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The Piercebridge Formula: A Dramatic New View of Roman History by Raymond Selkirk (£88.00)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0850596211]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine and slightly onto the panels of the dust wrapper. Upper board slightly dust-marked. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Though deceptively simple, the Piercebridge Formula will revolutionise our view of Roman Britain. Its implications are destined to influence archaeologists for many years to come. For what freelance pilot turned amateur archaeologist Raymond Selkirk has discovered is that the Roman Conquest of Britain was carried out by water transport and not by road as has been commonly supposed. His theory was proved at Piercebridge, on the River Tees, where, by a combination of brilliant aerial surveys and detective work on the ground, he found the archetypal water-supplied Roman site. For some time he had strongly suspected that waterways must be the answer, for how could ox-carts have travelled on Roman roads which often climbed gradients which would daunt a modern saloon car? Also, how could the oxen have carried any load at all when they would have needed all their strength merely to pull carts laden with fodder for themselves?

At Piercebridge it became clear that where a Roman road crosses a river, there is an excellent chance of finding a Roman site. This formula was then applied to other areas… and it worked! At one time the finding of an unknown site was a rarity but Selkirk and his team of enthusiasts produced remarkable results in a very short time. Yet the full effects of the Piercebridge Formula are only just starting to be felt, for what is true of Britain must logically apply to the whole Roman Empire. The prospects for further exploration are therefore tremendous and the author goes to great lengths to enlist the aid of his readers, both at home and abroad, in following up leads which will help to uncover further remains. Suspected sites are all named with exact locations and map references so that those with sufficient enthusiasm may continue this fascinating quest. The storm which this book will cause in archaeological circles has barely started, the search has only just begun.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: romans great britain piercebridge durham antiquities aerial photography archaeology rome army transportation roman raymond selkirk 0850596211 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion by Edited by Donald B. Redford (£62.00)Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0195154010]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Incorporating the latest and best scholarship in the area, The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion provides over 90 in-depth articles ranging from Anubis, the dog-headed god of the underworld, to the Opening of the Mouth, the cultic ceremony of reanimation. Readers will find informative and fascinating entries on deities, burial practices, cults, demons, fantastic animals, magic, oracles, sacred writings, festivals, and other facets of Egyptian belief and practice.

Each entry is written by a noted Egyptologist and contains the most up-to-date information gathered from years of study and research. The guide includes 35 photographs and illustrations, a detailed index, and a further reading section for those wanting to explore in more detail. With an insightful introduction by world-renowned Egyptologist Donald B. Redford, this definitive resource is essential for anyone interested in ancient Egyptians and the world they inhabited. It is the guide for the student, the scholar, and the general reader.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Mary Belibasakis. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Pale Brown Spine Strip to White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 405 pages. Tags: redford mythology egyptian encyclopedias egypt religion ancient myths folklore bce antiquities archaeology social science history 0195154010 9780195154016
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Minoan And Mycenaean Art by Reynold Higgins (£55.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1967Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780500181843]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: 241 Plates, 54 in Colour. From the cover: “ONE OF THE GREAT EVENTS in the history of archaeology was the discovery by Heinrich Schliemann, in 1876, of the treasures in the citadel of Mycenae — the home of the legendary King Agamemnon. Equally momentous was the series of excavations carried out by Sir Arthur Evans, from 1900, at the palace of King Minos at Knossos. Ever since, men have been stirred by the mysterious frescoes at Knossos; by the palace of Phaistos; by the gold funeral masks from Mycenae; and by countless other beautiful artefacts. All these are discussed and illustrated in this book, together with the remarkable recent finds at Zakro, many of which have not previously been described in English. The world which Schliemann and Evans unearthed was in no sense a primitive culture. More than 1000 years before Pericles, a sophisticated court flourished at Knossos, until disaster struck and leadership passed to the war-lords of Mycenae, the forefathers of Agamemnon and of the heroes of the Trojan war.

In this comprehensive survey, Dr Reynold Higgins discusses the art and architecture not only of the important Cretan and Mycenaean cultures, but also of the Cycladic Islands. The period covered begins shortly after 3000 BC, and ends with the Dorian invasions of mainland Greece. Dr Higgins’ text, and the plates which accompany it, reveal not only the astonishing profusion, variety and quality of the art created during this period, but also much fascinating detail concerning the methods of manufacture employed by these wonderful ancient craftsmen.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the The World of Art Library (History of Art) series. 216 pages. Tags: aegean age ancient antiquities archaeology arts bronze classical cretan crete egypt greece greek history minoan mycenaean mycenean roman visual world
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Early Views of Indonesia: Drawings from the British Library / Pemandangan Indonesia Di Masa Lampau: Seni Gambar Dari British Library by Annabel Teh Gallop (£44.00)Publisher: The British Library — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0712304312]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight but small spot to the half-title and facing page. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “Early Views of Indonesia is a catalogue of the most important watercolour and pencil drawings from the British Library’s superb collection of more than 1,500 drawings of Indonesia dating from the early nineteenth century, most of which have never been published before.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 9¾". 128 pages. Tags: asia south east asian archaeology drawings indonesia 1800 1900 art techniques painting drawing social science period region paintings annabel teh gallop 0712304312
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Landscape Archaeology: An Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques on Post-Roman Landscapes by Michael Aston & James Bond (£33.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071536670X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with pulling to the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Our historical landscape is under threat, and this book offers practical advice for the novice or students wishing to further their field studies in order that they may record and understand the countryside before large parts of it are gone forever. The fieldwork techniques described can be employed by individuals or groups working on areas and topics of their own choice, and the book is designed to stimulate and guide senior school, extramural, college and undergraduate studies of post-Roman landscapes in England and Wales.

The evidence of man’s past activity is so extensive that there is no region where such work will be wasted, and often areas which at first sight appear archaeologically and historically barren turn out to be of the greatest importance when examined in detail; fieldwork carried out ahead of motorway construction schemes, for example, has proved profitable.

