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East Rome and the Evangelization of Russia; A Lecture on Some Byzantinoslavica in the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

By: Huxley, George

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Athens, Greece, American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 1989

Seller ID: 27001

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new booklet with pristine white card cover. Measures 5-1/2"x8" and has 22 pages. Booklet consists of the text of a lecture given by the director of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens to the local Philoi of the Libraryon November 8, 1988. Huxley shows th close ties between Byzantine and Slovonic studies and shines a light on the conversion to Orthodox Christianity of Vladimir a millenium ago and the mass baptism of the Kievans in the Riv... View more info

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Gatherings in Honor of Dorothy E. Miner

By: McCracken, Ursula E.; Tandall, Lilian M.C.; Randall, Richard H. Jr. (editors)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, The Walters Art Gallery: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24258

Condition: Near Fine


Beautiful oversized book measuring 9"x11-1/4" with very clean blue boards showing light fade to edges. Gilt printing and design to face and gilt printing to spine. Large photo portrait of Dorothy Miner at frontis. Book was compiled by her colleagues shortly before her death in appreciation of a 39 year career as curator of the Walters Art Gallery. Miner was mentored by Belle Da Costa Greene, who traveled the world buying rare books for the J.P. Morgan Library an... View more info

The Incas : New Perspectives

By: McEwan, Gordon Francis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California, ABC-Clio: 2006

Seller ID: 18907

ISBN: 1851095748

Condition: New


Crisp BRAND NEW book. Laminated pictorial boards designed without dustjacket. A stand alone title that is part of the comapny's Understanding Ancient Civilizations series. Illustrated with art, black and white photos and drawings. Based on new research in the fields of anthropology,archaeology and ethnohistory, books explores Inca history, culture, religion, politics, economics and daily life. 269 pages. Also available -- The Aztecs from same series. View more info

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The Dimensions of Paradise: The Proportions and Symbolic Numbers of Ancient Cosmology

By: Michell, John

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Two: 1988

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 24752

ISBN: 0062505874

Condition: Fine


Crisp clean book with no bumping to dark red boards, no names or writing, no tears or chips and jacket and no price clip. Jacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Illustrated. A fascinating book which covers, among other stopics, the dimensions and symbolism of Stonehenge, the plan of Atlantis and why it fell; the numbers behind the sacred names of Christianity, the name of the man with the number 666 and much more. 216 pages. View more info

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The New Acropolis Museum; Design and Original Exhibits from the Acropolis Collection

By: No Author Stated

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alexander S. Onassis Benefit Foundation; Orgnization for the Construction of the New Acropolis Museum: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27614

Condition: Fine


This is an exhibition catalog of great beauty which explores the architecture of Bernard Tschumi and his new museum as well as its ancient treasures. The catalog was published for the exhibition which was held from March 6 to April 9, 2003 with the help of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. The catalog measures 8-1/2" high and 11" across with 31 pages. Very nice quality paper and a subdued palette make for an elegant publication. The exhibit was in the U.S., but the museu... View more info

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Historic Figures of the Arthurian Era: Authenticating the Enemies and Allies of Britains Post-Roman King

By: Reno, Frank D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., McFarland & Company: 2000

Seller ID: 27246TB

ISBN: 0786406488

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book with no names or writing, no bumsps to boards, and clean and tightly bound. Book measures 6-1/4"x9-1/4" and has 346 pages including index. Text is not presented encylopedia style as most of these type of book are -- rather, the author explores the historic events in which they played a role. There are nine chapters, the titles of which are: New Persopectives of Ancent Insular History, Other Early Manuscripts, Riardd Ambrosius, Ambrosius's Father the Sup... View more info

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Hellenistic Sculpture I: The Styles of Ca. 331-200 B.C

By: Ridgway, Brunilde Sismondo

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 25034

ISBN: 029911824X

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean, as new book. No spine crease and pages and page edges pristine. Only fault is former owner's name written inside front cover. Measures 8"x10". Illustrated with drawings throughout. Text is scholarly but accessible and written by one of the leading experts in the field. 379 pages of text followed by 187 black and white plates at back. View more info

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The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens

By: Robertson, Martin

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24992

ISBN: 0521338816

Condition: Good-plus


Very clean book with snow white pages and page edges. No spine crease and no names or writing. Faults confined to unused bookplate at reverse of front cover (see photo) and a bit of superficial creasing and scuffing to front cover. Measures 9"x11" and has 350 pages including lengthy index. Illustrated profusely with black and white photographs. The author shares a lifetime of studying Greek vase painting, tracing the history of figure drawing on Athenian pottery... View more info

The Mycenaean Age; A Study of the Monuments and Culture of Prehomeric Greece.

By: Tsountas, Dr. Chrestos; Manatt, J. Irving

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Argonaut Inc.: 1969

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 20766RC

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean, tightly bound book. No wear to boards, no names or writing and pristine pages and page edges. Illustrated with 22 black and white plates at back of book and 160 small drawings throughout text. Chapters cover landmarks of the Mycenaean world, the fortress-city, the palace, private houses and domestic life, shaft-graves, beehive and chamber tombs, dress and personal adornment, arms and war, phases of Mycenaean art, writing, religion, the problem with Myce... View more info

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Etruscan Life and Afterlife: A Handbook of Etruscan Studies

By: Vonfante, Larissa (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., Wayne State Univ Pr: 1986

Seller ID: 25168

ISBN: 0814318134

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp, as new book marred only by former owner's name written inside front cover. Pages and page edges pristine. Measures 7"x10" and has 289 pages. Illustrated throguhout with art and photographs, Comprised of essays produced by eight international scholars. View more info

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Museum of Antiquity; A Description of Ancient Life

By: Yaggy, L.W. And Haines, T.L.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Eastern Publishing House: 1882

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 28100

Condition: Very Good


This is an exquisite volume -- nicely made and detailed. Binding is leather with four raised bands at spine and bright, shiny gilt on all three sides of pages. Face board shows embossing and bright gilt printing too, as doesspine. There is some rubbing and spots where leather is lost at back cover in small smounts (see photo). Book is tightly bound with no cracking to hinges. Gorgeous marble endpapers in mustard yellow, brown and green are pristine and nicely finished ... View more info

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Life In Paradise: The Noble Tombs of Thebes

By: Zahi Hawass

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Cairo, Egypt, The American University of Cairo Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30025

ISBN: 0500989419

Condition: Fine


I have never seen so many gatefolds in one book, but here we have it -- 20 of them in full color. I have photographed two to give you an idea of what to expect. All are sumptuous. There are also color images on every page, 201 in full color. The book is wonderrfully large measuring 10-1/2 x 13-1/2" and has 288 pages in cluding index. Here's a partial of contents: Eernal House of the Soul; The Nobles of the New Kingdom at Thebes; Function and Architecture of Theban Tomb... View more info