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Image for The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology Volume 71, 1985

The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology Volume 71, 1985

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Egypt Exploration Society: 1985

Seller ID: 0161

Condition: Very Good


This one's a magazine masquerading as a book, as there is so much to read!It's been lovingly cared for and is pristine with the exception of a little sunning to spine. No names or writing. Measures 9"x11" and has 211 pages plus black and white plates at back of book printed on coated paper. A sampling of article topics include: status symbols in the architecture of El-'Amarna; reflections on the reign of Ramesses VI; the identity of the Ramesside Queen Tyti; the camel i... View more info

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Ancient Portraits from the Athenian Agora

By: N/A

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, American School of Classic Studies at Athens: 1960

Seller ID: 0441

Condition: Very good


Very nice, clean booklet measuring 5-1/2"x8-3/4." No defects of note save faint toning to outer edge of front cover.Published as part of a series entitled "Excavations of the Athenian Agora." Lavishly illustrated throughout with detailed photographs of portraits found as both sculptures and on coins. Includes detailed drawings of the lay-out of the Agora itself. Unpaginated, but we counted 32. View more info

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The New Acropolis Museum; Design and Original Exhibits from the Acropolis Collection (2003)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alexander S. Onassis Benefit Foundation; Orgnization for the Construction of the New Acropolis Museum: 2003

Seller ID: 2075

Condition: Fine Condition


This is an exhibition catalog of great beauty which explores the architecture of Bernard Tschumi and his new museum as well as its ancient treasures. The catalog was published for the exhibition which was held from March 6 to April 9, 2003 with the help of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. The catalog measures 8-1/2" high and 11" across with 31 pages. Very nice quality paper and a subdued palette make for an elegant publication. The exhibit was in the U.S., but the museu... View more info

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Weisbrod Archetypes and Archaism Spring 2001 (Chinese Art Antiquities Auction Catalog)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd.: 2001

Seller ID: 2324

Condition: Very Good condition


Weisbrod's auction catalogs are beautiful and well worth keeping if you love Chinese artifacts, art and furniture. This one was priced at $80 for those who wished to study a catalog before the day of the auction. It measures 8-1/2" x 12" and is lavishly photographed throughout with full-size color images and enough information to inspire collectors of ancients artifacts. There are also three articles at the front: The Spirit of Wu; Conservation Report on an Eastern Zhou ... View more info

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Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston Volume 77, 1979

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts Boston: 1979

Edition: Volume 77

Seller ID: 2474

Condition: Very good ondition


This issue is especially attractive with two different works of art in full color on front and back. there's no mailing label to spoil it and the magazine is clean and tightly bound. It measures 8" x 11" and has 50 pages. There are just two articles here, but both are in-depth. Titles are: Ruben's "Queen Tomyris with the Head of Cyrus" by Richard W. Berger; and Egyptian Statuary of Courtiers in Dynasty 19 by William Kelly Simpson. Articles are illustrated with black and ... View more info

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Map of Roman Britain Scale 16 Miles To One Inch (1956)

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chessington Surrey, England, The Ordnance Survey: 1956

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2576

Condition: Good condition


The map folded inside this booklet is enormous measuring 32" across and 42" high. And better yet it's crisp and clean as the day it was printed. The booklet also shows five pages of maps within the text, plus a chronological table, Roman names of places and tribes, notes on maps in the text, and a topographical index. There is also info on changes in the use of symbols, military sites, towns and settlements, the countryside, funeral monuments, industry and mining, commun... View more info

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The Roman Chariot Race Supplement to the Boston Sunday Globe. May 24,1896 (paper toys)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston Mass., The Boston Sunday Globe: 1896

Edition: May 24, 1896

Seller ID: 2994

Condition: Fine condition


This is really cool! I sort of stumbled over it and didn't get it at first. I had no clue what it was, but when I read the instructions it became clear. A good pair of scissors and there you have it-- paper toys for kids big and little. Children would have a hard time cutting these intricate pictures, replete with horses, chariots and gladiators, but when the tabs allow the figures to stand up let the games begin! If you're a collector you probably don't want to do that... View more info

