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Image for After the Pyramids - The Valley of the Kings and Beyond

After the Pyramids - The Valley of the Kings and Beyond

By: Dodson, Aidan

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Rubicon Press: 2000

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 14007

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 235mm x 153mm , xii prelims, 206pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Paperback is clean with no obvious imperfections. An illustrated review of the funerary monuments of ancient Egypt, from the end of the Middle Kingdom to Cleopatra. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: dynasty, pyramid, Ptolemy, Medina View more info

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Deliciae Fictiles III - Architectural Terracottas in Ancient Italy: New Discoveries and Interpretations

By: Edlund-Berry, Ingrid ; Greco, Giovanna ; Kenfield John (eds)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxbow Books: 2006

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16628

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 285mm x 215mm decorated boards, xix prelims, 508pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Big book is clean and bright with little or no wear. Comprehensive account of the third conference on Greek architectural terracottas in ancient Italy, held at the American Academy, Rome in November 2002. In two-column textt, extensively illustrated throughout, with colour plates at rear. Catalogue: Archa... View more info

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The Pyramids of Egypt

By: Edwards, I.E.S.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1993

Edition: fifth edition

Seller ID: 10763

Condition: Good


Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , xxii prelims, 325+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, with edges grubby from handling, foxcing on top edge, creasing on spine, else tight and unmarked. First published in 1947, and latterly much revised and reprinted, this is the standard modern guide to the most ancient human monuments of all. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Egypt... View more info

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Digging Up Our Past

By: Edwards, Ifor

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Denbigh, Ifor Edwards: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7629

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 225mm x 143mm grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 139pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, just a little bowing of boards. Dustwrapper (now protected)has some shipping to top of spine. Privately-published book which tells the story of prehistoric and early historic North Wales through archaeological finds, many of which are here presented in photographs. Catalogue: Archaeol... View more info

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Tutankhamun - The Life and Death of a Boy King

By: El Mahdy, Christine

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7564

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 341+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A contemporary Egyptologist presents a compelling narrative of the boy-king of the mid-2nd millennium BC whose tomb treasures stunned the world upon their rediscovery in 1922 AD. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Egypt, T... View more info

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Frankish Rural Settlement in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

By: Ellenblum, Ronnie

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2002

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16968

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 227mm x 150mm , xxi prelims, 321pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read and has a little curling, but clean overall with minimal wear. Scholarly account of the settlement patterns of Crusader communities around Jerusalem in the 12th and 13th centuries. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Crusade, Muslim, Christian, Jerusalem View more info

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The Environment of Early Man in the British Isles

By: Evans, John G.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Paul Elek: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7662

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xiv prelims, 216pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with little or no wear. Prehistoric Britain described in all its aspects - from soil to glaciation, from forest clearance to settlement patterns. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: ... View more info

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The Environment of Early Man in the British Isles

By: Evans, John G.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13190

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 216pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby from handling, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and discolouring around edges, with top of spine frayed. A superb work of scholarship which reveals the prehistoric environment of Britain in all its aspects - physical, na... View more info

Image for Elusive Treasures - The Story of Early Archaeologists in the Americas

Elusive Treasures - The Story of Early Archaeologists in the Americas

By: Fagan, Brian

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Book Club Associates: 1978

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14050

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 235mm x 180mm buff cloth boards, red titles, first thus, xiv prelims, 369pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Impressive hardback is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear to edges. American book club edition of Professor Fagan's fine account of how Europeans unearthed the secrets of pre-Columbian American civilizations. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Inca, Aztec, Indian, M... View more info

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1600 Years Under the Sea

By: Falcon-Barker, Captain Ted

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1961

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16540

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 204mm x 132mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , viii prelims, 225+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is nice and clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. The story of the ancient city of Epidauros as revealed by modern submarine archaeology. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Mediterranean, excavation, submarine View more info

Image for Ley Lines - Their Nature and Properties - A Dowser's Investigation

Ley Lines - Their Nature and Properties - A Dowser's Investigation

By: Fidler, J. Havelock

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Wellingborough, Turnstone Press: 1983

