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AR1. Alexiou, S, Minoan Civilization, 4th edition, Kouvidis & Co. No date (c.1990s), French folded wraps, 6 + 136pp, with illustrations in the text + 29pp plates (on ordinary paper). A scholarly study of Minoan Crete, including material on sacred symbols and religion. A very good + clean copy £5

M3. Andrews, R & P Schellenberger, The Tomb of God, 1st edition, Little Brown 1996, large.8vo, cream cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 513pp incl. index, illus. in text + 17 coloured plates. The sacred geometry around Rennes Le Chateau in France, which according to the authors, gives the location of the burial place of Jesus Christ. Thumb soil mark to front end paper otherwise near fine in very good (a few minor marks, some light edge creasing) d/w £2.50

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

AR1A. Bellamy, H.S, The Atlantis Myth, 1st edition, Faber & Faber 1948, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 168pp including index, with one map in the text + folding map; an overview of the Atlantis theories of Plato, Donnelly, Spence, and Hoerbiger, together with Bellamy’s own new synthesis and conclusions on Atlantis. Spine faded, boards a little marked in places, wrinkling to cloth at top of rear board, end papers browned, wrinkled and marked, spots to a few margins, ownership signature to front end paper, light cockling to text throughout but textually clean and tight, overall still a good solid copy of the uncommon first issue in the scarce d/w which is edge-worn, wrinkled and browned with a repaired chip overlapping the top of the spine panel £15

A3A. Bligh Bond, F, An Architectural Handbook to Glastonbury Abbey, with a Historical Chronicle of the Building, 1910, 3rd edition, Central Somerset Gazette 1920,  8vo, pictorial boards, 90pp including index, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 13 plates, 3 of which are fold-outs; the first comprehensive survey of the ruins. A few minor marks to boards, small stain to foot of spine, end papers browned, minor spotting to top edge of text block and the odd margin, text clean and tight, a near very good copy £12

A3C. Bowman, A.K, Egypt after the Pharaohs, Guild 1986, large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 264pp including index, with a coloured frontispiece and many illustrations in the text, some coloured; a sound study Egypt during the Greek and Roman periods between 332BC and 642AD, including material on gods and temples. Trivial soiling to edges of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + in like d/w £3.50

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

AR9BB. Collum, V.C.C, The Tresse Iron-Age Megalithic Monument, 1st edition, Oxford University Press 1935, 4to, taupe cloth with black lettering to spine, 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. Spine very slightly darkened, a little minor soiling to cloth, light wear to lower corners, spotting to end papers and a few margins, text clean and tight, a near very good copy £12

AR9CD. David, R, The Pyramid Builders of Egypt, Guild 1986, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 10 + 269pp including index + 22pp plates; a fascinating insight into the builders of Egypt’s ancient monuments based on the Kahun project at Manchester museum; near fine in very good (a few minor marks, light rubbing to edges with some slight creasing to top edge) d/w £3

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

ARH12DD. Gardiner, Sir A, Egypt of the Pharaohs, 1961, O.U.P 8vo pbk. 1978, 20 + 461pp including index , with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and  31 plates; a sound introduction to the history and religion of ancient Egypt; reading creases to spine which is lightly rubbed at folds, covers a little soiled, light tanning to page edges, neat ink notes to one plate, text clean and tight, good + £3.50

AR12CD. Gagarin, M, & E. Fantham (editors), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, 1st edition, Oxford University Press 2012, complete in 7 volumes, 4to, matching printed dark blue hard covers, 144 +390pp, 6 + 454pp, 6 + 433pp, 6 + 468pp, 6 + 456pp, 6 + 441pp, & 6 + 517pp including index, with maps and other illustrations in the text throughout; a monumental study of Classical culture, religion, and mythology, arguably the most comprehensive of its kind; a few faint marks to covers in places, a few lower corners bumped, internally clean and tight throughout, a very good + overall and internally fine set, still in print at over a thousand pounds, this gently used set £275 Please note: heavy postage.

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