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Pompeii, the History, Life and Art of the Buried City, Panetta, Marisa, ed.
81 Panetta, Marisa, ed. Pompeii, the History, Life and Art of the Buried City
Vercelli, Italy VMB Publishers 2004 8854001066 / 9788854001060 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Plus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
First printing of the first edition. 14 x 10 inches. Printed and presumed bound in China. Color separation done in Italy. Bound in black buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 415 numbered pages, with numerous color plates, most full-page and some fold-out, and all on glossy, heavy-weight stock. Gently cocked (i.e., slight spine lean, very minor). An exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. Gently read. The full-pictorial dust jacket is unclipped and with moderate edge curl. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. A special section of the book is devoted to the eruption of 79 AD, described based on the most recent discoveries, and another section takes a look at Oplontis, the most celebrated villa in the suburbs of Pompeii. 
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Tombs in and near Rome. Sculpture among the Greeks and Romans, Mythology in Funereal Sculpture, and Early Christian Sculpture., Parker, John Henry
82 Parker, John Henry Tombs in and near Rome. Sculpture among the Greeks and Romans, Mythology in Funereal Sculpture, and Early Christian Sculpture.
Oxford, England James Parker and Co. 1877 First Edition Buckram Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This book constitutes two volumes in one, being Parts 9 and 10 from The Archaeology of Rome series by the author and published serially. Printed as well as published by James Parker and Co., Oxford, England. Co-publisher John Murray, London. Contemporary brick red buckram binding, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine and with blind-stamped borders to the boards. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, and corners. Very little indication of soiling to the binding. 9 x 5.75 inches. Hinges sound; text block firmly bound in. T.E.G. Slightly deckled page edges to a handsome effect. First part with xii and 48 numbered pages of text, followed by XX full-page B&W plates. Second part with viii and 91 numbered pages of text, followed by XIX full-page B&W plates. Then pp. 36-38 corresponding to the first part and pp. 78-107 corresponding to the second part, all these pages consisting of a catalogue of historical photographs. Then several pages detailing the volumes constituting The Archaeology of Rome series as well as A Plan of Ancient Rome. Finally, a page of publisher's adverts. A few of the plates with foxing but most plates are free of demerits. Else a clean volume, and rather tight. Respectfully read. A Good Plus copy. Scarce, even rare. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Ceremonial Objects and Ornaments from Pueblo Bonito, New Mexico, Pepper, George H.
83 Pepper, George H. Ceremonial Objects and Ornaments from Pueblo Bonito, New Mexico
Lancaster, PA The New Era Printing Company 1905 First Edition Thus Pamphlet Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A reprint from the American Anthropologist (N.S.), Vol. 7, No. 2, April-June 1905. Not ex library but note previous owner name stamp in faded ink at top of front wrapper. 9.75 x 6.5 inches. A staple-bound pamphlet with pale gray-green wrappers. The plain wrappers are printed in light black lettering. Minor chipping at lower corners. Age-fading at wrapper edges but unsoiled. With full-page, color frontispiece, 183-197 numbered pages, 4 B&W archival photos and a few line drawings. Semi-bend near the bottom of the first few pages. On the last text page, mid-sentence, in a very tiny and neat ink hand, is written the word "frog"; it was apparently omitted by the printer. A clean copy, except as noted, inside and out. A Good Plus copy. 
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Diospolis Parva: The Cemeteries of Abadiyeh and Hu, 1898-9, Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Mace, Arthur Cruttenden Mace
84 Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Mace, Arthur Cruttenden Mace Diospolis Parva: The Cemeteries of Abadiyeh and Hu, 1898-9
London, England The Egypt Exploration Fund 1901 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Association Copy Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
True first edition, not a facsimile. This is an English language publication. Special extra publication of the Egypt Exploration Fund. Printed by Gilbert and Rivington, Ltd., London. Presumed contemporary binding with dark brown buckram spine bearing title in orange, and taupe paper hardboards with black lettering front and back. Moderately bumped and abraded spine head and tail, with fairly sharp if slightly abraded corners. Hinges tender but holding nicely. Binding generally clean but rather age-toned. 12.5 x 10 inches. With color frontispiece plate, [6], and 62 numbered pages of text, plus XLVIII full-page B&W plates, being archival photographs and line drawings. All text and illustrations in the book are on heavy, matte stock. Small, neat oval stamp of previous owner to the top corner of the front FEP. Respectfully read. Moderate age-toning at the page edges, including the text pages and plate pages. Else a clean copy, inside and out, and still rather tight. A Very Good copy. Rare in any condition; generally available only in facsimile. .An association copy from the library of James Wingate Sewall, founder in 1880 of the James W. Sewall Company in Old Town, Maine. The company provided forest inventory, surveying, and mapping services to the lumber industry in northern Maine and Canada. 
