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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. Serindia.
    STEIN, M. Aurel. Serindia.

    Oxford : 1921

    First edition, first impression, of this landmark work which has a strong claim to be the single most important text on Central Asia, beautifully produced and presented here in the distinctive original cloth bindings.

    Stein explains in his introduction: "The term Serindia, as adopted (in the form Sérinde) by valued French fellow-scholars, is... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 125986

  2. [Title in Greek:] Ekphrasis tes Hagias Sophias.
    ANTONIADI, E. M. [Title in Greek:] Ekphrasis tes Hagias Sophias.

    Athens : 1907-09

    First and only edition of this scarce and important monograph, from the library of the traveler, aesthete, and writer on art Robert Byron (1905-1941), inscribed by him on a blank before the half-title in volume I, "Robert Byron, sent by A. E. Benaki" and with Byron's signature in the same location in the other volumes.

    A fine provenance: Antonis... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 143223

  3. Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character,
    DAVIS, Nathan. Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character,

    London : 1863

    First and sole edition, uncommon; an important record of the Punic stelae unearthed by one of the most remarkable figures in 19th century archaeology, the little known Nathan Davis (1819-1882), "clergyman, adventurer and snake-handler extraordinaire" (Freed), who conducted pioneering excavations at Carthage in the late 1850s, preceding the work of his... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138060

  4. 147675
    McPHERSON, Joseph Williams. The Moulids of Egypt.

    Cairo : 1941

    First and only edition of this study of the popular Muslim and Coptic festivals of Cairo. Well represented institutionally, but distinctly uncommon on the market. Bimbashi McPherson began life in Cairo as mathematics teacher at the prestigious Khedival College, during WWI he was commissioned in the Camel Transport Corps and subsequently became head... Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 147675

  5. Nineveh and Its Remains:
    LAYARD, Austin Henry. Nineveh and Its Remains:

    London : 1849

    First edition. Layard who "grew up a Romantic, desperate for fame and exotic experiences, and contemptuous of English professional mores", turned his back on steady employ in his uncle's solicitor's office and set of overland to join another uncle in Ceylon. Side-tracked by adventure he set aside his original itinerary and lived for some time in the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 145667

  6. The Antiquarian Itinerary, comprising specimens of Architecture, monastic, castellated, and domestic;
    [STORER, James Sargant.] The Antiquarian Itinerary, comprising specimens of Architecture, monastic, castellated, and domestic;

    London : 1815-18

    First edition. Storer "devoted himself to the production of works on topography and architecture, the plates in which, drawn and engraved by himself on a small scale, were distinguished for extreme accuracy and beauty of finish" (ODNB). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145218

  7. On Ancient Central-Asian tracks. Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and Northern-Western China.
    STEIN, Sir (Marc) Aurel. On Ancient Central-Asian tracks. Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and Northern-Western China.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, described by Yakushi as a "comprehensive summary of the results of the author's first three Central Asian expeditions and of his researches carried out during the years 1900-16".

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    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139883

  8. Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque.
    EBERS, G. Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque.

    London : c. 1880

    First edition in English of this impressive work, originally published as Aegypten in Bild und Wort (1878-79), by the German Egyptologist Georg Ebers (1837-1898), who gave his name to the Ebers Papyrus, one of the world's oldest medical documents, acquired in Upper Egypt from a Coptic antiquarian during the winter of 1872-3. This English version is... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139417

  9. San'â': An Arabian Islamic City.
    SERJEANT, R. B., & Ronald Lewcock (eds.) San'â': An Arabian Islamic City.

    London : 1983

    First edition, number 1,911 of 2,000 copies only. The work of a team of internationally respected experts in a wide range of disciplines, this is a case-study of major scholastic importance in which the society - along with the complex religious, legal and mercantile setting - long history, crafts, arts, and religious and vernacular architecture of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 136295

  10. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
    MACPHERSON, Duncan. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.

    London : 1857

    First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks are excellent, with some strong... Learn More
    £2,875.00

    Stock Code: 71516

  11. The Sculptures of the Parthenon.
    MURRAY, A. S. The Sculptures of the Parthenon.

    London : 1903

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank, "To Miss Elinor S. Lewes, from the author, with my best wishes, A. S. Murray, 19th March 1903"; inscribed beneath, "This book was specially completed and bound for us before publication and given us by the author and Mrs Murray as a wedding present.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 134488

  12. Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon;
    LAYARD, Austen H. Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon;

    London : 1853

    First edition, in the original decorated cloth, surely one of the most attractive publisher's bindings of the 19th century.

