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BENARES and its GHATS

By: Agarwala K. N. Executive Engineer. (The Kashi Tirth Sudhar Trust)

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Benares, The Kashi Tirth Sudhar Trust: 1931

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: M007012

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A very good hardback book, green cloth with a black printed paper label to the spine and black printed with decoration to the front cover. Roughly 6.5" high by 10" wide (landscape style) . Some very light shelfwear to the corners and head/tail of the spine, but no damage. Very good, generally clean, sound covers. A gentle 'wave' to the whole book but which is hardly noticable. Internally, a former owner's details to the top front corner of the front free endpaper been partially cut off, but a name and "Benares 15 July '45" is still present in ink, otherwise unmarked throughout.... View more info

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A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc.

By: Ainslie Sir Robert

Price: £1,255.00

Publisher: London, R. Bowyer: 1812

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113312

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A Folio of " A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc." . This is a Selection taken from Ainslie's 2 collection of Views, each containing 48 views, originally published separately in 1801 and 1803. The Front and Rear (grey/green paper covered) Original boards are Detached and Scuffed/Scruffy, The title label on the front cover is torn away and only retains the word 'Views', and there is No spine - but all content is present. The quality paper pages are sewn in sections and the sections are loose in the non... View more info

The Egyptologists (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

By: Amis, Kingsley; Conquest, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition (Uncorrected Proof copy)

Seller ID: 107374

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In original publishers Cape 'logo' decorated wraps. Covers dusty, remains of label to front cover (probably giving a provisional publishing date, price etc) , 2 small round stains to rear cover, spine creased, edges lightly creased, NO INSCRIPTIONS, hinges sound, 255pp, internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. "What is the Metropolitan Egyptological Society? Why does it protect itself so vigilantly against inquiring outsiders? What significance of the mysterious Article 22 of its Constitution? What takes place behind the locked doors of its Isis Room?"; 8vo View more info

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE LAND OF THE BIBLE

By: Anon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Paul Hamlyn: 1969

Edition: First UK

Seller ID: 107148

ISBN: 060002816X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, internally repaired at edges, clean brown boards with clean titling to spine, illustrated endpapers, NO INSCRIPTIONS, HEAVY may require extra postage, 276pp, profusely illustrated with colour and black and white photographs, hinges sound, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. "...nformative, not only from the natural history point of view but also because it gives added insight into familiar Biblical passages"; 107148; 4to (large) View more info

Somerset Archaeology and Natural History. The Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society for 1981/82 Vol 126

By: Anon

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Somerset, Printed for the Society By Bigwood & Staple Ltd: 1983

Seller ID: 107980

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


166pp. Cream card covers with black titling/illus to front cover, corners curling. Cup mark to front cover. 166pp. Microfiche included in pocket to inner rear cover. Black/white illustrations. Internally clean and bright. I have quite a few of these transactions. Contact me for discount price if multiples are required. Contents include; ENVIRONMENT OF MAN AT CHEDDAR 11-10,000 YEARS AGO, EXCAVATIONS AT SILVER STREET, SINGLE STOREYED MEDIEVAL HOUSES, MEDIEVAL CHAPEL AT SOUTHOVER IN WELLS, PEEL, DISRAELI, index etc; 107980; 4to View more info

Somerset Archaeology and Natural History. The Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society for 1979/80 VOL 124

By: Anon

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Somerset, Printed for the Society By Bigwood & Staple Ltd: 1981

Seller ID: 107982

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


166pp. Cream card covers with black titling/illus to front cover, corners curling. Covers are a little dusty, biro Name/writing on rear cover. 188pp. Black/white illustrations. Apart from foxing to endpapers overall internally clean and bright. I have quite a few of these transactions. Contact me for discount price if multiples are required. Pocket to inner rear cover. Contents include; RESCUE EXCAVATIONS AT COMBE HAY, STOKE SUB HAMDON CASTLE, FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE AT NEWTON ST LOE, ADELARD OF BATH AND THE ASTROLABE, THE WOWWALL, TIMBER STRUCTURES IN THE PEAT, MARCHEY FARM, THE BUSSEX RHYNE... View more info

