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Archaeology & antiquities

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. 143315
    DOUGHTY, Charles M. Travels in Arabia Deserta.

    London : 1921

    Signed by Doughty on the half-title of volume I, "Charles M. Doughty", and highly uncommon thus; we have traced only one other signed copy at auction. First published in 1888, this is the second edition, the first with Doughty's new preface, and Lawrence's introduction, one of 500 copies only.

    "Travels in Arabia Deserta, on which Doughty laboured... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 143315

  2. Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land.
    [STEPHENS, John Lloyd.] Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land.

    New York : 1837

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Francis illegible Grant from his friend the author", part of the inscription blotted out, apparently correcting the first names of the recipient.

    John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852), along with Frederick Catherwood, is best known as one of the pioneers of Mayan... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 139468

  3. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
    FORSTER, E. M. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.

    Alexandria : 1922

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Forster "AJB, from the author" on the front free endpaper, and with the ownership inscription of the recipient, A. J. Butler, on the front board. This is Oxford historian Alfred Joshua Butler (1850-1936), whose work The Arab Conquest of Egypt (1902) Forster cites as his main source for the period, and describes... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 112539

  4. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
    BILLING, Archibald. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.

    London : 1867

    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to sculptor John Graham Lough: "To John Graham Esq. and his amiable wife, this volume conveys the sincere regards, of the Author and his wife" (half-title). Archibald Billing (1791-1881) was a physician by trade and an amateur artist and collector of engraved gems and coins. A lecturer at the... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 109013

  5. The Enigma of Stonehenge.
    FOWLES, John, & Barry Brukoff. The Enigma of Stonehenge.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 105303

  6. Transjordanien. Vorgeschichtliche Forschungen.
    RHOTERT, Hans, ed. Transjordanien. Vorgeschichtliche Forschungen.

    Stuttgart : 1938

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Rhotert on the front free endpaper to an unnamed recipient, thanking them for their support for the Forschungsinstituts für Kulturmorphologie. The leader's account of the work of the Nordgruppe der XII. Deutschen-Innerafrikanischen Forschungsexpedition in the Transjordan and Libya includes the first scientific... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 92497

  7. The Enigma of Stonehenge.
    FOWLES, John, & Barry Brukoff. The Enigma of Stonehenge.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Fowles on the title page. Co-authored with photographer Barry Brukoff. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 87816

  8. The Roman Wall,
    MACLAUCHLAN, Henry. The Roman Wall,

    1857-64

    First editions. The first named with the inscription, "Presented to Henry Lawes Long Esq., by The Duke of Northumberland, Syon 27th August 1859" to the first blank and circular, sepia lithographed Long armorial bookplate to the front pastedown; the second inscribed "With the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments" verso of the first blank. In 1804 Henry... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 68827

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