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On the Antiquity of Intellectual Man, From A Practical and Astronomical Point of View, Smyth, C. Piazzi
21 On the Antiquity of Intellectual Man, From A Practical and Astronomical Point of View
Smyth, C. Piazzi
Edinburgh Edmonston and Douglas 1868 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, complete with errata slip. Clean blue boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Slight darkening to spine. Small spots of wear-through to cloth at spine ends. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Clean chocolate brown endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece "Chronological Chart of still existing early contemporary architectural testimony" with clean tissue guard. Preface by the author, followed by errata slip. 512 pages with index + 3 page promotion of same author's book, "Life and Work at The Great Pyramid." 024547

Price: 200.00 USD
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22 The Timeless Trail: Adventures in Archeology
Sponsel, Heinz
New York David McKay 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean orange cloth boards with black design on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 150 pgs. illustrated with photographs, diagrams and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Archeology. 009412

Price: 15.00 USD
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23 The Pyramids and Sphinx
Stewart, Desmond
New York Newsweek Books 1970 Cloth Bds Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Fine/Nr Fine Beautiful condition. Decorated endpapers. Many color photographs.Archaeology. 000997

Price: 10.00 USD
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24 Koster: Americans in Search of Their Prehistoric Past
Struever, Stuart & Felicia Antonelli Holton
Garden City Anchor Press/Doubleday 1979 0-385-00406-0 / 9780385004060 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Color illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with maps, photos and diagrams in full color and black & white. 281 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very short closed edge tears (one small piece of clear tape over 1/2" edge tear). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "In an Illinois cornfield, a leading "new" archaeologist has found a 9,500 year-old site that will revolutionize our picture of the North American Indians." 8vo. Archaeology. 009650

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Bible and Archaeology, Thompson, J. A.
25 The Bible and Archaeology
Thompson, J. A.
Grand Rapids, Michigan William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1962 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded brown boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Foreword by F. F. Bruce, University of Manchester. Preface by the author. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 468 pages. Jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), very slight edge wear, slight age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022937

Price: 20.00 USD
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26 The Desert Kingdoms of Peru
Von Hagen, Victor W.
Greenwich, CT New York Graphic Society Publishers, Ltd. 1965 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with red title box, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Beautifully decorated clean endpapers. Previous owner bookplate lightly glued on back of half-title page. 191 pgs. with index. Illustrated in full color and black & white. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top of spine, a few short edge tears, small chip at base of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Ancient History. 009775

Price: 20.00 USD
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Maya Explorer - John Lloyd Stephens and the Lost Cities of Central America and Yucatan, Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang
27 Maya Explorer - John Lloyd Stephens and the Lost Cities of Central America and Yucatan
Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang
Norman, Oklahoma University of Oklahoma 1947 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean green cloth boards with small gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very small ding at top rear board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. 324 pp. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, fold-out map. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (5.00 on front inside flap), has tiny chips and closed edge tears, clear tape reinforcement at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The explorations of John Lloyd Stephens, who rediscovered the lost culture of the Maya Indians. 019056

Price: 20.00 USD
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Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales, Welsch, Roger
28 Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales
Welsch, Roger
New York Villard Books 1992 0-679-40887-8 / 9780679408871 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with burgundy cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 270 pgs. Clean dust jacket has tiny shadow from sticker on top right corner, mere hint of spine fade, hint of wear at top spine edge. Not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Native American. 012231

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Qin Terracotta Army: Treasures of Lintong, Wenli, Zhang
29 The Qin Terracotta Army: Treasures of Lintong
Wenli, Zhang
London Scala Books/Cultural Relics Publishing House 1999 0-85667-450-8 / 9780856674501 Later Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Later printing in original dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 96 pgs. Illustrated with beautiful full color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book provides a significant overview and understanding of this major discovery unearthed by chance in 1974, over 7,000 terracotta soldiers and horses, and countless bronzes spreading out of the central burial ground of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang at the foot of the Lishan mountains. 8" x 11". China. 014922

Price: 15.00 USD
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Five Thousand Years of Pakistan - An Archaeological Outline, Wheeler, R. E. M.
30 Five Thousand Years of Pakistan - An Archaeological Outline
Wheeler, R. E. M.
London Royal India & Pakistan Society 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Clean beige boards with clean unfaded green cloth spine, black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previoius owner note at top corner of front free endpaper ("Purchased December 21, '53 at Consulate General of Pakistan, 12 East 65th Street, New York). Preface by Honorable Fazlur Rahman. 150 pgs. with drawings and diagrams, plus many pages of black & white photographic plates. Dustjacket is slightly age toned, has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, one very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A look at the imposing material heritage of Pakistan in the form of ancient buildings, sites and cultures prior to the death of the Emperor Angrangzeb in A.D. 1707. 018070

Price: 30.00 USD
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The City of the Sacred Well, Willard, T. A.
31 The City of the Sacred Well
Willard, T. A.
New York Century Co. 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold and red decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 293 pgs. with index. Frontis photograph of Edward H. Thompson. Liberally illustrated with black & white photographs. A narrative of the discoveries and excavations of Edward Herbert Thompson in the ancient city of Chi-Chen Itza with discussion of the development of the Mayan civilization, their art and architecture. 018799

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