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1 A Day in Ancient Rome, Being a Revision of Lohr's "Aus dem Alten Rom," with Numerous Illustrations 
Shumway, Edgar S.
New York: Chautauqua Press, 1885. 1st Edition
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Not Issued Book 
Light green cloth, decorated and lettered in darker green and gilt. Modest shelf/handling wear, cloth a bit soiled/foxed, minor rubbing to corners and extrems. 96 pp., illus. Text block a bit toned by age, otherwise intact, hinges firm. 036003 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 A Dissertation on the Ancient Pagan Mysteries. Wherein the Opinions of Bp. Warburton and Dr. Leland on This Subject, are Particularly Considered. 
[Towne, John]
London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, Opposite Gray's Inn Gate, Holbourn, 1766. First Edition
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good-VG. Not Issued 
Black 1/4 cloth, gray paper over boards, short title stamped in gilt on spine panel, clearly a later rebinding, likely dating to early 20th century. Text block is laid paper, with deckled edges. 66 pp. Title page moderately soiled, contents otherwise generally clean. Both flyleaves (not original to publication) are partially detached. Boards show rubbed edges with exposed corners, with frayed spine extremities. Binding functional though not especially attractive, contents deserve better and would be much improved by rebinding. Exceptionally scarce. GR097 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 A History of Ancient Persia from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Death of Alexander the Great 
Rogers, Robert William
New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. 
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VG+. 
Matching dates but no explicit designation of edition or printing. Tan cloth, illus. in blue and brown. Modest shelf wear, some surface rubbing, spine panel a bit soiled, lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Former owner's personal library stamp on lower front panel near bottom edge. xv,393 pp., illus. w/ color endpaper maps, color frontis., 63 total illustrations (b&w plates), also text cuts and maps. Clean interior, firm binding. Tall 8vo. GR213 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 A History of Orgies 
Partridge, Burgo
New York: Bonanza Books, 1940. 
Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. VG+ 
Pale yellow cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in black. As issued. Illus. dust jacket shows light shelf wear, closed tear to top front corner, now in mylar. Later printing, reprint edition. 247 pp. 028922 
Price: 7.50 USD
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5 A History of Technology - I: From Early Times to Fall of Ancient Empires; II: The Mediterranean Civilization and the Middle Ages; III: From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution; IV: The Industrial Revolution; V: The Late Nineteenth Century [Complete in 5 Volumes] 
Singer, Charles, E. J. Holmyard, A. R. Hall, and Trevor I. Williams, with E. Jaffe, R. H. G. Thomson, Nan Clow, J. M. Donaldson, Y. Peel, J. R. Petty, and M. Reeve (editors)
New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1954. 1st Edition
Original Cloth 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very Good. No Jacket Book 
Complete in five (5) volumes, uniformly bound in blue cloth, lettered in gilt. All 5 volumes show light shelf wear with slight rubbing to corners and spine extremities, a few light surface marks to cloth, modestly age-toned text block edges. Firm bindings, clean interiors. lv,827 (8 maps, 36 plates, 570 figures) + lix,802 (44 plates, 695 figures)+ xxxvii,766 (32 plates, 426 figures)+ xxxiii,728 (48 plates, 349 figures)+ xxxviii,888 (44 plates, 415 figures) pp. Published 1954-58. 037667 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 A Manual of Ancient History, From the Remotest Times to the Overthrow of the Western Empire, A.D. 476 
Schmitz, Leonhard
New York: John Wurtele Lovell, 
Cloth 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very Good. Not Issued 
5th edition. Brown cloth, spine panel lettered in gilt. Modest shelf wear, corners a bit rubbed, slightly frayed at head of spine. Former ownership stamps on front endpapers, former owner signature at top of title page, dated 1882. 579 pp. GR224 
Price: 9.50 USD
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7 A Time of Gods: A Photographer in the Wake of Odysseus 
Beny, Roloff
New York: A Studio Book/Viking Press, 1962. First Edition
Decorative Cloth Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Near Fine. VG+ 
Black and white pictorial cloth. Mere hints of rubbing at corners and spine extremities, essentially as issued. Former owner's signature on muse invocation leaf preceding first frontis. Slight age toning along text block edges through most of interior (typical of this issue). 272 pp., illus. w/ 148 photogravure plates, some tipped in. Occasional one-word identifying captions in ink on a plate corner or mount scattered through interior, otherwise unmarked. Dust jacket shows light puckering to surface laminate and a thin (1/4") strip of surface paper loss along both edges, price clipped front flap, in new mylar. 035788 
Price: 39.95 USD
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8 Abendlandische Kunst 
Bauch, Kurt
Dusseldorf, Germany: Verlag L. Schwann, 1952. 