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Abu Salabikh Excavations, Vols. 1, 2, 3 and Text Vol. 4, Postgate, J. N.; Moon, Jane
85 Postgate, J. N.; Moon, Jane Abu Salabikh Excavations, Vols. 1, 2, 3 and Text Vol. 4
British School of Archaeology in Iraq 1983 First Edition Paperback Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Present are four volumes from the series, Abu Salabikh Excavations, by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq. Please note that Volume 4 was published in two parts, a Text volume and a Plates volume. The Plates volume is NOT present in this grouping. Present are: The West Mound Surface Clearance (1983); Graves 1 to 99 (1985); Catalogue of Early Dynastic Pottery (1987); and The 6G Ash-Tip and its contents: cultic and administrative discard from the temple?, Text volume (1993). Printed in England. Original plain paper wrappers in a medium blue color, with crisp black-stamped lettering to the front wrappers and to the spines. A few of the corners slightly bumped. Vol. 3 with a 1-inch tear at the fore edge of the front wrapper, a cosmetic issue only. Wrappers for all 4 volumes very clean. 11.75 x 8.25 inches. The first three volumes with B&W figures and illustrations. Vol. 1 with vii and 111 pages plus XII plates and a pull-out map. Vol. 2 with vi and 224 pages plus XXVII plates and two pull-out maps. Vol. 3 with iv and 189 pages plus IV plates. Vol. 4 with x and 234 pages. The volumes are very clean, inside and out. A Very Good Plus set of copies. 
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The Attic Stelai, Parts I, II, III and Supplement (Five New Fragments), from Hesperia, Vols. XXII, No. 4; XXV, No. 3; XXVII, Nos. 3 & 4; XXX, No. 1, Complete, Pritchett, W. Kendrick; Amyx, Darrell A.
86 Pritchett, W. Kendrick; Amyx, Darrell A. The Attic Stelai, Parts I, II, III and Supplement (Five New Fragments), from Hesperia, Vols. XXII, No. 4; XXV, No. 3; XXVII, Nos. 3 & 4; XXX, No. 1, Complete
Princeton, NJ, U.S.A. American School of Classical Studies at Athens 1953 First Edition Buckram Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Published in issues of Hesperia, Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Originally issued in paperback format and later bound as one hardback volume with wrappers preserved, except that the supplement of 1961 remains in its original pamphlet format. Published between 1953 and 1961. Presumed printed and bound in the USA. NOT ex library. Oxford blue buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 11.5 x 8.5 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners if with a touch of abrading. Binding somewhat rubbed but largely unsoiled and quite presentable. Text block firmly bound in. With 226-299, 179-328, 164-254, 256-310, and 24-29 numbered pages. Also, XXII, No. 4 with Plates 67-84; XXVII, No. 3 with Plates 47-50 & No. 4 with Plates 51-54; XXX, No. 1 with plates 5-6. All plates full-page B&W. No foxing or spotting in evidence and no remainder marks. A very few pages with a small marginal note in a neat ink hand. Else an impressively clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. No dust jacket. A Very Good copy. The complete set, including the supplement, is scarce in any condition. Also included is a packet of hand-written letters and notes. There is an 8-page letter dated August 11, 1953 and titled Textual Problems in the Stelai. It is addressed to Pritchett and signed "Dick." There is a 4-page letter dated August 18, 1953. It is addressed to "Lucy" and although unsigned is likely from the hand of Pritchett or Amyx. There are three pages of notes by or intended for Pritchett. Finally, there is a 1-page letter dated November 16, 1972 addressed to Pritchett and with the letterhead of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Le Palais du second millénaire à Knossos, I : Le quartier Nord, 2 volumes (French Edition), Raison, Jacques
87 Raison, Jacques Le Palais du second millénaire à Knossos, I : Le quartier Nord, 2 volumes (French Edition)