The Coinage of Roman Britain. Second Edition

By: Askew, Gilbert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Seaby: 1980

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 112705

ISBN: 0900652535

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


1980 Second Edition and not the 1951 edition as on the amazon product page. Laminated grey card covers with black titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket, as issued. There is light rubbing/creasing to the spine, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (vi) + 90 pp. Illustrated with b/w drawings of coins and b/w maps. Second Edition with the New Bibliography; Appendix: The Governors of Roman Britain; General Index; Index of Coin Types. Overall, this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "Gilbert Askew's study of the coins, and his comments on their set... View more info

A Century of Excavation in the Land of the Pharaohs

By: Baikie, James

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society (printed for): (1924)

Edition: Early Edition

Seller ID: 000208

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Good++/No Jacket. Early Edition. 8vo Thick. Illustrated with 32 plates specially prepared for this volume. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Well illustrated. Internally quite clean, tight. Pages browning. Edges of pages brown. Name/Writing on front paste down. Blue cloth bound boards with gilt titling to front board and to spine. Spine faded. Corners and head/tail of spine bumped. 252 pp. Index. A detailed and well-illustrated study of a century of excavation in Egypt and the marvellous artifacts which have been discovered. History of Egyptian archaeology & excavation, the tombs of the Pharaohs... View more info

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Lewis Morris and the Cardiganshire Mines

By: BICK, David and Philip Wyn Davies

Price: £11.50

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114959

ISBN: 090715865X

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Bought NEW and never read. FINE clean grey boards with bright gilt titling to spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dust-jacket. The dust-jacket is Not clipped. Illustrated endpapers. NO INSCRIPTIONS or Marks. Black and white portrait frontispiece of Lewis Morris. (x) + 89pp. Many b/w illustrations, maps, charts, etc, throughout, and a Large fold-out colour-tinted 'Plan of the Mannor of Perverth' at the end of the book. " Born in Anglesey in 1701, Lewis Morris was a surveyor who settled in Cardiganshire in 1742, producung a detailed report on the mines in the hill country to th... View more info

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King Arthur's Round Table: An Archaeological Investigation.

By: Biddle Martin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk , UK, The Boydell Press.: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: M010733

ISBN: 0851156266

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A Near Fine hardback book. Could pass for new - may be unread - but a large former owner's label on front endpaper. No other inscription or markings. Red cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dust-jacket. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. (xxxvi) + 533 pp. Illustrated in b/w and colour with 14 chapters, 2 appendices, index, 28 plates, 169 figures, 20 tables, index. Looks at the Round Table in literature & legend; Its construction & dating; The painting; And it's symbolism in the historic... View more info

Archaeology and the Microscope . The Scientifical Examination of Archaeological Evidence

By: BIEK, LEO

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000219

ISBN: 0718800281

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Good to Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. Name/Writing on ffep. Cloth bound boards with gilt titling to spine. Frontispiece. Contains 2 colour plates, 24 monochrome plates and 8 tables about various elements relevant to the book including Chemical Analysis of Selected "bronze" Specimens, Preservation of Bone Buried under Barrows and Schedule of Material found in Roman Well, Chew Valley Lake. A study of the scientific examination of archaeological evidence The author is a physical chemist who has examined minute archaeological date from England. "The archaeologist has come to... View more info

Splendours of the Lost Civilisations Journey in the World of Archaelogy

By: Bourbon, Fabio;

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Vercelli, Italy, White Star: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110896

ISBN: 8880957015

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Cream boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. The bottom edge of the boards have some minor shelf-wear and the rear inner spine is beginning to crack, otherwise there are No Inscriptions or other Marks. 352 pp. Illustrated with colour plates and photographs throughout. Glossary; Bibliography. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This work brings to life almost 50 archaeological sites from around the glob... View more info

The Times Ancient Civilizations . A New Approach to the Ancient World

By: Bowden, Hugh

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Times Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111503

