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Image for Chinese & Japanese Art, Egyptian & Other Antiquities. From the Collection of Emmanuel Gran and Property of Leo C. Collins, Dr. G.W. Kosmak & Other Owners

Chinese & Japanese Art, Egyptian & Other Antiquities. From the Collection of Emmanuel Gran and Property of Leo C. Collins, Dr. G.W. Kosmak & Other Owners

By: N/A

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.: 1952

Seller ID: 2206629

Condition: Very Good


Bottom edge of front wrapper toned, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1952 Stapled Binding. 80 pp. Chinese & Japanese Art, Egyptian & Other Antiquities. From the Collection of Emmanuel Gran and Property of Leo C. Collins, Dr. G.W. Kosmak & Other Owners. Public Auction Sale Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2 at 1:45 p.m. Sale Number 1342. View more info

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True Stories, from Ancient History: Chronologically Arranged, from the Creation of the World to the Death of Charlemagne (Alta Edition)

By: A Mother

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Porter & Coates: 1888

Seller ID: 2287015

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. No publisher date (circa late 1800s), pink stain on rear board, pencil note on front paste-down endpaper, faint stain along top edge of frontispiece. 1888 Hard Cover. 326, 10 pp. THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE: Many years ago, I made a memorandum to write a Sketch of Progressive History for my children, as soon as they were of an age to relish such reading. That period is arrived, and I have cheerfully commenced the undertaking: it does not prove so easy as I anticipate... View more info

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Alexander the Great, King of Macedon

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: D.M. Maclellan Book Company:

Seller ID: 1679595

Condition: Good


Front hinge repaired, pages toned. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 239 pp. A biography of Alexander the Great, detailing his life from birth, through various military campaigns, to his decline and death. During his life he conquered vast amounts of territory, and his name has become synonymous with military strategy. He was also tutored by the famous philosopher Aristotle in his youth. View more info

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Egypt to the End of the Old Kingdom (Library of the Early Civilizations)

By: Aldred, Cyril

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1992

Seller ID: 2200506

Condition: Very Good


Sticker and sticker adhesive to rear wrapper. 1992 Soft Cover. 143 pp. Traces the cultural developments of distinct periods in ancient Egyptian history through examples of architecture, sculpture, and artifacts. Includes 136 illustrations, 41 in colour. CONTENTS: General Editor's Preface; Introduction; Chronology; Map of Egypt; Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Human Settlement; Chapter 2: The Early Predynastic Period; Chapter 3: The Later Predynastic Period; Chapter 4: The T... View more info

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Titans and Olympians: Greek and Roman Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allan, Tony; Maitland, Sara

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1997

Seller ID: 2205623

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy.Jacket lightly toned. 1997 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.The ancient Greeks and Romans created the most enduring cultures known to humanity and a pantheon of gods who live on in some of the greatest myths ever told: of Athena, goddess of battle, of Dionysus,... View more info

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Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs

By: Allen, James P.

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 2283827

ISBN: 0521653126

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2000 Large Hardcover. xii, 510 pp. This is an introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary, as well as twenty-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature. It also offers scholars of linguistics a complete grammatical description of the cla... View more info

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Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

By: Andrews, Carol

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1991

Seller ID: 1837021

ISBN: 0810919052

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Near Fine. 1991 Large Hardcover. 208 pp. A pictorial study of Egyptian jewelry with numerous examples of each variety (e.g., collars, bracelets, anklets, rings, etc.), as well as funerary jewelry. Bibliography, chronological table, illustration source list, and indexes divided into various subject groups follow text. View more info

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The Price of Monotheism

By: Assmann, Jan

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2194720

ISBN: 0804761604

Condition: Very Good


Minimal ink marginalia. 2010 Trade Paperback. viii, 140 pp. Nothing has so radically transformed the world as the distinction between true and false religion. In this nuanced consideration of his own controversial 'Moses the Egyptian', renowned Egyptologist Jan Assmann answers his critics, extending and building upon ideas from his previous book. Maintaining that it was indeed the Moses of the Hebrew Bible who introduced the true-false distinction in a permanent and revo... View more info

