Archaeology & antiquities
DOUGHTY, Charles M. Travels in Arabia Deserta.
London : 1921Signed 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
[STEPHENS, John Lloyd.] Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land.
New York : 1837First 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
FORSTER, E. M. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
Alexandria : 1922First 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
BILLING, Archibald. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
London : 1867First 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
RHOTERT, Hans, ed. Transjordanien. Vorgeschichtliche Forschungen.
Stuttgart : 1938First 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
MACLAUCHLAN, Henry. The Roman Wall,
1857-64First 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