London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1925. Hardcover. Includes 36 color plates and 48 in text illustrations. "In these days it is unnecessary to say how bold a German publisher must be, to give so many coloured plates, at a time when with us all economic ideas are upside down. I hope this boldness will be rewarded. When we were excavating Ashur the wish became stronger, with every new find of this coloured Assyrian art, one day to convey the discoveries to posterity complete and as unaltered as possible. Photography alone did not suffice for this; as far as possible every piece was copied in water-colours immediately after being found, and later we took the trouble to take colour photographs with Lumiere plates" (page 77). A folio bound in olive green buckram boards with gilt and leather title label to spine. Bumping to corners, wear to spine ends, wear to edges, minor soiling to boards, and rubbing to spine. Chipping to leather spine label. Bookplate to front pastedown. Evidence of removed library sticker to foot spine and evidence of removed library marking to rear free endpaper. Clean, bright interior aside from occasional light finger smudges to margins and minor browning to margins of plates. Tissue guards are present; however, some have creases and tears. 78 pages of text plus plates to rear. ART/021921. Very Good.
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Paris: Paul Pupont, 1868. Hardcover. Very good in black cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine, modern rebinding. Title page loose but present. Pages 419-430 (one signature) is loose but present. Deckel edge pages. Pags edges are a bit fragile and there are a few small chips to the fore-edges through p. 15. Text is clean and bright though pages are brittle. Index, 626 pages. French Language. FRE1/5260. Very Good.
New York: New York Graphic Society, (1963). Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light soiling to top corner of front paste down and front free end page. Light toning to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with 72 full color photographic illustrations as well as many in black and white. Black illustrated price clipped dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket with 4 small closed tears and 3 small open tears. Index, 312 pages. EGY/040611. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
New York: The Metropolitain Museum of Art & Alfred A. Knopf, (1978). Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations on every page. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and yellow title to black spine panel. Small closed tear to rear panel of dust jacket. Index, 256. Egypt. EGY/030411. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
Edizioni Clusf. 1977. Paperback. Very good in tan paper wrappers with white title to spine and front cover. Sunning to spine and edges of wrappers. Spine is now grey. Minor wear to edges of wrappers and minor rubbing. Filled with illustrations. Size quarto. In Italian. ITA3/2202. Very Good in Wraps.
Italy: Sansoni, Firenze, (1956). Hardcover. Folio. Very good in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Light sunning to head of spine. Many illustrations throughout (in color and in black and white). Clean interior overall with a few smudge marks. In illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in red. Fading and light soiling to jacket spine panel. Several chips and closed teart to edges of jacket. 287 pages plus 300 pages of plates at rear. In Italian. ARCH01/012700. Very Good / Very Good.
Greece: Dorothy Simpson Krause, 2019. Hardcover. A unique book signed by the book artist. Dorothy Krause is a painter, collage artist and printmaker who incorporates digital mixed media into her art. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and museums and featured in numerous current periodicals and books. In her artist's statement she says: "My work includes large scale mixed media pieces, artist books and book-like objects that bridge between these two forms. It embeds archetypal symbols and fragments of image and text in multiple layers of texture and meaning. It combines the humblest of materials, plaster, tar, wax and pigment, with the latest in technology to evoke the past and herald the future. My art-making is an integrated mode of inquiry that links concept and media in an ongoing dialogue – a visible means of exploring meaning." Krause has created several books over the years that were inspired by her extensive travels, including a trip to Greece. Akrotiri is the site of a Cycladic Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini. The name comes from the nearby village of Akrotiri. The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption sometime in the 16th century and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescoes and many objects and artworks. Akrotiri has been excavated since 1967 after earlier excavations on Santorini [Wikipedia]. This handsome book commemorates the found treasures from Akrotiri with the use of reproductions of beautiful wall paintings from the Akrotiri archeological site. They are used in the interior of this two-page book. The cover has slabs of marble-like polymer clay interwoven with cords and thread over natural linen. In fine condition. Measures 7.5 x 5 inches. ARTB/011724. Fine.
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925. Paperback. 8vo. Black and grey illustrated paper wrappers with grey title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Chipping and creasing to edges of wrappers as well as minor rubbing. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 135 pages. GRE/013118. Very Good.
