GREEK AND LATIN INSCRIPTIONS In the Brooklyn Museum.
Brooklyn, N.Y.:The Brooklyn Museum 1972. 1st Ed. Sm. slim 4to. [xviii] + 96pp. Cold. frontis., 28 b/w. plates. Good in very lightly rubbed gilt lettered black cloth. US$31 (Book ref. 211079) £20.00
Ivories of the West
London: Hamlyn, 1970. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0600348024 Bright condition, 159 pages, map showing centres of ivory carving through the ages, 71 colour illustrations; minor wear to dustjacket, no previous ownership marks internally. The seventy-one pieces illustrated in this book vividly reveal the skill and sensitivity of ivory carvers through the ages. (Book ref. 6894) £4.50
Everyday Life in Ancient Crete
London: B.T.Batsford Ltd., 1969. Illustrated by Eva Wilson. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 191 pages, 103 illustrations, bibliography, chronology, index. No previous owner marks or foxing. (Book ref. 5466) £5.25
Unknown Greece: Athens and the Peloponnesus
London: Johnson Publications, 1973. First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0853071195 Bright pictorial dustjacket, cream cloth binding, 200 pages, 32 photographs, 5 maps, glossary, index; no previous ownership marks. Translated from the original French by Barbara Whelpton. Archaeological itineraries for the traveller. (Book ref. 3912) £4.00
Early Greek Armour and Weapons from the end of the Bronze Age to 600 b.c.
Edinburgh: University Press, 1964 first edition xiii and 280 pages. 37 plates and text illustrations. 4to. A near fine copy in the publisher's brown cloth with slightly torn dustwrapper. (Book ref. 60455) £40.00
Temples, Tombs, and Monuments of Ancient Greece and Rome
London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1872. Cloth. Good Plus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Occassional foxing. Bookplate. Wear to edges of spine, bumped. (Book ref. 7092) £20.00
A handbook to the palace of Minos, Knossos.
London: Macdonald, 1969. Foreword: Sir Arthur Evans. Intro: Sir John Myres & Sir John Forsdyke. 6th imp. VG white card covers; VG dk turquoise d/w with red/white illus of bull & black/white lettering. 14cms x 215cms, 76pp. B/w frontis, 14 b/w plates & 9 b/w plans inc fold-out plan at end. Sl dusty page edges. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 176g. 356010937. (Book ref. 2501) £4.00
Cambridge illustrated history of ancient Greece.
Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Press, 1998. 1st. Nr fine blue cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG col illus d/w with white lettering, not pc or chipped. 20.75cms x 26cms, 380pp. Col frontis & b/w & col illus & maps throughout. Intro, 12 chaps, epilogue, refs, index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 1625g. 0521481961. (Book ref. 2490) £12.00
These were the Greeks.
Cheltenham: Hulton, 1987. Reprint. VG black p/b with orange/black illus & white lettering. 18.75cms x 24.5cms, 224pp. B/w illus throughout. 20 chaps, appendix, index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 506g. 0717507890. (Book ref. 2486) £4.50
I Monumenti Dell'Antichita Classica Grecia e Italia
Napoli Genova Citta Di Castello: Societa Anonima Editrice Francesco Perrella. Cloth Covered Hardback. Good/No Dustwrapper. 4to Signed ? A tight 10 7/8" by 8 5/8" green cloth covered hardback containing both the Greek and Italian volumes. No publication date. There may be the author's signature on the verso of the title page. The spine ends are worn and the titles dark on a faded spine. there has been a split in the back edge of the spine which appears to to have been glued. The gilt titles and the gilt small helmetd head on the front cover are dulled. There is a slightly darker patch across the bottom corner of the front cover. There is some shelf wear of the bottm cover edges at the corners. Plain dark sage green endpaper. An owner's name on the verso of the front endpaper which is slightly browned at the edges. clean text. Pagination CX , black and white illiustrations with notes page. 1 - 234 , followed by Indexes and bibliography to page 256 which has a small list of " errata-corrige " in the seconf half of the page. (Book ref. 025892) £50.00
A Handbook of Greek Vase Painting
Manchester ..: Manchester at the University Press ' Longmans, Green & Co., 1919. Cloth Covered Hardback. Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo Ugly book covers, clean and crisp book interior. The heavy blue cloth covers have been damp and hve wrinkles and water marks and stains. The cover edges are a bit darkened, and the spine is darkened and browned with the titles undistinguishable. Amazingly the interior is crisp and clean with just an odd thumbprint on the page margin. Liberally illustrated with drawings and photographs (Book ref. 025827) £10.00
Die Anbetung Der Tauben
Athens: Tria Phylla, 1982. 1st. Pictorial Boards. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo German text. A tight landscape 9 1/2" by 10 1/2" hardback with some wear to the corners of the covers. Three pages of text followed by coloured plates of the dovecotes of Tinos. (Book ref. 025375) £10.00
A Catalogue of the Greek and Roman Sculpture in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
