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Image for Chinese & Japanese Art, Egyptian & Other Antiquities. From the Collection of Emmanuel Gran and Property of Leo C. Collins, Dr. G.W. Kosmak & Other Owners

Chinese & Japanese Art, Egyptian & Other Antiquities. From the Collection of Emmanuel Gran and Property of Leo C. Collins, Dr. G.W. Kosmak & Other Owners

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.: 1952

Seller ID: 2206629


Bottom edge of front wrapper toned, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1952 Stapled Binding. 80 pp. Chinese & Japanese Art, Egyptian & Other Antiquities. From the Collection of Emmanuel Gran and Property of Leo C. Collins, Dr. G.W. Kosmak & Other Owners. Public Auction Sale Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2 at 1:45 p.m. Sale Number 1342. View more info

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Alexander the Great, King of Macedon

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: $5.00

Publisher: D.M. Maclellan Book Company:

Seller ID: 1679595


Front hinge repaired, pages toned. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 239 pp. A biography of Alexander the Great, detailing his life from birth, through various military campaigns, to his decline and death. During his life he conquered vast amounts of territory, and his name has become synonymous with military strategy. He was also tutored by the famous philosopher Aristotle in his youth. View more info

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Egypt to the End of the Old Kingdom (Library of the Early Civilizations)

By: Aldred, Cyril

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1992

Seller ID: 2200506


Sticker and sticker adhesive to rear wrapper. 1992 Soft Cover. 143 pp. Traces the cultural developments of distinct periods in ancient Egyptian history through examples of architecture, sculpture, and artifacts. Includes 136 illustrations, 41 in colour. CONTENTS: General Editor's Preface; Introduction; Chronology; Map of Egypt; Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Human Settlement; Chapter 2: The Early Predynastic Period; Chapter 3: The Later Predynastic Period; Chapter 4: The T... View more info

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Titans and Olympians: Greek and Roman Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allan, Tony; Maitland, Sara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1997

Seller ID: 2205623


A very nice copy. Jacket lightly toned. 1997 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests. The ancient Greeks and Romans created the most enduring cultures known to humanity and a pantheon of gods who live on in some of the greatest myths ever told: of Athena, goddess of battle, of Dion... View more info

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Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

By: Andrews, Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1991

Seller ID: 1837021


Includes original jacket. Near Fine. 1991 Large Hardcover. 208 pp. A pictorial study of Egyptian jewelry with numerous examples of each variety (e.g., collars, bracelets, anklets, rings, etc.), as well as funerary jewelry. Bibliography, chronological table, illustration source list, and indexes divided into various subject groups follow text. View more info

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The Price of Monotheism

By: Assmann, Jan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2194720


Minimal ink marginalia. 2010 Trade Paperback. viii, 140 pp. Nothing has so radically transformed the world as the distinction between true and false religion. In this nuanced consideration of his own controversial 'Moses the Egyptian', renowned Egyptologist Jan Assmann answers his critics, extending and building upon ideas from his previous book. Maintaining that it was indeed the Moses of the Hebrew Bible who introduced the true-false distinction in a permanent and revo... View more info

The Deification of Abstract Ideas in Roman Literature and Inscriptions

By: Axtell, Harold L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Aristide D. Caratzas, Publisher: 1987

Seller ID: 1501234


1987 Hard Cover. 100 pp. Reprint of the 1907 edition. CONTENTS: THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS INDIVIDUAL CULTS: State-Cults: Of the Republican Period, Of the Empire; Abstracts Popularly But Not Officially Worshipped; Occasional and Individual Deifications; Doubtful Examples; THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS A CLASS: Their Origin; The Deified Abstracts in Literature: Literature of the Republic; Literature of the Early Empire; Literature of the First and Second Centuries A.D.; Literatu... View more info

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Romans

By: Barrow, R.H.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Pelican Books: 1970

