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1 12585Origin Of Birds
1999 4608511161 Paperback Near Fine 
52 pages; Fine condition. Text in JAPANESE. ALL text, publishing information, (except for title Origin of Birds) is in Japanese. No creases. Solid, clean. Beautiful color pictures of birds, dinosaurs and archaeology findings. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 15311Bloomgarden, Richard The Easy Guide to Merida Yucatan and Nearby Archaeological Zones
Publicado E Impreso Por Litografica Turmex,s. A. Mexico 1975 Revised; Seventh Printing Paperback Good 
112 pages; Good condition. No reading creases. Names to front and back inside covers. Crack starting. Solid, clean. Photos in full color. Orientation Maps-History Section. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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3 15433Brea, L. Bernabo; Daniel, Glyn (Ed) Sicily, before the Greeks
Frederick A. Praeger NY 1957 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
258 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Ancient People and Place Series. Attractive brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration. Sunned to spine and top edges. Tiny name and date to inside front board. Just a bit of shelf rub to spine tips and corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ flap folds cut off and laid in. Great illustrations and narration on Ancient history of Sicily and Archaeology findings. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 4203Casson, Lionel THE HORIZON BOOK OF DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT EGYPT
American Heritage NY 1975 0070102171 / 9780070102170 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
128 pages; Near Fine/Very Good. Just a tiny bit of shelf rub at bottom spine tip. Glossy illustrated boards - same picture as the dust jacket. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has shelf rub along the top edge with one closed tear on the back panel. Light rubbing (one book against another) on back panel. Either a 'stuck to' stain or sticker shadow on back panel. DJ greatly enhanced with new protective sleeve. Size: 8 1/2 by 11. Media Mail Only! This is one of five distinctive Horizon histories that explore specific civilizations through the daily lives of the people who lived at the time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 6773Ceram, C. W.; Garside, E. B. & Wilkins Sophie (Trans) Gods, Graves, And Scholars The Story Of Archaeology
Alfred A. Knopf NY 1967 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
441 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Green boards with bright gilt lettering. Solid hinges and binding. Soft bump to top corner tip. Illustrated with photos. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Second, Revised and Substantially Enlarged Edition. 441 pages plus Index. We travel with Heinrich Schliemann as, defying the ridicule of the learned world, he actually unearths the remains of the ancient city of Troy. We share the excitement of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter as they first glimpse the riches of Tutankhamen's tomb, of George Smith when he found the ancient clay tablets that contained the records of the Biblical Flood. We rediscover the ruined splendors of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient wold; of Chichen Itza, the abandoned pyramids of the Maya: and the legendary Labyrinth of tile Minotaur in Crete. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 6006Coon, Carleton S. Adventures And Discoveries - The Autobiography Of Carleton S. Coon, Anthropologist and Explorer
Prentice-Hall, Inc. NJ 1981 0130140279 / 9780130140272 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Siegel, Hal 
404 pages; Fine/Very Good Plus. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny chips at top spine tip and top corner tip. In protective sleeve. An explorer probing the frontiers of Earth since 1924. Author of 19 books and monographs, including the International best seller "The Story of Man". The late Carleton Coon was unquestionably the dean of American anthropologists...... 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 4693Coon, Carleton S. THE SEVEN CAVES - Archaeological Explorations in the Middle East
Alfred A. Knopf Ny 1957 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-Lib; 338 pages; Very Good/Very Good. This ex-library copy has the usual stamps (none on outside page edges) Pocket removed from front fly-leaf with tiny bit of loss to top edge. Outside page edges very, very lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, spine is square, tips are pointed. Light smudge on preface pages 8 and 9, in the margin - Pages otherwise Clean. Illustrated with 45 photos and 39 line drawings. DJ is in protective sleeve then glued to inside board. Half of inside front flap is gone. Spine number. Inside back flap edge is crinkled. Great wrap around illustration. High adventure with a great anthropologist as he digs for the secrets of man's past... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 19373Glueck, Nelson The Other Side of the Jordan
American Schools of Oriental Research CT 1940 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
208 pages; Good/No Jacket. University ex-library with stamps, pocket, due date slip and pen spine label. Nice red cloth boards with faded gilt lettering. Shelf wear, to the cardboard, at top spine tip and corner tips. Faded to spine. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. This book represents an expansion of the lectures delivered in America from October to December 1939 on behalf of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Archaeology sites. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 10056Glut, Donald F. The Dinosaur Dictionary
Bonanza Books NY 1984 0517455897 / 9780517455890 First Thus; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Zallinger, Rudolph F. 
