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AR16A. Hawkes, J, Early Britain, 1st ed. 2nd imp. 1946, 8vo, papered boards, 48pp, illus. in text + 8 colour plates. Part of the "Britain in Pictures" series. V.good in like (spine rubbed) d/w £2.50

AR17AB. Irwin, C, Fair Gods and Stone Faces, 1st edition, W.H Allen 1964, 8vo, black cloth, 16 + 347pp including index, with many illustrations in the text (some full page), map end papers. A study of the potential origins of pre-Columbian culture in the Americas, based around figures of “white gods” such as Quetzalcoatl. A couple of trivial marks to cloth, fore-edge of text block lightly spotted, ownership signature to blank verso of front free end paper, contents otherwise clean and tight. Uncommon title. Very good £12

AR17CJ. Jaffus, F, Carcassonne and the Treasures of the Temple of Jerusalem, 1867, Memory Map Publications, no date (c.1990s), 8vo, stapled printed paper wraps, 20pp. Reprint of a rare text relating to the potential hiding place of the lost treasure of Jerusalem. Faint crease to foot of front wrapper, contents clean and tight. Very good + £6

E4G. Maspero, G, The Dawn of Civilization: Egypt and Chaldea 1894,  5th edition S.P.C.K 1910, 4to, blue cloth over bevel edged boards with gilt titles to spine and illustration to front board, 16 + 800pp including index, with numerous illustrations in the text + 3 tinted card plates with tissue guards and folding coloured map, edited by A.H Sayce and translated by M.L McClure. A sound study based on archaeological record, and including substantial sections on gods, temples and religion. Trivial rubbing to cloth in places, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins, text tight and relatively clean overall. Very good - £20

E4H. Maspero, G, The Struggle of the Nations: Egypt, Syria, and Assyria, 1st edition, S.P.C.K 1896, 4to, rebound in modern red cloth with gilt titles to spine and blind border and decorative fillets to front board, fresh end papers, 12 + 794pp including index, with numerous illustrations in the text + 3 tinted plates and coloured map, edited by A.H Sayce and translated by M.L McClure. A sound study based on archaeological record and including material related to myth and religion. Small stain to edge of text block, affecting  blank edges of a few margins, light foxing to first few leaves, text proper clean and tight. A near very good copy £20

AR20B. Morton, C & Thomas, C.L, The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls, 1st ed. Thorsons 1997, Lge. 8vo, black cloth, 12 + 387pp incl. index, a few illus. in text + 24pp plates, 16 in colour. Text tanning slightly, near fine in like d/w £7.50

AR021A. Oakes, L & Gahlin, L, Ancient Egypt, 1st ed. Arness 2002, 8vo, printed boards, 512pp incl. index.numerous illus. in colour. Nice giude to all aspects of Ancient Egypt, including mythology, religion, and ancient sites, with glossary and details of museums and collections. Fine in like d/w £7.50

AR22D. Ragozin, Z.A, Media, 1 st U.K edition, T.Fisher Unwin 1889, 8vo, pictorial green cloth, 20 + 447pp including index + 24pp publisher’s catalogue. With a frontispiece, folding coloured map, and illustrations in the text (some full page). Engraved head pieces to each chapter. The history of Media, with some account of Aryan mythology and the religion of Zoroaster. Spine ends and corners well worn, a few minor marks to cloth, spine bruised and rubbed. Inner hinges pulled and cracking, some occasional pencil annotation, text otherwise clean and fairly tight, ownership inscriptions to front end papers. Story of the Nations series number 19. Uncommon title. Good £10

AR22DD. Rawlinson, G, History of Ancient Egypt, 1st edition, Longmans, Green & Co. 1881, 2 volumes complete, rebound in tan buckram, 20 + 544pp & 14 + 567pp including index + publisher’s catalogue. With a coloured map frontispiece to volume one, many illustrations in the text and 9 plates. Covers from the early period through to the 26th dynasty. Includes material on religion, art, architecture, customs, literature, etc. Ex lib, file numbers to spines. Endpapers renewed, which bare book plates, etc. Ink stamps to title pages and some margins. A couple of small tears to margins in volume one, with slight creasing, but not affecting text. The odd smudge mark to margins, text very clean and still tight. A good solid set £12

AR027. Service, A, Lost Worlds, BCA 1981, 4to, black cloth, 201pp incl. index, many illus. in text, some in colour. A nice introduction to some of the worlds ancient cities and their peoples, includes Easter island, Angkor, Malta, and Atlantis. V.good + in like d/w £3.50

AR27.  Smyth, P, The Great Pyramid: Its Secrets and Mysteries Revealed,  1865, Gramercy1978, 8vo, grey cloth, gilt titles to spine, 18 + 675pp including index, illustrations in text + 25 plates (and 16 plates new to this edition). A facsimile reprint of the fourth (and best) edition of 1880 of this monumental study of the architecture and sacred geometry of the Great pyramid at Giza, with additional illustrations. Margins lightly tanned, trivial spots to a very few margins, text clean and tight. Very good in like d/w £6

ARv27. Soden, W Von, The Ancient Orient, 1st English ed. Gracewing 8vo pbk. 1994, 20 + 263pp incl. index, illustrated. Translated by Donald G Schley. Excellent introduction to the ancient peoples of the near east, covering religion and magic, as well as secular persuits. Crease to lower corner of front cover, otherwise a v.good +, clean copy £6

AR27BBV. Van Der Veer, M.H.J. Th., & P. Moerman, Hidden Worlds, 1st English edition, Souvenir Press 1974, 8vo, black cloth with yellow titles to spine, 221pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 8pp plates.  A fresh look at archaeological enigmas, from Prehistory through to the pre Columbian discovery of America and much in between.  Light spotting to top edge of text block, contents clean and tight. Very good in like price clipped d/w £3.50

AR27v. Von Hagen, V, Search for the Maya, 1973, BCA 1974, lge. 8vo, red cloth, 14 + 365pp incl. index, 78 illiustrations, some in colour. The story of Stephens and Catherwood's discovery of the Mayan civalisation. Includes reproductions of many of Catherwood's original lithographs. V.good in like d/w £3.50

AR27C. Warren, S Hazzledine, The Opening of the Romano-British Barrow on Mersea Island, 1913, 8vo, stitched wrappers, 24pp illus. in text + 2 folding plans (loose) and 4 further plates.WITH: Botanical and Geological Observations Made During the Opening of the Romano-British Barrow on Mersea Island, 1914, 8vo, stitched wrappers, 5pp. Reports of the excavations carried out by the Morant Club, reprinted from the "Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society" (pp116-139) and "Essex Naturalist" (pp 261-265) respectively. An important and now scarce account of one of Essex's major barrow excavations of the period. Former owner's name to top of each upper wrapper, wrappers a little soiled and worn, contents clean, good, the two £10

AR31. Zink, D, The Ancient Stones Speak, 1st edition, Paddington Press 1979, large 4to, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 202pp, with many photographs and other illustrations in the text. The mysteries of the most enigmatic ancient stone monuments of the world, including New Grange, Stonehenge, Tiahuanaco, Bimini, Easter Island, etc. Faint off-setting to end papers, contents otherwise clean and tight. Small bump to top edge of front board otherwise near fine in very good (a few minor marks, edges lightly rubbed or creased in places) d/w £8