ISBN: 0007108591

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Blue boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are NO Inscriptions or Marks. 192 pp. Illustrated with colour plates and maps. Bibliography; Glossary; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. "The Times Ancient Civilizations is a treatment of the societies which from which we inherit the basis of our own way of life. The book's coverage is global: Egyptians; Hittites; Assyrians; Romans; the Shang; the T'ang; the Chou; Olmecs; Toltecs; Aztecs; Incas; an... View more info

A History of Europe A Cultural and Political Survey

By: Bowle, John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg / Heinemann: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110785

ISBN: 0436059061

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped but does have some slight edge wear to the extremities as well as some light smudges/scratches which can only be seen if held up to the light. The bottom page fore-edge has a couple of tiny brown spots, otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. (xi) + 626 pp. Illustrated with b/w maps and map endpapers. Index. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "This account analyses how Europeans ... View more info

The Atlas of Archaeology

By: Branigan, Professor K. (consultant editor)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, MacDonald & Co Publishers Ltd: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000150

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Cloth Bound Boards. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Includes some archaeologically related news paper cuttings. Lavishly Illustrated with colour and mono photos. 240 pp. Arranged in chronological order within cultures. Clearly drawn site maps accompany the text as do illustrations of major artefacts and artwork reconsturction of the sites original appearance or its people's way of life. A gazetteer is linked to the regional maps, pinpointing the world's most important archaeological sites.; 000150; Folio 13" - 23" tall View more info

The Bronze Age in Barbarian Europe from the Megaliths to the Celts

By: Briard, Jacques (translated By Mary Turton)

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1979

Seller ID: 003810

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ex lib label to spine of dustwrap, 3 small tears to edges. Black boards, gilt titling to spine, head/tail of spine slightly bumped. 246pp. profusely illustrated in black and white. Black and white frontis. Apart from ex lib stamps/marks CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 003810; Ex-Library Usual stamps/marks; 8vo (large) View more info

Industrial Archaeology of Central Southern England

By: Buchanan, C A & R A Buchanan

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Batsford: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7476

ISBN: 0713413646

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Ex Reference library Minimal stamps marks, some discolouration to page edges. Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket now protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. Covering Central Southern England: Avon County, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; The Batsford guide to the industrial archaeology of the British Isles; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages View more info

The Dwellers on the Nile . Chapters on the Life, History, Religion and Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

By: Budge, E. A. Wallis

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society (printed for): 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000194

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo Thick. Frontispiece. Blue cloth bound boards. Spine is faded and rubbed at edges otherwise GOOD+. This is a completely new and rewritten book. 326pp. illustrated throughout with b/w photgraphs amd drawings. (11 plates and 38 illustrations in the text) Corners of boards and head/tail of spine slightly bumped. In protective plastic film. The earlier editions stereotype plates were requisitioned by the military and melted down so this work is enlarged to current discoveries, newly illustrated, added bibliography, index etc. Some light foxing/browning to prelims other... View more info

The National Trust Guide to Our Industrial Past

By: Burton Anthony

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, George Philip With the National Trust: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 61204

ISBN: 0540010723

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Blue cloth bound boards with bright Gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial dustjacket - perhaps some slight fading to the base colour of the spine (which is light blue) but all lettering, etc, very clear. (It's difficult to tell without another copy to view). The dustjacket is Price clipped. Some shelf-wear to the d/j = light smudges/scratches and a couple of pinpoint 'indents' which are only seen if held up to the light. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. 1st Edition. 240 pp. Illustrated e/p's. Contain... View more info

Industrial Archaeology in the British Isles

By: Butt, John & Ian Donnachie

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Paul Elek: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47227

ISBN: 0236401572

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


Elek 1979. Creamish Boards with bright brown titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. Hardback. Ex library - usual stamps marks, etc. Hinges springing slightly internally so sold as a 'working' copy only but generally Good/VG. ; Elek Archaeology and Anthropology; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages View more info