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1 (Anonymous) HISTORICAL RELICS UNEARTHED IN NEW CHINA
Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1972. 1972. Very good 
Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1972.. 1972.. Very good. - Quarto [12-3/4 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide], white buckram, in a dust wrapper. The book is housed in a gray cardboard slipcase. The binding is lightly bumped. There is a small dent to the spine & the tail of the spine & the bottom corner of the front cover are lightly stained. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped. The slipcase is darkened with some light staining. [v] & 217 illustrations, most of them full- or double-page in color and black & white. A folding list of the illustrations in Chinese is tipped onto the rear endpaper. Very good in a good slipcase.

The title page is printed in Chinese and five other languages, with the remaining text in Chinese. Laid in is a stapled 9-page booklet containing an English translation of the foreword, list of illustrations and chronological table of Chinese history. Also laid in is the "Official and Authentic Introduction and Catalogue" for "The Exhibition of Archaeological Finds of the People's Republic of China. The 40-page catalog, bound in yellow wraps, was printed in 1974 by the Chinese Exhibition Council of the Royal Ontario Museum. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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2 (Clark, Grahame; Aldred, Cyril; Wheeler, Sir Mortimer). Piggott, Stuart; editor THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION: The First World Survey of Human Cultures in Early Times
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc., (1961). (1961). Good 
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc., (1961).. (1961).. Good. - Quarto, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with short tears & pieces out. There is a long tear to the rear panel & a large piece out of the tail of the spine. 403 & [1] pages. The page edges are darkened. Profusely illustrated in black & white & color. Ex-library with a book label stamped "withdrawn" on the front pastedown & another stamp on the half-title. Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Harrison, Charles C.; Rowe, Alan; Mason, J. Alden; Legrain, Leon; Fernaold, Edith E..; Hall, H. U.) THE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Published Quarterly. (Vol. XVIII, No. 1). March, 1927
Philadelphia, PA: The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, 1927. 1927. Good 
Philadelphia, PA: The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, 1927.. 1927.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The binding is rubbed. The spine is somewhat darkened with the head chipped & the tail torn with a small piece out. 114 & [2] pages. 1 folding diagram & numerous full-page & textual illustrations in black & white. The text block is detache from the wrappers. The fore-edge is lightly foxed & the bottom corners of the first few pages are creased. Good.

Included in this isssue are "Dr. George Byron Gordon" by Charles C. Harrison, "The Discoveries at Beth-Shan during the 1926 Season" by Alan Rowe, "Native American Jades" by J. Alden Mason, "The Stela of the Flying Angels" by Leon Legrain, ""Two Wooden Statuettes from the Lower Congo" by H. U. Hall and "A Note on the Chinese Stela of 551 A.D." by Helen E. Fernald. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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4 (Matthews, Derek; Waterman, Dudley M.; Wagner, Anthony R.; London, H. Stanford; Summerson, Sir John; et al) ARCHAEOLOGIA / Or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity / Published by the Society of Antiquaries of London. Vol. XCVII (Second Series, Volume XLVII)
Oxford, U.K.: The Society of Antiquaries, 1959. 1959. Very good 
Oxford, U.K.: The Society of Antiquaries, 1959.. 1959.. Very good. - Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 9-5/8 inches wide] rust brown cloth. The covers are very slightly bumped with some rubbing to the rear cover. xii & 242 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations, including folding architectural plans & genealogical tables. The endpapers are slightly darkened with an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. Very good.

Among the articles in this volume are "The Monastery of Debra Damo, Ethiopia" by Derek Matthews, "The Swan Badge and the Swan Knight" by Anthony R. Wagner and "The Greyhound as a Royal Beast" by H. Stanford London. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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5 (Mellink, Machteld; Young, Rodney S.; et al) ART TREASURES OF TURKEY. Circulated by the Smithsonian Institution 1966-1968. (Catalog)
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1966. 1966. Fine 
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1966.. 1966.. Fine. - Small quarto [9 inches square], cloth, in a dust wrapper. xiv & 120 pages plus section of profuse black-and-white illustrations. Also with a color frontispiece. Lightly soiled, else near fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (Papathanassopoulos, George A.) NEOLITHIC CULTURE IN GREECE
Athens: Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation, Museum of Cycladic Art, 1996. 1996. 9607064151 / 9789607064158 Fine 
Athens: Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation, Museum of Cycladic Art, 1996.. 1996.. Fine. - Quarto, 11-1/4 inches high by 9 inches wide. Tan cloth titled in white on the front cover & the spine in a color pictorial dust wrapper. 352 pages, profusely illustrated in color and black & white throughout. Near fine.

