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ANCIENT GLASS in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh.

By Bergman, Sidney M.; Oliver, Andrew, Jr.

(Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Institute), (1980)., (1980).. Very good. SIGNED BY SIDNEY M. BERGMAN - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in dark gray wrappers titled & decorated in gilt. There is some light rubbing to the wraps & the spine is sunned. 155 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white, with photographs by Stanley L. Franzos. Very good. <p>A catalog inscribed on the front endpaper by Sidney Bergman, Honorary Curator of Ancient Glass at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and signed "Sidney". The text includes an essay by Bergman who organized and enlarged the collection, and an introduction by Andrew Oliver, Jr. who edited the catalog.

$15.00

REDISCOVERING POMPEII.

By Dell-Orto, Luisa Franchi; and Varone, Antonio; editors.

(Roma): L'Erma di Bretschneider, (1990)., (1990).. Very good. - Quarto [12 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide] softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed with light creasing to the corners. [xvi] & 287 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Very good. <p>Catalog for an exhibition by IBM-ITALIA shown at the IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York City from July 12 to September 15, 1990.<p>A guide to the exhibition is laid in.

$25.00

EGYPTIAN STUDIES 1: VARIA.
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EGYPTIAN STUDIES 1: VARIA.

By Fischer, Henry.

New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976., 1976.. Very good . - Quarto [12-3/8 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], blue cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The top corner of the rear panel of the dust jacket is creased & tears to its top & bottom edge have been repaired with tape internally. There is some light soiling to its front cover & its top edge is slightly chipped & darkened. xvi & 126 pages. Illustrated in black & white with numerous drawings & photographic illustrations. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

$35.00

DAS TOTENBUCH DES SCHREIBERS ANI.
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DAS TOTENBUCH DES SCHREIBERS ANI.

By Dondelinger, Edmund.

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck u. Verlaganstalt, (1987)., (1987).. Very good. - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], tan cloth in a dust wrapper. There are 2 small dents in the rear cover with corresponding dents in the rear panel of the dust jacket. There is also some minor rubbing to the rear panel of the jacket. 138 pages. 32 full-page color illustrations & 39 textual illustrations in black & white. The book is slightly cocked. Very good. <p>The Papyrus of Ani is a papyrus manuscript with cursive hieroglyphics and color illustrations created around 1250 BC, in the 19th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. Egyptians compiled an individualized book for certain people upon their death, called the Book of Going Forth by Day, now commonly known as the Book of the Dead, containing declarations and spells to help the deceased in their afterlife. This papyrus of the Theban scribe Ani was stolen from an Egyptian government storeroom in 1888 by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge for the British Museum's collection. The color illustrations in the book are reproduced from the papyrus in the museum.<p>The text is in German.

$125.00

ANCIENT PERUVIAN CERAMICS: The Nathan Cummings Collection. With Drawings by Milton F. Sonday, Jr. and Photographs by William F. Pons and William E. Lyall.

By Sawyer, Alan R.

[New York]: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1966).. (1966).. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], pictorial tan, red & black buckram. There is minor staining to the corners of the front cover. The top edge of the dust jacket is lightly creased & chipped. 144 pages. Profusely illustrated with 2 tipped-in color plates, full-page & textual photographic illustrations in black & white, and monochrome textual illustrations after drawings by Milton F. Sonday, Jr. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. <p>From the library of the former President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with his ink name and date on the verso of the front endpaper.

$10.00

MEMOIR ON THE RUINS OF BABYLON.

By Rich, Claudius James.

London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; and J. Murray, Albemarle Street; by Richard and Arthur Taylor, Shoe Lane, 1815.. 1815.. Fair. - sc - Octavo, 8-3/8 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide. Disbound, lacking the covers. iv & 67 pages plus the colophon, illustrated with a folding map of "The Ruins of Babylon on the East Bank of the Euphrates" and 2 engraved plates. The printer's pictorial device illustrates the colophon page. A piece of the front edge of the folding map is torn away at the fold, but is present. There is some minor foxing and soiling. Else, a very good complete copy of this scarce book which would be well-worth binding. <p>The scarce first edition.<p>Claudius James Rich's report originally appeared in a Viennese journal entitled "Mines de l'Orient". This first edition was printed in England before the author had the opportunity to correct numerous topographical errors.

$175.00

SIR AUREL STEIN: Archaeological Explorer.

By (Stein, Sir Aurel). Mirsky, Jeannette.

Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1977.. 1977.. Very good. - Octavo, tan cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & chipped. xiii & 585 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. There is some minor soiling & foxing to the top edge. Very good <p>First edition.<p>Review copy with the publisher's slip and a copy of a printed ad for the book laid in.<p>Sir Aurel Stein [1862-1943] explored the neolithic to medieval periods and covered the area from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific watershed. "He expanded knowledge of Europe's cultural heritage to include the Eurasian landmass and the interactions between each of its four high civilizations: the Mediterranean West, the Indian, the Iranian and the Chinese." [From the dust wrapper copy].

$25.00

THE WARSHIP VASA: Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Stockholm

By Franzen, Anders

Stockholm: Norstedts/Bonniers, (1966).. (1966).. Very good. - Quarto [[ approximately 11 inches high by 8-1 /4 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with chips & short tears to its top edge. 86 & [2] pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>Fifth edition.<p>After many years devoted to marine archaeology undertaken in his spare time and at his own expense Anders Franzen discovered the forgotten wreck of the wooden warship Vasa in 1956. The Vasa sank in Stockholm harbor in 1628.

$10.00

THE LOST WORLD OF POMPEII
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THE LOST WORLD OF POMPEII

By Amery, Colin; Curran, Brian, Jr

Los Angeles, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum, (2002).. (2002).. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The corners of the covers are slightly rubbed. 191 & [1] pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Near fine. <p>First American edition.<p>Published in association with the World Monuments Fund which sponsors an ongoing conservation program to maintain Pompeii. With an introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

$12.50

THE RETURN OF CULTURAL TREASURES
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THE RETURN OF CULTURAL TREASURES

By Greenfield, Jeanette

Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, (1989).. (1989).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed. The jacket's front panel is lightly soiled & its edges are slightly darkened. xvii & 361 pages. Illustrated in black & white with 7 pages of maps & numerous full-page & textual illustrations. The page edges are slightly darkened. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>With an introduction by Magnus Magnusson.<p>Included in a pocket mounted on the rear pastedown is a microfiche of 18 key international documents not readily available elsewhere.

$10.00

LAND OF THE CHIMAERA: An Archaeological Excursion in the South-West of Turkey

By Haynes, Sybille

New York: St. Martin's Press, (1974).. (1974).. Very good. - Quarto, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The bottom edges of the covers are slightly rubbed. The dust wrapper is lightly rubbed with 2 tears to the top edge of the front panel. 159 pages. 4 color plates & profuse black-and- white illustrations. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>First American edition.

$10.00

SAREPTA: A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE IRON AGE. Excavations of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, 1970-72

By Pritchard, James B

Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1975.. 1975.. Fine. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The binding is slightly bumped. ix & 116 pages plus section of illustrations, including photographic illustrations, drawings and plans of excavation sites. Also with tables in the text. Near fine. <p>A title in the series Museum Monographs. With contributions from William P. Anderson, Ellen Herscher and Javier Teixidor.

$45.00

THE MUSEUM JOURNAL. September-December 1929. (Vol. XX Nos. 3 and 4)

By Legrain, L.; Graham, A. Kenneth; Davidson, D. S.; et al

Philadelphia, PA: The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, 1929.. 1929.. Very good. - Small quarto [9-7/8 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed wrappers. The binding is very lightly bumped & the top & front edges of the rear wrap are slightly darkened. [vi] & pages [207]-343 plus bequest form. Numerous full-page & textual illustrations in black & white. The text block is just starting to detach from the front cover. Very good. <p>This issue includes the following articles: The Boudoir of Queen Shubad, Scientific Notes on the Finds from Ur, Gem Cutters in Ancient Ur, The Lock Haven Expedition, The Texas Expedition and The Kaguanton Shark Helmet.

$15.00

HYDRIOTAPHIA: Urn Burial; With an Account of Some Urns Found at Brampton in Norfolk, by Sir Thomas Browne; with Introduction and Notes by Sir John Evans

By Browne, Sir Thomas; Evans, Sir John

London: Printed & Issued by Charles Whittingham & Co at The Chiswick Press, 1893.. 1893.. Good. - Small octavo, gray boards backed with cream vellum. The binding is bumped & soiled. The spine is rubbed with the head & tail slightly chipped. xxvi & 109 pages plus colophon. Illustrated with 3 black-and- white plates, including a portrait frontispiece with a tissue guard. The front pastedown & endpaper are darkened. There is some foxing to the margins & verso of the frontispiece & the tissue guard is darkened with light offsetting to the title page. There are a very few small pencil markings to the margins of the text. Good. <p>Number 64 of a limited edition of 450 numbered copies printed on handmade paper.