    Layard's important second British Museum expedition "yielded further important trophies and discoveries, including the cuneiform library of Sennacherib's grandson Ashurbanipal, on which most modern knowledge of Assyrian... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145108

  13. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.
    KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.

    Frankfurt : 1892

    First and limited edition, number 24 of 200 copies printed in French; a very fine copy of this lavish and sumptuously illustrated celebration of the Zwenigorodskoi collection of Byzantine enamels, "one of the most luxurious publications of the 19th-century" (Federov, pp. 200-1). The portrait frontispiece, included only in those copies given by the collector... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 141106

  14. The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church.
    BEWICK, Thomas (illus.); LINGARD, John. The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church.

    Newcastle : 1806

    First edition of the first work of John Lingard (1771-1851), Roman Catholic priest and historian, "a work which reveals him to be a moderate upholder of the Catholic cisalpine and Gallican tradition of historical scholarship. In this work he sought to oppose the errors of a generation of protestant Anglo-Saxon scholars who argued for an English church,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 121264

  15. On Ancient Central-Asian tracks.
    STEIN, Sir (Marc) Aurel. On Ancient Central-Asian tracks.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, described by Yakushi as a "comprehensive summary of the results of the author's first three Central Asian expeditions and of his researches carried out during the years 1900-16". These archaeological expeditions allowed Stein's "great achievement... to establish the existence of a hitherto lost civilization along the... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 144575

  16. History of the Later Roman Commonwealth,
    ARNOLD, Thomas. History of the Later Roman Commonwealth,

    London : 1845

    First edition in book form of a series of articles on Roman history by the British headmaster and historian Thomas Arnold (1795-1842). Originally written between 1823 and 1827, the pieces first appeared in the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana. "The intellectual basis for Arnold's writings was his composite theory of universal history, derived essentially... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 141150

  17. The Topography of Rome and Its Vicinity.
    GELL, William. The Topography of Rome and Its Vicinity.

    London : 1846

    Revised and enlarged edition of this work originally published in 1834. William Gell (1777-1836) "represented the culmination of the literary topographical tradition. Written when Greece and even Italy were comparatively little known to English travellers and classical students, his works were for some time regarded as standard treatises, and much of... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141159

  18. Britannia:
    CAMDEN, William. Britannia:

    London : 1806

    Second Gough edition, an important revision of Camden's influential work; "Britannia had an enormous and lasting impact on multidisciplinary historical writing, and was also of the highest importance as a cultural icon affecting the national self-image" (ODNB). This conspicuously handsome set of the fine paper issue is enhanced enormously by the presence... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 143298

  19. Workes of Armorie,
    BOSSEWELL, John. Workes of Armorie,

    London : 1572

    First edition, contemporary hand-colouring throughout. The numerous woodcut crests and other illustrations throughout Bossewell's Armorie were published with the colours indicated by key letters ("V" for vert, green; "A" for argent, silver, etc). In this copy, all the crests, initials and illustrations have been finely illuminated throughout in colour... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 83133

  20. Ilios. Stadt und Land der Trojaner. Forschungen und Entdeckungen in der Troas und Besonderes auf der Baustelle von Troja.
    SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich. Ilios. Stadt und Land der Trojaner. Forschungen und Entdeckungen in der Troas und Besonderes auf der Baustelle von Troja.

    Leipzig : 1881.

    First edition in German, preceded by the English edition a year earlier. Schliemann's account of his excavations at Hissarlik/Troy. A shameless self-publicist, motivated more perhaps by his desire for glory than his love of historical truth, Schliemann has been criticised for the brutality of his methods, however Carl Blegen, director of the excavations... Learn More
    £1,150.00

    Stock Code: 122940

  21. The Register and Records of Holm Cultram.
    GRAINGER, Francis, & W. G. Collingwood. The Register and Records of Holm Cultram.

    Kendal : 1929

    First and sole edition, published under the aegis of the Cumberland & Westmoreland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society. "Holm Cultram, the outlying part of north-western Cumberland, though beyond the area of the Lake District and consequently little known to the general public, has a distinction of its own" (Preface). Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141405

  22. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.
    MAYER, Leo Aryeh. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.