Topics covered include a brief history of field archaeology, an explanation of simple field working techniques, how to recognise and record the shape and development of towns and villages, how to recognise medieval elements in the rural landscape arid, finally, the application of these techniques to the route of a motorway. Illustrated with over fifty line drawings and nineteen photographs..”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: antiquities archaeological archaeology areas assessment britain ca400- cities city england excavations field great handbooks history landscape layout manuals methodology planning settlements sites surveying surveys towns urban wales
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Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe: Signing the Land by Richard Bradley (£33.00)Publisher: Routledge — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415165369]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain are numerous rock carvings made 4-5000 years ago, whose interpretation poses a major challenge to the archaeologist. This full-length treatment of the subject is based largely on recent fieldwork and asserts that these carvings should be interpreted as a series of symbolic messages that are shared between monuments, artefacts and natural places in the landscape. The author discusses the cultural setting of the rock carvings and the ways in which they can be interpreted in relation to ancient land use, the creation of ritual monuments and the burial of the dead.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". [XIV] 238 pages. Tags: rock paintings europe atlantic coast prehistory prehistoric archaeology art peoples petroglyphs lad zbs dso lhr coastal man antiquities primitive anthropology history social science richard bradley 0415165369
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MARS: The Monuments At Risk Survey of England, 1995 Main Report by Timothy Darvill, Andrew K. Fulton assisted by Mark Bell & Bronwen Russell (£28.50)Publisher: Bournemouth & London: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University Sciences, and English Heritage — 1998Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1858990491]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Charts; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans; With contributions from Kate Anderson, Michael Baxter, Hugh Beamish, Jeffrey Chartrand, Karen Gracie-Langrick, Robert Haslam, Nicola King and Melanie Pomeroy.

From the cover: “MARS, The Monuments at Risk Survey of England 1995, was commissioned by English Heritage in its role as statutory advisor to the Government on archaeology and was carried out within the School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University between July 1994 and November 1996. The survey represents the first national census of England’s archaeology. It focuses on the survival of archaeological monuments, structures and buildings since 1945, and their condition in 1995. Consideration is given to the threats and impacts that have caused, and continue to cause, the loss of monuments, and to the effects of the main land-uses under which archaeological monuments are typically found. The conclusions of the study will be central to the development and evaluation of future policy towards the conservation and management of England’s archaeological monuments.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. [XLVI] 328 pages. Tags: 1858990491 9781858990491 monuments england historic sites risk survey mars conservation restoration buildings ecology regional planning cultural resource management archaeological surveying antiquities ancient archaeology urban rural preservation
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Circles of Silence by Don Robins (£27.00)Publisher: London: Souvenir Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 028562685X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Early one misty morning in October, 1978, a small group of people stood gathered round the Rollright Stones, that famous Oxfordshire grouping of megaliths said to be the petrified remains of a king and his band of warriors. They were there to conduct a scientific experiment: to discover whether there was any truth in the belief that energy emanated from the stones, not only at Rollright, but at sites throughout the British Isles.

The results of that first dawn sortie were sensational enough for the members of Dragon Project to continue their experiments, using ultrasonic detectors and Geiger counters to amass a wealth of data that revealed a hidden power whose nature was totally unexpected. Throughout the following year, at Rollright and elsewhere, they recorded abnormal pulsings that fluctuated dramatically according to the seasons; but the most astounding discovery came at the solstice within the circles themselves. Normally a detector will pick up a low background level of ultrasound which is constantly present in the landscape: inside the rings of stone, however, there was nothing — they were indeed circles of silence.

The mystery of the stone circles, far from coming closer to solution, had merely deepened and provoked a flood of new questions. Was Stone Age man aware of the pulsating energy, either by a sensitivity we have lost, or through some method of dowsing? Did he use it for some ancient ritual, as the alignments of the stones would suggest? Above all, what causes the pulsing and its seasonal variations?

It will be some time before the full results of the Dragon Project experiments can be published, but in this personal account of what happened, Don Robins, the scientist who wielded that first ultrasonic detector in October, 1978, explains the background to the story in the context of history, archaeology and folklore, and shows into what uncharted waters of speculation this new research has led us. He looks, not only at the stone circles as structures, but at the properties of stone and the nature of the surrounding countryside; and always, in a lively and highly readable style, he conveys the excitement of those silent dawn meetings, when the mist curled above the wakening landscape and the stone circles came to life.

Lavishly illustrated with photographs in colour and black and white, and with numerous drawings and diagrams, this book will captivate all who are fascinated by our ancient past and its massive monuments, silent witnesses to a purpose whose secrets, after centuries of research, still remain a mystery.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: megalithic monuments great britain, neolithic period great britain, geophysics archaeology, cromlechs great britain, rollright stones site england, little rollright england, stone antiquities paranormal aspects, megalithic monuments, neolithic period, first edition books, books written don robins
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Life in Ancient Egypt by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521440939]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken especially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 279 pages. Tags: egypt social life and customs civilization ancient egyptian art antiquities history prehistory science archaeology african prehistoric world eugen strouhal werner forman photos geoffrey martin 0521440939 deryck vineyfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Life of the Ancient Egyptians by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9774242858]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with maps. From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken specially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 278 pages. Tags: african also ancient and anthropology antiquities archaeology artefacts civilization culture customs east egypt egyptian general history life middle paleopathology science see social world
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Angkor by Claude Jacques in collaboration with Reme Dumont (£24.00)Publisher: Cologne: Konemann — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 3829005040]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Since the rediscovery of the lost city of Angkor deep in the jungles of Cambodia in 1860s, it has been seen as one of those magical places that all travelers dream of visiting one day. A vast site, comprising temples, palaces, reservoirs and canals, it was the spiritual and political heart of the once-mighty Khmer kingdom. It is the remarkable story of this city that Claude Jacques, a celebrated authority on ancient Cambodia, retells in this elegant and lavishly illustrated book.

During the turbulent history of Angkor (from the 9th to the 16th century AD) one “king-of-kings” succeeded another against a backdrop of wars and revolts… and yet they managed to conceive and build monumental architectural projects of great daring and imagination.