Published in conjunction with the museum's 10th anniversary exhibition "Neolithic Culture in Greece", organized by the Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art. Includes archaeological and anthropological material on the Cyclops Cave at Youra Alonnissos, Thessaly - The Northern Sporades, The Aegean Islands, Crete, The Haimos Peninsula, The Alepotrypa Cave at Diros, etc. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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7 (Stein, Sir Aurel). Mirsky, Jeannette. SIR AUREL STEIN: Archaeological Explorer.
Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1977. 1977. 0226531767 / 9780226531762 Very good 
Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1977.. 1977.. Very good. - Octavo, tan cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & chipped. xiii & 585 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. There is some minor soiling & foxing to the top edge. Very good

First edition.

Review copy with the publisher's slip and a copy of a printed ad for the book laid in.

Sir Aurel Stein [1862-1943] explored the neolithic to medieval periods and covered the area from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific watershed. "He expanded knowledge of Europe's cultural heritage to include the Eurasian landmass and the interactions between each of its four high civilizations: the Mediterranean West, the Indian, the Iranian and the Chinese." [From the dust wrapper copy]. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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8 Amery, Colin; Curran, Brian, Jr THE LOST WORLD OF POMPEII
Los Angeles, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum, (2002). (2002). 0892366877 / 9780892366873 Very good 
Los Angeles, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum, (2002).. (2002).. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The corners of the covers are slightly rubbed. 191 & [1] pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Near fine.

First American edition.

Published in association with the World Monuments Fund which sponsors an ongoing conservation program to maintain Pompeii. With an introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 12.50 USD

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9 Arroyo de Anda, Luis Aveleyra OBRAS SELECTAS DEL ARTE PREHISPANICO (Adquisiciones recientes)
Mexico, D.F.: Museo Nacional de Antropologia, (1964). (1964). Good 
Mexico, D.F.: Museo Nacional de Antropologia, (1964).. (1964).. Good. - Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide], gray buckram titled in black on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. The covers are lightly bumped & the tail of the spine is faded. The dust jacket is rubbed, darkened & chipped with pieces out of the head & tail of the spine & the top edges of the panels. Several tears have been repaired with scotch tape internally. Unpaginated. Prelims & introductory material plus profuse black-and-white plates from photographs by Irmgard Groth-Kimball, with captions on the facing pages. The paper on the rear pastedown is partially detached & the rear hinge is starting. There is a price-sticker partially obliterated in ink on the front endpaper. The bottom corners of the leaves are lightly creased. Good.

First edition.

"Edicion commemorativa de la inauguracion del nuevo edificio del Museo Nacional de Antropologia". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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10 Bacon, Edward DIGGING FOR HISTORY: Archaeological Discoveries Throughout the World, 1945 to 1959. With an Introduction by William Foxwell Albright
New York: The John Day Company, (1961). (1961). Very good 
New York: The John Day Company, (1961).. (1961).. Very good. - Squarish octavo [10-1/4 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide], brown cloth. The spine is faded. [x] & 318 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. There is staining to the front pastedown with an ink name & address along the top edge & with some light staining to the front endpaper, else a very good copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Benevolo, Leonardo; editor ROMA: Studio per la sistemazione dell'area archeologica centrale
Roma: De Luca Editore/Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma, (1985). (1985). Fine 
Roma: De Luca Editore/Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma, (1985).. (1985).. Fine. - (Lavori e Studi di Archeologia No. 7). 4to, gray cloth (bumped) titled in red, in dw (lightly soiled). 117 pp. Illustrated with 2 folding B&W plates [maps] & with full-page & textual illustrations, maps & charts in B&W & color. Near fine in very good dw.

Text in Italian by L. Benevolo, A. Cagnardi, F. Castagnoli, V. Gregotti, I. Pizzetti, C. Podesta and G. Zambrini.

In January 1979 a national commission was created to study the deterioration of the architecture and monuments in Rome's 'zona archeologica', to examine the ruinous effects of pollution and heavy traffic, and to propose means of repairing the monuments and protecting the area from further damage. The writers of this book discuss the problems and propose ways of restoring and further excavating the archeological remains. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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12 Bergman, Sidney M.; Oliver, Andrew, Jr. ANCIENT GLASS in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh.
(Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Institute), (1980). (1980). Very good Signed
SIGNED BY SIDNEY M. BERGMAN - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in dark gray wrappers titled & decorated in gilt. There is some light rubbing to the wraps & the spine is sunned. 155 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white, with photographs by Stanley L. Franzos. Very good.