    Oxford : 1933

    First and only edition. An important study, never superseded, in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (Obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia in 1895, studied in Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1921 where he was employed in Department of Antiquities.... Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 111051

  23. Nineveh and Its Remains:
    LAYARD, Austen Henry. Nineveh and Its Remains:

    London : 1849

    First edition. Layard who "grew up a Romantic, desperate for fame and exotic experiences, and contemptuous of English professional mores", turned his back on steady employ in his uncle's solicitor's office and set of overland to join another uncle in Ceylon. Side-tracked by adventure he set aside his original itinerary and lived for some time in the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140572

  24. A Dictionary of Assyrian Botany.
    THOMPSON, Reginald Campbell. A Dictionary of Assyrian Botany.

    London : 1949

    First and only edition. Well-represented institutionally, and occasionally encountered on the market, but rarely without library paraphernalia, and in such sound condition. Thompson was one of the leading Assyriologists of his era, his skill in the transcription of cuneiform being such that some of "those in Thompson's handscript remain indispensable"... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 140452

  25. Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon;
    LAYARD, Austen H. Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon;

    London : 1853

    First edition. Layard's important second British Museum expedition "yielded further important trophies and discoveries, including the cuneiform library of Sennacherib's grandson Ashurbanipal, on which most modern knowledge of Assyrian culture is founded" (ODNB). "Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 139903

  26. Catalogue of the Twenty-Seventh Auction Sale of the Series, comprising : Prehistoric and Ethnological Specimens
    WELLCOME, Sir Henry. Catalogue of the Twenty-Seventh Auction Sale of the Series, comprising : Prehistoric and Ethnological Specimens

    London : 1939

    First and only edition, inevitably uncommon, just a single copy- at the Swiss Musée d'Ethnographie - located in a search of online institutional listings. The material was sold by Wellcome's trustees "as surplus to the requirements of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum". The majority of the sale comprised of "the greater part" of the renowned... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 134894

  27. Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires
    GUISCHARDT, Karl Gottlieb. Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires

    Berlin : 1773

    True first edition, predating the Paris edition by a year. Guiscahrdt was born in Magdeburg in 1724, the son of Huguenot refugees he was intended for the church, "and at Leiden actually preached a sermon as a candidate for the pastorate. But he abandoned theology for more secular studies, especially that of ancient history" (Britannica, 1911). He served... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 104149

  28. Documents d'Ethnographie Navale.
    POUJADE, Jean. Documents d'Ethnographie Navale.

    Paris : 1946-8

    First editions, all published. Uncommon. An excellent set of these important works of naval ethnography, forming a series on boat construction around the world. The series was planned as a supplement to Admiral François-Edmond Paris' famous Souvenirs de Marine Conservés , first published in 1877, the Fascicule Introductif including an index to Paris'... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 94734

  29. A Topographical History of Surrey.
    BRAYLEY, Edward Wedlake. A Topographical History of Surrey.

    Dorking : 1841

    First edition. "Brayley's most important work was probably a History of Surrey (5 vols., 18418). His topographical works bear scrutiny because of his competence in a range of scientific, literary, and artistic subjects, a breadth of knowledge which few other contemporary topographers could match" (ODNB). A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 70458

  30. Introductions a l'Étude de l'Archéologie, des Pierres Gravées et des Médailles.
    MILLIN, Aubin-Louis. Introductions a l'Étude de l'Archéologie, des Pierres Gravées et des Médailles.

    Paris : 1826

    First posthumous edition of this essay first published in 1796 as an introduction to the study of ancient monuments.

    In this work, Aubin Louis Eleuthérophile Millin de Grandmaison (1759-1818) reviews the various applications of archaeology (which he divides into nine categories: monuments, paintings, sculptures, engravings, mosaics, vases,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 117619

  31. Ancient Pagan Tombs and Christian Cemeteries,
    CARUANA, A. A. Ancient Pagan Tombs and Christian Cemeteries,

    Malta : 1898

    First and only edition of this study of early funerary antiquities and practices in Malta by Dr. Antonio Annetto Caruana (1830-1905), a "pioneer in the field of Heritage Management in the Maltese islands" (Romina Delia).

    Caruana was an archaeologist and author, who served as Librarian and Keeper of Antiquities at the Malta Library from 1880... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 133559

  32. Cyprus:
    CESNOLA, General Louis Palma Di. Cyprus:

    London : 1877

    First edition of this controversial work on Cypriot antiques by Luigi Palma di Cesnola (1832-1904) an Italian-American soldier, diplomat, and amateur archaeologist. He was United States consul at Larnaca in Cyprus from 1865 to 1877, a time during which he carried out extensive excavations and uncovered a large quantity of antiquities. The collection... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132949

  33. Pompeji: die Neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1881 für Kunst-und-Alterhumfreunde.
    PRESUHN, Emil. Pompeji: die Neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1881 für Kunst-und-Alterhumfreunde.

    Leipzig : 1881

    Second edition, improved and enlarged, of this superbly illustrated and important study; first published in 1878 and again in 1882. Scarce, one copy only among British and Irish institutional libraries (V&A); WorldCat adds just three more (Strasbourg, Erlangen, Sachsiche Landesbibliothek).