Drawing upon a range of recent discoveries, and on the results of his own extensive research in Cambodia, Claude Jacques helps to transform our understanding not only of Angkor itself, but also of the many isolated, often ravishingly beautiful Khmer temples long ago abandoned to the jungle. He clearly sets out the religious, political, and cultural factors that shaped the evolution of Angkor, and also explains what we can learn — through their literature and inscriptions, their sumptuous temples, and their ingenious system of reservoirs, canals and roads — about the Khmer themselves and their long-neglected civilization, one of the greatest Southeast Asia has seen.

Over 150 photographs by Luc lonesco and Guy Nafilyan and numerous detailed plans of the great temples help to make this an outstanding book.”
Notes: Illustrated by Luc Ionesco, Jacqueline & Guy Nafilyan. Foreword or introduction by Frederico Maor. Size: 13" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: temples cambodia angkor extinct archaeology southeast asia antiquities history architecture khmer buildings structures art design styles travel antiques collectibles 3829005040
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Ancient Northumberland by Clive Waddington & Dave Passmore (£23.00)Publisher: Countrystore — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0953016366]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¼". [VIII] 120 pages. Tags: excavations archaeology england northumberland prehistoric peoples history antiquities prehistory british irish great britain clive waddington dave passmore 0953016366
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Before the Lake: Memories of the Chew Valley by Edited by Lesley Ross (£21.00)Publisher: Harptree: Harptree History Society — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0-9548832-0-9]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Chapter headpieces; Appendices [4];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". 185 pages. Tags: excavations archaeology chew valley lake england, lake, antiquities, history, books written lesley ross, 0-9548832-0-9
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The Wycliffe Historical Geography Of Bible Lands by Charles F. Pfeiffer & Dr. Howard F. Vos (£20.00)Publisher: Moody Press — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine and fraying starting at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Book shop stamp to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “A survey of the history and geography of all the Bible lands in one volume is long overdue. Numerous books have been written on Palestine, but few have recognized that such widely separated places as Iran, Egypt, Greece and even Italy also provided a geographical stage on which the biblical drama was enacted. In recent years Bible dictionaries, encyclopaedias and atlases have been published in increasing numbers. Some of these have provided information on all the Bible lands, but their approach has been either topical or very largely geographical.

The writers of the present volume have sought to bring together historical, geographical, biblical and archaeological material on all ten areas of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean world that might properly be called “Bible lands”. Separate chapters deal with Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine, Phoenicia, Syria, Biblical Iran, Cyprus, Asia Minor, Greece and Italy.

Drs. Pfeiffer and Vos spent seven years on the planning and writing of this major contribution to biblical scholarship. Both men have travelled extensively in the countries about which they have written. Their work reflects a thorough knowledge of Bible lands, the archaeology and history of the Near East, and the Bible itself on which their work rests.

The Wycliffe Historical Geography of Bible Lands is an invaluable reference and study tool. The wealth of history and geography added to significant information concerning national customs, aspirations, and religious beliefs, the whole presented in a warm, clear, forceful style, makes this volume a significant contribution to an important area of knowledge. An unusually useful and entertaining reference work for pastors, students, schools and libraries, and for laymen who seek a clearer understanding of God’s inspired Word.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 588 [9] pages. Tags: bible geography mesopotamia egypt palestine phoenicia syria biblical iran cyprus asia minor greece italy scripture index middle east historical antiquities near archaeology mediterranean region
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The Archaeology of Northumberland National Park by Edited by Paul Frodsham (£19.00)Publisher: Council for British Archaeology — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1902771389]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “This attractively illustrated volume provides an accessible overview of a whole decade of fascinating archaeological discoveries within Northumberland National Park, ranging from the Mesolithic right through to recent times. The Northumberland National Park contains some of the finest archaeological landscapes in England, ranging from the grandeur of Hadrian’s Wall in the south to the extraordinary but little known prehistoric landscapes of the Cheviot Hills in the north. The chapters of this volume reflect the variety and quality of these landscapes as well as a broad picture of the ever-evolving landscape and its past inhabitants. The comprehensive introduction in Part I offers a complete chronological overview of the Park’s history and archaeology in its broadest context, whilst the case studies in Part II contain original new research by acknowledged experts.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". [XVIII] 382 pages. Tags: excavations archaeology england northumberland national park antiquities history region antiquties edited paul frodsham 1902771389
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Prehistoric Northumberland by Stan Beckensall (£18.00)Publisher: Tempus — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752425439]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “Stan Beckensall’s exploration of the prehistoric landscape of Northumberland through field-walking, aerial photography, excavation and research has enabled him to pull together the many strands that form the fabric of this new study.

It is a selective account of the way in which the landscape has been used since hunter-gatherers roamed the wilderness, through the great changes brought about by farming, the erection of monuments, burials, settlements and defences. The study area lies largely to the north of Hadrian’s Wall, which cuts a swathe across much older sites.

Using the material evidence, Stan explains how tools, weapons, pottery and jewellery help to build up a picture of life in prehistoric Northumberland.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 191 pages. Tags: antiquities prehistoric england northumberland prehistory history world sociology excavations archaeology ancient stan beckensall 0752425439
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Heaven's Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilization by Graham Hancock & Santha Faiia (£17.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718143329]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, pulled at the head of the upper panel with a slight tear to the top corner of the same. Ding to the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “In Heaven’s Mirror, author Graham Hancock continues the quest begun in his No. 1 international bestseller Fingerprints Of Thf Gods to rediscover the hidden legacy of mankind — the revelation that the cultures we term ancient were, in fact, the heirs to a far older forgotten civilization, and the inheritors of its archaic wisdom…

Working with the photographer Santha Faiia, his wife, Hancock traces a network of sacred sites around the globe on a spectacular voyage of discovery that takes us from the pyramids and temples of ancient Egypt to the enigmatic statues of Easter Island, from the haunting ruins of pre-Columbian America to the splendours of Angkor Wat, in order to crack the code of our lost ancestors. It is an odyssey that leads to sunken monuments and hidden chambers — a journey through myth and magic, and astounding archaeological revelations, that forces us to rethink our entire conception of the origins of civilization.

