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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

Seller ID: 001906


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

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

Seller ID: 010638


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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Sive Compendium Grammaticae Ebraeo-Chaldaicae, Utriusque Linguae Vet. Test. Institutionem Harmonice ita Tradens, ut Cuncta, Firmis Superstructa Fundamentis, Innotescant Scientifice, Editio Novissima

By: Danzii (Danz), Johann Andreas

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Francofurti (Frankfurt), Dan. Christiani Hechtelii, Printer/Publisher.: 1751

Seller ID: 007606


Quarter leather with paper covered boards. Collated and appears complete with the following pagination 178; A8-B8, C6, 130; 32, 236, 144; A6, 1-92. All titles in book(except above): Sev Paradigmata Nominum Simplicium, ac Verborum Integra: Quibus pro Lingua Intimius Assicenda Imperfecta Quaeque as analogiam Perfectorum (…); Sive Interpretis Ebraeo-Chaldaei Synopsis; Sive Rabbinismus Enucleatus, Quo ad ea, Quae Ebraeo-Chaldaeis; Sive Aditus Syriae Reclusus, Compendiose D... 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:

Seller ID: 007021


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

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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

Seller ID: 012331


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

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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:

Seller ID: 009604


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

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. In Twelve volumes, Complete

By: Gibbons, Edward; Milman, H.H. (notes)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, John Murray:

Seller ID: 011820


1838-39. Half leather, with marbled boards, and gilt decorations in compartments on the spine. Black spine labels partially missing, or missing completely, from most of the volumes, with some labels loosely attached. Pagination varies among the volumes. Two fold out maps present in volume one, all present as called for, fold out map at the rear of volume two; a two page map at the beginning of volume 3; fold out map at the front of volume four; fold out map at the rear o... 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

Seller ID: 003399


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

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Historia Numorum. A Manual of Greek Numismatics

By: Head, Barclay V

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1887

Seller ID: 007443


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

Galilee: History, Politics, People

By: Horsley, Richard A.

Price: $28.00

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

Seller ID: 008462


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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Sumerian and Babylonian Psalms

By: Langdon, Stephen

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Paul Geuthner.: 1909

Seller ID: 009955


Maroon quarter leather with marbled boards. Original wraps bound in. xxvi, 349 pp. A collection of temple liturgy of the official Babylonian and Assyrian religion, consisting of services of public praise and penance. With a short historical introduction. The work itself is presented in transliterated Sumerian or Babylonian language, with English translations on the facing page. This includes Lamentations to the Amatu, The Crying Storm, Lamentations to the Word, etc. GOOD... View more info

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

Seller ID: 012300


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

The Saturnalia. Number LXXIX of the records of civilization sources and Studies

By: Macrobius [Ambrosius Theodosius]. Translated with an introduction and notes by Percival Vaughan Davies

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 004568


Blue cloth. No jacket. 560 pages including index. An English language translation of this dialogue involving twelve main characters who espouse various beliefs and philosophies. Macrobius had hoped to put his learning and reading at the disposal of his son, to provide useful information (from the introduction). Much of the historical information on various societies and cultures provided within had not been preserved elsewhere. GOOD+ condition. Minor fading to the cloth,... View more info

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V. Cl. and Inlustris Opera. Accedunt Integrae Isacii Pontani, Joh. Meursii, Jacobi Gronovii Notae and Animadversiones. Editio Novissima, cum Indice Rerum and Vocum Locupletissimo

By: Macrobius, Ambrosius, Theodosius.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, T. Dring and C. Harper: 1694

Seller ID: 011417


Full leather. Illustrated frontispiece. (16) 491, ccc5-ggg4. All text in Latin. A edition of various works by Macrobius, including his "Commentary on the Dream of Scipio" discussing Platonism; and Saturnalia, consisting of dialogue involving twelve main characters who espouse various beliefs and philosophies. Macrobius had hoped to put his learning and reading at the disposal of his son, to provide useful information. Much of the historical information on various societi... View more info

Roma Amor. Essay on Erotic Elements in Etruscan and Roman Art

By: Marcade, Jean

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Geneva, Nagel Publishers: 1965

Seller ID: 010261


Beige cloth. No jacket. Folio. 131 pp. Color plates tipped in throughout. A detailed study of erotic and sexual themes and depictions in ancient Roman and Etruscan art, accompanying many color and black and white plates of art. VERY GOOD condition. A few small spots of foxing to the covers. Light fading and edgewear. Faint browning to the rear cover. 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

Seller ID: 011605


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

The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia. The Classical Art of the Near East

By: Moortgat, Anton.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Books: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011679


First edition. Greenish-yellow cloth in unclipped jacket. Small quarto. 356 pp. Black and white photo plates and illustrations throughout. A comprehensive look at the art of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, drawing on archaeology, finds at sites and studies of individual objects to chronicle the origins, evolution and concepts involved in the art, as well as a look at its cultural significance, etc. With sections on Sumero-Akkadian art, Old Babylonian art, middle Babyl... 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

Seller ID: 009992


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

Two Magic Bowls: New Incantation Texts From Mesopotamia. Offprint

By: Obermann, Julian

Price: $30.00

Publisher: No Place, No Publisher:

Seller ID: 011645


No Publisher, place or date. Offprint for private circulation, originally published in the American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literature, January, 1940. Printed wraps. 31 pp. Two black and white photo plates. A short work discussing magic incantation texts written in Aramaic inside two terra cotta bowls in the Babylonian collection at Yale, offering the original text and translation, as well as somewhat technical discussion of the language and linguistics, as well... View more info

The Palace of Apries (Memphis II). British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account. Fifteenth Year, 1909

By: Petrie, W.M. Flinders

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, chool of Archaeology in Egypt/Bernard Quaritch, Publishers: 1909

Seller ID: 012482


Printed paper covered boards with half red cloth binding. Small folio. 25 pp., 34 plus illustrated plates, including black and white photos. A discussion and description of the archaeological digs and findings in Egypt at the Palace of Apries in Memphis around 1909, describing various discoveries. FAIR 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 some soili... View more info