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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

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

AR18H. Layard, A.H, Nineveh and its Remains, 3rd edition, John Murray 1849, complete in two volumes, 8vo, matching pictorial red cloth decorated and lettered in black, 32 + 400pp with a few illustrations in the text + a frontispiece, 12 plates (some folding) and folding map, & 12 + 496pp including index, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 12 plates (some folding); an important record of the first archaeological excavations at Nineveh in Babylon, together “with an account of a visit to the Chaldean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or devil worshippers, and an enquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians.” Covers lightly rubbed and a little soiled and marked in places, closed splitting to lower joints, spines neatly repaired with near matching plain cloth at ends, inner hinges strengthened, previous owner’s book plates and labels to front paste-downs, edges of text blocks soiled, most plates lacking their original  tissue guards, stain to blank lower corner of first few leaves in volume one, some occasional light foxing in both volumes, a little heavier to first and last few leaves including the frontispieces, but otherwise mainly to margins, overall still a good, tight and textually reasonably clean set of an uncommon early issue, most of the later printings being heavily abridged £40

AR19B. Mohen, J-P, The World of Megaliths, 1st English edition, Cassell 4to pbk. 1989, 318pp,with many photographs in the text, some in colour; a worldwide study of megalithic structures, their history and legends. A few minor marks to covers, edges lightly rubbed in places, faint creasing to lower corner of front cover, faint ‘damaged copy’ stamp to verso of title page with some transference to title page, otherwise internally clean and tight, overall still a near very good copy £6

AR021. Murray, M.A, Egyptian Temples, 1st edition, Sampson Low, no date (1931), 8vo, green cloth with black titles to spine, 10 + 246pp including index + 64 plates; one of the author’s most rational works, still a useful and fairly comprehensive reference guide. Slight fading to upper and lower edges of boards, end papers foxed, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a near very good copy in good + (some edge-wear with a few small chips and some creasing, a couple of closed tears, lightly soiled) d/w £18

ARN21AA. Norvill, R, Giants: the Vanished Race of Mighty Men, 1st edition, Aquarian Press 1979, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 160pp including index, with 15 illustrations; a sound popular study of giant legends and remains, worldwide in scope. Faint soiling to edges of text block, a very good copy of this uncommon title in like (a few trivial marks, light rubbing to edges with tiny nick to top of rear inner fold) d/w £10

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

AR22AP. Parker, R, Men of Dunwich, 1st edition, Collins 1978, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 272pp, with map end papers and a few maps or other illustrations in the text. The story of Dunwich on the Suffolk coast, once a city, now reduced to a village by the encroaching sea; and widely acknowledged as an influence on H.P Lovecraft’s fictional Dunwich. Faint soiling to top edge of text block, internally clean and tight. Very good + in near very good (a couple of minor marks, some light edge wear, creased at top of rear panel with a short closed tear without loss) d/w £3.50

AR22A. Pauwels, L & J. Bergier, The Eternal Man, 1st English edition, Souvenir Press 1972, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 246pp + 12pp plates; the authors seek to find evidence of advanced civilizations before the accepted origin of Homo sapiens. Slight surface scratch mark to top of spine, light soiling to edges of text block, off-setting to end papers otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy in like (a few minor marks, some light wear to edges in places, price clipped) d/w £6

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

AR027A. Sprague de Camp, L, Lost Continents, 1954, Dover 8vo pbk. 1970, 8 + 348pp including index, with maps and other illustrations in the text. A study of the Atlantis theme in history, science and literature. Spine very slightly darkened, light browning to edges of rear cover and edges of text block, internally clean and tight. A near very good copy £5

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

AR29. Worth, R.H, Worth’s Dartmoor, 1953, new edition, David & Charles 1967, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 18 + 523pp including index, with map end papers, illustrations in the text + a coloured frontispiece , portrait of the author and 94 b/w plates, with a new introduction by G.M. Spooner. A monumental and comprehensive guide to the flora, geography, geology, and wealth of ancient sites on Dartmoor, compiled by G.M. Spooner and F.S. Russell from the published articles of the late R. Hansford Worth. Ex lib, label removal mark to foot of spine and near edges of boards, label removal marks to blank verso of front end paper and half title, file numbers to verso of title page, a few minor marks to cloth,, spine a little darkened and rubbed at ends, edges of text block browned, but apart from the library marks, internally clean and tight, a good + overall copy £3.50