Much more than a sequel to Fingerprints Of The Gods, Heaven’s Mirror is a plunge into the spirituality of the ancients — a search for the revelation of a secret written in the language of astronomy, and recorded in the very foundations of the holiest sites of antiquity…

A secret which speaks of a mysterious connection between earth and heaven…

A secret which transforms temples into stars and men into gods…

The deepest and darkest secret of our forgotten past.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: astronomy ancient prehistoric peoples megalithic monuments civilization lost continents sacred places archaeology lab people body mind spirit thought practice world prehistory anthropology controversial knowledge reference curiosities wonders social science mysticism self-awareness graham hancock santha faiia 0718143329 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Archaeology in Bath, 1976-1985 by Peter Davenport (£17.00)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0947816283]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: Number 28 in the series. Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps; Tables; Microfiche in folder [2]; Plans;

From the cover: “This monograph describes the excavations carried out in Bath between 1976 and 1985 outside the central area of the Roman baths and the temple precinct. It includes the excavations at Orange Grove, at the east end of the 12th century abbey and the post-medieval development of the area; also a full sequence of buildings and stratigraphy from Roman through Medieval to 17th century in Swallow Street, close to the presumed site of the Bishop’s Palace within the Monastic close; also a Roman building with mosaic floor and overlying burials in Abbey Street. Also includes accounts of several other smaller sites and discoveries in and around Bath, including an inlaid Viking sword. Supplementary technical reports are provided on microfiche.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". In the University of Oxford Committee for Archaeology Monograph series. [XI] 166 [2] pages. Tags: university oxford committee archaeology monograph excavations england bath avon cities towns ancient medieval antiquities roman urban settlements somerset history rome britain social science 0947816283
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Techniques of Archaeological Excavation by Philip Barker (£16.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0713427396]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine which is knocked at the head, otherwise a well presented copy. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. 2nd edition, 3rd printing, [First Published: 1977] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Philip Barker’s survey of current excavation techniques — at once authoritative and stimulating — was immediately hailed as the standard work for years to come. This second edition, which has been revised, updated and expanded in the light of new work and developments, will surely justify the confidence of the reviewers who recommended the first edition to fellow-archaeologists, whether professional, student, or amateur.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". 285 pages. Tags: excavations archaeology methodology field work social science archaeological techniques theory philip barker 0713427396
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History of World Exploration by John Keay (£16.00)Publisher: Mallard Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0792453255]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs, maps and drawings. From the cover: “The history of the exploration of our world is a heroic adventure, a centuries-old quest to extend the limit of our physical horizons and to test our courage and fortitude. The stories of these explorers and their expeditions have, from ancient times, inspired and embodied the ascent of man. From Marco Polo, Columbus and Cook, Livingstone, Burton and Speke, to those intrepid polar explorers Scott and Amundsen, to Edmund Hillary who scaled the peak of Everest — all are a breed apart and all have their own remarkable stories to tell.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Cream boards with Black titling to the Spine. 322 pages. Tags: royal geographical society early exploration asia africa north america central south america oceanography antarctic exploration explorers expeditions equipment expeditionary records motives for exploration discovery migrations colonization spanish conquistadores polynesians remotest islands terrestrial explorers david livingstone zambezi cartographv great geographer eratosthenes expedition earth chinese exploration zheng venetian traveller trade luxury
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Neolithic Revolution: New Perspectives On Southwest Asia in Light of Recent Discoveries On Cyprus by Edited by Edgar Peltenburg & Alexander Wasse (£15.50)Publisher: Oxbow Books — 2004Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1842171321]Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and the top edge of the upper board. First blank removed. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans; Number 1 in the series. Papers from a conference organized by the Council for British Research in the Levant in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, 20th to 23rd September 2001, Drousha Village, Cyprus.Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. In the Levant Supplementary series. 188 pages. Tags: edited edgar peltenburg alexander wasse 1842171321 levant supplementary neolithic period middle east congresses cyprus excavations archaeology antiquities
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Handbook to the University of Oxford by Anon. (£14.50)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1947Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Maps to the endpapers.Notes: Foreword or introduction by F. Homes Dudden. Size: 7½" x 5". 432 pages. Tags: added age almanack and archaeology arts bachelor benedictine bodleian buildings camera cathedral certificates chapel chapter christ church colleges constitution course degrees diplomas divinity early education eights examination from halifax hall handbooks history house humane humanities inner jacobite john’s libraries life magdalen manuals master medical medieval merton new oriel oxford preservation prizes quadrangle radcliffe research rhodes scholarships schools screens sheldonian short society stuart studies superior system the theatre trust tudor tutorial university wadham week women’s
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The Story of Archaeology: An Illustrated History of 50 Great Discoveries by Justin Pollard (£14.50)Publisher: London: Quercus — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780857383433]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pulled a little at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. [First: 2007] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Glossary; Chronological Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: excavations archaeology history archaeologists iconic prehistory treasures discoverers archaeological techniques social science
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A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by J. B. Bury; Rusell Meiggs; (£14.00)Publisher: MacMillan — 1977Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333154932]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine with fading to both wrappers. Leans. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint of the 4th Edition. [First: 1900] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The first edition of Bury’s famous book was published in 1900, on the eve of Sir Arthur Evans’s dramatic excavations at Cnossus. In the second edition (1913) Bury rewrote the first chapter in the light of the evidence from Crete. In the third edition (1951), prepared by Russell Meiggs, the progress of archaeology again demanded a rewriting of much of the first chapter, and changes were made in other chapters. By the early 1970s, however, so much new material had accumulated that it was decided to prepare a fourth edition. The publishers are fortunate to have been able to call again on Russell Meiggs. This revision (1975) is more complete than the last. However, although Bury’s text has been widely changed in the light of new work and the further sifting of evidence, great care has been taken to preserve the basic character of the original; in particular, no change has been made in the scale and emphasis of Bury’s History. The revised text is presented in a modern format. The original maps have been redrawn and new ones added, with the inclusion of a fold-out map at the end of the book. The illustrations have been revised and improved and the section of notes has been enlarged, with the addition of useful bibliographies.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 577 pages. Tags: accounts alphabet anabasis ancient anthology architecture aristocracy arts assembly athens athletes attains barbarians battles britain chronological citizenship claudius comedy commerce community conquests consciousness decline democracy dionysiac distribution divination empire environment european festivals finances funeral generals geographical geography geral gods greece greeks hellenistic helots heroic historia ideas individual jymnasium kingship league linear
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Cyprus: The Sweet Land by Patroclos Stavrou (£14.00)Publisher: Publications Achilles Ghinis — 1979Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Leans.Description: 3rd Edition, circa 1980. Illustrated with colour photographs. Illustrated / decorative end papers.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 157 pages. Tags: cyprus mediterranean aphrodite strabo paphos sculpture pottery kyrenia hellenic archaeology kourion enkomi hyksos phoenicians assyrians egyptians persians romans crusaders franks venetians turks achaeans greeks khirokitia neolithic
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Guide to Britain's Working Past by Anthony Burton (£14.00)Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co. — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0393325520]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". 192 pages. Tags: burton 0393325520 technology great britain history industrial collections museums sites guid archaeology industries industrialization revolution
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The Bible as History: Archaeology Confirms the Book of Books by Werner Keller (£14.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, several small closed tears and creases. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. Tells the story of the 19th and 20th century discoveries in biblical archaeology, showing how these often confirm the Bible's historical accuracy. Topics and areas of discovery discussed include Abraham and the patriarchs, the Queen of Sheba, Palestine, Babylon and Egypt.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 429 pages. Tags: 20th antiquities archaeological archaeologists archaeology authority bibel bible biblical century contemporary covered dates die doch east events evidences from german hat historicity historiography history middle old recht religion show sources testament the translated truth und
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The Old Testament And Modern Study by Edited by H. H. Rowley (£14.00)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with notable sunning and staining to the spine and some loss. Ex-library with usual marks. Text bright and tight.Description: The essays are all written by members of the Society for Old Testament Study, including three foreign scholars who are honorary members. The volume enables readers to understand the many diverse trends to be found amongst scholars today, when there is greater fluidity in Old Testament study than has been known for a long time.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 405 pages. Tags: old testament archaeology ancient east pentateuchal criticism prophetic literature psalms semitic epigraphy hebrew philology hebrew religion theology scientiarum fennicae anthropomorphism ecclesiasticus nebuchadrezzar deutero-isaiah christianity’s tetragrammaton foreknowledge transcendence understanding circumcision abrahamadmah allegorizing trito-isaiah relationship shear-jashub prophetesses commandments ecclesiastes associations lamentations resurrection christology patriarchal incarnation philistines soothsayers materialism jehoshaphat deuteronomy hagiographa composition immortality
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The Only Security by Jessica Mann (£13.00)Publisher: MacMillan — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333142209]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Faint edgewear at the corners of the DJ. Very lightly bruised at head and tail. A nicely preserved copy.Description: Thea Crawford is the newly-appointed Professor of Archaeology at the University of Buriton. Her husband is abroad, leaving her to pursue her career with liberated enthusiasm, but as soon as she arrives she is faced with immediate difficulties in her own department and is drawn into a series of bizarre and sinister events. 189pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Treasures from Sudan by Julie R. Anderson (£13.00)Publisher: The British Museum Press — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0714119652]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “For millennia the Sudan, the largest country in Africa, has been the zone of contact between the Mediterranean world and the peoples of Central Africa. It has a rich and varied heritage embodied in numerous archaeological sites and countless ancient artefacts, many of great historical importance and outstanding aesthetic quality.