Seller ID: 1284269


Cover worn, sticker on front cover, pages toned. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. CONTENTS: What Manner of Men?; 'The Old Ways'; Kings, Republic, Empire; From the Seven Hills to the Roman Orb; From City-state to Republic in Ruins; The New Ways and the Old; Cicero; Restoration and the Augustan Principate: Vergil and Horace and Livy; The First and Second Centuries, A.D.; What the Romans Wrote About; The Roman Practical Genius; The Roman Attitude to Religion and Philosophy; The ... View more info

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Mummies of the Pharaohs: Exploring the Valley of the Kings (National Geographic Society)

By: Berger, Melvin; Berger, Gilda

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.: 2001

Seller ID: 2206034


A very nice copy. 2001 Large Softcover. 64 pp. Age Level: 8 and up | Grade Level: 3 and up | Series: National Geographic Investigates. A fascinating look at the famed Valley of the Kings, where over 50 of the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt's New Kingdom were buried, including King Tutankhamun (with all his splendid treasures), Ramses II, Akhenaten, and more. KEYWORDS: MELVIN GILDA BERGER MUMMIES MUMMY PHARAOHS VALLEY OF THE KINGS EGYPT EGYPTIAN ANCIENT HISTORY NATIONAL GEOGR... View more info

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Greek Civilization, in Three Volumes: From the Iliad to the Parthenon; From the Antigone to Socrates; From Euripides to Alexandria

By: Bonnard, Andre; Sells, A. Lytton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2151052


1962 printing (3rd printing of vol. 1, 2nd printings of 2 & 3). Includes publisher's slipcase. Two 1 inch tears to vol. 1 jacket, jacket spines toned, slipcase lightly rubbed & toned. Very Good. 1957 Hard Cover. Complete in three volumes. 199; 248; 288 pp. 8vo. An extensive history of ancient Greece by one of Europe's foremost Hellenists, written for a general reading audience and described by Professor J.A.K. Thomson as 'a brilliant piece of work - the best popular intr... View more info

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Rome: Memories of Times Past

By: Bosworth, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2194711


Jacket flap price-clipped. Very Good. 2008 Hard Cover. 176 pp. This beautiful and informative volume, inspired by the pioneering 1905 color book Rome, offers a new way of looking at the sights and social history of this much-loved European city. Every painting from Alberto Pisa's original book has been reproduced and enlarged for these pages and each is placed in contemporary context with related images, from period maps and postcards to newspapers and railway tickets, a... View more info

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The Greek Experience

By: Bowra, C.M.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Mentor: 1957

Seller ID: 1293925


Pages lightly toned, edge wear. 1957 Mass Market Paperback. CONTENTS: The Unity of the Greeks; The Heroic Outlook; The Gods; City and Individual; The Good Man and the Good Life; Myth and Symbol; Imagination and Reality; The Plastic Vision; The Place of Reason; Epilogue. View more info

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The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Methuen: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2195638


Reissue. Light rubbing to wrappers. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Although we've learned a lot over the last century about life and culture in Ancient Egypt, this 1893 classic remains one of the best introductions to the field. Covering all the dynasties from Narmer through to the post-Cleopatra Roman occupation, this book contains enough detailed explanation to enable interested readers to teach themselves the basics of reading hier... View more info

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Athens: Its Rise and Fall; with Views of the Literature, Philosophy, and Social Life of the Athenian People, in Two Volumes.

