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Application of the Mosaic System of Chronology in the Elucidation of Mysteries Pertaining to the "Bible in Stone," known as the Great Pyramid of Egypt

By: Latch, Edward B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott., 1895


Printed wraps. 30 pp. With a few diagrams/illustrations of the Great Pyramid. An interpretation of hidden meaning/history in the Great Pyramid, drawing on secrets of the Holy Scriptures combined with an interpretation of the structure and design of the pyramid itself. GOOD+ condition. Uneven toning and fading to the covers. Minor soiling and staining. Light curling/scuffing along the extremities. View more info

Babylonisch-Assyrische Lesestucke. Hefte III. Kommentar die Texte in Keilschrift

By: Borger, Riekele

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Roma, Pontificum Institutum Biblicum, 1963


Light green wraps. Folio. Pagination runs 109-188, plus 66 plates. All text in German. A brief discussion of Babylonian-Assyrian inscriptions, followed by 66 plates of cuneiform inscriptions on various tablets. GOOD+ condition. Wrappers faded. Minor soiling. Some splitting to the wrappers at the head and tail of the spine. View more info

Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya

By: Miller, Mary; Martin, Simon.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2004


Glossy photo illustrated wraps. Square quarto. 304 pp. Color photos throughout. A book issued to coincide with a 2004-05 exhibition of Ancient Mayan artwork, with many scholarly essays analyzing Mayan art, its history, cultural importance and aesthetics. With discussion of sculpture, jewelry, decorative arts, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor rubbing and edgewear. Light toning in the interior. View more info

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Egypt: Descriptive, Historical and Picturesque. Two Volumes, Complete

By: Ebers. Georg.; Bell, Clara (translator)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London/New York, Cassell and Company/Cassell Publishing,


no date, circa 1879 based on dates within. Folio. Brown cloth with extensive gilt decorations and titling to the front covers. Xxiv, 327; xxii, 388 pp. With many full page and small illustrations throughout. A detailed description of Egypt, chronicling its ancient history and civilization, as well as its then recent history. Also included are descriptions of Cairo and Alexandria, both in antiquity and then present day, as well as accounts of ruins, tombs, etc. Georg Eber... View more info

Galilee: History, Politics, People

By: Horsley, Richard A.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Trinity Press International, 1995


357 pp. A detailed examination of the area of Galilee and the origins of two major religions in the area: rabbinic Judaism and Christianity, focusing on political and economic relations in Roman Palestine and in reference to Galilee. This includes chapters on Galilee under Jerusalem rule, the area between and after Roman conquests, village and family, village economy, Galilee under imperial rule, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, scuffing and edgewear to the jacket... View more info

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Historia Numorum. A Manual of Greek Numismatics

By: Head, Barclay V

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1887


Quarter leather with brown cloth. Lxxx, 808, plus 5 plates in the rear. Small illustrations of various coins throughout. A detailed study and history of Greek coins and numismatics, discussing various methods of exchange, metric systems of the Egyptians, Babylonians and Assyrians, Phoenician traders, derivation of coin weights, transmission of weight standards from Asia to Europe, Greek coin types, inscriptions, etc. Chapters then are separated by ancient regions, inclu... View more info

Judaa in die Nachbarschaft im Jahrhundert vor und nach der Geburt Christi

By: Quandt, Ludwig

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Gutersloh, Verlag von C. Bertelsmann, 1873


Quarter black leather with marbled boards. Xii, 224 pp. All text in German. Apparently part of a larger series, 'Chronologisch-geographische Beitrage zum Verstandniss der heiligen Schrift.' A history and description of the Judea and Palestine region of the Middle East from 100 years prior to 100 years post the birth of Christ. GOOD condition, ex-theological institution library. Spine labels and stamping present. Leather scuffed and worn. Minor soiling and fading. Paper t... View more info

Lectures on Ancient History, from the Earliest Times to the Taking of Alexandria by Octavianus. Comprising the History of the Asiatic Nations, the Egyptians, Greeks, Macedonians, and Carthaginians. Volume 1 and 3 ONLY

By: Niebuhr, B.G.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Blanchard and Lea, 1852