This book highlights a selection of the finest antiquities from the magnificent collection of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum, ranging from large royal statues in stone to small, finely crafted gold jewellery. All feature prominently in Sudan: Ancient Treasures, a special exhibition mounted at the British Museum in 2004 to celebrate the centenary of the Sudan’s first museum — the forerunner of the current National Museum — and to increase public awareness of the country’s long and fascinating history. With a short essay on the history and archaeology of Sudan, and photographs of the sites at which many of the objects were found, this book provides an ideal introduction to the spectacular but still little-known treasures of this major African country.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 64 pages. Tags: sudan national museum exhibitions antiquities excavations archaeology history civilization art catalogs 1820 exhibition catalogues middle east egypt see also ancient design styles social science julie anderson 0714119652
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A Garden Lost In Time: The Mystery of the Ancient Gardens of Aberglasney by Penny David (£12.50)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297824848]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, a further 2" closed tear to the foot of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “FOR HALF A CENTURY THE GARDENS at Aberglasney were left to decay. The Japanese knotweed — imported as a Victorian exotic — grew taller than a man, the yew and box ran wild, and ivy roots grew fat in the ancient stonework of the massive walls. The gardens all but disappeared beneath a shroud of green. Visitors forcing their way through this jungle noticed the unusual layout, and as word spread the importance of the site was acknowledged and — at last — an ambitious plan of restoration was put in hand. What those early visitors had seen were the raised, arcaded terrace walkways of an ancient garden. As the experts moved in and restoration began the questions provoked by the unfolding evidence became more startling still: was this the only survivor of a Renaissance plan in Britain, overlying a medieval garden? The mysterious and venerable yew tunnel was believed by some to be 1,000 years old, by others just 700. The nine gardens of Aberglasney were first mentioned by a fifteenth-century bard. This is the story of their fate under a succession of owners, whose varying fortunes brought fashionable changes at one moment and fateful neglect at another, culminating in a spiral of decline from which the rescue of the 1990s emerged as no less than miraculous. Through this compelling narrative history Penny David poses the myriad fascinating questions raised by the experts as they dug and delved into the structures — and meaning — of these ancient gardens.”Notes: Illustrated by Kathy de Witt (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Penelope Hobhouse. Size: 10¾" x 8". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: garden history aberglasney house llangathen wales historic gardens conservation restoration excavations archaeology carmarthenshire antiquities design planning gardening structures landscaping
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Archaeology Is Rubbish: A Beginner's Guide by Tony Robinson & Mick Aston (£12.50)Publisher: London: Channel 4 Books — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752265199]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Plans;

From the cover: “This is the story of a fantasy dig readers are invited to undertake in their back gardens to find out what is buried underneath it. Their initial small trench gradually gets bigger until they are compelled to destroy their garden shed. Then they come down on the remains of a Roman Villa. Their excavation extends into their neighbour’s back garden, and ultimately over their back fence into the field beyond, which is the site of a proposed supermarket. What began as a piece of keyhole archaeology is by the end of the book a massive site complete with mechanical diggers and dumper trucks.

