of the pages, not into the text or plates. Else a very clean interior, and quite tight. Very respectfully read. No dust jacket present. A Very Good copy. This volume deals with a dam and aqueduct structure that nowhere else survived from pre-Roman times. The aqueduct is part of the larger Atrush Canal built by the Assyrian king Sennacherib between 703 and 690 BCE to water Ninevah's extensive gardens. The watercourse is believed to have functioned actively for more than 2,000 years. Allegedly the aqueduct was constructed of more than two million dressed stones and using stone arches and waterproof cement. Jerwan is a locality north of Mosul in the Nineveh Province of Iraq. The geographic area corresponds to that inhabited by Yezidis in Iraq, at least until the recent past. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Oxford History of Classical Art, John Boardman
56 John Boardman The Oxford History of Classical Art
New York, New York, U.S.A. Oxford University Press 1993 0198143869 / 9780198143864 First American Edition Buckram Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in the USA. Black buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With ix and 406 numbered pages, and with XXVIII color plate, many full-page, 3 maps, and numerous B&W figures, archival photos and drawings, all on coated stock. An immensely clean volume, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and with almost no rubbing and with just a trace of curl at the edges. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
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Excavations at the Jewry Wall Site, Leicester. Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, No. XV, Kenyon, Kathleen
57 Kenyon, Kathleen Excavations at the Jewry Wall Site, Leicester. Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, No. XV
Oxford, England The Society of Antiquaries 1948 First Edition Buckram Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First American edition, presumed first printing. Printed and presumed bound by Princeton University Press. Attractive reddish-brown buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Moderately bumped spine tail, and with fairly sharp corners. The binding is exceptionally clean. Slight cracking between the title page signature and the following page, cosmetic issue. The text block remains firmly bound in. 10.75 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 292 numbered pages, and with 100 B&W figures interspersed throughout the text, and also with XXXIII plates, either full-page on white glossy coated stock or pull-out on beige lightly-coated stock. Some offsettings to the FEPs opposite the pastedowns. Number "2638" in a tiny and neat ink hand to an upper corner of the rear pastedown. Else an exceptionally clean volume, and with light evidence of shelf life. Very gently read. No remainder marks. No DJ present. A Very Good copy. 
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Report of the Research of Antiquities of the National Museum of Korea, Vol. I: Two Old Silla Tombs, Ho-u Tomb and Silver Bell Tomb, Kim, Chewon
58 Kim, Chewon Report of the Research of Antiquities of the National Museum of Korea, Vol. I: Two Old Silla Tombs, Ho-u Tomb and Silver Bell Tomb
Seoul, Korea Eul-yu Publishing. Co. 1948 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
The series, Report of the Research of Antiquities of the National Museum of Korea, apparently consisted of five volumes published between 1948 and 1964. Primary text in Korean and secondary text in English. A paperback publication in simple printed beige wrappers. Further bound in neatly to a sturdy pamphlet binder of semi-stiff cloth backed pattered boards. Moderate bumping to the corners of the binder, not affecting the corners of the paperback book itself except that there is moderate bumping at the extreme lower right corner of the book, affecting the first several pages. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. [4], 31, [80] pp. With LIV plates from B&W photographs and facsimiles, the plates printed on semi-glossy off-white paper. Some of the plates are pull-out. Also with text drawings. A dedication appears in a neat blue ink hand on the title page, "Prof. Wolfram Eberhard with the Author's Compliments Seoul, Febr. 1949." Light age-toning to the text pages. Else a very clean copy. Rated Very Good. First Edition. Scarce in any condition. No previous auction records could be found. The highly accomplished and well-traveled Wolfram Eberhard [1909-1989] was a professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley focused on Western, Central and Eastern Asian societies. Chewon [Chae-W?n] Kim was director of the National Museum of Korea. He wrote extensively about the various arts of Korea, including ceramics, sculpture, gold, bronze and lacquer. 
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The Tomb of Painted Basket of Lo-Lang, Detailed Report of Acrhaeological Research, Volume I, Koizumi, Akio; Hamada, Kosaku
59 Koizumi, Akio; Hamada, Kosaku The Tomb of Painted Basket of Lo-Lang, Detailed Report of Acrhaeological Research, Volume I
Keijo (Seoul), Korea Chosen Koseki Kenkyu Kwai 1934 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Subtitle is: The Tomb of Painted Basket and Other Two Tombs of Lo-Lang, being a Report of the Excavations in the Season of 1931 Carried out by the Society of the Study of Korean Antiquities. Japanese text by Akio Koizumi and English résumé by Kosaku Hamada. Published by Chosen Koseki Kenkyu Kwai (The Society of the Study of Korean Antiquities). Presumed first and only printing. Published 1934. Printed and bound in Tokyo. All plates printed in Kyoto. This book has primary text in Japanese and secondary text in English. Charcoal-colored buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine and a crisp orange-stamped image to front board depicting a seated figure in robes. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Immensely clean binding. 12.5 x 10 inches. As to the text in Japanese, with 23 and 111 and 8 numbered pages. Plates section of unnumbered pages, including CXXXI (131) numbered, full-page plates and 50 illustrations (mostly line drawings and a few rubbings). Plate I is a general map, in color, of the ancient cemeteries of Lo-Lang. Plate XXXII is a tipped-in color plate of tomb-chambers. Additionally there are nine full-color plates, especially emphasizing the painted basket itself. All other plates are collotype in sepia-tone or B&W. Additionally there are two color frontispiece plates present. Most color plates with tissue guards. Identification and brief commentary appears in Japanese and in English on each plate page. As to the text in English, with xi and 28 numbered pages. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Probably originally issued with a glassine dust jacket; no dust jacket is present. Overall a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. Early in the 20th century 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. In 1931 Tomb No. 116 of Nanseiri, among other Han Dynasty tombs, was selected for research, and this unexpectedly revealed the most wonderful remains, including a painted basket in the tomb's perfectly preserved wooden chambers. 
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The Athenian Agora, Volume X, Weights, Measures and Tokens, Lang, Mabel; Crosby, Margaret
60 Lang, Mabel; Crosby, Margaret The Athenian Agora, Volume X, Weights, Measures and Tokens
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. The American School of Classical S 1964 978087661210 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Results of Excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Printed and presumed bound in Germany. Wedgwood blue cloth binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. 12 x 9 inches. Unbumped spine head and gently bumped tail, with very gently bumped upper corners. Text block firmly bound in. With xii and 146 numbered pages, and followed by 36 full-page B&W plates. An immensely clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. No dust jacket [as issued?]. A Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. Courtesy of ASCSA: "The first part of this book deals with weights (14 bronze, 109-111 lead, 28 stone) and measures (75 dry, 28-31 liquid). Although humble objects, the detailed study of these everyday items provides archaeological evidence for substantial changes in weight standards at different times in Athenian history. This reinforces literary evidence for a highly centralized bureaucracy controlling trade and commerce. In the second part of the book, Crosby catalogues and discusses some 900 lead and 46 clay tokens uncovered during the Agora excavations. The bulk of the lead material dates from the Roman period, while all the clay pieces belong to the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd centuries B.C. These tokens served diverse functions. Some were used as admission tickets for festivals and theater performances while others can be related to attendance at lawcourts or receipt of tax payments." 
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