The Deification of Abstract Ideas in Roman Literature and Inscriptions

By: Axtell, Harold L.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Aristide D. Caratzas, Publisher: 1987

Seller ID: 1501234

Condition: Fine


1987 Hard Cover. 100 pp. Reprint of the 1907 edition. CONTENTS: THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS INDIVIDUAL CULTS: State-Cults: Of the Republican Period, Of the Empire; Abstracts Popularly But Not Officially Worshipped; Occasional and Individual Deifications; Doubtful Examples; THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS A CLASS: Their Origin; The Deified Abstracts in Literature: Literature of the Republic; Literature of the Early Empire; Literature of the First and Second Centuries A.D.; Literatu... View more info

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Rome and Its Story

By: Baddeley, St. Clair; Gordon, Lina Duff

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 2287250

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Ink gift note on half-title page, endpapers lightly foxed. 1904 Hard Cover. xv, 384 pp. Gilt decor on spine and front board. Top page ridge gilt. Deckeled edge. Color frontispiece and plates by Aubrey Waterfield. Part I., dealing with the traditions and monuments of classical Rome down to the establishment of Christianity... Part II., dealing with Christian Rome from the days of the Apostles down to the Sack of the city under Pope Clement VII... View more info

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Early Greek Philosophy (Penguin Classics)

By: Barnes, Jonathan

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

Seller ID: 2279564

ISBN: 0140448152

Condition: Very Good


Smudge on rear wrapper. 2001 Trade Paperback. xlix, 282 pp. The works collected in this volume form the true foundation of Western philosophy—the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors would eventually build. Yet the importance of the Pre-Socratics thinkers lies less in their influence—great though that was—than in their astonishing intellectual ambition and imaginative reach. Zeno's dizzying 'proofs' that motion is impossible; the extraordinary a... View more info

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Romans

By: Barrow, R.H.

Price: $2.00  $1.60

Publisher: Pelican Books: 1970

Seller ID: 1284269

Condition: Good


Cover worn, sticker on front cover, pages toned. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. CONTENTS: What Manner of Men?; 'The Old Ways'; Kings, Republic, Empire; From the Seven Hills to the Roman Orb; From City-state to Republic in Ruins; The New Ways and the Old; Cicero; Restoration and the Augustan Principate: Vergil and Horace and Livy; The First and Second Centuries, A.D.; What the Romans Wrote About; The Roman Practical Genius; The Roman Attitude to Religion and Philosophy; The ... View more info

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The Egypt Code

By: Bauval, Robert

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Disinformation: 2008

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2283911

ISBN: 1934708496

Condition: Fine


Second printing. A fine copy. 2008 Trade Paperback. xxiii, 328 pp. Why did the ancients align their monuments so precisely with the stars? What were the practical and symbolic reasons behind these mysterious configurations? From the author of The Orion Mystery, the best-selling book that introduced the revolutionary star-correlation theory about the Giza pyramids, The Egypt Code reveals an amazing Grand Unified Plan behind the legendary temples of upper Egypt. Robert Bau... View more info

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Mummies of the Pharaohs: Exploring the Valley of the Kings (National Geographic Society)

By: Berger, Melvin; Berger, Gilda

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.: 2001

Seller ID: 2206034

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2001 Large Softcover. 64 pp. Age Level: 8 and up | Grade Level: 3 and up | Series: National Geographic Investigates. A fascinating look at the famed Valley of the Kings, where over 50 of the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt's New Kingdom were buried, including King Tutankhamun (with all his splendid treasures), Ramses II, Akhenaten, and more.KEYWORDS: MELVIN GILDA BERGER MUMMIES MUMMY PHARAOHS VALLEY OF THE KINGS EGYPT EGYPTIAN ANCIENT HISTORY NATIONAL GEOGRAP... View more info

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Greek Art (World of Art)