Archaeology is Rubbish is a manual for everyone who wants to know how the task of excavation is undertaken. It also answers some of the questions archaeologists are most often asked, such as ‘What do you do if you come across human bones?’, ‘suppose you find something valuable?’ or ‘How do you know what’s in your trench when all you’ve got are different shades of earth?’

As well as taking the reader on an archaeological journey, Archaeology is Rubbish tells the history of the discipline of archaeology, from the earliest looters of pyramids to the present day, and explores modern archaeological techniques. It will encourage those with an interest in digging, but equally it will amuse and engage those whose archaeological ambitions are limited to turning the pages of this book. This is a fascinating, humorous look at the ins and outs of archaeology by two of Britain’s favourite television archaeologists.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: 0752265199 archaeology history methodology archaeological techniques social science british excavate town archaeologists excavated restoration storage
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Guide to the Archaeological Sites of Britain by Peter Clayton (£12.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Fine - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: There are in Britain over 2,000 archaeological sites - mostly prehistoric and Roman - that can be visited. They range in size from the faint indications of a partially ploughed out barrow ( ancient burial mound) to complete circuits of wall like those at the Saxon Shore fort of Pevensey. What the visitor needs, when wandering around an ancient site, is some background information which will bring the past to life. And here it is. Mono illustrations throughout.Tags: adopts ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bed bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological block boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings
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Infantilia: The Archaeology of the Nursery by Arnold Haskell & Min Lewis (£12.50)Publisher: London: Dennis Dobson — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0234776781]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “It is rare to find material assembled for the first time between the covers of a book that deals with objects so familiar that we are no longer aware of them. Infantilia is such a book. It tells in drawings and text the history of perambulators, feeding bottles and rattles in a manner that is of interest to the collector of increasingly rare and often beautiful objects, to the sociologist and to the pram-pushing mum and dad in the street.

It is amazing that no such study has previously appeared and its experienced authors have made it lively, personal and scholarly with illustrations of 125 different objects.

When was the first pram made? Can you date a vintage pram? Did you realise that they were collector’s pieces? Would you recognise a blue and white willow pattern feeding bottle of 150 years ago when even the pottery that made it has no record? Did you know that the feeding bottle has a 4,000-year-old history? In no book on silver is there a section on rattles… did you realise that they were made by the finest craftsmen of the day and that they are the oldest toys in the world?

This book opens up a new field of study, the archaeology of the nursery, a fascination for anyone who has ever been pushed in a pram.”
Notes: Illustrated by Stanley Lewis. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Light Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 120 pages. Tags: 0234776781 children paraphernalia collectors collecting nurseries equipment supplies history nursery feeding bottles papboats rattles teething sticks perambulators
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Return To Midway by Robert D. Ballard & Rick Archbold (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder/Madison Press Book — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0733610099]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; From the cover: “It has been called ‘the greatest naval battle since Trafalgar’. On June 4, 1942, near a tiny island 1,500 miles from Hawaii, the course of the Pacific War changed dramatically. Before the battle of Midway the forces of Imperial Japan seemed unstoppable. After Midway the Japanese would never again take the offensive. Fifty-six years later, famed underwater explorer Robert Ballard embarked on a search for the lost ships that had sunk in that historic battle.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 191 pages. Tags: marine naval engineering ships midway battle shipwrecks pacific ocean war 1939-1945 operations american forces warfare history military battles campaigns actions sea unit navies usa archaeology salvage uss yorktown
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The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal: Exploring the Ghost Fleet of the South Pacific by Robert D. Ballard with Rick Archbold (£12.50)Publisher: New York: Warner Books — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0446516368]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily to the top corners which are near frayed, which is sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “IRON BOTTOM SOUND… IT GETS ITS NAME FROM ALL the ships that sank there. From August to November of 1942 the tropical waters off the small island of Guadalcanal were the scene of some of the fiercest sea battles of World War II. Fifty years later, Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic and the Bismarck, took his exploration team to Guadalcanal. Their goal was not one ship but an entire naval battlefield. On board were some of the men who had served on those ships that now lay beneath Iron Bottom Sound. The memories of these survivors help tell a powerful, poignant story of men and ships and war.

The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal re-creates the whole story of the campaign that changed the course of the Pacific war. For all the fame of its air and land battles, Guadalcanal is also a compelling story of sailors and warships. In fact, more Americans died in Guadalcanal waters than on land. The terror and confusion of night naval action is conveyed here in gripping chapters that describe first the bitter American defeat in the Battle of Savo Island and then the struggle to eventual victory in the climactic Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. We then descend in Ballard’s submarine to view scenes of American, Australian, and Japanese ships lying together on the ocean floor, their guns still eerily pointing at each other.

With over 300 illustrations, this book has all the pictorial richness that helped make bestsellers of Robert Ballard’s two previous books, The Discovery of the Titanic and The Discovery of the Bismarck. Haunting pictures of the wrecks are paired with photographs of the ships in their prime; a spectacular full-page foldout reveals the USS Quincy and the Canberra, painted in accurate detail by maritime artist Ken Marschall. Full-colour maps and diagrams plus a host of paintings and present-day photographs help to both re-create this extraordinary chapter in the history of the Pacific war and convey the excitement of modern underwater exploration.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 227 pages. Tags: underwater archaeology solomon islands guadalcanal island shipwrecks marine naval engineering ships operations actions pacific ocean second war salvage battle historic sites
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Viking Age England by Julian D. Richards (£12.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713465190]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly pulled at the head of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “From shortly before AD 800 until the Norman Conquest, England and the Isle of Man were subject to raids from seafaring peoples from Scandinavia: the Vikings. They were not only raiders but also settlers and colonizers. During this period the English state was unified under a single ruler for the first time and society was experiencing great changes. In this book Dr Richards assesses how far local developments responded to these events and discusses various aspects:

  • rural settlement and economy
  • the growth of towns
  • trade and exchange
  • craft and industry
  • burial rituals and stone memorials
Results from recent major excavations both in the countryside and in towns, such as London and Lincoln, as well as the remarkable discoveries at Jorvik (York), mean that it is now possible to reassess the Viking contribution to the history of Late Saxon England. Dr Richards examines the archaeological evidence for both the Scandinavian settlers and the local peoples, and looks particularly at the relationship between them.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: civilization viking vikings england antiquities great britain history anglo-saxon period british irish europe scandinavian influences archaeology region julian richards 0713465190
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English Churchyard Memorials by Hilary Lees (£12.00)Publisher: Stroud: Tempus — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752414410]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Glossary; Appendices [3];

From the cover: “The church is the physical and spiritual centre of the English village; an elegant pinnacled tower, a distant spire glimpsed between tall trees, a tiny church come upon unexpectedly as you round the corner, each announcing that this is the most ancient site in the parish. The churchyard surrounding it will contain memorials that are more than simple markers. They are visible links between the living and the dead, and are valuable records of changing social patterns; many are excellent examples of vernacular art and architectural design.