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12551

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 216mm x 134mm , 144pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Spine just a little torn at ends, else clean and tight. Based on the work of T.C. Lethbridge, this is a guide to divination in the western coastal region of Scotland. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: divination, megalithic, stone View more info

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South West England 3.500 BC - AD 600

By: Fox, Aileen

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1973

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 17011

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 217mm x 150mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 232pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, tiny stain to front middle right, spine colour just a little faded. Revised edition of Lady Fox's excellent history of SW England in ancient and prehistoric times, illustrated throuighout. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Cornw... View more info

Image for The Mound People - Danish Bronze-Age Man Preserved

The Mound People - Danish Bronze-Age Man Preserved

By: Glob, P.V.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1974

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16542

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 25cm x 15cm green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 184+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Book is tight and clean overall, edges tanned with some foxing. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal tanning to edges. In translation from the author's Danish by Joan Bulman, this is an excellent illustrated account of archaeological excavations in Denmark and of the Bronze Age co... View more info

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The Fall of the Roman Empire - A Reappraisal

By: Grant, Michael

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Radnor, PA, Annenberg: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16969

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 260mm x 188mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 336pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been well read, now bumped and a little worn around edges. Dustwrapper is worn from handling with some chipping, also flattened tear to bottom rear. An illustrated and scholarly account of the fall of Rome in the West. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Gibbon, Constantine, ... View more info

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Secrets of the Ice Age - The World of the Cave Artists

By: Hadingham, Evan

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3958

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 342pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. No obvious imperfections or signs of wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) has been handled occasionally but bright and clean with no shelfwear. The first major popular book to examine the meaning of prehistoric cave art. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Lascaux, Neolithic, Holocene View more info

Image for Pharaohs and Pyramids - A Guide Though Old Kingdom Egypt

Pharaohs and Pyramids - A Guide Though Old Kingdom Egypt

By: Hart, George

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, BCA: 1993

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15020

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 254mm x 190mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 240pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is tight, bright and clean with just a hint of foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper has been handled, wear and creasing around edges, small stain to front and rear. A superbly researched and illustrated guide to the oldest and greatest pyramids of Ancient Egypt. Catalogue: Arch... View more info

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Egypt Before the Pharaohs

By: Hoffman, Michael A.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Ark Paperbacks: 1984

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 10782

Condition: Fair


Paperback, 195mm x 128mm , xxi prelims, 391pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, with general grubbiness of edges, edgewear and creasing of spine. A detailed study of Egypt in the most ancient known period of all. First Ark Paperback edition. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Egypt, Nile, dynasty View more info

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Growing Up in Ancient Egypt

By: Janssen, Rosalind M.; Janssen, Jac. J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Rubicon Press: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10780

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 230mm x 155mm , xii prelims, 177pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has some dusting to top block edge, else clean and tight with no creasing and minimal evidence of handling. The first book to be written in English on childhood in the Pharaonic period reveals what life was life for youngsters by the Nile in ancient times. Fully illustrated throughout. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords... View more info

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Wealth of the Roman World - Gold and Silver AD 300-700

By: Kent, J.P.C. ; Painter, J.S. (eds)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, British Museums Publications: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7724

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 245mm x 188mm , gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback catalogue has been read, some wear to edges, some foxing on top edge, covers a little tanned at edgse, otherwise bright and clean. Impressive catalogue for an impressive 1977 British Museum exhibition of gold and silver from late antiquity. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Rome, Byzan... View more info

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Geometry in Egyptian Art

By: Kielland, Else Christie

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Alec Tiranti: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16765

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 218mm x 144mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 214pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped; light foxing to block edges and endpapers, clean and tight overall. Excellent illustrated guide to the geometrical principles underpinning the art of ancient Egypt. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: proportion, sculpture, figure, Egypt View more info

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Godiva of Coventry

By: Lancaster (M.A., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S.), Joan C.; Davidson (M.A., Ph.D., F.S.A.), H.R. Ellis

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Coventry, Coventry Corporation: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10729