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Gilcrease: The Journal of Gilcrease Museum Vol. XIII, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2005)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association: 2005

Edition: Vol. XIII, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2005)

Seller ID: 3715

Condition: Very good


Very attractive magazine. The focus on this issue is Peru and ancient cultures of South America. The articles are all illustrated with color photographs, many of which depict the art of the various civilizations. Content includes these topics: Hiram Bingham and Machu Picchu; Dego de Trujillo's account of the conquest of the Inca by the Spanish in 1532; the ancient cultures of South America; and emperors of the Inca. The magazine measures 8-1/2" x 10-3/4" and has 64 pages... View more info

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Mughal Miniatures: Akbar Period (Six Prints in Portfolio with booklet)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Pakash Books: Unknown

Seller ID: 3726

Condition: Very good condition


Mughal Miniatures are a marriage of Indian and Persian painting. They are filled with life, action, and gorgeous colors, but despite the title these six beauties are not miniatures. They may have started out that way, but each print in this portfolio measures 10-1/2 x 14-3/4". There is also a booklet of the same size explaining the various works and their artists. The only fault to the contents is a stripe of toning to bottom edge of the first page of the booklet. The pr... View more info

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Postcard Pompeii; Leda and the Swan

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: No location, likely Italy, R & C: No date

Edition: No. 1686/5

Seller ID: 4052

Condition: Very good condition


This is such a pretty scene and the colors are so rich. The card has not been used and will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. There's a little toning on the back at the bottom edge with two tiny freckles of foxing. I think this card is part of a series, but I have never seen any others like it. The card tells the story of Leda and the swan. View more info

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The First Emperor; Treasures From Ancient China

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Birmignham, Alabama, Birmingham Buseum of Art;: 1996-97

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 4141

ISBN: 091394414

Condition: Fine condition


This is a very nice dual catalog. It functioned first for the exhibit at The Birmingham Art Museum of Birmingham, Alabama, the name of which iprinted inside the booklet. The second useage was an exhibit at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore which offers its own informtion on a four page leaflet that is laid inside the catalog. The catalog is beautiful and measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 36 pages with many color photographs.There are two essays -- The Great Undergrou... View more info

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The Rosetta Stone

By: Andrews, Carol

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, British Museum Press: 1998

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 3774

ISBN: 0714109312

Condition: Very good condition


Crisp and clean as new with just a small shadow of a previous price sticker to upper front corner of the cover. The booklet is quite lovely with many pictures and no names or writing. Contents include these topics: Hieroglyphs before decipherment, the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, How the stone Came to England, description of the Stone, the early decipherers of the Rosetta Stone, the method of decipherment, the contents of the Rosetta Stone, the Greek section of the Ro... View more info

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The Eclectic Epigrapher (Stonehenge Viewpoint Issues 99-100)

By: Cyr, Donald L. (editor)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California, Stonehenge Viewpoint: 1993

Edition: Stonehenge Viewpoint Issues 99-100)

Seller ID: 2313

Condition: Very good condition


Very nice, clean journal inside and out with no names or writing and no spine crease. Tightly bound with pristine pages and page edges. A compendium of articles including, but not limited to, the following topics: the unsolved ogam-like carvings of the Colorado-Oklahoma area; the Colorado Ogam expedition; remarks on the Colorado/Oklahoma petroglyphs; oral speech and epigraphy; ancient Chinese maps of the world and more. 9see photo of table of contents). Illustrated throu... View more info

Image for Antiquity; A Quarterly Review of Archaeology March, 1971

Antiquity; A Quarterly Review of Archaeology March, 1971

By: Daniel, Glyn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Antiquity Publications LTD.: 1971

Edition: Vol. XLV, No. 177

Seller ID: 0715

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean, untoned paper and no names or writing make this magazine a stand-out. I have MANY issues of this, so if you're looking for a specific one please use the contact button and send me an email. The magazine measures 7"x9-3/4" and has 80 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings, including a handsome fold-put. Principle topics covered in this issue are: Dilmun; The Wessex culture; Archaeology in Sulawesi, Indonesia; the first British navy;... View more info

