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A New and Accurate Description of the Present Great Roads and the Principal Cross Roads of England and Wales, Commencing at London and continuing to the farthest Parts of the Kingdom...
1 A New and Accurate Description of the Present Great Roads and the Principal Cross Roads of England and Wales, Commencing at London and continuing to the farthest Parts of the Kingdom...
London, England R. & J. Dodsley 1756 Presumed First Edition Disbound Good Plus Association Copy 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
First [and only?] edition. In contemporary [?] or very early full leather binding of brown calf. Boards present but completely and cleanly detached. The binding much rubbed and dessicated, especially along the spine. The hubbed spine bearing, in blind-stamp, "Roads of England." Also, at the spine tail, in much-rubbed gilt, the date 1756. The firmly bound text block retains great integrity. 7 x 4.5 inches. On rag content, laid paper. With title page, 6 unnumbered pages, 168 and lxiv numbered pages. Title page states, Price Bound Four Shillings. With a handsome tail-piece engraving at p. 161 and at p. xl. Tipped in to the FEP opposite page lxiv is a large fold-out B&W map with decorative cartouche, Kitchin's most Accurate Map of the Roads of England and Wales: with the Distances by the Mile-Stones, and other most exact Admensurations between Town & Town. Map measures 14.5 x 14.25 inches (37 x 36 cm). The map in remarkable condition; just a hint of age-toning. Book's pastedowns and opposite FEPs with glue off-settings. Front pastedown with the handsome armorial/pictorial bookplate of R.P.L. Booker. A blank front FEP with the inscription, likely in his own hand, "R. P. Lee Booker, Eton" in very small neat ink writing. Preliminaries lightly to moderately age toned. Tiny tear to middle of p. 15. Else a rather clean copy. Downgraded to Good Plus chiefly on account of the poor state of the binding. Deemed worthy of custom rebinding or restoration. This is a study of the then-present principal roads of England and Wales, with detailed descriptions of way-stations, landmarks, distances, &c. Includes a section about the itinerary of Antoninus and Roman stations in England. Perhaps the most remarkable and significant feature of the book is the fold-out map, a map that seldom survives in extant copies of the book. A rare book in any condition. R. P. Lee Booker [died 1922?] was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, where he gained a first class in Mods. and a second class in Lit. Hum. in 1887. No later than 1888 he was appointed to the faculty at Eton College, Windsor, eventually serving as a House Master. Booker apparently served in WWI. By 1920 Booker had left Eton in hopes that he would find suitable employment elsewhere, though he made some critical remarks about the education system. He commented on the difficulty of getting his work printed. Booker was exceptionally interested in English antiquity, archaeology and history. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries [FSA]. Specific interests apparently included: Prehistoric monuments and earthworks; Roman monuments and Roman earthworks; English ecclesiastical monuments; English secular monuments. In that regard, and commencing around 1908, he was active in contributing extensively to an inventory of the ancient and historical monuments and constructions connected with or illustrative of the contemporary culture, civilization and conditions of life of the people in England from the earliest times to the year 1700. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume I, Ebvracvm [Eburacum]
2 An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume I, Ebvracvm [Eburacum]
London, England Royal Commission on Historical Monuments 1962 First British Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First edition. Printed and bound in England. 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Olive drab buckram boards, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. A bit of shelf rubbing at the very top and bottom edges. Textblock firmly bound in. T.E.G. With xlii and 168 numbered pages. Color frontispiece tipped in. With numerous full-page plates, mostly archival photos, in monochrome. All plates on glossy stock. Also with numerous B&W figures and drawings. Slipped in to the rear pocket is a pristine fold-out map showing the position of monuments and burials in Roman York. An immensely clean book, inside and out. Full-pictorial dust jacket is present. Not price-clipped. Chipping to the spine head and a cleanly repaired tear at the spine tail. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus dust jacket. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Second Series, Volume XXIX
3 Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Second Series, Volume XXIX
London, England The Society of Antiquaries 1929 First Edition Buckram Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Prrinted and bound in Oxford, England. 11.75 x 9.75 inches. Medium brown buckram boards, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The spine head and tail are bumped and abraded, and the corners are gently bumped. Ten articles are listed in the table of contents but only eight articles actually appear in the book. Missing are: IV, The Uranical Astrolabe....; and VIII, The Epigraphy of Middle English. Rather than having been removed after the fact, they were never bound in. The book contains xvi and 1 to 54 and 74 to 148 and 180 to 256 numbered pages, and with LXXXIII B&W plates, plus numerous B&W figures and some pull-out drawings and maps, including a superb plan of Corfe Castle in color. There is a substantial crack between the signature preceding page 180 and the following signature, but the text block remains bound in. A Good copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Archaeological Finds Han Tombs at Guangzhou and Hong Kong
