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AR1. Alexiou, S, Minoan Civilization, 4th edition, Kouvidis & Co. No date (c.1990s), French folded wraps, 6 + 136pp, with illustrations in the text + 29pp plates (on ordinary paper). A scholarly study of Minoan Crete, including material on sacred symbols and religion. A very good + clean copy £5

M3. Andrews, R & P Schellenberger, The Tomb of God, 1st edition, Little Brown 1996, large.8vo, cream cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 513pp incl. index, illus. in text + 17 coloured plates. The sacred geometry around Rennes Le Chateau in France, which according to the authors, gives the location of the burial place of Jesus Christ. Thumb soil mark to front end paper otherwise near fine in very good (a few minor marks, some light edge creasing) d/w £2.50

AR001AB. Ashbee, P, The Earthen Long Barrow in Britain, 1st edition, J.M Dent 1970, large 8vo, brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and decoration to spine and front board, 16 + 208pp including index, with a frontispiece and many illustrations in the text. Ex lib, but with just labels to front end papers and small stamp to verso of title page, contents otherwise clean and tight. Overall, still a very good copy of the standard work on the subject in very good – (a few minor marks, small file number to foot of spine panel, edge of front inner flap a little worn) d/w £6

AR3B. Bord, J & C, A Guide to the Ancient Sites of Britain, 1978, Granada square 8vo pbk. 1979, 183pp including index, illustrated with maps and photographs in the text. 183pp including index, illustrated. Edges of covers rubbed, minor soiling to rear cover, edges of text block browned, contents clean and tight. Very good - £1.50

AR6B. Chapman, F.W, The Great Pyramid of Gizeh: Its Symbolism and Purport, 1st edition, Fenwick & Wade for the author 1923, 8vo, rebound in blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 156pp including full page diagram. An interesting, if highly speculative study that draws on both archaeological findings and the religious doctrines of the Theosophists. Ex lib, blind stamp to front board, file number to spine, book plate, stamps  and labels to front end papers, small stamp to title page and a few margins. Cloth a little rubbed in places, margins cropped (slightly affecting edges some page numbers in lower margins), faint spotting or soiling to a few leaves, text tight and still reasonably clean overall. A good, cheap copy of the uncommon original edition £6

AR9A. Collingwood, R.G, The Archaeology of Roman Britain, 1st edition, Methuen 1930, 8vo, dark green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt illustration to front board, top edge gilt, 18 + 293pp including index + publisher’s advertisements, with many illustrations in the text + 8 plates. A sound introduction to Roman remains in Britain, including material on coins, roads, camps, villas, temples, etc. Ex lib, label removal mark to foot of spine, book plate and stamp to front end papers, file numbers to verso of title. Cloth lightly marked in places, light wear to spine ends and corners, end papers marked in places, text clean and tight. Still a good + overall copy £8

AR9C. Crampton, P, Stonehenge of the Kings, Scientific Book club 1967, 8vo, brown cloth with black titles to spine, 2 + 171pp including index, with a few illustrations in text. An argument for Stonehenge as the royal centre of an ancient society. Includes material on myths and religion. Top edge of text block soiled, minor browning to end papers, text clean and tight. Very good in good + (light wear to edges, some marks and staining to rear panel) d/w £2.50

AR010A. De Burgh, W.G, The Legacy of the Ancient World, 1923, 1st edition, 2nd imp. Macdonald & Evans 1926, 8vo, blue cloth, 14 + 462pp including index. A good introduction to ancient history, particularly the empires of the ancient East, Greece, and Rome. Spine and top of front board darkened, spine ends nicked, knock to top of front board, some light foxing to first part of text. Good £8

AR10AA. Doblhofer, E, Voices in Stone, 1961, BCA 1973, 8vo, red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, 327pp including index, with illustrations in the text. The origins of writing through ancient scripts, including Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mesopotamian cuneiform, Cretan Linear B, etc. Small fade mark to foot of spine, otherwise a near fine copy in very good – (some light edge-wear, spine panel darkened, a few minor marks) d/w £2

AR12A. Drury, V, The World of Legendary Greece, 1 st English edition, Minerva 1975, small 4to, blue cloth, 144pp, profusely illustrated, some in colour. A reconstructing of legendary Greece through looking at the ancient sites and archaeology. Near fine in like d/w £5

AR012. Dunn, M, Walking Ancient Trackways, 1st ed. David & Charles 1986, small 4to, green cloth, 232pp incl. index, illustrated in b/w and colour. A guide to the ancient trackways of Great britain and associated sites of interest. name at top of inner flap of d/w. Near fine in v.good + d/w £5

AR12D. Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain, Penguin pbk. 1966, 373pp including index. Includes accounts of Arthur, Cymbeline, Lear, and the prophecies of Merlin. Covers lightly marked and rubbed at edges, reading creases to spine, margins tanned, text clean and tight. Good + £1

AR13B. Hancock, G, Fingerprints of the Gods, 1st edition, William Heinmann 1995, large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 6 + 578pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text + 32pp plates. Signed by the author with dedication to previous owner on the front end paper. A worldwide quest to establish the roots of mankind’s forgotten prehistory. Edges of text block a little browned and soiled, internally clean and tight. Very good in like (a few trivial marks, very light rubbing to edges) d/w £10

AR14E. Harding, G.Lancaster, The Antiquities of Jordan, 1959, 1st ed. 3rd imp. 1960, 8vo, red cloth, 223pp incl. index, maps and plans in text + 31 plates. A record of Jordan's monuments from earliest times, including of course, Petra. Small stain to top of text block, not affecting text inside. 16 related news clippings loosely inserted. V.good in like d/w £10