Rome: Tipografia Delle Belle Arti, 1837, 1848. Hardcover. Mixed state. Two volumes are from the first edition of 1837, with the third volume stating it is the second edition dated 1848. The new edition is numbered Volume I on the spine, while the two volumes from the first edition are numbered Volume II and Volume III on the spines. Antonio Nibby (1792 – 1839) was an Italian archaeologist and topographer. He was an expert on the topography of Rome and its environs. He was a professor of archaeology in the University of Rome and in the French Academy in Rome. For a few years Nibby worked together with the British archaeologist William Gell and together they published a study on the walls of Rome in 1820. They had plans of publishing a study on the topography of the Roman Campagna, but they ended up publishing separately [Wikipedia]. Bound in half vellum with paper marbled boards. Red and brown leather spine labels with title and volume number. Vellum is stained, rubbed, and bumped with fraying and small tears to spine edges. The paper boards are scraped, abraded, and worn along the edges. Volumes II and III have light damp stains to page edges generally not affecting the text. All of the volumes have scattered browning and foxing. The called for map by Gell is not present. Still a nice readable set in good plus condition. Small quartos. Volume I: 555 pages.;Volume II: 759 pages; Volume III: 678 pages; ARCHE/090722. Good +.
London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869. Hardcover. Compiled from the works of commendatore de rossi with the consent of the author. Includes laid in folding atlas to rear, several in text plates and vignettes, and 20 plates bound into the rear, many in full color. Bound in modern three quarter red leatherette over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Previous owner's name is penned to top of title page. Sporadic foxing, a few pencil underlinings, and pencil notations including pencil titles to plates. With two laid-in notecards. 414 pages plus 20 plates. ITA/080822. Very Good.
New York: Philosophical Library, (1957). Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light yellow foxing to boards. Minor foxing to first and last few pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Illustrated end pages. Light blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to fornt and spine panels. Minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. Price stamp and publication date stamp to front inside flap of dust jacket. Index, 126 pages. Archaeology. ARCHAE/080213. Very Good / Very Good.
Praeger Security International, 2006. Hardcover. An interesting compilation of writings about battlefield archaeology and how it is a crucial tool for understanding how battles are fought and won. In these two volumes the editors reveal new interpretations of classic battles and show how archaeology can be used regardless of geographic or temporal location. Bound in white glossy paper covered boards with maroon titles to spines and color illustrations to front boards. Pristine with diagrams and illustrations. Near fine condition. Continuously paginated. 450 pages. This set may require an extra shipping fee. MIL/121906. Near Fine.
Istanbul: Turkish Ministry of Culture, 1983. Paperback. Three volumes covering a history of the anatolian civilisations including prehistoric, hittite, early iron age, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman periods. Soft cover with some minor wear to edges, a few creases, and rubbing to panels. Interiors are fine with numerous b&w illustrations. Slight cock to spines. 311 pp. in volume I; 200 pages in volume II; 323 pages in volume III ARCH/052506 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
L'Universite de Provence, (1994). Paperback. 4to. Off white illustrated paper wrappers wtih black and red title to front wrapper and red title to spine. Minor edgewear to exterior. Ex-libris with small stamp to front free end page and back of title page. Else is clean and bright. 207 pages. ARCHAE/080713. Very Good.
Oxford: The Society of Antiquaries, 1931. Paperback. In grey paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Nearly half the spine lengthwise is missing and there is heavy chipping to the covers. The interior remains clean and bright. Pages remain unopened. Plates show diagrams of the ceramics, jewerly, and graves. 107 pages plus 64 plates. ARCH/042216. Good.
London: Printed at the University Press in Cambridge by Richard Watts for Longman, Hurst, Orme and Rees, 1807. Hardcover. Scarce first edition of this influential work that was based upon studies undertaken by Wilkins during a four year tour of Greece, Italy and Asia Minor from 1801 to 1805. The book was greatly influential in the revival of the Greek Revival style in English architecture. A folio volume bound in later green buckram with tears along spine, bumping, rubbing, and soiling. The book shows moderate wear, with moderate foxing and age toning, particularly in the margins. A few of the plate images are also affected but for the most part the images themselves are clean. There are 73 engraved plates including one fold-out, eleven vignettes, and three in text maps. Twenty-one of the plates are sepia acquatints. Despite condition issues this is still a nice copy of this important book. ARCH/041321. Very Good -.