4 Archaeological Finds Han Tombs at Guangzhou and Hong Kong
China Chinese University of Hong Kong 1983 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is a bilingual edition in Chinese and in English. 11 x 8 inches. A paperback publication in pictorial wrappers. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners, except that there is a bump to the upper left corner of the front wrapper near the spine head. 261 numbered pages, with approximately 11 color plates and with numerous B&W photo illustrations. A clean and tidy copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. A Very Good Minus copy. Very scarce in any condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Ceramic Sculpture from Han and Tang China, 19 - 26 March 1997
5 Ceramic Sculpture from Han and Tang China, 19 - 26 March 1997
London, England Eskenazi 1997 Paperback Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in the UK. Text in English. Pictorial wrappers. Unbumped spine head and tail. 11.75 x 8.25 inches. 55 numbered pages, with various featured ceramic art objects. Heavy coated stock with numerous plates, most in color. Also with a color map of Han and Tang archaeological sites. Very small, neat ink date stamp on the half title page. Else an immaculate copy. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Château Borély, Les trésors d'art du Musee d´Archéologie de Marseille
6 Château Borély, Les trésors d'art du Musee d´Archéologie de Marseille
France Château Borély 1963 First Paperback Edition Paperback 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. Printed and bound in France. Approximately 9.75 x 7 inches. Handsome full-pictorial semi-glossy orange wrappers with white lettering. Unnumbered pages of text and plates. Includes two pages of color plates followed by 56 B&W plates, some full-page. Previous owner name in neat ink hand to the top of the title page. A generally clean copy inside and out and still rather tight. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Chinese Bronzes of the Shang (1766-1122 B.C.) through the T'ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906)
7 Chinese Bronzes of the Shang (1766-1122 B.C.) through the T'ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906)
New York, New York, U.S.A. Metropolitan Museum of Art 1938 First Edition Paperback Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Issued October 1938. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Plain paper blue wrappers, much faded. "Chinese Bronzes" in crisp black stamped to the front and also with simple drawing of a Chinese bronze. Note that the front wrapper has completely detached from the spine. With xxxii and 29 numbered pages. Followed by a plates section illustrating approximately 48 of the 372 items on exhibit. All plates are monochrome, full-page, on semi-glossy stock. A clean copy all in all. At the top of the half title page, in a neat ink hand, previous owner name and address. A Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. An exhibition lent by American collectors and museums and shown in Gallery D6 from October 19 through November 27, New York, 1938. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Corpvs Specvlorvm Etrvscorvm
8 Corpvs Specvlorvm Etrvscorvm
Ames, IA Iowa State University Press 1987 013803632 Decorative Boards Near Fine No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Stated first edition. Printed and bound in the USA. Brown buckram spine with cream lettering, and cream paper boards with brown and black lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners.13 x 9.25 inches. With 241 numbered pages, including plates of 45 mirrors shown in multiple aspect, all on heavy, matte stock. An exceptionally clean copy, inside and out, and very tight. Presumed unread. A Near Fine copy. A work cataloging significant collections in the Midwestern USA of ancient Etruscan mirrors. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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Early Mining and Metallurgy on the Western Central Iranian Plateau: The First Five Years of Work (Archäologie in Iran und Turan, Band 9)
9 Early Mining and Metallurgy on the Western Central Iranian Plateau: The First Five Years of Work (Archäologie in Iran und Turan, Band 9)
Mainz am Rhein, Germany Verlag Philipp von Zabern 2011 3805343426 / 9783805343428 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Primary text in English and secondary text in Farsi. Printed and bound in Germany. Semi-glossy paper-covered hardboards, with crisp white-stamped lettering. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. VIII and 728 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with numerous illustrations, figures and maps, many in color. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certaianly unread. No DJ, presumably as issued.. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Excavations at Nemea: Vol. I: Topgraphical and Architectural Studies: The Sacred Square, the Xenon and the Bath.