By: Boardman, John

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1996

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2269916

ISBN: 0500202923

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition. Wrappers and pages very faintly toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. First published in the early 1960's, this history of Greek art has been enlarged and rewritten. It takes into account new finds as well as new ideas and attitudes to the subject, and emphasizes that Greek art should be seen in its proper context, not that of galleries and museums. 302 illustrations, 73 in color. View more info

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Thieves of Baghdad

By: Bogdanos, Matthew

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2005

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287725

ISBN: 1582346453

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED by author with inscription. First edition. Rear jacket faintly rubbed. 2005 Hard Cover. He's a spit-and-polish Marine, a competitive boxer, a classics scholar, and an assistant DA in Manhattan. New York tabloids call him pit bull for his relentless prosecution of high-profile defendants like Sean Puff Daddy Combs and the baby-faced butchers of Central Park. When Baghdad fell, Colonel Matthew Bogdanos was in southern Iraq, tracking down terrorist networks through t... View more info

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Greek Civilization, in Three Volumes: From the Iliad to the Parthenon; From the Antigone to Socrates; From Euripides to Alexandria

By: Bonnard, Andre; Sells, A. Lytton

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2151052

Condition: Very Good


1962 printing (3rd printing of vol. 1, 2nd printings of 2 & 3). Includes publisher's slipcase. Two 1 inch tears to vol. 1 jacket, jacket spines toned, slipcase lightly rubbed & toned.Very Good. 1957 Hard Cover. Complete in three volumes. 199; 248; 288 pp. 8vo. An extensive history of ancient Greece by one of Europe's foremost Hellenists, written for a general reading audience and described by Professor J.A.K. Thomson as 'a brilliant piece of work - the best popular intro... View more info

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Rome: Memories of Times Past

By: Bosworth, Richard

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2194711

ISBN: 1592238653

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket flap price-clipped.Very Good. 2008 Hard Cover. 176 pp. This beautiful and informative volume, inspired by the pioneering 1905 color book Rome, offers a new way of looking at the sights and social history of this much-loved European city. Every painting from Alberto Pisa's original book has been reproduced and enlarged for these pages and each is placed in contemporary context with related images, from period maps and postcards to newspapers and railway tickets, as... View more info

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The Greek Experience

By: Bowra, C.M.

Price: $2.00  $1.60

Publisher: Mentor: 1957

Seller ID: 1293925

Condition: Good


Pages lightly toned, edge wear. 1957 Mass Market Paperback. CONTENTS: The Unity of the Greeks; The Heroic Outlook; The Gods; City and Individual; The Good Man and the Good Life; Myth and Symbol; Imagination and Reality; The Plastic Vision; The Place of Reason; Epilogue. View more info

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Babylonian Life and History (The Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2005

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279279

ISBN: 0760765499

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Faintly rubbed. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Covering everything from Babylonian vampires to the practice of 'baby farming' in Mesopotamia, the author brings to his readers the most famous Mesopotamian myths and legends, such as mankind's first recorded story of the Creation, the Babylonian story of the Great Flood, and the adventures of the world's first epic hero, Gilgamesh. View more info

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The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Methuen: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2195638

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Light rubbing to wrappers. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Although we've learned a lot over the last century about life and culture in Ancient Egypt, this 1893 classic remains one of the best introductions to the field. Covering all the dynasties from Narmer through to the post-Cleopatra Roman occupation, this book contains enough detailed explanation to enable interested readers to teach themselves the basics of reading hier... View more info

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Dover: 1967

Seller ID: 2278477

ISBN: 048621866X

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, top page ridge lightly foxed, bookplate on front flyleaf. 1967 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. clv, 377 pp. Also known as the Papyrus of Ani, the Egyptian Book of the Dead relates the Egyptian beliefs concerning journey of soul after death. The Egyptian Book of the Dead is unquestionably one of the most influential books in all history. Embodying a ritual to be performed for the dead, with detailed instructions for ... View more info

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Dover Orientalia)