Image for Minerva Magazine July/August 1996. Ancient Art and Archaeology

Minerva Magazine July/August 1996. Ancient Art and Archaeology

By: Eisenberg, Jerome M. (editor)

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Great Britain, Aurora Publications Ltd.: 1996

Edition: Volume 7, Number 4

Seller ID: 4033

Condition: Very good condition


I have never seen this magazine before now, but it's certainly a gift from Great Britain. The emphasis is on ancient art and archaeology -- very readable and many photographs in both black and white and color. The articles are these: Beirut: Rediscovering the Past; Splendors of Ancient Egypt from Helsheim; The Chauvet Cave, the oldest cave paintings in the world; Archaeology China's Northern Frontier; Amorium in Turkey, A Byzantine City in the Dark Ages; The Ludovisi ... View more info

Image for The Scientific Test of the Spade"; Leroy Waterman and the University of Michigan Excavations at Sepphoris, 1931

The Scientific Test of the Spade"; Leroy Waterman and the University of Michigan Excavations at Sepphoris, 1931

By: Elaine K. Gazda and Elise A, Friedland (Editors)

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan: 1997

Seller ID: 4124

Condition: Fine condition, Like New


This booklet is part of several other archaeological imprints from the early 1930's when the University went to excavate the hidden treasures of the world. This booklet discusses the adventure in Sepphoris in Palestine. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 21 pages black an white phoographs, plus drawings and a map. The green cover has three diamond shapes which open a window to the big picture behind it. View more info

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Look After the Pennies. Numismatics

By: Goodburn-Brown, Dana; Jones, Julie

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Archetype Publications: 1998

Edition: First edition stated

Seller ID: 4260

ISBN: 1873132816

Condition: NEW


Crisp BRAND NEW book. Illustrated with charts, graphs, and black and white photos. Book examines developments in analysis and conservation and how to screen and prioritize large groups of excavation coins. Much information on corrosion, cleaning exacavated coins, and treating silver coins with alkaline dithionite. The book measures 7-1/4" x 9-3/4" and has 91 pages. View more info

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The Vikings and Their Predecessors (1981)

By: Gordon, Kate

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada; Chicago, Illinois, National Museum of Man; National Museums of Canada; Museum of Science and Industry Chicago: 1981

Seller ID: 2873

ISBN: 0660107511

Condition: Very good condition


Very nicely kept booklet with just one owner. The cover design is quite attractive and the text amplified with photos and drawings throughout, some with a green wash. There are also large color photographs at back. Topics include the historical background of the Vikings, the Viking household, clothing and adornments; leisure pastimes, and the many crafts -- iron working, blacksmithing, weapon making, jewelry, bread making, bone and antler working, soapstone carving, a... View more info

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Homer and The Travellers

By: Huxley, George

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Athens, Greece, Self-published: 1988

Seller ID: 2779


Pristine inside and out. Booklet bills itself as "a lecture on some antiquarian and topographical books in the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Huxley, at the time of writing, was director of the Library. Booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" and has 38 pages with maps at back. I have three other booklets by Huxley -- Monemvasia and the Slavs and East Rome, Why Did the Byzantine Empire Not Fall to the Arabs? and The Evangelization of ... View more info

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Why Did the Byzantine Empire Not Fall to the Arabs? 1994

By: Huxley, George

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Athens, Greece, American School of classical Studies at Athens: 1994

Edition: Reprint from 1986

Seller ID: 3988

Condition: Very good condition


I bought this booklet and three others from a young woman who studied in Greece. Tthis one is the largest at 8-1/2" x 9-1/2" and has 14 dense pages. The text is from a lecture by George Huxley who was the Director of the Gennadius Library in the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. It's very clean and nice with just three tiny, light freckles of foxing to the front cover, otherwise it's pristine. View more info