By: Bulwer, Edward Lytton [Bulwer-Lytton, Edward]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers: 1837

Seller ID: 2164522


Spines faded, top corner of vol. 2 stained, 'Library of 'The Union'' bookplates on front endpapers, ink name & number on front endpapers, lightly foxed throughout. 1837 Hard Cover. xi, 275; vi, 324, 12 pp. 8vo. A history of ancient Greece by the author of The Last Days of Pompeii. View more info

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A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great

By: Bury, J.B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1904

Seller ID: 2200501


No jacket, spine cocked, corners bumped, edges rubbed, pages foxed and toned. 1904 Hard Cover. xxiii, 909 pp. With fold-out maps and plans. CONTENTS: Introductory: Greece and the Aegean; Chapter I: The Beginnings of Greece and the Heroic age; Chapter II: The Expansion of Greece; Chapter III: Growth of Sparta; Chapter IV: The Union of Attica and the Foundation of the Athenian Democracy; Chapter V: Growth of Athens; Chapter VI: The Advance of Persia to the Aegean; Chapter ... View more info

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The Athenian Agora: Excavations in the Heart of Classical Athens

By: Camp, John M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194710


First edition. Jacket lightly toned, ink name on front endpaper. Near Fine. 1986 Hard Cover. 231 pp. The great public square known as the Agora was the focal point of life in ancient Athens.... John Camp, Assistant Director of the Agora excavations, brings together for the first time for a general audience the results of fifty-five years' work in the Agora by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In 1931, when excavations began, not even the location of the... View more info

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Hannibal's Last Battle: Zama and the Fall of Carthage

By: Carey, Brian Todd; Allfree, Joshua B.; Cairns, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Westholme Publishing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197836


First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. xvi, 204 pp. 8vo. The Decisive Engagement Between Rome and Carthage that Determined the Future of the Mediterranean World In 202 BC, near the North African city of Zama, the armies of two empires clashed. The Romans under Scipio Africanus won a bloody, decisive victory over Hannibal's Carthaginians. Scipio's victory signalled a shift in the balance of power in the ancient world. Thereafter, Rome became the dominant civilization of the Med... View more info

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The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: Carter, Howard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200490


First edition. Pages toned. Jacket toned. 1972 Hard Cover. 236 pp. The leader of the excavation offers a firsthand description of the remarkable events surrounding the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt's Valley of Kings and of the unique and priceless treasures that were found there. Howard Carter did not live long enough to write further about his finds, and The Tomb of Tutankhamen stands as his only record of the extraordinary discovery. Abridged from the o... View more info

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The Poems of Catullus

By: Catullus; Gregory, Horace

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1956

Seller ID: 2201835


Wrappers and pages heavily toned. 1956 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 184 pp. Catullus, best remembered for his tempestuous relationship with the notorious Clodia Metelli, was one of the most influential, original and enigmatic of all the Roman poets. Keywords: POEMS OF CATULLUS HORACE GREGORY POETRY CLODIA METELLI ROME ROMAN ANCIENT HISTORY View more info

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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Four Volume Set: The Birth of Britain, The New World, The Age of Revolution, The Great Democracies

By: Churchill, Winston S. [Spencer]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1966

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2208587


Book club editions. Rear edge of vol. 1 board and jacket and spine of vol. 2 jacket lightly stained. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in four volumes. xxii, 521; xi, 433; xiv, 402; xi, 403 pp. 8vo. History of the English-Speaking Peoples is a four-volume history of Britain and her former colonies and possessions throughout the world, written by Winston Churchill, covering the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain (55 BC) to the ... View more info

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The Bull of Minos

By: Cottrell, Leonard; Wace, Alan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Universal Library: 1962

Seller ID: 2206088


Wrappers rubbed, a few creases to front wrapper. 1962 Trade Paperback. xix, 234 pp. The discovers of Troy and the great city of King Minos are discovered and bring new knowledge of the ancient world to light. This title explores the most remote beginnings of the Mediterranean civilizations that became classical Greece, and produces evidence to show that Homer's kings and heroes were almost certainly flesh and bone. It is the story of the great archaeological discover... View more info

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Rome of the Caesars

By: Dal Maso, Leonardo B.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Bonechi-Edizioni: 1980

Seller ID: 1524568


Wrappers a bit rubbed, light pencil marks in text. 1980 Large Softcover. 128 pp. 10 7/8 x 8 1/8. Numerous photos & drawings. A comprehensive study of the architecture & ancient sites of Rome. View more info