10 Excavations at Nemea: Vol. I: Topgraphical and Architectural Studies: The Sacred Square, the Xenon and the Bath.
Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA University of California Press 1992 0520070275 / 9780520070271 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in the USA. Blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 12 x 9 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with gently bumped corners.Text block firmly bound in. XXX and 319 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with 499 B&W figures, including archival photos, line drawings, and plans. Included in the rear pocket are six fold-out plans and elevations, as called for and in excellent condition. Light pencil erasure to the upper corner of the half title page, else a clean copy, and very tight. Very gently read. No DJ [as issued?]. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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From the Collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, III [Third Volume]
11 From the Collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, III [Third Volume]
Copenhagen Ejnar Munksgaard 1942 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Text sections variously in English, German and French. Not ex library. 11.25 x 7.75 inches. A paperback with pale gray wrappers with yapped edges. The plain wrappers are printed in black lettering. Unbumped spine head and gently bumped tail, with gently bumped corners impressing the top corner of the pages, quite minor. 1 inch tear to the front wrapper along the spine head, a cosmetic issue only and hardly noticeable. With xvi and 420 numbered pages. With numerous monochrome archival photos, line drawings and plates detailing items from the inventory of the museum. The book with no age-toning apparent. Many unopened pages, hence unread. An exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good copy. The third catalogue from a series of catalogues highlighting collections of art and antiquities acquired by the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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From the Collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, III [Third Volume]
12 From the Collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, III [Third Volume]
Copenhagen Ejnar Munksgaard 1942 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Text sections variously in English, German and French. Not ex library. 11.25 x 7.75 inches. A paperback with pale gray wrappers with yapped edges. The plain wrappers are printed in black lettering. Unbumped spine head and gently bumped tail, with fairly sharp corners. Spine crease corresponding approximately to pp. 264-5. With xvi and 420 numbered pages. With numerous monochrome archival photos, line drawings and plates detailing items from the inventory of the museum. The book with no age-toning apparent. An exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good Minus copy. The third catalogue from a series of catalogues highlighting collections of art and antiquities acquired by the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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Guang Xi Chutu; Cultural Relics Unearthed in Kwangsi Chuang Autonomous Region
13 Guang Xi Chutu; Cultural Relics Unearthed in Kwangsi Chuang Autonomous Region
China Wen wu chu ban She 1978 Presumed First Edition Cloth Very Good Minus No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This book is in Chinese, not in English. This is not a bilingual edition. A catalogue of ancient Chinese tomb relics and other unearthed relics. Presumed printed and bound in China. Green cloth binding, with gilt-stamped design and white-stamped lettering. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Hinges a little shaken but text bloxk remains firmly bound in. Approximately 13.75 x 10.25 inches. 6 pages of text, with 209 featured items, each with accompanying plate, including several full-page, full-color plates. Followed by 23 numbered pages of textual commentary and notes as to each featured item, and with drawings and map. A reasonably clean copy. Moderate shelf life. A Very Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Inscriptions Reveal, Documents from the Time of the Bible, the Mishna and the Talmud
14 Inscriptions Reveal, Documents from the Time of the Bible, the Mishna and the Talmud
Jerusalem Israel Museum 1973 Revised Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Stated revised second edition, winter 1973. This is a bilingual edition in Hebrew and in English. Printed and presumed bound in Israel. Scarlet buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the boards and to the spine. Generally unbumped spine tail and corners. Oblong, 7 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 278 numbered pages in Hebrew, including 269 duo-tone plates, some full-page. Also with 126 numbered pages in English. A very clean copy. Gently read. The full-pictorial DJ is unclipped but heavily creased near the top and bottom. With a clean Mylar dust jacket protector. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Iraq, Volume XXXVI, Parts 1 & 2, In Honour of Sir Max Mallowan
15 Iraq, Volume XXXVI, Parts 1 & 2, In Honour of Sir Max Mallowan
London, England British School of Archaeology in Iraq 1974 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed in England by Stephen Austin and Sons. Original plain paper wrappers in a soft blue-green color, with fairly crisp black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper and to the spine. Yapped edges. The wrappers remain intact. Moderate spine lean nearing the top of the text block. Previous owner name in neat ink hand at the top of the front wrapper, else the wrappers are exceptionally clean and presentable. 10.75 x 7.5 inches. Heavy-weight, semi-glossy paper. With 264 numbered pages, and with LVI B&W plates, including schematics, maps, drawings and archival photos, and with 23 B&W figures in the text. Very light semi-crease to the last pages, quite minor. Else the book appears free of demerits. A Very Good copy. Much of the content focuses on Ancient Assyria, its history, archaeology and ethnography. The majority of the articles are in English but a few are in German and a few in French. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Kinrei-zuka, Old Tomb at Kisarazu in the Province of Kazusa (Chiba Prefecture)