Paris Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner 1988 2869580207 / 9782869580206 First Paperback Edition Paperback As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Couverture souple. Ecole française d'Athènes. Ëtudes Crétoises, XXVII. Tomes premier et second. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. This is Volume 1 & 2 of Part I, Le Quartier Nord. 11 x 9 inches. Two somewhat large and heavy paperbacks with pale brown wrappers. The plain wrappers are printed in black lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. As New and unread; indeed, still in the original shrinkwrap. Un siècle après les tentatives d'A. Joubin pour explorer le site révélé par les découvertes d'un marchand crétois, Minos Kalokairinos, il revient à un autre Français de reprendre l'étude des ruines d'un des monuments les plus importants de la protohistoire égéenne. Fouillé par l'archéologue anglais A. Evans de 1900 à 1905 pour l'essentiel et publié de 1921 à 1935 2, le palais de Cnossos a fait l'objet d'études nombreuses depuis lors, particulièrement le dernier état lié à l'occupation mycénienne et à la présence des tablettes inscrites en linéaire B. La question qui portait sur la datation de cet état a été, on le sait, au centre d'une vive polémique qui divisa la communauté scientifique il y a une vingtaine d'années. La générosité de nos collègues anglais, qui ont donné à l'A. accès à toutes les archives de la fouille, déposées à l'Ashmolean Museum d'Oxford, est tout à fait remarquable et mérite d'être signalée. 
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Die Masken der neueren attischen Komödie, Robert, Carl
88 Robert, Carl Die Masken der neueren attischen Komödie
Halle an der Saale, Germany Max Niemeyer 1911 First German Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erste Ausgabe. 4to. 112, [1]. Fünfundzwanzigstes Hallisches Winckelmannprogramm. Gedruckt aus den Mitteln der Robert-Gabe. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. First edition. Printed and presumed bound in Germany. 11.25 x 9 inches. Beige cloth spine with Brown Japan-paper hardboards, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. A few small air pockets to the rear board, minor. Overall a very clean binding. Sharp corners. Hinges superficially split but textblock appears firmly bound in. Top page edges tinted light brown. With 112 numbered pages and with 128 B&W figures and a full-page plate in monochrome at the end of the volume. Tiny chip at fore-edge of front FEP, trivial. Very clean internally. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Sumerische 'Königshymnen' Der Isin-Zeit, Römer, W. H.
89 Römer, W. H. Sumerische 'Königshymnen' Der Isin-Zeit
Leiden E. J. Brill 1965 First 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. Mit sieben textabbildungen und hundertdreiundzwanzig tafeln. This is not a bilingual edition. Principal text in German only, not in English. Note, however, that secondary text is in Akkadian and occasionally in Sumerian. First edition. Printed and presumed bound in the Netherlands. Handsome Oxford blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners, save for a minor bump to the lower rear corner. The binding is exceptionally clean. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With XII and 289 numbered page. Faint evidence of pencil erasure at the top of the front pastedown. Else an immensely clean volume, and quite tight. Either unread or very respectfully read. No dust jacket present. A Very Good Plus copy. This book presents and comments upon praise-songs for the ancient Sumerian kings. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: Sumerian is the language of ancient Sumer and a language isolate which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). During the 3rd millennium BC, a very intimate cultural symbiosis developed between the Sumerians and the Akkadians, which included widespread bilingualism. The influence of Sumerian on Akkadian (and vice versa) is evident in all areas, from lexical borrowing on a substantial scale, to syntactic, morphological, and phonological convergence. This has prompted scholars to refer to Sumerian and Akkadian in the third millennium as a Sprachbund (area of linguistic convergence). Akkadian gradually replaced Sumerian as a spoken language around 2000 BC (the exact dating being a matter of debate), but Sumerian continued to be used as a sacred, ceremonial, literary and scientific language in Mesopotamia until the 1st century AD. Then it was forgotten until the 19th century, when Assyriologists began deciphering the cuneiform inscriptions and excavated tablets left by these speakers. 