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Dover: 1967

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287034

ISBN: 048621866X

Condition: Very Good


Spine faded. 1967 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. clv, [1], 377, [9] pp. 1967 reissue of the 1895 original. Also known as the Papyrus of Ani, the Egyptian Book of the Dead relates the Egyptian beliefs concerning journey of soul after death. The Egyptian Book of the Dead is unquestionably one of the most influential books in all history. Embodying a ritual to be performed for the dead, with detailed instructions for the behaviors of the dise... View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; The Legends of Charlemagne (A Modern Library Giant, G14)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Modern Library:

Seller ID: 2276970

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, top corners of boards lightly bumped, pencil name on front endpaper, no publisher date. xi, 778 pp. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, renamed after him and published after his death. It is a classic work of mythology and is still being printed, even 150 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. The following is a table of contents of the work, which itself can serve as an interesting pantheon of the ch... View more info

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Athens: Its Rise and Fall; with Views of the Literature, Philosophy, and Social Life of the Athenian People, in Two Volumes.

By: Bulwer, Edward Lytton [Bulwer-Lytton, Edward]

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1837

Seller ID: 2164522

Condition: Fair


Spines faded, top corner of vol. 2 stained, 'Library of 'The Union'' bookplates on front endpapers, ink name & number on front endpapers, lightly foxed throughout. 1837 Hard Cover. xi, 275; vi, 324, 12 pp. 8vo. A history of ancient Greece by the author of The Last Days of Pompeii. View more info

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A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great

By: Bury, J.B.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1904

Seller ID: 2200501

Condition: Good


No jacket, spine cocked, corners bumped, edges rubbed, pages foxed and toned. 1904 Hard Cover. xxiii, 909 pp. With fold-out maps and plans. CONTENTS: Introductory: Greece and the Aegean; Chapter I: The Beginnings of Greece and the Heroic age; Chapter II: The Expansion of Greece; Chapter III: Growth of Sparta; Chapter IV: The Union of Attica and the Foundation of the Athenian Democracy; Chapter V: Growth of Athens; Chapter VI: The Advance of Persia to the Aegean; Chapter ... View more info

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The Athenian Agora: Excavations in the Heart of Classical Athens

By: Camp, John M.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194710

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly toned, ink name on front endpaper.Near Fine. 1986 Hard Cover. 231 pp. The great public square known as the Agora was the focal point of life in ancient Athens.... John Camp, Assistant Director of the Agora excavations, brings together for the first time for a general audience the results of fifty-five years' work in the Agora by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In 1931, when excavations began, not even the location of the ... View more info

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Hannibal's Last Battle: Zama and the Fall of Carthage

By: Carey, Brian Todd; Allfree, Joshua B.; Cairns, John

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Westholme Publishing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197836

ISBN: 1594160759

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. xvi, 204 pp. 8vo. The Decisive Engagement Between Rome and Carthage that Determined the Future of the Mediterranean World In 202 BC, near the North African city of Zama, the armies of two empires clashed. The Romans under Scipio Africanus won a bloody, decisive victory over Hannibal's Carthaginians. Scipio's victory signalled a shift in the balance of power in the ancient world. Thereafter, Rome became the dominant civilization of the Med... View more info

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The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: Carter, Howard

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200490

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned.Jacket toned. 1972 Hard Cover. 236 pp. The leader of the excavation offers a firsthand description of the remarkable events surrounding the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt's Valley of Kings and of the unique and priceless treasures that were found there. Howard Carter did not live long enough to write further about his finds, and The Tomb of Tutankhamen stands as his only record of the extraordinary discovery. Abridged from the or... View more info

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The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: Carter, Howard

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Excalibur: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285036

ISBN: 052570101X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear to front jacket panel. 1972 Hard Cover. 236 pp. The leader of the excavation offers a firsthand description of the remarkable events surrounding the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt's Valley of Kings and of the unique and priceless treasures that were found there. Howard Carter did not live long enough to write further about his finds, and The Tomb of Tutankhamen stands as his only record of the extraordinary discovery. Abridge... View more info