16 Kinrei-zuka, Old Tomb at Kisarazu in the Province of Kazusa (Chiba Prefecture)
Chiba, Japan The Chiba Prefectural Board of Education 1951 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is a bilingual edition in English and in Japanese, the principal text being in Japanese. Printed in Japan. medium gray cloth spine, with crisp, black-stamped lettering to the spine Ivory-colored paper hardboards, with black-stamped lettering front and back. The binding is generally clean. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. Moderately bumped spine tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With color frontispiece,162 numbered pages, XXXV full-page plates (Plates I, II & III are in color), plus iv and v pages. All color plates are full-page and on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. No remainder marks. The text pages are somewhat age-darkened. Else a clean copy. No DJ, [as issued?]. A Very Good Minus copy. This book is a study of an early Eighth Century tomb. "Generally speaking, the ancient tombs found in Japan are said to have been built during the period between the Third and Eighth Centuries... The cultural center in the ancient-tomb age was in Yamato and the present Tokyo district was remote from the center of cultural activity... The practices of burying valuable things in the tomb still persisted in the provinces for some time, even after they had been abandoned in the Yamato district following the advent of Buddhism." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Studies in Honor of Benno Landsberger on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday, April 21, 1965
17 Studies in Honor of Benno Landsberger on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday, April 21, 1965
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Oriental Institute 1965 Presumed First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Ex-Library 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
From the series, Assyriological Studies, No. 16. Ex library, presumably non-circulating, and with few of the usual ex library markings. Principal text in English and with secondary text in German and French, and with Hebrew, Sumerian and other languages appearing. Prrinted and bound in the USA. 12 x 9.5 inches. Originally issued as a paperback but promptly rebound in a handsome, medium-duty library binding of blue buckram, with white-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. The boards are exceptionally clean. The text block is firmly bound in and the original blue front wrapper is preserved in excellent condition. The book contains viii and 448 numbered pages interspersed with XV full-page duotone plates, 11 of which are on glossy stock. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Tabvla Imperii Romani, Aqvincvm, Sarmizegetvsa, Sirmivm, L. 34 Budapest
18 Tabvla Imperii Romani, Aqvincvm, Sarmizegetvsa, Sirmivm, L. 34 Budapest
Paris, France Union Académique Internationale First Edition Thus Buckram Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. From the series, Tabvla Imperii Romani. Presumed printed and bound in Germany. Originally issued in paperback format. Later rebound in black buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 123 numbered pages of text. Large and attractive color fold-out map of Budapest slipped in to the pocket on the rear pastedown. Map generally in very good condition. With the simple ex libris book plate of Doct. Pierre Bastien to the front pastedown. On the whole a very clean copy, inside and out, and fairly tight. A Very Good copy. From the library of Joel L. Malter, a famous numismatist and collector of archaeology books. Pierre Bastien, né le 13 avril 1924 à Ban-de-Laveline et mort le 21 mai 2006 à Remiremont, est un médecin français. Il s'est fait connaître par ses recherches personnelles et controversées sur l'intoxication par les champignons de type amanite. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Book of the Dead, with Twenty-five Illustrations
19 The Book of the Dead, with Twenty-five Illustrations
London, England The British Museum 1925 First Edition Pamphlet Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First edition, first printing of a popular booklet that was reissued several times over the years. Printed and bound in London for the British Museum. 9.5 x 6 inches. Ex-library with the usual ex-library markings. Plain blue wrappers with black-stamped lettering. The wrappers are soiled and age-faded. The wrappers are neatly reinforced along the spine with cloth-tape. With 43 numbered pages of text, and with 25 illustrations including monochrome plates, some full-page, and B&W line drawings. Apart from the ex-library markings, a clean interior and rated as a Good copy. A synopsis by the famed Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Etruscan Paintings of Tarquinia
20 The Etruscan Paintings of Tarquinia
Milano, Italia Aldo Martello Editore 1956 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Near Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
In English, not in Italian. Presumed first printing. Printed in Italy by Officine Grafiche Esperia, Milano. Originally issued as a paperback but handsomely rebound in hardback in paper boards resembling pigskin and with a red spine label of niger leather. Crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine label. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 7.75 x 4.75 inches. With 11 numbered pages of text and with XXIV full-page, full-color plates on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy inside and out, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. A Near Fine copy. All in all a charming little book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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