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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London: John Murray, 1858. Hardcover. First edition of this seminal work on the pottery of the ancient world. Volume I discusses Egyptian, Assyrian, and Greek pottery; volume II covers Greek, Etruscan, and Roman pottery. It also includes a concise account of that of the Celtic and Teutonic nations. Simon Birch (1813-1885) was a highly regarded Egyptologist at the British Museum. This history of pottery is considered one of his principal written works. Bound in three quarter brown leather with gilt decoration and titling to spine. Leather is worn and bumped. Marbled paper covers, page edges, and endpapers. Interior pages are clean and bright, with light foxing to endpapers. With two chromolithograph frontispieces and ten color plates between the two volumes. Very good condition. Quarto. Volume I: 415 pages; Volume II: 437 pages including index. ARCH/030921. Very Good.
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.
London: Jennings and Chaplin, 1832. Sir William Gell (1777 – 1836) was an English classical archaeologist and illustrator. He published topographical illustrations of Troy and the surrounding area in 1804. He also published illustrations showing the results of archaeological digs at Pompeii. His numerous drawings of classical ruins and localities, executed with great detail and exactness, are preserved in the British Museum. Gell was a thorough dilettante, fond of society and possessed of little real scholarship. Nonetheless his topographical works became recognized text-books at a time when Greece and even Italy were but superficially known to English travelers. His best-known work is Pompeiana; the Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, published between 1817 and 1832, in the first part of which he was assisted by J. P. Gandy. Although his works have been superseded by later publications, they continue to provide valuable information for the study of classical topography. He is, together with his friends Edward Dodwell and Keppel Richard Craven, by some modern scholars seen as the founder of the study of the historical topography of the hinterland of Rome.His works and notebooks proved very valuable for the topographical studies done by Thomas Ashby at the beginning of the 20th century [Wikipedia]. The two volumes are bound in three quarter brown leather with red and blue marbled paper boards. Leather is scuffed, soiled, and bumped. Faded spine with title and volume number labels. Boards also have light scuffs. Hinges are a little tender but binding and text block are tight. Interior pages are quite clean and bright with some aging to page and occasionally to plate edges. Ownership signature on ffeps. With 88 handsome plates from drawings done by Gell, of which two are hand colored. There are also thirty chapter vignettes printed on a fine white paper and mounted. Very good condition. Octavo. Volume I: 198 pages; Volume II: 207 pages. ARCH/052021.
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. Archaeology. ARCH01/012700. Very Good / Very Good.
Wein and Leipzig: A. Hartleben's Verlag, 1909. Hardcover. 2 volumes. Very good in three quarter brown cloth with olive green paper covered boards and gilt titles to spines. Volume I has 1 light dampstain on upper board. Minor wear to edges of boards. Rear hinge of volume I is cracked; although binding remains firm. Filled with black and white photographs. Archaeology. German language. 491 pages in volume I; 608 pages in volume II. This set may require an extra shipping fee. GER1/7250. Very Good.
Washington DC and Copenhagen: National Gallery of Art and United Exhibits Group, (2002). Paperback. 4to. Black and yellow illustrated paper wrappers with yellow and red title to front wrapper and white and red title to yellow spine. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations. Index, 239 pages. EGY/030411. Fine in Wraps.
Vercelli, Italy: MetroBooks, 2000. Hardcover. 4to. Black paper covered boards with gilt title to front panel and to spine. Boards show minor wear including bumping to lower right hand corner of front board. Interior is clean and bright and includes both color and black and white illustrations to almost every page. Black illustrated dust jacket with gold title to front and spine panels. Creasing, chipping, and rubbing to jacket as well as 2 small closed tears to edges and on small open tear to spine. 319 pages. Egypt. EGYPT/022008. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
London: The Grolier Society, 1903-1906. Hardcover. Number 242 of 1000 copies for England and America. This is the classic work on Egypt by famed Egyptologist Gaston Maspero (1846-1916) in the first nine volumes. Rappoport wrote the text for volumes ten through twelve to bring the history to the end of the 19th century. . King and Hall wrote volume thirteen in 1906 to provide an update on more recent excavations and findings. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Gilt titling and ornaments to spine. The bindings are rubbed, chipped, and bumped, with sunning to spine on a few. Most interior pages are very good. Volumes ten and eleven have heavy spotting to fore-edges and volume eleven has foxing to first and last few pages. Each volume has an acquisition number stamped on the title page along with the signature in ink of a previous owner. With over 1200 colored plates and illustrations. Each volume has about 400 pages of text. Small quartos. Extra postage required for this set. Very Good.
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.
Geneva: Skira, (1952). Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth covered boards with red title to front board and to spine. Slight bowing to front board. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with wondeful tipped in plates throughout. Illustrated price clipped dust jacket with white title to bottom of front and spine panels. Edge wear to dust jacket includes one small closed tear and one small open tear to front panel. 138 pages. ART/051111. Very Good / 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.