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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

AR8. Churchward, Col. J, The Children of Mu, 1st edition, Rider. No date (1931), 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 266pp, with maps and other illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 8pp plates. The author’s second book on the fabled lost continent of Mu, which seeks to show its influence on other ancient cultures, from Atlantis to Egypt and elsewhere. Very slight fading to spine and tops of boards, edges of text block soiled, some very occasional foxing to upper margins, very slightly affecting edge of frontispiece image, text otherwise clean and tight. Still a near very good copy overall of the uncommon original issue £15

AR8A. Coffey, G, New Grange, 1912, Dolphin Press 1977, small 4to, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 127pp, with photographs and other illustrations in the text, new preface by Glyn Daniel. A sound study of New Grange and other incised tumuli in Ireland. Faint soiling to edges of text block, faint crease to upper corner of front end paper, contents clean and tight. Very good + in like d/w £8

AR9BB. Collum, V.C.C, The Tresse Iron-Age Megalithic Monument, 1st edition, O.U.P 1935, 4to, printed wraps, 12 + 124pp, with illustrations in the text (some on additional plates) + 35 plates. A detailed study based on Sir Robert Mond’s excavation, together with an essay on the symbolism of the stones in relation to the Mother-Goddess cult. Back-strip rather chipped with some loss of title lettering, wrappers a little edge-worn in places, edges of text block soiled, minor spots to a few margins, text clean and tight. A good + copy overall £12

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

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