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 240mm x 153mm , ix prelims, 114+17pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback is protected by original plain tissue sheet/wrapper which is now worn at edges with some fraying. Covers are a little stained, notwithstanding. Book itself is tight and clean save for foxing to top block edge and faintly to right edge. Official (and scholarly) celebration of the 900th anniversary of the death of Lady Godiva, the Mercian Countess whos... View more info

The Terracotta Army - China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation

By: Man, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Bantam: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3961

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 288pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. Modern archaeology and ancient history come together to tell the amazing story of China's first Emperor and his stunning funerary monument. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Terracotta, China, Qin, Xian View more info

Image for A Battle Lost - Romans & Caledonians at Mons Graupius

A Battle Lost - Romans & Caledonians at Mons Graupius

By: Maxwell, Gordon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12621

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 210mm x 147mm , viii prelims, 138pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, some faint creasing to front, sticker residue on rear, overall clean and tight. "Authoritative, all-embracing account of the first decisive battle to be fought on Scottish soil. At Mons Graupius in AD 83…" Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: legion, Agricola, British, Roman View more info

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The Pottery found at Silchester

By: May (F.S.A.(Scot.)), Thomas

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Reading, E. Poynder & Son - Holybrook Press: 1916

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 337

Condition: Good


Hardback, 275mm x 183mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 319+174pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Ex-lib with stickers, stamps and inscriptions. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed. Block a little darkened with age but still clean save for some foxing to opening pages. "A descriptive account of the pottery recovered during the excavations on the site... View more info

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The Lost Treasures of Troy

By: Moorehead, Caroline

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17099

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 237mm x 160mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 306+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Book is clean with minimal wear, some faint foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Gripping mystery tale of the fate of a golden treasure uncovered at the site of ancient Troy, and which found its way into the loot of the Nazis… Catalogue: ... View more info

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Riddles in the British Landscape

By: Muir, Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15523

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 260mm x 197mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Exterior nice and clean, block edges a little tanned, pages clean. Dustwrapper has minimal wear from handling. Bright and clean. Illustrated tour of the British landscape which reveals human interventions across the milennia, from stone circles to hill figures to hilltop camps. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: archaeology, stone, m... View more info

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The Cave of Rouffignac

By: Nougier, Louis-Rene ; Robert, Romain

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, George Newnes: 1958

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16562

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 221mm x 143mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 230+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has some wear from handling, block edges grubby, clean overall. Dustwrapper is worn and grubby from handling, spine a little faded. English translation by David Scott of "record book" of a French cave exploration which revealed prehistoric paintings of immense antiquity, many shown here in b/w pho... View more info

Image for The Deep Well - Archaeology and the Life of the Past

The Deep Well - Archaeology and the Life of the Past

By: Nylander, Carl

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin: 1971

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14071

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 179mm x 109mm , 205+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, minimal wear around edges, block a little crinkly, pages tanned, else clean with no creasing. First published in Sweden in 1964, this is a well-informed glimpse of life in the earliest human civilizations - in Old World and New - in a handy Pelican paperback. English translation by Joan Tate. Ca... View more info

Image for The Search for the Durotriges - Dorset and the West Country in the Late Iron Age

The Search for the Durotriges - Dorset and the West Country in the Late Iron Age

By: Papworth, Martin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Stroud, The History Press: 2012

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15550

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 247mm x 172mm , 192+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with minimal wear, no creasing. Well-researched and well-illustrated account of the tribal Brittish people who fought the Roman invasion of AD 43-44. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: tribe, hillfort, Maiden, Roman View more info

Image for Return to Sodom and Gomorrah - Bible Stories from Archaeologists

Return to Sodom and Gomorrah - Bible Stories from Archaeologists

By: Pellegrino, Charles

Price: £6.00

Publisher: New York, The Softback Preview: 1995

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13191

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 230mm x 152mm , xvii prelims, 386+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, light wear and curling around edges and grubbiness from handling, spine singly creased, else clean and tight. Paperback edition of Pellegrino's excellent 1994 analysis of archaeological revelations from the Holy Land, Egypt and Mesopotamia. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Ark View more info