Hardcover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine. No Jacket Book 
Original natural linen, lettered in brown. Text block edges slightly toned by age, gift inscription on front flyleaf, otherwise nearly as issued. Firm binding. 340 pp., 266 b&w illus. Text in German. Scarce. 036025 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Adventures in the Nearest East 
Gordon, Cyrus; O. G. S. Crawford (intro.)
London: Phoenix House Ltd., 1957. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Near Fine Book 
Blue cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. 192 pp., illus. w/ 25 plates, 3 maps. Pale orange illus. dust jacket shows minor rubbing to edges, price-clipped front flap, now in mylar. 041467 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Agypten: Faszination und Abenteuer [Ägypten: Fascination und Abenteuer] 3805305923 / 9783805305921
Eggebrecht, Eva; Arne Eggebrecht (fwd.)
Hildesheim, Germany: Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, 1982. First Edition
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. 
Color illus. laminated paper covered boards, illus. endpapers. Slight shelf/edge wear, nearly as issued. 144 pp., illus. in color, sepia, b&w. Text in German. Scarce in hardcover. 023162 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Alexander the Great: A Bibliography 0873381033 / 9780873381031
Burich, Nancy J.
Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1970. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Not Issued Ex-Library 
Gray cloth, lettered in green. Ex-library, typically marked/stamped, virtually without wear. xxiii,153 pp. 021007 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 Alger la mémoire [El Djezaïr: la mémoire] 2842720350 / 9782842720353
Messikh, Mohammed Sadek
Skikda, Algeria: Editions Rais, 1997. First Edition
Hard Cover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Fine. Fine 
Black textured paper over boards. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 160 pp., illus. w/ sepia tinted plates, maps, period engravings, etc., depicting Algerian life and architecture . 1st edition, apparently published simultaneously in Arabic and French, Dec. 1997. Very scarce original edition. GR175 
Price: 195.00 USD
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13 An Aethiopian Historie Written in Greek by Heliodorus No Less Wittie then Pleasaunt Englished by Thomas Underdowne [Ethiopian Historie] [ 
Heliodorus; Thomas Underdowne (transl.)
First Thus
Hard Cover 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very Good. Not Issued 
1/4 vellum, dark blue cloth covered boards, gilt on black title label mounted on upper spine, top text block edge in gilt. Moderate soiling/spotting to vellum, light surface rubbing to cloth. Text block edges a bit dulled by age, flyleaves somewhat toned, interior clean and intact, with firm binding. 283 pp., with decorative head- and tail-pieces. Originally issued 1587; this edition undated and unidentified as to publisher/printer, likely 1910s-20s based on binding and typography. Scarce. 019806 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Ancestral Voices: Decoding Ancient Languages 0880298510 / 9780880298513
Norman, James
New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1992. First Thus
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Fine 
[ix],242 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates, maps. As issued. GR181 
Price: 9.95 USD
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15 Ancient Architecture on Greek and Roman Coins and Medals [Architectura Numismatica] 
Donaldson, T. L.
Chicago, IL: Argonaut Publishers, 1966. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. Good-VG 
Pale green cloth, lettered in gold foil. Text block edges slightly dulled by age, otherwise nearly as issued. Dust jacket chipped w/ approx. 1/2" of loss at heel of spine, chipped along top edge and front flap fold, sunned spine panel, now in archival mylar. xxiv,[viii],361 pp., illus. 022862 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Ancient, Medieval, Modern Coins and How to Know Them 
Rawlings, G. B.