    The German archaeologist Emil Presuhn (1844-1881), described... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 129881

  34. Morgenlaendische Alterthümer.
    DOROW, Wilhelm. Morgenlaendische Alterthümer.

    Weisbaden : 1820-1

    First editions, only two numbers were published, of this rare German periodical devoted to Indian and Assyrian art and archaeology. Volume I deals with cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals, many from Dorow's own collection, and the Tibetan written language; volume II covers Indian and Tibetan mythology and symbolism in Indian art. The distinguished... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 129893

  35. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.
    MAYER, Leo Aryeh. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.

    Oxford : 1933

    First and only edition, with the bookplate of Comte François Chandon de Briailles, member of the famous Champagne family and gentleman scholar of numismatics and heraldry. An important study, never superseded, in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (Obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 127302

  36. Hatra.
    SAFAR, Fuad, & Muhammad Ali Mustafa. Hatra.

    Baghad : 1974

    First edition, first impression, one of 3000 copies. This is an illustrated guide to the monuments and the city of Hatra in Northern Iraq, which was taken over by ISIS in 2015. Some of the monuments pictured in this book have since been destroyed, making this an important record of Iraq's lost archaelogical heritage. Written by the two men who led excavations... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 126996

  37. Morgenlaendische Alterthümer.
    DOROW, Wilhelm. Morgenlaendische Alterthümer.

    Weisbaden : 1820-1

    First editions, only two numbers were published, of this rare German periodical devoted to Indian and Assyrian art and archaeology. Volume I deals with cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals, many from Dorow's own collection, and the Tibetan written language; volume II covers Indian and Tibetan mythology and symbolism in Indian art. The distinguished... Learn More
    £7,250.00

    Stock Code: 126249

  38. Petit Glossaire,
    BOUTHER DE PERTHES, Jacques. Petit Glossaire,

    Paris : 1835

    First edition of this glossary on bureaucratic matters by French archaeologist and writer Jacques Bouther de Perthes (1788-1868), who was one of the first to establish the presence of prehistoric man in Europe.

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    £425.00

    Stock Code: 125015

  39. Five large original photographs of excavations at Troy (3), Mycenae (1) and Samothrace (1) - from the private collection of Heinrich Schliemann, with his holograph annotations.
    SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich. Five large original photographs of excavations at Troy (3), Mycenae (1) and Samothrace (1) - from the private collection of Heinrich Schliemann, with his holograph annotations.

    Troy, Mycenae, Samothrace (present day western Turkey and Greece) : c.1879

    Fascinating, unpublished and extremely scarce archive of four original photographs from Schliemann's pioneering excavations at Troy and Mycenae, and another of Samothrace, where work was conducted by Schliemann's compatriot Alexander Conze (1831-1914). The three views taken at Troy (1871-73) show the massive outer walls of King Priam's city on the left... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 121338

  40. Dictionnaire classique de géographie ancienne, pour l'intelligence des auteurs anciens, servant d'introduction à celui de la géographie moderne de Laurent Echard,
    AYROLLES, Bertrand d'. Dictionnaire classique de géographie ancienne, pour l'intelligence des auteurs anciens, servant d'introduction à celui de la géographie moderne de Laurent Echard,

    Paris : 1768

    First and sole edition; Library Hub cites Scotland and Wellcome only among British and Irish institutional libraries, WorldCat adds another dozen worldwide. The dedicatee is François-Louis-Claude Marin, royal censor and Secretaire General de la Librairie - the editor mentioning that it was printed at Avignon where "je puis braver... la severite de... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 121038

  41. Arabian Interlude.
    SCAIFE, Alan & Sarah. Arabian Interlude.

    Pittsburgh, PA : 1951

    First and only edition, rare: two copies only traced in libraries (Pittsburgh and Utah). The Scaifes travelled to Yemen in February 1950 at the invitation of maverick archaeologist Wendell Phillips, who was leading "the first American archaeological team to excavate the major ancient cities along the spice routes of South Arabia" (Potts, ed. Araby the... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 117863

  42. 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

  43. Essais sur Les Isles Fortunées et L'Antique Atlantide,
    BORY DE ST VINCENT, Jean Baptiste. Essais sur Les Isles Fortunées et L'Antique Atlantide,

    Paris : [1803]

    First edition, an unusually fresh complete copy in handsome contemporary tree calf, of this survey of the Atlantic Islands by French naturalist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent (1778-1846). The "Isles Fortunees", the Blessed Isles, of the Atlantic, now understood to be the Canary Islands, were thought in classical antiquity to have been the abode... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 112168

  44. The Praise of Paris:
    WESTON, Stephen. The Praise of Paris:

    London : 1803

    First edition. Weston (1747-1830) was an antiquarian and classical scholar who wrote some fifty books, including various editions of Persian poetry, commentaries on Shakespeare, and several studies of classical architecture; notably he produced the first English translation of the Rosetta Stone, presented verbally at a Society of Antiquaries meeting... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 111913

  45. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.
    MAYER, Leo Aryeh. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.

