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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to archaeology, the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture, including antiquarianism; also the discipline of paleontology, the study of fossil remains.

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  1. The History of the Royal Residences.

    The History of the Royal Residences.

    Of Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore. Illustrated by One Hundred Highly Finished and Coloured Engravings, fac-Similes of Original Drawings by the Most Eminent Artists. In Three Volumes.
    First edition of the finest contemporary record of the royal residences in a splendid series of aquatints. This set with the bookplates of Sidney Herbert Lord Elphinstone. Learn More
    £6,850

    Date of Publication: 1819

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    Stock Code: 61206

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  2. History of the Old Trent Bridge,

    History of the Old Trent Bridge,

    with a Descriptive Account of the New Bridge, Nottingham. Illustrated by Photographs.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1871

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    Stock Code: 60987

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  3. Baralam and Yewasef.

    Baralam and Yewasef.

    Being the Ethiopic Version of a Christianized Recension of the Buddhist Legend of the Buddha and the Bodhisattva. Volume II. The Introduction, English Translation, etc.
    First edition. Volume I contained the full Ethiopic text. Better known as Barlaam and Josaphat, the legend tells of the efforts of King Abenner in India to prevent his son from converting to Christianity. The story has its origins in the life of the Buddha, first having been christianized in Georgia in the tenth century, and translated into Greek and Latin in the eleventh. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1923

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    Stock Code: 49810

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    Hyllningsskrift tillägnad Sven Hedin på hans 70-årsdag den 19 Febr. 1935.

    I serie med Geografiska Annaler 1935 utgivna av Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi. XVI,
    First edition. A superb copy of this well-produced festschrift for Hedin's seventieth birthday. Archaeological, ethnographical, and geological essays on Asia in English, French, German and Swedish. Contributors include Bergman on the new discoveries at Lop-nor; Osvald Sirén on Su-Tung-p'o; A. W. Grabau on the Himalayas and the Origins of Man; and Teilhard de Chardin's geological observations on Turfan. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1935

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    Stock Code: 46390

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  5. The Mildenhall Treasure.
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    The Mildenhall Treasure.

    First separate and illustrated edition. Signed by Ralph Steadman. A true story about a Suffolk ploughman, who uncovered the greatest hoard of Roman treasure in the British Isles. Learn More
    £80

    Date of Publication: 1999

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 44726

    Signed: Yes

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