$25.00

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANDES

By Means, Philip Ainsworth

New York - London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936.. 1936.. Good. - Large octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt with vignettes stamped in blue within gilt rectangles on the spine. The covers are bumped & rubbed with some light staining & with a score mark to the rear cover. There are a few small stains to the spine. xviii & 586 pages. The book is cracked at the frontispiece. The edges of the endpapers & prelims are darkened. There is an owner's name & date on the front endpaper. Color frontispiece & black- and-white illustrations. Good. <p>Later printing.

$15.00

ANGKOR VAT [ANGKOR WAT]: India's Contribution in Conservation 1986-1993

By Narasimhaiah, B. [Barkur]

New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India, 1994.. 1994.. Good. - Quarto [10-7/8 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], black cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly rubbed & the corners of the covers are lightly bumped & frayed. The cloth of the spine is bubbled. The dust wrapper is lightly rubbed & chipped. 85 pages plus an 80-page section of illustrations, 8 pages in color. Also with black-and-white drawings & a folding plan in the text. The pastedowns are bubbled & there is soiling & staning to a few pages. There is a tear to the front edge of the dedication page. Good in a very good dust wrapper <p>First edition.<p>Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of India No. 91.<p>Rare in commerce.

$125.00

THE OFFERING ROOM OF PRINCE KANINISUT

By Junker, Hermann

Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1931.. 1931.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed vermilion wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & the edges of the wraps are faded with a few small dents to the front wrap. There is a small chip out of the top edge of the rear wrap at the head of the spine. 35 & [1] pages. 12 full-page black-and- white illustrations. There are patches of yellow discoloration to the pages from page 17 on, heaviest on the last 8 pages. There are small areas of creasing to the front edges of the leaves & small dents to the first few leaves. Good. <p>English edition.<p>Guides to the "Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts at Vienna" published by Verein der Museumsfreunde. Vol.14.

$10.00

EGYPTIAN TALES / Tramslated from the Papyri. Second Series: XVIIIth to XIXth Dynasty. Second Edition

By Petrie, W. M. Flinders; editor

(New York): Benjamin Blom, Inc. (1973).. (1973).. Fine. - Small octavo, rust brown cloth titled in silver with decorations in black. xii & 146 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine. <p>Reprint of the 1899 edition.

$25.00

NISHAPUR: Pottery of the Early Islamic Period

By Wilkinson, Charles K

[New York]: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa [1970].. [1970].. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 12-1/2 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], brown cloth titled in silver with a device in silver on the front cover in a dust wrapper. The corners of the covers are slightly rubbed. The dust jacket is chipped with a tear to the top edge of its front panel & a short tear to its bottom edge. The top edges of the dust jacket flaps are darkened & there are several crossed-out red ink prices on the front flap. xlii & 374 pages. 9 pages of color illustrations & profuse photographic illustrations & diagrams in black & white. There is a small area of soiling to the bottom edge. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>"Situated on the great plateau of central Iran, Nishapur was for centuries an important political and cultural center....Prior to the excavations conducted by the Metropolitan Museum's Iranian Expedition (1935-1940), Nishapur was little known. Subsequently Nishapur pottery and 'Nishapur' pottery have entered many museums and private collections." [From the dust wrapper copy]. The period covered by the book extends from the ninth century to 1221.

$125.00

HISTORICAL RELICS UNEARTHED IN NEW CHINA

By (Anonymous)

Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1972.. 1972.. Very good. - Quarto [12-3/4 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide], white buckram, in a dust wrapper. The book is housed in a gray cardboard slipcase. The binding is lightly bumped. There is a small dent to the spine & the tail of the spine & the bottom corner of the front cover are lightly stained. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped. The slipcase is darkened with some light staining. [v] & 217 illustrations, most of them full- or double-page in color and black & white. A folding list of the illustrations in Chinese is tipped onto the rear endpaper. Very good in a good slipcase. <p>The title page is printed in Chinese and five other languages, with the remaining text in Chinese. Laid in is a stapled 9-page booklet containing an English translation of the foreword, list of illustrations and chronological table of Chinese history. Also laid in is the "Official and Authentic Introduction and Catalogue" for "The Exhibition of Archaeological Finds of the People's Republic of China. The 40-page catalog, bound in yellow wraps, was printed in 1974 by the Chinese Exhibition Council of the Royal Ontario Museum.

$20.00

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