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Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion

By: Dando-Collins, Stephen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: John Wiley: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195541


1st printing. Light edge wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. The 14th Gemina Martia Victrix Legion was the most celebrated unit of the early Roman Empire–a force that had been wiped out under Julius Caesar, reformed, and almost wiped out again. After participating in the a.d. 43 invasion of Britain, the 14th Legion achieved its greatest glory when it put down the famous rebellion of the Britons under Boudicca. Numbering less than 10,000 men, the disciplined Roman killing machi... View more info

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Egypt: Civilization in the Sands

By: de Flers, Pauline; de Flers, Philippe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Konemann: 2000

Seller ID: 2201187


Near fine. Near Fine. 2000 Large Hardcover. 238 pp. The first part of the book takes us on a tour of the range of oases that stretches from north to south; remote and mythical Siwa, watching over the temple of the oracle consulted by Alexander the Great; black Baharya, rich from the gold of its mummies; white Farafra, a checkerboard of canals and green fields on the border of the ghostly White Desert; ancient Dakhla, gateway to the desert, seat of the government of the 6... View more info

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Storia dei Greci dalle origini alla fine del secolo V, Volume Primo [History of the Greeks from the Beginning to the End of the Fifth Century]

By: De Sanctis, Gaetano

Price: $20.00

Publisher: La Nuova Italia, Firenze: 1942

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2099556


Third edition. Spine lightly creased, two stickers on rear wrapper, pages lightly toned. 1942 Trade Paperback. xvii, 595 pp. Italian text. A history of the Greeks during the fifth century. View more info

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Demosthenes with English Notes, Part I. -- De Corona [On the Crown]

By: Demosthenes; Holmes, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Allyn, Publisher: 1872

Seller ID: 2199449


Free endpapers removed, pencil notes in text. 1872 Hard Cover. xxviii, 195 pp. Greek text with English notes. The most famous judicial oration by the ancient Greek statesmen and orator, originally delivered in 330 B.C. View more info

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The Twelve Caesars: The Dramatic Lives of the Emperors of Rome

By: Dennison, Matthew

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196138


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2013 Hard Cover. An unforgettable depiction of the Roman empire at the height of its power and reach, and an elegantly sensational retelling of the lives and times of the twelve Caesars One of the them was a military genius, one murdered his mother and fiddled while Rome burned, another earned the nickname sphincter artist. Six of their number were assassinated, two committed suicide?and five of them were elevated to the status of god... View more info

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Myth, Religion & Society: Structuralist Essays By...

By: Detienne, M; Gernet, L; Vernant, J.-P.; Vidal-Naquet, P.; Gordon, R.L. (Editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2194991


Sticker on rear wrapper, underlining & marginalia on a few pages. 1986 Trade Paperback. xvii, 306 pp. The essays in this volume explore different aspects of the relation between Greek myth and Greek thought between the Archaic period (Homer and Hesiod) and the Hellenistic period, highlighting both the continuities and the contrasts in the Greek interpretations and 'uses' of myth. With the exception of the essay by Louis Gernet, all bear traces of the authors; attempts to... View more info

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Ancient Greece: The Dawn of the Western World

By: Durando, Furio

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261333


First edition. Light edge wear to jacket. 1997 Large Hardcover. Explores Greek history from King Minos the the Emperor Augustus, focusing on archaeological finds and artwork. View more info

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Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque. in Two Volumes

By: Ebers, G.; Bell, Clara; Birch, S.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1878

Seller ID: 2262766


Amateur repair to front joint of second volume, edges rubbed. 1878 Full-Leather. xxiv, 314; xxii, 388 pp. Folio. Full leather, elaborate stamped decorations, gilt titles, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, silk moire endpapers. A profusely illustrated history of Egypt from the time of ancient Alexandria through the time of publication. Beautiful engravings by various artists throughout. View more info