This authoritative survey is based on all those churchyard memorials, throughout England, that have been listed Grade I or Grade II* by the Royal Commission for Historical Monuments (now English Heritage). Having explained the history of the churchyard, and of the churchyard cross, the author first deals with the pre-Reformation memorials — the early Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking memorials and the medieval monuments — and then the headstones and chest tombs (in particular the spectacular Cotswold chest tombs) of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These are followed by the Gothic Revival, the churchyard mausoleum and modern memorials. Hilary Lees also devotes individual chapters to the symbolism of churchyard sculpture and to the rich variety of epitaphs to be found on tombstones.

Illustrated with 100 evocative photographs (25 in full colour), and with a Foreword by H. R. H. the Prince of Wales, this book will delight and inform anyone with an interest in this local, visible and historic evidence of England’s past.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: memorials england tombs cemeteries church churches monuments christian architecture designs plans sepulchral history churchyards sculpture britain genealogy heraldry buildings religious social science archaeology 0752414410 9780752414416
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The Archaeology of Churches by Warwick Rodwell (£12.00)Publisher: Stroud: Tempus — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752431404]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper lightly creased at the top corner. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Plans;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 224 pages. Tags: church buildings britain history christian antiquities excavations archaeology religious united kingdom social science religion architecture planning churches building 0752431404 9780752431406
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Wiltshire Industrial History Three 1971 by John C. Sawtell (£12.00)Publisher: Salisbury & South Wiltshire Industrial Archaeology Society — 1971Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) Condition: Very Good. Wrappers lightly marked otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". 36 pages. Tags: brickmaking kenneth major the village genius bristow county records rogers two wiltshire watermills peter nicholson salisbury and south industrial archaeology society john sawtell
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A Separate Creation: How Biology Makes Us Gay by Chandler Burr (£11.50)Publisher: Bantam — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593035526]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily toward the margins.Description: From the cover: “In august 1991 newspaper headlines around the world announced an amazing discovery: a British scientist had found a difference in the brains of heterosexuals and homosexuals. In 1993 American scientists claimed they had discovered a gay gene. With definitive clinical work demonstrating that homosexuality is not a choice, science is now unlocking the mechanisms that determine sexual orientation itself. Chandler Burr’s ground-breaking work is the first and only comprehensive look at this revolutionary new science, biology on the farthest edges of current scientific practice.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burnt Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 354 pages. Tags: homosexuality biological homosexuality not biological biological archaeology genetic grammar the gay gene xq28 genetic surgery challenge legal political social beliefs
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Men Before Adam by Anne Terry White (£11.50)Publisher: Scientific Book Club — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with 2" loss at the foot of the spine, slight loss elsewhere. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, slight tanning and fading. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: The book asks who was Darwin How did he come by his ideas of evolution? And what proofs has science to offer that he was right?Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Yellow boards with Black titling to the Spine. 196 pages. Tags: anthropologist galapagos huxley man’s family tree sand-pit peking man pre-palaeolithic man cannibals krapina thunderstones primitive people hoxne red lady paviland kent’s cavern boucher perthes charles darwin malthus natural selection gibraltar skull rigollot Neanderthal joseph prestwich john evans edouard lartet george busk moulin-quignon jaw cro-magnon Altamira don marcellino sautuola prehistoric archaeology mentone puydt lohest eugene dubois missing link pithecanthropus erectus gorjanovic-kramberger krapina emile cartailhac anthropus tooth Heidelberg jaw teilhard chardin piltdown trois freres geological survey dragons’ bone beds gunnar andersson chou kou tien fossil human teeth davidson black
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Origins: The Roots of European Civilization by Barry Cunliffe (£11.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563205431]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “This book has been planned and edited by Barry Cunliffe, Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Origins, BBC Radio 4’s influential and innovative series on the world of archaeology.

It takes as its geographical and chronological framework the evolution of European civilisation from its early beginnings in the food-producing communities of Anatolia and the Aegean in the seventh millennium to the expansion of the Graeco-Roman civilisation throughout the Mediterranean and into much of mainland Europe.

Ten leading archaeologists write about their current research on a wide-ranging number of topics from the uncovering of child sacrifices in the Minoan palace of Knossos to the detective work that revealed the tomb of Philip of Macedon, and from the reconstruction of domestic life in a Neolithic lake village to a description of conditions in the slave-mines that supported the wealth and glory of fifth-century Athens.