Black cloth with ornamentation in blind. xxiii, 424, 24 (advertisements); xvi, 569. Volumes 1 and 3 ONLY. A study of ancient history presented as a series of lectures, containing sections on the Babylonians, Nineveh, the Cimmerians, the Phoenicians, the Egyptians and Ethiopians, Scythians and many sections on ancient Greece and the Greeks. FAIR condition. Heavy chipping and loss of cloth along the spines, with large portions missing from the head and tail of each. Boards... View more info

Melanges. Louisiana in North American Prehistory. Number 1 May 25, 1971

By: Haag, William G.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, LA, Museum of Geoscience Louisiana State University, 1971


45 pages. With a few maps and illustrations. A short look at the prehistory of Louisiana including lithic and later periods, including analysis of pottery and early Native American activity. In VERY GOOD condition with minor fading and edgewear. Minor creasing at the top corner. Interior clean and solid. View more info

Meydum and Memphis (III). British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account. Sixteenth Year, 1910

By: Petrie, W.M. Flinders; Mackay, Ernest; Wainwright, Gerald.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, School of Archaeology in Egypt/Bernard Quaritch, Publishers, 1910


Printed paper covered boards with half red cloth binding. Small folio. 50 pp., plus 47 illustrated plates/photos. A discussion and description of the archaeological digs and findings in Egypt at Meydum and Memphis around 1910, describing objects, tombs, the Mastaba of Nefermaat, the Temple of Ptah. etc. FAIR/GOOD condition. Ex-library, with faint remains of marking on the lower spine, and pocket/pastedown removed from the interior. Moderate darkening to the covers, with... View more info

Outlines of the History of Early Babylonia

By: Rogers, Robert W.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Theodor Stauffer, 1895


Marbled paper covered boards with a black cloth spine. 71 pp. A overview of the history of the early Babylon rulers, dynasties and cities, including Sargon, Naram-Sin, Sumer and Akkad, Hammurabi, the Kassite Dynasty, the dynasty of Pashe, etc. GOOD condition, ex-library. Spine label, pocket, pastedown and interior stamping present. Minor fading and rubbing to the book. Extremities scuffed. Interior hinges cracked. Text block solid, with minor toning. View more info

Pandora's Daughters: The Role and Status of Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity

By: Cantarella, Eva

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987


229 pages including index. A history of women in ancient Greece and Rome written through an examination of legal documents and evidence, offering a feminist perspective on th sociological information that can be derived from law codes, lawyers' speeches, records of customs, etc. FAIR condition with moderate soiling, scuffing, curling and some creasing to the covers. Sticker on the lower spine and lower rear cover. A few black marker lines to the ffep. Text clean and soli... View more info

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Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations since 1819. Two volumes in one. With a single volume Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii.

By: Gell, William; Gandy, John P.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Jennings and Chaplin; Printed for Rodwell and Martin,


Jennings and Chaplin. London: 1832. With the single volume Printed for Rodwell and Martin. London: 1817-1819. Red leather with gilt ornamentation on the spines. xxiv, 198, 207; Xxxi, 273 pp. Black and white plates and vignettes throughout, as well as one in color (in the 2 in 1 book). These are all present as called for. The one volume 1819 edition contains many black and white plates and maps, with severe misnumbering, duplicate numbering or no numbers from plate 30 o... View more info

Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples

By: Carol C. Mattusch, Kenneth Lapatin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson, 2008


365 pp. Color photos and illustrations throughout. A catalog to an exhibition of decorative arts and other art related items from the Roman villas around the Bay of Naples, a popular vacation area for ancient Romans. With a lengthy essay discussing the culture of the area as influenced by the leisure setting of the area, as well as a detailed look at the art and decorative arts. Includes a descriptive catalog of the items in the exhibition. VERY GOOD+ condition. Light fa... View more info

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Riqqeh and Memphis VI. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account. Nineteenth Year, 1913

By: Englebach, R.; Petrie, H. Flinders; Petrie, W.M. Flinders.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, School of Archaeology in Egypt/Bernard Quaritch, Publishers, 1915


Printed paper covered boards with half red cloth binding. Small folio. 38 pp., 62 plus illustrated plates, a few fold out and a few in color. A discussion and description of the archaeological digs and findings in Egypt at El Riqqeh and Memphis around 1912, describing objects, cemeteries, a jewellery tomb, etc. POOR/FAIR condition. Ex-library, with faint remains of marking on the lower spine, and pocket/pastedown removed from the interior. Plate 24 TORN completely along ... View more info