218 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Remainder dot. Tiny piece of address label on front fly leaf. Small label on back fly leaf. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has small chip top edge of back panel. Now in protective sleeve. Great wrap-around-artwork to cover. An excellent gift! Scientific names, discriptions of habits with pictures. Excellent for the dinosaur enthusiast. Illustrated with more than 400 black and white photographs and line drawings. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 17945Grant, Michael (Ed. ) The Birth of Westen Civilization, Greece and Rome
Thames And Hudson London 1969 Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
360 pages; Near Fine/Good condition. THIRD PRINTING. HUGE book (10 and a half x 14 x 1 and a half inches) Pages lightly age toned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. The DJ has shelf wear at the edges with small chips at the spine tips and corner tips. Looks very nice in protective sleeve. 727 illustrations, 226 in color, 501 photographs, drawings, maps and chronological charts. Even now it is difficult to realize how great was the achievement of the Greeks and Romans. Two hundred years before the Praxiteles, the Greeks did not know how to cut marble. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 19642Green, Miranda The Celtic World
Routledge UK 1995 0415057647 / 9780415057646 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
864 pages; Fine/Fine. Beautiful burgundy boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! MEDIA MAIL ONLY. The Celtic World is a detailed and comprehensive study of the Celts from the first evidence of them in the archaeological and historical record to the early post-Roman period. The strength of this volume lies in its breadth - it looks at archaeology, language, literature, towns, warfare, rural life, art, religion and myth, trade and industry, political organizations, society and technology. Media Mail Only! 
Price: 130.00 USD
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12 2313Hagood, Allen Dinosaur : The Story Behind The Scenery
K C Publications NV 1976 0916122352 / 9780916122355 Third Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
32 pages; Near Fine condition. Very light shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. Large magazine shape - stapled wraps. This book is dedicated to all who find Nature not an adversary to conquer and destroy, but a storehouse of infinite knowledge and experience linking man to all things past and present. They know conserving the natural environment is essential to our future well-being. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 13586Hawkes, Jacquetta (Ed) Atlas Of Ancient Archaeology
Mcgraw-Hill NY 1975 007027293X / 9780070272934 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Picchu, MacHu; Etal 
272 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Green cloth boards with bright gilt lettering. Bright green endpapers. Name (very small) to top front end paper. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. DJ has just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift. Large coffee table size book, with 350 two-colour maps, plans and drawings. Index. This atlas traces the patterns of cultures and civilizations down to the beginning of the classical world. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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14 15810Horne, Alex King Solomon's Temple in the Masonic Tradition
Wilshire CA 1974 0879802758 / 9780879802752 Third Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
352 pages; Very Good Plus Trade paperback. One very shallow reading crease. Spine very, very lightly age tanned. Faint remainder line. Solid, otherwise clean. An excellent gift! Illustrated with drawings by Biblical archaeologists. Map of Palestine during Solomonic times, and ruins of the stables and other illustrations. The Hiramic Tradition, the legend is investigated by students. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 7767Laing, Lloyd; Lloyd, Jennifer The Origins Of Britain - Britain Before The Conquest
Paladin Grafton Books London 1986 0586083707 / 9780586083703 Reprint; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
256 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Two tiny, very light, spots on fore edge. No spine creases. Just a bit of rub to cover. Solid, clean. An Archaeology History of the British Isles c. 1500 BC - AD 1066. An exciting, comprehensive study of British Culture and Society. Illustrated. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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16 13760Mathewson, Christopher C. (compiled) Environmental Impact Research Program EL-89-1 Interdisciplinary Workshop On The Physical Chemical Biological Processes Affecting Archeological Sites
U. S. Army Engineer Waterways DC 1989 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
238 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Just a bit of shelf rub to edges. Solid, clean. This Final Report is Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Physical, Chemical, Biological Processes Affecting Archeological Sites. It was compiled by Christopher Mathewson and monitored by Environmental Laboratory in Mississippi. 238 pages, plus Appendix 63 pages. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 16928Pendlebury, J. D. S. A Handbook to the Palace of Minos Knossos with its Dependencies