A catalog inscribed on the front endpaper by Sidney Bergman, Honorary Curator of Ancient Glass at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and signed "Sidney". The text includes an essay by Bergman who organized and enlarged the collection, and an introduction by Andrew Oliver, Jr. who edited the catalog. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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13 Berkson, Carmel THE CAVES AT AURANGABAD. Early Buddhist Tantric Art in India
Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd. / New York: Mapin International Inc., (1986). (1986). Very good 
Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd. / New York: Mapin International Inc., (1986).. (1986).. Very good. - Quarto, 11-1/2 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. Black boards titled in white on the front cover and the spine, in a pictorial black dust wrapper. The dust jacket and the edges of the covers are slightly rubbed. xvi & 238 pages, profusely illustrated throughout with textual and full-page illustrations and a folding "site plan". A number is stamped in blue at the top corner of the front endpaper. A previous owner's name is partially erased from the top corner of that same endpaper. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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14 Bray, Warwick M.; Swanson, Earl H.; and Farrington, Ian S THE NEW WORLD
(New York): Elsevier Phaidon, (1975). (1975). Fine 
(New York): Elsevier Phaidon, (1975).. (1975).. Fine. - Quarto, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with a light stain to the front panel & 2 small score marks to the rear panel. 151 pages. Profusely illustrated in color & black & white. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

Series title: The Making of the Past. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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15 Brown, Peter Lancaster MEGALITHS AND MASTERMINDS
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1979). (1979). Very good 
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1979).. (1979).. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt, in dw (rear wrap lightly soiled; top edge of rear flap creased; owner's blind stamp on front flap; price- clipped). [viii] & 246 pages (owner's blind stamp on title) with 16 full pages of illustrations plus textual illustrations. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 12.50 USD

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16 Browne, Sir Thomas; Evans, Sir John HYDRIOTAPHIA: Urn Burial; With an Account of Some Urns Found at Brampton in Norfolk, by Sir Thomas Browne; with Introduction and Notes by Sir John Evans
London: Printed & Issued by Charles Whittingham & Co at The Chiswick Press, 1893. 1893. Good 
London: Printed & Issued by Charles Whittingham & Co at The Chiswick Press, 1893.. 1893.. Good. - Small octavo, gray boards backed with cream vellum. The binding is bumped & soiled. The spine is rubbed with the head & tail slightly chipped. xxvi & 109 pages plus colophon. Illustrated with 3 black-and- white plates, including a portrait frontispiece with a tissue guard. The front pastedown & endpaper are darkened. There is some foxing to the margins & verso of the frontispiece & the tissue guard is darkened with light offsetting to the title page. There are a very few small pencil markings to the margins of the text. Good.

Number 64 of a limited edition of 450 numbered copies printed on handmade paper. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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17 Burrows, Millar THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS. With Translations by the Author
New York: The Viking Press, 1955. 1955. Very good 
New York: The Viking Press, 1955.. 1955.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The covers are very lightly bumped & the head & tail of the spine are slightly creased. The top & bottom edges of the dust jacket are chipped with short tears & pieces out. xv & 435 pages. 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations, including a map. There is some light staining to the front pastedown & endpaper & to the fore- edge. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

Fifth printing. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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18 Burrows, Ronald M THE DISCOVERIES IN CRETE / And Their Bearing on the History of Ancient Civilisation
Port Washington, NY/London: Kennikat Press, (1969). (1969). Fine 
Port Washington, NY/London: Kennikat Press, (1969).. (1969).. Fine. - Octavo, green cloth titled in black on the spine. The covers are very lightly bumped & rubbed. xvi & 244 pages. Illustrated in black & white with 1 full-page illustration & 3 plates. Near fine.

Reprint of a work first published in 1907. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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19 Burrows, Ronald M THE DISCOVERIES IN CRETE And Their Bearing on the History of Ancient Civilisation
Port Washington, NY/London: Kennikat Press, (1969). (1969). Very good 
Port Washington, NY/London: Kennikat Press, (1969).. (1969).. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in black on the spine. The covers are lightly rubbed & bumped with areas of light staining to the front cover. xvi & 244 pages. Illustrated in black & white. Very good.

Originally published in 1907. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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20 Carter, Howard THE TOMB OF TUTANKHAMEN
London: Barrie & Jenkins, (1972). (1972). 0214654281 / 9780214654282 Very good 
London: Barrie & Jenkins, (1972).. (1972).. Very good. - Small quarto [10 inches high by 8 inches wide], boards in a price- clipped dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & the dust wrapper is rubbed with the edges of its flaps darkened. 236 & [2] pages. Full-page illustrations in color and black & white and black-and-white textual illustrations. The bottom page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.

Howard Carter led the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamen, which was discovered in 1922. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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