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A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

By: SCHELE, Linda; FREIDEL, David

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Harper Perennial, 1992

Edition: 14th Printing


Using data from art and archaeology, this book provides the public with the first glimpse of the just-deciphered history of the Classic Maya. A retelling of the doings of kings and conquerors in Central America more than 1,000 years ago. 542 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. Book is very bright and clean, the interior still fresh, the spine uncreased. 'As new' other than a previous owner's signature to the htp and a remainder mark to the bottom edge. Heav... View more info

A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names

By: GRANT, Michael

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble, 1997

Edition: Reprint Edition, First Printing


Place names of the Ancient world, explained and their history given. 728pp. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is similar. Heavy book weighing 1.22kg. View more info

A Handbook of Roman Art: A Survey of the Visual Arts of the Roman World

By: HENIG, Martin - Editor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, U.S.A., Cornell Univ Press, 1983

Edition: First Paperback Printing


a comprehensive survey of all the arts of the Roman world - architecture, sculpture, wall painting & stucco, mosaics, luxury arts, coins & medals, potteryterracottam glass, epigraphy, etc. 288 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. Bright, fresh copy. Tint ink name to the tp, otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no creasing to the spine. Almost 'as new' appearance. Weight, 827g. View more info

A Handbook of Roman Art: Survey of the Visual Arts of Roman World

By: HENIG, Martin

Price: $9.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Cornell Univ Press, 1990

Edition: Third Paperback Printing


A comprehensive survey of all the arts of the Roman world - Architecture, Sculpture, Wall painting and stucco, Mosaics, The luxury arts: decorative metalwork, engraved gems and jewellery, Coins and medals, Pottery, Terracotta revetments, figurines and lamps, Glass, Epigraphy. 288 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24.5 cm. A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. About 'as new'. Heavy paperback weighing 866g. View more info

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A History of Ancient Egypt

By: GRIMAL, Nicolas-Christophe

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Oxford, UK, Blackwell Pub, 1994

Edition: First Edition in English, Third Printing


A reign-by-reign history of ancient Egypt traces the rise and fall of civilization in the Nile Valley from the first human settlement to the conquest of Alexander the Great. OCLC Number: 25410477. Translation of: Histoire de l'E´gypte ancienne. ix, 512 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Bright, clean copy. Ink name to the top margin of the title page, otherwise unmarked and almost 'as new'. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 982g. View more info

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A History of Ancient Egypt

By: GRIMAL, Nicolas-Christophe

Price: $11.50

Publisher: UK, Blackwell Pub, 1994

Edition: Third Printing, 1st Edition in English


A reign-by-reign history of ancient Egypt traces the rise and fall of civilization in the Nile Valley from the first human settlement to the conquest of Alexander the Great. ix, 512 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. Translation of: 'Histoire de l'E´gypte ancienne'. About 'as new' - bright, fresh and unmarked inb a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Handsome copy. Weight, 978g. View more info

A History of Art: Volume 1: Ancient Art

By: CAROTTI, Dr. G.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Duckworth & Co., 1908

Edition: Later Edition


Stand alone volume of Ancient Art history including chapters on Egypt, Assyria, Persia, Greece, Rome etc. Edition revised by Mrs. Arthur Strong. 420pp, 540 illustrations. pencil name and a few notes to ffep otherwise unmarked. Clean interior. Sound binding. Minor wear only to red cloth. Weight, 630g. View more info

A History of Greek Art, with and Introductory Chapter on Art in Egypt and Mesopotamia

By: TARBELL, F. B.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Meadville, Chautauqua-Century Press, 1896

Edition: First Edition


General introduction of the art of Ancient Greece. 295pp, illustrated. Near Fine except for a small piece of cloth lost at the head of the spine, at back. View more info

A History of Roman classical Literature

By: BROWNE, R. W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley & Son, 1884

Edition: Later [2nd?] Edition


A history of Roman Classical literature. OCLC Number: 4628363. xx, 591 p. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Attractive bookplate to the fpde, no other marks. Tight, square binding, uncracked hinges. Clean, bright, brown cloth boards with bright gilt titles and decoration. Slight wear to extremities of spine. Slight soiling to rear board. Scans always available. Handsome book. Weight, 1.025kg. View more info

A Manual of Ancient Geography : for the Use of Schools

By: BEVAN, William Latham

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, John W. Parker and Son, 1852

Edition: First Edition


Compact but comprehensive view of Ancient Geography. iv, 153 pages ; 17 cm. Spine title, gilt: 'Ancient Geography'. Includes index. Publisher's advertisements: [4] p. at end of volume. No maps or illustrations. Interior is clean and quite bright, no foxing. Binding is tight and square, hinges excellent. Cloth shows some surface rubbing and light wear. Pictures available. Weight, 175g. View more info

A Second Book of Archaeology

By: WHEELER, Margaret

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, 1959

Edition: First Edition


A second collection ofarchaeological discoveries. Selected and edited by Lady Margaret Collingridge Whjeeler 237 pages, photo illustrations. 22 cm. Internally clean and unmarked, pages bright white. Tight, square binding, no wearto the blue cloth boards. . The price-clipped dustjacket shows light edg wear in plaaces and a short, closed tear and tiny losr chip near the foot of the spine at the rear panel. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States P... View more info

A Short Guide to the Exhibition Illustrating the Stone and Bronze Ages in Palestine

By: ILIFFE, J. H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Jesusalem, Government of Palestine, Department of Antiquities, 1937

Edition: First Edition


First edition of this scarce publication. 38pp, 13 photo plates at back, plan of museum to inside, back wrap. Interior is very bright and clean. Binding is tight and square. A litle sun-fading to spine. Minor wear to front edge. Attractive copy. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. This item weighs 80g and qualifies for inexpensive Lettermail postage worldwide... View more info

A Simple Catechism of the History of Rome : adapted to the capacities of young children. Part I

By: PAULL, Mrs.Susanna Mary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Relfe Brothers,

Edition: 6th Edition Corrected


Mr. Davenport's Improved Edition of Mrs. Paull's 'Questions and Answers on Roman History'. Undated, circa 1850. 80pp, 10pp publisher's catalogue at rear. Clean interior, pages white with no foxing. Binding is tight and square. Printed Paper covering boards is a lttle scuffed and dull. Black leather covering the spine shows a little wear to its extremities. Weight, 63g. View more info

A Sketch of the Political History of Ancient Greece

By: HEEREN, A. H. L.

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Oxford, D. A. Talboys, 1834

Edition: Second Edition in English


Second edition in English, translated from the German, carefully corrected, with an index and other additions. x, 308pp. Internally clean and quite bright, no foxing. A couple of signatures at the beginning of the book are a little loose. Binding reasonably tight. No cracking to hinges. Top 3.25" of cloth covering spine have been lost and remaining portion is loose. Cloth boards are sun-faded but with only minor wear. Weight, 530g. View more info

A Study of the Techniques in Examining Oracle Bone Artifacts [ translation]

By: LING, Luo Yu

Price: $50.00

Publisher: China, National Book Audit Committee Press, 1973

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


All Chinese language text. A very detailed, scholarly study on the subject, covering from the Longshan period to the Dwang Period, to the Anyang period in different parts of China [Xiao Chuan, NanGuan, An Shang Chuan, etc.] Important study! 388pp, 257 b&w photo images of oracle bones, 63 charts. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, almost 'as new'. Weight, 820g. View more info