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Image for P. Papinii Statii Opera ad optimas editiones collata paemettitur notitia literaria studiis Societatis Bipontinae Editio Accurata

P. Papinii Statii Opera ad optimas editiones collata paemettitur notitia literaria studiis Societatis Bipontinae Editio Accurata

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Biponti, Ex Typographia Societatis: 1785

Edition: First Bipont Edition

Seller ID: 4781

Condition: Very Good


Early 19th century half calf; gilt particulars to spine. Red edges. The work of a major Roman poet, ca. A. D. 45-96. One of a famous series of 50 volumes of Greek and Latin classical authors published by the Societas Bipontina, beginning in 1779. Bipontium was the modern Latin name for Zweibrucken (or Deux Ponts) in Bavaria, where the earlier volumes were printed; the project was later transferred to Strasbourg. The preface provides a quite thorough index of significant manuscripts. Notes on front fly (see image). xxiv, 527pp. View more info

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The Royal Canon of Turin

By: Alan H. Gardiner

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press for the Griffith Institute: 1959

Seller ID: 3606

Condition: Very Good


Oxford: Oxford University Press for the Griffith Institute. Very Good. 1959. Brown cloth with gilt title and author to front cover. Small loss to spine. Corners of covers bumped with some creasing to very corners of pages. Adhesive residue to fly sheets. 20 pp followed by 20 plates on 9 sheets. A very nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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Kretas Volkslieder Nebst Distichen und Sprichwörtern

By: Anton Jeannaraki

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4815

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with gilt particulars to spine and speckled edges to pages. In the original Greek with a glossary. Includes forward by the author. [vii], 386 p. First Edition. View more info

Quae exstant interpretatione et notis illustravit Joannes Goduinus Professor Regius Jussu Christianissimi Regis In Usum Serenissimi Delphini

By: C. Julii Caesaris (Julius Caesar)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Paris [Lutetiae Parisiorum], Petri Le Petit: 1678

Seller ID: 1811

Condition: Very Good


Paris [Lutetiae Parisiorum]: Petri Le Petit. Very Good. 1678. Hardcover. Critical edition prepared by the humanist Jean Godouin in 1678. Foldout map of Gaol, with three plates + full page title plate. Ownership: Christphones Abbas Luecensis 1724, with University of Chicago deaccession stamping. Rebound in half morocco with gilt titling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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Sarcophagus of Ānchnesrānederab Queen of Ahmes II, King of Egypt

By: E. A. Wallis Budge, M.A.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: London, Whiting & Company: 1885

Seller ID: 4697

Condition: Very Good


[liii], 134 p. Blue cloth binding with gilt particulars to spine and front and back covers. Front cover has black lined detailing as well. Minor dents to head and base of spine, and some staining to front board on right side. This edition includes: Preface; Drawings from the Sarcophagus; Introduction; Translation of the Inscription; Egyptian Texts with Interlinear Transliteration and Translation; Vocabulary. View more info

Codex Hammurabi. Textus Primigenius.

By: E. Bergmann

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Rome, Pontificium Institutum Biblicum: 1953

Seller ID: 3032

Condition: Very Good


Rome: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum. Very Good. 1953. Wraps. Printed wraps. Losses to spine. Pages tanned, otherwise, a nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; [i],52 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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The Cambridge History of India Volume I: Ancient India

By: E. J. Rapson

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2012

Condition: Very Good


New York: Macmillan. Very Good. 1922. First Edition. 736pp., + [60]pp. plates + foldout map. Dark green publisher's cloth with gilt titling to spine. ; Cambridge History of India; Vol. 1; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 736 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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The Tomb of Tut-ankh-amen, discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. Volume I only.

By: Howard Carter and A.C. Mace

Price: $440.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, Cassell and Company, Ltd.: 1923

Seller ID: 4124

Condition: Very Good


London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Ltd.. Very Good. 1923. Brown cloth with gilt scarab decoration and particulars to front cover. Gilt particulars to spine; some wear to head and tail of spine. Decorative endpapers; some foxing to front endpapers. Frontispiece of Earl of Carnarvon detached. Otherwise, a nice clean copy. ; Large 8vo; xxiii, 231 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Canaan d'apres l'exploration recente par le P. Hugues Vincent des Freres Precheurs

By: Hugues Vincent

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Paris, J. Gabalda & C: 1907

Seller ID: 2192

Condition: Very Good


Paris: J. Gabalda & C. Very Good. 1907. Hardcover. Wear to head of spine, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 495 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

The Orations and Epistles of Isocrates. Translated from the Greek.

By: Joshua Dinsdale (revised by Rev. Mr. Young)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, T. Waller: 1752

Seller ID: 3106

Condition: Good


London: T. Waller. Good. 1752. Half brown morocco over marbled paper boards. Gilt particulars to spine. Losses to spine. Hinges cracked but still holding. Speckled edges. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Asa P. French dated 1912 to front pastedown, who served as United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1906 to 1914. Front free fly detached. Previous owner's name inked to front fly. Foxing throughout.; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; [vi], 437, [ii] pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Dionysiac Sarcophagi in Baltimore

By: Karl Lehmann-Hartleben & Erling C. Olsen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery: 1942

Seller ID: 3030

Condition: Very Good


Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery. Very Good. 1942. Printed wraps. A nice, clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; [82],[21] pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Le Tombeau de Nay a Gournet Marei (No. 271)

By: Labib Habachi & Pierre Anus

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cairo, L'Institut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale: 1977

Seller ID: 3031

Condition: Very Good


Cairo: L'Institut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale. Very Good. 1977. Printed wraps. Five foldout plates. A nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; [iv],[38],[xvi] pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for Lucii Caecilli Firmiani Lactantii de mortibus persecutorum cum notis  Stehani Baluzii, Tutelensis, qui primus ex veteri codice ms. Bibliothecæ  Colbertinæ vulgavit.