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Agricultura Mesopotamica: nach sumerisch-akkadischen Quellen ; eine lexikalische und kulturgeschichtliche Untersuchung, Salonen, Armas
90 Salonen, Armas Agricultura Mesopotamica: nach sumerisch-akkadischen Quellen ; eine lexikalische und kulturgeschichtliche Untersuchung
Helsinki, Finland Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia 1968 First Edition Paperback Very Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Principal text in German, with very occasional text in English. Issued by Suomalainen Tiedeakatemian Toimituksia on September 15, 1967. Publication date listed as 1968. Printed in Finland. Original plain paper wrappers in a soft beige color, with black-stamped lettering to the wrappers. Slight crinkling to the wrappers at the spine head and tail, a minor cosmetic issue. The wrappers are exceptionally clean. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. With 502 numbered pages, and with 44 B&W plates, including drawings and archival photos, on coated stock, and with 6 B&W figures in the text. Light age-speckling to the top edge of the book, not into the pages. Else the book appears free of demerits. A Very Good Plus copy. This volume covers the sources of the food on dry land for the peoples of ancient Mesopotamia. The book lists people and professions concerned, and equipment used. 
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Die Fussbekleidung der alten Mesopotamier : nach sumerisch-akkadischen Quellen ; eine lexikalische und kulturgeschichtliche Untersuchung, Salonen, Armas
91 Salonen, Armas Die Fussbekleidung der alten Mesopotamier : nach sumerisch-akkadischen Quellen ; eine lexikalische und kulturgeschichtliche Untersuchung
Helsinki, Finland Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia 1969 First Edition Paperback Very Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Principal text in German, with very occasional text in English. Issued by Suomalainen Tiedeakatemian Toimituksia on September 15, 1967. Publication date listed as 1968. Printed in Finland. Original plain paper wrappers in a soft beige color, with black-stamped lettering to the wrappers. Slight crinkling to the wrappers at the spine head and tail, a minor cosmetic issue. The wrappers are clean. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. With 136 numbered pages, and with 46 B&W plates, including drawings and archival photos, on coated stock. Light age-speckling to the top edge of the book, not into the pages. Else the book appears free of demerits. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Römerbildnisse vom Ausgang der Republik, Schmidt, Eduard
92 Schmidt, Eduard Römerbildnisse vom Ausgang der Republik
Berlin, Germany Verlag Walter de Gruyter & Co. 1944 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. 12 x 9.25 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 63 numbered pages interspersed with 33 monochrome plates, all on lightly coated stock.A hint of pencil erasure at the top of the title page, very faint. A very neat and tiny ownership stamp in dark blue ink to the reverse side of the title page and also to the reverse of the final page. [Prof. A. Alföldi, Bern, Chutzenstrasse 60]. Else exceptionally clean internally. A Very Good Plus copy. Rare in any condition. Andreas Alföldi [1895-1981] was a professor at the University of Bern, Humanities Faculty. From Wikipedia: "[He] was a Hungarian historian, art historian, epigraphist, numismatist and archaeologist, specializing in the Late Antique period. He was one of the most productive 20th-century scholars of the ancient world and is considered one of the leading researchers of his time." 
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Zur griechischen Goldschmiedekunst des vierten Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Eine griechische Schmuckgruppe im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Segall, Berta
93 Segall, Berta Zur griechischen Goldschmiedekunst des vierten Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Eine griechische Schmuckgruppe im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
Wiesbaden, Germany Franz Steiner Verlag 1966 First German Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good Plus 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. 12 x 9.5 inches. Beige cloth binding in a pleasing tweed-like design, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. The binding is very clean. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Textblock firmly bound in. With viii and 50 numbered pages followed by 47 full-page B&W plates. Exceptionally clean internally. Plain off-white dust jacket with simple black-stamped lettering. Two small repaired tears to the rear of the DJ, quite minor. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. 
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Excavations at Tepe Gawra, Volume I, Levels I-VIII, Speiser, E. A.