Fully illustrated with maps and line drawings, and with integrated black and white illustrations as well as 16 pages of colour photographs, the book gives an exciting account of how the professional archaeologist is continually refining and reshaping our view of the past to give a more complete picture of vanished human societies.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 195 pages. Tags: europe civilization archaeology western antiquities history american cinema films empire strikes back production european ancient period barry cunliffe 0563205431 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Somerset Archaeology and Natural History: Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society Volume 136 1992 by Tom Mayberry (£11.50)Publisher: Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers, more heavily so at the top corner of the lower wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". 255 pages. Tags: and antiquities archaeological archaeology england history natural periodicals society somerset
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South Devon: Combe, Tor and Seascape by Anne Born (£11.50)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575032499]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “If the map is tilted to the left South Devon assumes the shape of Britain, with Exeter at John O’Groats and Plymouth as Land’s End. The eastern limit is the sea and the western the A38 road that skirts the southern border of Dartmoor National Park. Anne Born presents here a detailed and affectionate portrait of this uniquely beautiful region, with its awesome, majestic moorland, its tranquil wooded rivers and its magnificent coastline.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: exeter ashburton princetown dartmoor floods buckfastleigh south brent south hams seascape plymouth exeter cathedral close totnes castle bowerman’s nose dartmoor hanger farm cornwood hexworthy bridge widecombe-in-the-moor wooden dredger teign estuary torquay berry head brixham old brixham buttermarket kingswear torcross slapton sands salcombe north sands bay wembury drake plymouth hoe citadel plymouth royal albert bridge geology climate scenery vegetation archaeology history people region devonshire people piracy smuggling secluded coves maritime history medieval walled town shipbuilding farming mining quarrying
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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective by Geza Vermes (£11.50)Publisher: Collins — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002161427]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Top edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “In a clear narrative of the sensational appearance of these scrolls and of the ensuing arguments, mistakes and delays, Dr Vermes shows how ‘the greatest manuscript find of modern times’ (W. F. Albright) is now ‘likely to become the academic scandal par excellence of the twentieth century’. But he assembles the key facts about 43 non-biblical documents (some still unpublished) from a vast scholarly literature which he lists selectively and from his own pioneering work; and then he shows what light is thrown on the second and first centuries BC and on the first century AD up to the fateful year 68 when Qumran fell to the Romans. A factual picture of the life of the sectarian monastery at Qumran as reflected in the scrolls is given by a careful assembly of these documents and fragments. Allusions to contemporary events are deciphered where possible, and comparisons between this group (almost certainly Essene) and other movements of the time are drawn; but no attempt is made by Dr Vermes to follow a number of scholars, whom he names frankly, in going beyond the evidence into uncontrolled speculation. The religious ideas of this strange community are expounded for their own sake, and their relevance to Old and New Testament, and Judaic studies is examined. In particular it is shown that our new knowledge, while still defective at many points, opens up a new approach to the origins of Christianity.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: gazov-ginsberg pseudepigrapha nebuchadnezzar interpretation dupont-sommer pseudo-daniel nikiprowetzky wernberg-mer commentaries resurrection christianity holm-nielsen charlesworth authenticity osten-sacken circumcision phylacteries palaeography therapeutae archaeology labuschagne melkiresha rabinovitch immortality laperrousaz huppenbauer consolation tcherikover o'callaghan hasmonaeans eschatology leontopolis guillaumont nickelsberg hellenistic interpreter publication crucifixion aristobulus melkizedek pentateuch samaritans sabbatical liturgical baumgarten septuagint ordinances rabinovitz initiation apocryphon shelamzion
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The Orkney Story by Liv Kjorsvik Schei (£11.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0713447710]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Book plate to the first blank. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [62]; Colour Photographs [13]; Black & White Drawings [10]; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Beyond Britannia, where the endless ocean opens, lies Orkney (Orosius, fifth century AD).

This informative guide traces the history and development of Orkney from prehistoric to modern times. Liv Schei has produced a fascinating account of the cultures, archaeology and folklore of the Islands and has also considered the way the Orcadians have adapted to the encroachments of the industrial world. Illustrated with Gunnie Moberg’s beautiful colour and black and white photographs, this book will appeal not only to the interested visitor but to all Orcadians, whose keen interest in their roots was an inspiration to the author.”
Notes: Illustrated by Gunnie Moberg (Photos.). Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 224 pages. Tags: schei liv kjorsvik orkney scotland geography history description and travel 1979 essays travelogues pictorials see also photography subjects themes regional europe great britain places peoples interest pictorial works gunnie moberg photos 0713447710
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The Re-Discovery Of The Old Testament by H. H. [Harold Henry] Rowley (£11.50)Publisher: James Clarke & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the head of the spine and top corners. Small sticker ghost and a further scar to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: 4th impression.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: bible criticism interpretation archaeology and the old testament growth monotheism slgnificance prophecy rlse judaism revelation god its corollaries meaning worship fulfilment ^^^ new harold henry rowley
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The Works of Horace by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (£11.50)Publisher: Bell & Daldy — 1872Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Spine faded. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Previous owners inscription to the reverse of the frontispiece. Shop stamp on title page. Pages lightly age-tanned with spotting throughout. Edges of the textblock lightly spottedtanned. Shaken.Description: Revised, With a Copious Selection Of Notes By Theodore Alois Buckley. Illustrated frontispiece.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blue Decorated boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 325 pages. Tags: quintus horatius flaccus roman literature greek originals table-talk private acts republican party brutus philippi msecenas virgil mæcenas cocceius nerva capito epicurean enjoyment poets lyrical portion works sketches society and manners archaeology and criticisms
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Anglo-Saxon England by Martin Welch (£10.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713465654]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “The archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England spans nearly 700 years; this book concentrates on the first three centuries, from the departure of Roman troops to the triumph of Christianity at the end of the seventh century. It was a crucial period of change when England emerged from the confusion caused by waves of migrants. Martin Welch examines the rich archaeological evidence from both excavated settlements and cemeteries, fitting the Anglo-Saxons into a historical framework.
  • Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
  • Where did they come from?
  • What range of evidence can be recovered by excavation?
  • What questions can we answer from these sites?
  • How does archaeology relate to contemporary and later documents?
Until the seventh century we have no written sources, but have to rely on accounts from the eighth and later centuries, such as Bede’s History, together with poetry, especially Beowulf. These sources provide a setting for both Anglo-Saxon communities in life, such as the Yeavering ‘palace’ and the equivalent communities in death, from the cemeteries of farmstead settlements to the magnificent ‘royal’ ship burial at Sutton Hoo.

With over 100 maps, plans, reconstructions and photographs, this is the complete companion to Anglo-Saxon England — whether you wish to study the subject before or after a visit, or whether you are simply an armchair archaeologist.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the English Heritage series. 144 pages. Tags: archaeology period region medieval anglo-saxons antiquities anglo saxon history england excavations art anglo-saxon 449-1066 civilization 1066 410-1066 great britain migration early british irish 1000 1500 europe social science world campbell james 0140143955
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