Lucii Caecilli Firmiani Lactantii de mortibus persecutorum cum notis Stehani Baluzii, Tutelensis, qui primus ex veteri codice ms. Bibliothecæ Colbertinæ vulgavit.

By: Lactantius; Paul Bauldri; Stephan Baluze; Nicolas Thoynard; Johan Columbus; Thomas Spark; Joannes Georgius Graevius; Gerard Hoet; Gisbertus Cuperus; Thierry Ruinart; Henry Dodwell; Elias Boherellus; Thomas Gale.

Price: $330.00

Publisher: Strassburg, Guilielmi Broedelet: 1693

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 3764

Condition: Very Good


Strassburg: Guilielmi Broedelet. Very Good. 1693. Second Edition. Full vellum. Red speckled edges. Name poorly expunged from armorial bookplate of previous owner. Inked notations of previous owners to blank front fly. History of persecution of Christians under Rome. Some foxing throughout. A very nice, clean and servicable copy. [xxviii], 307, [i], 256, 16, [x], 267-464, [lxii] p., 3 folding plates.; 8vo ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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Sir Arthur Evans' Knossos Fresco Atlas. With catalogue of plates.

By: Mark Cameron & Sinclair Hood

Price: $2,880.00

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Gregg Press Limited: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3335

Condition: Very Good


Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Gregg Press Limited. Very Good. 1967. Foldout map of Palace of Knossos to rear of catalog of plates. Series one includes six quarto plates of photographs taken from the original pieces. Series two consists of thirteen folio silkscreened reproductions from drawings. Housed in blue over black cloth string tied chemise with gilt particulars to front cover. External wear to chemise, otherwise, a nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 42, 6, 13 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Ma... View more info

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Catalogue of the Engraved Gems of the Post-Classical Periods in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities and Ethnography in the British Museum

By: O.M. Dalton

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, British Museum: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291

Condition: Very Good


A clean copy; no name(s) or other signs of previous use. Modest edge wear to price clip jacket. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; No owner's names or other markings. Red cloth; blind ruled boards. ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

Image for Vocabulaire Hieroglyphique. Comprenant les mots de la langue, les noms  geographiques, divins, royaux et historiques, classes alphabetiquement.  Two volume set.

Vocabulaire Hieroglyphique. Comprenant les mots de la langue, les noms geographiques, divins, royaux et historiques, classes alphabetiquement. Two volume set.

By: Paul Pierret

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Paris, F. Vieweg: 1845

Seller ID: 3868

Condition: Very Good


Paris: F. Vieweg. Very Good. 1845. Half red morocco over cordovon pebbled cloth. Four raised bands, gilt decorations and particulars to spines. Wear to spines; losses to heads of volumes I & III. Red speckled edges. Pages interleaved with blank leaves. Occasional penciled notations to text througout, otherwise, a nice copy. ; Large 8vo; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

The Historie of the World. Commonly Called, The Natural Historie Translated into English by Philemon Holland

By: Pliny the Elder

Price: $2,750.00

Publisher: London, Adam Islip: 1601

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 1793

Condition: Fair


London: Adam Islip. Good. 1601. First English Edition. Half Calf. 2 Volumes bound as one. Woodcut printer's device to titles, head and tail pieces, historiated initials, device to colophon. Mid-nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards, split at front hinge, boards still firmly attached by bands, rubbing to head of spine. Lacking flyleaves, title page of Volume 1 rebacked, lacking F2-F5, supplied in copy. Dampstaining to last 90 pages, repair at gutter, penultimate index and scattered but few interior repairs, minor textual loss. ; Folio . First Edition. View more info

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Naturalis Historia. The Historie of the World. Commonly called, The Naturall Historie of C. Plinius Secundus Translated into English by Philemon Holland

By: Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus) Philemon Holland (trans.)

Price: $4,750.00

Publisher: London, Adam Islip: 1601

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 3478

Condition: Fair


Two volumes bound as one in mid-nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards. Woodcut printer's device to titles, head and tail pieces, historiated initials. Separation at front hinge (though boards still attached by cords). Rubbing to head of spine. Original blank fly leaves replaced by binder. Title page of volume one rebacked. Lacking F2-F5 (pp.51-58) of vol II supplied in copy. Dampstaining to upper corner of vol II, pp.550-632. Tape repair to gutters of pages 41/42 of penultimate index with some loss to index numbers, 1 inch loss to page 84 of penultimate index affectin... View more info

Origines Gentium Antiquissiae; or, attempts for discovering the times of the first planting of nations; In several tracts

By: R. Cumberland

Price: $165.00

Publisher: London, Printed by W.B. for R. Wilkin: 1724

Seller ID: 2874

Condition: Very Good


London: Printed by W.B. for R. Wilkin. Very Good. 1724. Hardcover. Full brown leather boards with blind stamped border motif to front cover. Gilt title and decorative motif to spine. Losses to head of spine. Front hinge beginning but still attached. Bookplate of Mons Anderson to front pastedown. A nice copy without other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [xl]; 480; [viii] pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info