94 Speiser, E. A. Excavations at Tepe Gawra, Volume I, Levels I-VIII
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. University of Pennsylvania Press 1935 First American Edition Buckram Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Based on the Joint Expedition of the Baghdad School, the University Museum, and Dropsie College to Mesopotamia. Printed and bound in the USA. Brick red buckram binding with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unsoiled binding, and with scarcely any rubbing or scraping. 11.75 x 9 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With B&W frontispiece and pristine tissue guard, and xvi and 220 numbered pages of text, and with LXXXVI monochrome plates on white, semi-glossy stock. The text pages are slightly age-faded; the plate pages are bright white. Plates VII and IX through XI are fold-out plans of excavations and lay-outs. No remainder marks. Previous owner name/address on very small sticker to rear FEP. Else an exceptionally clean copy. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Examples of Classic Ornament from Greece & Rome, Drawn from the Originals by Lewis Vulliamy, Spiers, Richard Phene
95 Spiers, Richard Phene Examples of Classic Ornament from Greece & Rome, Drawn from the Originals by Lewis Vulliamy
London, England Spiers, Richard Phene 1907 First Edition Thus Unbound Very Good Minus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Vulliamy, Lewis; Moses, Henry 
Presumed first [and only?] printing of the first edition thus. The plates originally appeared in "Examples of Ornamental Sculpture in Architecture, drawn from the Originals in the Years 1818-21," published in 1825. Preface dated August 1907. Presumed printed and bound in Great Britain. This edition printed by the publisher from the original copper plates of the artist. Ex library but with very few of the usual ex library markings, and in any case a non-circulating copy. 19.5 x 13.25 inches. With two large folded sheets of text, including a title page, a preface page, and four pages of explanatory text for the plates, a headpiece illustration and a plan of the Temple of Apollo Didymaeus. With 20 unbound B&W full-page plates, as called for. All plates drawn on copper by Lewis Vulliamy and engraved by Henry Moses with exquisite and painstaking draughtsmanship. The paper on which the engravings are pulled appears to be mould-made cream stock. Plates 3 and 5 with a little light soiling/spotting into the plates. The remaining plates appear to be unfoxed or else with a few tiny marginal spots. All pages with minor bumping/rippling to the lower corner, in the margins only, not into the images. Tiny blindstamp of the college library to the top of the title page, scarcely noticeable. Scattered foxing to the four text pages containing notes on the plates. Else a clean copy. Housed in a contemporary port-folio of dark green buckram spine and corners and with dark green paper hardboards, the front board with elaborate black-stamped lettering. The binding lightly soiled. A library call number in small white ink hand to the spine. The port-folio with moderately bumped spine head and tail and corners. Original green cloth ties fully intact. The front pastedown of the port-folio with white label of the college library. A Very Good Minus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. "The plates included in this work are a selection from those which were published in 1825 by Lewis Vulliamy, the architect, on his return from the tour which he made through Greece, Asia Minor, and Italy, as travelling student of the Royal Academy." The 1825 edition is virtually unobtainable. Also included with this purchase is "Examples of ornamental sculpture in architecture drawn from the originals of bronze, marble and terra cot[ta] in Greece, Asia Minor and Italy." Isha Books, New Delhi, 2013. Isha gives the original date of publication as 1823. The Isha publication, a hardback with DJ, is a crude photocopy reprint in much reduced size (11x 8.5 inches) but contains 40 plates, half of which are in the Spiers 1907 edition. Viewing the Isha publication one can appreciate the extraordinary crispness of detail in the Spiers edition. 
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Indus Valley Painted Pottery, A Comparative Study of the Designs on the Painted Wares of the Harappa Culture, Starr, Richard
96 Starr, Richard Indus Valley Painted Pottery, A Comparative Study of the Designs on the Painted Wares of the Harappa Culture
Princeton, NJ, U.S.A. Princeton University Press 1941 First Edition Buckram Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed in the USA at the Princeton University Press. Black buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and lettering to the spine. Gently rubbed and rather clean binding. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 9 x 6 inches. With xxiii and 106 numbered pages of text, and with 174 B&W figures interspersed throughout. Also with a pull-out map opposite the last page. Previous owner name and date in a light ink hand to the front FEP. Faint evidence of light pencil erasures might be found here and there in the book's pages, trivial. Else very presentable and clean internally. There is no dust jacket present. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Ancient Khotan: Detailed Report of Archaeological Explorations in Chinese Turkestan Carried Out and Descibed Under The Orders of H. M. Indian Government, Stein, M. Aurel
