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A Desert Drama Being the Tragedy of the Karasko

By: Doyle, A, Conan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott: 1898

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 25176

Condition: Very Good


Nice, clean, solid book with handsome pictorial cover. Spine has faded a bit with a small loss of color publisher's name almost illegible at the bottom. Otherwise quite good. Minor wear to boards, but nothing egrigious and book is tightly bound with no crackign to hinges.. Contains 32 black and white plates. Book was serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1897 and published in book form in 1898. Story focuses on a group of holiday-makers on a boat to Egypt sailing up the River Nile when they wind up abducted by a band of Dervish warriors. As one might expect, British imperialism is held in ... View more info

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Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Faience

By: Friedman, Florence Dunn (editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Providence, Rhode Island, Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23426

ISBN: 0911517650

Condition: Fine


Beautiful book gently cared for. It's large with large photographs in color throughout. Book measures 9" x 12" and has 288 pages including index. Pages and page edges are white and bright and there's no spine crease and no names or writing. The only fault is a few light scratches to cover. This is an important book about Egyptian faience which was made of desert sand, gold, and semi-precious stones and is considered a magical substance. Over 200 photos pf fabulous objects from museums in the United States and Europe which contributed information as well as images toward this first interpretive... 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 with dentelles. Pages are very clean, . Book centers on ancient life in Egypt, Italy and Greece, discussing "employments,... View more info