Chicago, IL: Ammon Press, 1966. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. VG+ 
Burgundy cloth, lightly rubbed at edges and corners, slightly cocked. xix,360 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Dust jacket slightly chipped at spine extremities, with light shelf wear. 009248 
Price: 7.50 USD
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17 Appian's Roman History: The Civil Wars Volume IV [Books 3.27-5] [Loeb Classical Library] 0674990064 / 9780674990067
Appian; Horace White (transl.)
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1969. 
Hardcover 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Fine. Fine 
Olive green cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket shows very slight rubbing along top rear edge, essentially as issued, now in mylar. iv,682 pp. 030076 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Archaeological Excavation 
Droop, J. P.
Cambridge and London: Cambridge University Press, First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Not Issued Ex-Library 
Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped, little actual wear. Dampstaining/dye lightening to lower rear panel, not affecting interior. Firm binding. xi,80,[2] pp. 026740 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Archaeology and the Bible 
Barton, George A.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1941. Second Printing
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. Not Issued 
Dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt, front cover pastedown illus. 2nd ptg. of 7th edition. xxxvi,607 pp., 138 plates (several 3-color) at rear. Exceptionally clean and intact copy, showing only slight shelf wear. Former owner address stamp and signature on front flyleaf, else clean interior. GR232 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Archaeology in Biblical Research: What Biblical Archaeology Is and Does 
Williams, Walter G.
New York and Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1965. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. VG+ 
Light blue cloth, lettered in black. 223 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. As issued. Former owner book plate mounted on front pastedown. Short closed tear along bottom front edge of dust jacket, with associated creasing, light edge wear, small area of loss along top rear edge. GR208 
Price: 7.50 USD
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21 Archaeology: Old Testament, Pre-Christian Centuries, New Testament 
Thompson, J. A.
Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1959. Second Edition
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. VG+ 
Black 1/4 cloth, gray paper over boards. Neatly lettered call number on lower spine panel, slightly rubbed extremities, else very nearly as issued. Former owner signature on front flyleaf. Matching call number on lower spine panel of dust jacket, which also shows slightly chipped extremities and some rubbing at corners. No other library marks or stamps. Second Editon; originally issued 1957. 008234 
Price: 7.50 USD
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22 Aspects of Ancient Greece B002UK44QY
Gregg, Richard N. (fwd.); Gloria Ferrari Pinney and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway (intro., curators)
Allentown, PA: Allentown Art Museum, 1979. 
Soft cover Very Good. Book 
Stiff ivory pictorial wraps, lettered in black. Catalogue to accompany 1979 exhibition at Allentown Art Museum. Some soiling to covers, one light stress crease along a firm, square binding. 295 pp., 149 catalogued objects, all illustrated and with extensive commentary. 040662 
Price: 15.00 USD
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23 Assyrian and Babylonian Literature: Selected Translations 
Harper, Robert Francis (intro.)
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1904. 1st Edition
Buckram 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Not Issued Book 
Dark red buckram, paper title label mounted on upper spine panel, deckled text block edges with top edge in gilt, silk book mark bound in. Modest shelf wear with a few spots of flecking to cloth on front cover, both covers and spine panel (including label) a bit darkened by age. Firm binding, clean interior. xci,462 pp. Replacement spine title label tipped in at rear. 037902 
Price: 15.00 USD
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24 Atlantis: The Antediluvian World [Modern Revised Edition] 
Donnelly, Ignatius; Egerton Sykes (editor)
New York: Gramercy Publishing Co., 
Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine 
Light blue paper covered boards, lettered in black. Very slight shelf wear, essentially as issued. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear, slight nick along front joint, slight chipping at spine extremities, now in archival mylar. 12th ptg. thus. 026936 
Price: 9.95 USD
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25 Babylonian Life and History [Second Edition] 
Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis
London: The Religious Tract Society, 1925. Second Edition
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VG+. 
Stated Second Edition (Revised), 1st ptg. thus: Sept. 1925, following 4 printings of the first edition 1884-96. Blue cloth, illustrated and lettered on front panel in gilt, gilt lettering on spine panel. xxi,296 pp., w/ 11 plates, 22 illus. in text. Moderately sunned spine panel, otherwise quite presentable, with only slight shelf wear, corners a trifle bumped, clean interior, firm binding, and occasional fore-edge raggedness. Former owner signature on half-title. Solid VG+, verging on Near Fine. GR153 
Price: 50.00 USD
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