Max Parrish London 1959 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by De Jong, Piet 
77 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good. Attractive black boards with gilt illustration to front and gilt lettering. Name and date to top endpaper page. Corner tips are softly bumped. Fold out map. Boards are straight, spine is square and pages are clean. Full DJ is lightly shelf rubbed at spine tips. Tee-niny chip at corner tips. Now in protective sleeve. Pendlebury's Handbook, the only guide in English to the exciting discoveries of Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, has been unattainable. This is a completely a new edition, redesigned and reset with introduction by Sir John Myers and Sir John Forsdyke which sketches concisely and vividly the background of Minoan history, art and culture. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 7937Phillips, C. W. Map Of Roman Britain, Third Edition
Ordnance Survey UK 1956 Third Edition; Third Printing Paperback Near Fine 
44 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Just a tiny bit of rub to cover edges. Solid, clean. Beautiful cover. Showing Britain as it was during the period of Roman occupation A. D. 43 to 410. Plus unfolding large map. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 17944Piggott, Stuart (Ed. ) The Dawn of Civilization, the First World Survey of Human Cultures in Early Times
McGraw-Hill NY 1961 050004001X / 9780500040010 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
403 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. HUGE book (10 and a half x 14 x 1 and a half inches) Pages lightly age toned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. The DJ has a small chip at bottom spine tip & tiny chip at top front corner tip. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! 940 illustrations, 172 in color, 110 original reconstructions, 645 photographs and drawings, 48 maps and chronological charts. More then three years of unremitting and dedicated work by fourteen of the world's archaeologists. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 19244Ponter, Laura Ponter, and Hope Tinney Anthony Spirits in Stone; The New Face of African Art
Ukama Press CA 1997 Second Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
214 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Soft bump bottom corner tips. No creases. Solid, clean. Large (11 x 11 3/4) Trade Paperback. Fantastic photos throughout. For more than 1000 years, the Shona and their ancestors have lived and died on the land of Southeastern Africa. Theirs is a history of struggle and triumph over armed invaders, natural predators, disease, drought, famine and political oppression. Provides tantalizing glimpses of and revealing new theories about one of the great archaeological mysteries of all time - the ancient citadel of Great Zimbabwe. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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21 15944Sundel, Alfred A History of the Aztecs and the Mayas and Their Conquest
Collier Macmillan NY 1967 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good 
184 pages; Very Good condition. Very shallow reading creases. Just a bit of shelf rub to edges. Soft bump to corners. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Solid, clean. Illustrated with maps and archaeological finds. The rise and fall of America's first great civilization. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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22 17947Toynbee, Arnnold (Ed. ) The Crucible of Christianity, Judaism, Hellenism and the Historical Background to the Christian Faith
World Publishing NY 1969 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
368 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. HUGE book (10 and a half x 14 x 1 and a half inches) Outside page edges are lightly age tanning. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. The DJ is price clipped and very lightly age tanned. Just a bit of shelf rub at bottom corner tips. Now in protective sleeve. 556 illustrations, 158 in color, 398 photographs, drawings, maps and plans. An excellent gift! The subject of this book is the place and time in which Christianity made its appearance in the world. The place is the Western end of the Old World. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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23 17948Trevor-Roper, Hugh The Age of Expansion, Europe and the World 1559-1660
McGraw-Hill NY 1968 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
360 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. HUGE book (10 and a half x 14 x 1 and a half inches) Pages lightly age toned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. The DJ has tiny bit of shelf rub on the edges. Inside front flap creased. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! 604 illustrations, 185 in color, 419 photographs, engravings, drawings and maps. This was one of the great ages of realistic illustration, and every aspect of the period is copiously reflected in art - from cartoons to altarpieces and from Dutch still lifes to Japanese woodcuts. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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