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KEOKUK AXES.
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KEOKUK AXES.

By Filbrandt, Bruce.

(Blue Grass, IA: published by the author), (1997)., (1997).. Very good. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR BRUCE FILBRANDT - Quarto [approximately 11-1/4 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], black pictorial boards with color images of Keokuk axes on the covers. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. xv pages, 48 pages of color illustrations, 444 pages of black-and-white illustrations with captions & commentary and 4 blank pages headed "Notes". Near fine First edition.Signed by the author Bruce Filbrandt under his photograph on page iv.Keokuk axes are the "half-grooved" stone axes of the Neolithic North American Indians. They are named after the general area of Keokuk, Iowa where these axes are found. Prior to the publication of this book Bruce Filbrandt had been collecting Neolithic axes, especially Keokuk axes, for thirty years.

$200.00

ARCHAEOLOGY OF DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY Between Hancock and Dingman\'s Ferry in Wayne and Pike Counties. Volume 1 [of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission series].
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ARCHAEOLOGY OF DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY Between Hancock and Dingman's Ferry in Wayne and Pike Counties. Volume 1 [of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission series].

By Schrabisch, Max.

Harrisburg: Publications of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1930., 1930.. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine. The covers are soiled, stained and bumped and the gilt has rubbed away from the spine. vii, [i] & 181 pages with full-page and textual illustrations. A previous owner's initials and annotation are penned at the top of the front endpaper with the owner's initials also penned on the bottom edge of the book. Good. First edition.This is the first volume published in the Pennsylvania Historical Commission series.

$20.00

TEPE HISSAR EXCAVATIONS 1931. The Museum Journal. Volume XXIII--Number 4--1933.
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TEPE HISSAR EXCAVATIONS 1931. The Museum Journal. Volume XXIII--Number 4--1933.

By Schmidt, Erich F.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum, 1933., 1933.. Very good. - Quarto [10-5/8 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The head & tail of the spine and the overlapping edges of the wrappers are chipped. [x] & pages 323-487. Pages of black-and-white illustrations numbered LXXIII to CLXXI, including archaeological maps, 2 of them folding. Very good. The aims of the Joint Expedition to Persia by the University Museum and the Pennsylvania Museum of art were twofold: "The first phase of its activities was the test of a Tell in Mesopotamia, namely Fara, supposedly the Sumerian Shuruppak.....Our second and principal task was the excavation of Tepe Hissar, near Damghan in northeastern Persia, and the examination of the neighborhood for the location of the Parthian capital, Hecatompylos, and other sites." [From the opening chapter].

$20.00

ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE BIBLE: BOOK BY BOOK.

By Cornfeld, Gaalyah.

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1976)., (1976).. Good. - Small quarto [9-5/8 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide], maroon cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped. [viii] & 334 pages plus index. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>First American edition.<p>David Noel Freedman, Consulting Editor.

$12.50

DEITIES AND DOLPHINS: The Story of the Nabataeans.
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DEITIES AND DOLPHINS: The Story of the Nabataeans.

By Glueck, Nelson.

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1965)., (1965).. Very good. - Small quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide], black cloth titled in gilt on the spine with 2 gilt rules around the front cover & spine, in a dust wrapper. There is a tiny hole in the cloth of the front joint with a corresponding hole in the spine of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & chipped with soiling to its rear panel. xii & 650 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good First edition.An account of the author's archaeological discoveries in Transjordan, once the home of the ancient Nabataeans in the first centuries B.C. and A.D. Their kingdom stretched from Transjordan across the Negev to Sinai and from Arabia to Syria.

$15.00

MASADA: Herod\'s Fortress and the Zealots\' Last Stand.
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MASADA: Herod's Fortress and the Zealots' Last Stand.

By Yadin, Yigael.

New York: Random House, (1966)., (1966).. Very good. ARTHUR LEONARD ROSS'S COPY, SIGNED BY YIGAEL YADIN - Quarto [approximately 10-1/4 inch high by 7-1/2 inches wide], black boards & off-white buckram in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The lower edges of the covers are slightly darkened. 272 pages, Profuse illustrations in color and black & white, including maps & plans. The page edges are slightly darkened. Very good. From the library of New York attorney Arthur Leonard Ross [d.1975], who was the legal representative in the U.S. for Emma Goldman as well as the attorney for the author Frank Harris.Inscribed and signed by military leader and archaeologist Yadin below Ross's bookplate: "With best wishes / Yigael Yadin".The bookplate is by Botho [Robert] Schmidt, engraved by Otto Ubbelahde. A sheet of heavier paper has been mounted over the front pastedown. The recessed bookplate is placed in the upper two-thirds of the sheet within a red frame. Below it, the author's inscription is penned within a second red frame.

$125.00

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

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

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

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