Cambridge: The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University Press, 1964. 1st. Hardback. Very Good ++/Very Good. 4to A very tidy, tight 11 1/2 " by 8 3/4 " hardback first edition with a unclipped dustwrapper which has a removable clear plastic protector. The book covers are bright and clean with tidy edges. There is a small personal bookplate on the inside of the front cover and a small ( approx. 3/4" by 1/4" ) sellotape glue mark and a small pencilled note on the front endpaper. Otherwise the interior of the book is crisp and clean. xx, pp 1- 128 of text including a Glossary, followed by 62 black and white plates. The chapter headings are as follows - I. Neolthic and Bronze Age Statuettes II Sculpture of the Archaic Period III Sculpture of Classical Date IV Ancient Copies from Classical Originals V Sculpture of Hellenistic and Republican Roman Date VI Ancient Copies from Hellenistic Originals VII Sculpture of Imperial Roman Date VIII Architectural Pieces, Furniture Etc IX Sculpture of Uncertian Date or Authenticity X Rennaissance and Later Sculpture Formerly Considered Ancient. The dustwrapper has a 1 " tear on the side of the top of the spine end and there are a few small areas of rubbing (Book ref. 022794) £17.00
Everyday Things in Archaic Greece
London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1931. Illustrated by Quennell, Marjorie & C. H. B.. 1st. Cloth. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 8vo A very good first edition of this book for children illustrated by the authors. The orange cover is lightly soiled, inside is very clean and tight. (Book ref. 012795) £5.00
Greek Myths. Illustrated Edition.
London, BCA, 1981. 8vo, cloth, original coloured illustrated dustwrapper, with 63 coloured illustrations and 46 in black and white, a very good copy. (Book ref. 32467) £5.50
GREEK CITY WALLS OF THE ARCHAIC PERIOD 900 - 480 BC
Oxford University Press, 2011[Oxford Monographs On Classical Archaeology]. 4to, xxx, 238pp, Figures, Tables, Maps, Hardback with Dust Jacket both in Very Good/Fine condition. (Book ref. 14019) £79.95
Etudes Etrusco-Italiques : Melanges Pour Le 25 Anniversaire De La Chaire d'Etruscologie a l'Universite De Louvain
Bureaux Du Recueil, Bibliothe`que De L'Universite“, Louvain, 1963 Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. IN FRENCH. Antiquities of the Etruscans. From The Universite“ Catholique De Louvain Recueil De Travaux D'Histoire Et De Philologie 4. Serie., Fascicule. 31 Series. 325 pages, size 10 inches tall by 6.5 inches in card covers. Illustrated with black and white plates and line drawings. Book - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] card covers - a touch bumped to the extreme top of the spine and light browning and light marking. Contents, previous owner's name and neat 3 word stamped inscription to the front bottom edge of the front cover otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Archaeology; Art & Design; History; Inventory No: 003965. (Book ref. 003965) £48.50
The Aryans: A Study of Indo-European Origins
Abingdon: Routledge, 2008. First Thus. Hardcover. New/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0415155649 (Book ref. 036366) £140.00
The Alexandrian Library: Glory of the Hellenic World: Its Rise, Antiquities, and Destructions
New York: American Elsevier Publishing Company, 1967. Third Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0444000348 Ex-Library The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was a large and significant great library of the ancient world. Named after Alexander the Great, it flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the third century B.C. and through 48 B.C., around the time of Rome's conquest of Egypt. Alexander, although having picked the site and planned the general layout of the city, died before he could take part in the construction of the library, or academy, that was created in his name. In ancient Latin, the library was known as the "ALEXANDRINA BYBLIOTHECE" used by many historians of the era, refers to the [royal] "Collection of Books", not to any building, nor to the social networks which sustained and operated the collection, which complicates tracking the history and chronology of its destruction. The Royal Collection can be viewed as having begun in the Royal Quarter's building(s), commonly known as "The Great Library," and continued to be housed, at least in part, at the Serapeum "Daughter Library" (Abaddi). Generally thought to have been founded at the beginning of the third century BC, the library was conceived and opened either during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter ( 323-283 BC ) or during the reign of his son Ptolemy II ( 283-246 BC ). Plutarch (AD 46-120) wrote that during his visit to Alexandria in 48 BC, Julius Caesar might have accidentally burned the library when he set fire to his own ships to frustrate Achillas' attempt to limit his ability to communicate by sea. According to Plutarch's account, this fire spread to the docks and then to the library. However, this version of events is not confirmed in contemporary accounts of Caesar's visit. In fact, it has been reasonably established that segments of its collection were partially destroyed on several occasions before and after the first century BC. A modern conflation (no older than the late eighteenth century) attributes the destruction to Coptic Christian Archbishop Theophilus of Alexandria in 391, who called for the destruction of the Serapeum -- the Daughter library and a temple to the god Serapis. (Book ref. 036332) £125.00
The Changing Landscape of South Etruria
London: Paul Elek, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0236401475 (Book ref. 031768) £15.00