97 Stein, M. Aurel Ancient Khotan: Detailed Report of Archaeological Explorations in Chinese Turkestan Carried Out and Descibed Under The Orders of H. M. Indian Government
Bangkok, Thailand SDI Publications 2001 1878529420 / 9781878529428 First Edition Thus Leatherette Near Fine No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Two volumes bound as one. First edition thus; limited to 999 copies. Note that the original edition was published in 1907 by Oxford at the Clarendon Press. The SDI edition consists of: Vol. I, Text, with xxiv and 621 numbered pages and with B&W photo-plates; Vol. II, Plates, with vii numbered pages, plus unnumbered pages with cxix plates, many in color. Tipped in to the rear of the book by the publisher is a pristine fold-out map showing portions of the territory of Khotan. 13.25 x 10.5 inches. Deep brown leatherette with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and the spine. A Near Fine copy with almost no blemishes observed. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Irans Erbe in Flugbildern von Georg Gerster, Stronach, David; Mousavi, Ali
98 Stronach, David; Mousavi, Ali Irans Erbe in Flugbildern von Georg Gerster
Mainz am Rhein, Germany Verlag Philipp von Zabern 2009 3805338899 / 9783805338899 First German Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus No Jacket Ex-Library 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text nur in deutscher Sprache, nicht in Englisch. Text in German, not in English. This is not a bilingual edition. Printed and bound in Germany. Handsome pictorial glossy paper hardboards, with crisp lettering to the boards and to the spine. There is a discreet label at the spine tail with a neatly printed call number. Although technically ex library, the book was in the private reference library of the Cleveland Museum of Art and there are virtually no ex library markings. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 12 x 9.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 192 numbered pages. Printed on fade resistant and archival quality paper. With numerous color plates on heavy weight glossy stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No dust jacket [as issued]. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Afghan Stuccos of the N[ouvelle] R[evue] F[rançaise] Collection, Strzygowsky, Josef
99 Strzygowsky, Josef The Afghan Stuccos of the N[ouvelle] R[evue] F[rançaise] Collection
Paris, France Nouvelle Revue Française 1932 Presumed First Edition Unbound Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
In English, not in French. Undated but circa 1932. Published by Nouvelle Revue Française, Paris, in association with an exhibition at Stora Art Gallery, NY. Printed in France by Imprimerie Massol, Paris. Issued in portfolio. Approximately 11 x 7.5 inches [28 x 19 cm.]. With 30 numbered pages of text plus list of illustrations, and with 46 B&W photo-plates, full-page, as called for. All pages and plates unbound, as issued. Minor chipping along the fore-edge of Plates 45 and 46, not at all into the plates. One-inch diagonal tear to the title page at the lower half of the fore edge, minor. Else a very clean copy and free of observable demerits. With the original hard-board portfolio, now fully restored. The portfolio consisting of plain hard-boards in an ecru color, the boards now somewhat sunned and age-toned. The front board bearing the simple initials N R F. The spine and hinges of the portfolio newly strengthened with bookbinder cloth tape. The portfolio with the original ecru ribbon ties, the ties in very good condition and unfrayed. "These stuccos have been found in neighbourhood of Tash-Kourgan (Chinese Turkestan), south of Qizil, to the east of the Afghan border." Stora Art Gallery (later Galleries?) was owned and operated by the dealer Raphael Stora in both Paris and New York. The gallery primarily handled sculpture and decorative arts. Flourished about 1930-1970. 
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Ancient Painting from the Earliest Times to the Period of Christian Art, Swindler, Mary Hamilton
100 Swindler, Mary Hamilton Ancient Painting from the Earliest Times to the Period of Christian Art
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. Yale Univ Pr 1929 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Presumed first printing of the first edition. With a charming inscription and signature in a neat ink hand by the author on the front FEP, "With best wishes for a very promising young student in archaeology and the hope that she may one day continue her studies, [signed] Mary Hamilton Swindler." Brick red buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped design of boat, grapes and dolphins to the front board and with lettering to the front board and to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head, gently bumped tail, with gently bumped corners. 10.75 x 8 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With color frontispiece plate, xlv and 488 numbered pages of text, interspersed with an additional 15 full-page plates, some in color, and followed by 640 B&W plates on heavy coated stock. Most illustrations on white coated stock. Slight age-fading to the text pages but no brittleness apparent. A clean volume, and rather tight. Respectfully read. No dust jacket present. A Very Good copy. Topics covered include: pre-historic art, Egypt, The Near East, Crete and the Aegean, Greece, Etruria, and Hellenestic, Graeco-Roman, Pompeian and Roman painting. 
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