    Oxford : 1933

    First and only edition of an important study, never superseded, which in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia in 1895, studied in Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1921 where he was employed in Department of Antiquities.... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 110826

  46. 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

  47. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
    MACPHERSON, Duncan. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.

    London : 1857

    First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks are excellent, with some strong... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 109135

  48. Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914-1915. The Wilderness of Zin.
    LAWRENCE, T. E., & C. Leonard Woolley. Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914-1915. The Wilderness of Zin.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first issue binding with the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, and the survey... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 108832

  49. Voyage de l'Arabie pétrée.
    LABORDE, Léon de. Voyage de l'Arabie pétrée.

    Paris : 1830

    First edition of "an important work" (Blackmer), extensively illustrated with lithographs, and including a lengthy introductory essay on different aspects of the region, including travel, pilgrim routes, and trade. In 1826 the 17-year-old de Laborde (1809-1869) travelled with his father across Asia Minor and Syria to Cairo, where he met the engineer... Learn More
    £19,500.00

    Stock Code: 107973

  50. The Topography of Athens with some Remarks on its Antiquities.
    LEAKE, William Martin. The Topography of Athens with some Remarks on its Antiquities.

    London : 1821

    First edition. "The basis for modern topographical and archaeological studies of the city. A very important work" (Blackmer). Trained at the Royal Military Academy, Leake served for three years on the garrison at Antigua before joining the British military mission to the Ottoman empire in 1799. He accompanied an Anglo-Turkish expedition overland to... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 106230

  51. Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914-1915. The Wilderness of Zin.
    LAWRENCE, T. E., & C. Leonard Woolley. Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914-1915. The Wilderness of Zin.

    London : 1915

    First edition, sole printing, in the second issue binding without the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February of 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 103359

  52. Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan. Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological and Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan.
    STEIN, Sir (Marc) Aurel. Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan. Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological and Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan.

    London : 1904

    "Cheaper Edition", one year after the first, and comprising first edition sheets with a cancel title. "A general narrative of his first exploration to Central Asia of 1900-1901. Crossing the Karakoram and the Pamirs he entered Chinese Turkestan, and explored archaeologically the sand-buried ruins of Khotan and its neighbourings sic" (Yakushi) Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 103018

  53. Rock-Drawings of Southern Upper Egypt II.
    WINKLER, Hans A. Rock-Drawings of Southern Upper Egypt II.

    London : 1939

    First edition. A handsomely produced survey of sites found on the west bank of the Nile from Qena to Aswan, Jebel Uweinat and the road leading from the Nile Valley to Dakhla through the Kharga Oasis; volume I related the previous season's expedition, to the Eastern desert. "The recognition of Egyptian rock art as something that could be closely linked... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 99991

  54. The Paradise of Fools.
    MASON, Michael. The Paradise of Fools.

    London : 1936

    First edition. Lively, and uncommon account of an expedition described in Fliegel Jezerniczky's on-line Libyan Desert bibliography as "an extraordinary journey", in which a party led by Mason and W.B. Kennedy Shaw traversed "virtually all major parts of the Libyan desert. They started from Kharga, reaching the Gilf Kebir via Abu Ballas, making the first... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 98888

  55. The Paradise of Fools.
    MASON, Michael. The Paradise of Fools.

    London : 1936

    First edition of this lively and uncommon account of an expedition described in Fliegel Jezerniczky's on-line Libyan Desert bibliography as "an extraordinary journey", during which a party led by Mason and W. B. Kennedy Shaw traversed "virtually all major parts of the Libyan desert. They started from Kharga, reaching the Gilf Kebir via Abu Ballas, making... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 98893

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. The Archaeology of Cape Denbigh.
    GIDDINGS, J. L. The Archaeology of Cape Denbigh.

    Providence, RI : 1964

    First edition, first impression. James Louis Denbigh (1909-1965) was a professor anthropology at Brown University and pioneer in the application of dendrochronology (the study of tree rings) to Arctic archaeology. "Working with samples from living trees and driftwood from old Eskimo village sites on the Kobuk, he established a tree-ring chronology for... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 86686

  59. 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

  60. History of the Old Trent Bridge,
    TARBOTTON, M. O. History of the Old Trent Bridge,

    Nottingham : 1871

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 60987

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