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The Secret of the Hittites - The Discovery of an Ancient Civilization, Ceram, C. W.
1 The Secret of the Hittites - The Discovery of an Ancient Civilization
Ceram, C. W.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1956 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. Very clean red cloth boards with silver decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs, line drawings, and maps. 281 pages with bibliography, plus ten-page index. Clean dust jacket has slight age-toning to spine, a few very small chips, closed edge tears. Jacket design by Robert Leydenfrost. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026520

Price: 20.00 USD
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Atlantis - The Antediluvian World, Donnelly, Ignatius (Egerton Sykes, Editor)
2 Atlantis - The Antediluvian World
Donnelly, Ignatius (Egerton Sykes, Editor)
New York Gramercy Publishing 1949 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Hardcover book in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling to cloth boards. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. No fraying or wear. Clean endpapers - small previous owner bookplate on back side of front free endpaper; text block edges have light soiling. Illustrated with photographs, maps. 355 pages. Dust jacket has a few very shallow chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026202

Price: 12.00 USD
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Secrets of the Cuna Earthmother - A Comparative Study of Ancient Religions, Keeler, Clyde E.
3 Secrets of the Cuna Earthmother - A Comparative Study of Ancient Religions
Keeler, Clyde E.
New York Exposition Press 1960 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean red-orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Some fading to lower front edge of front board and spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 352 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few very small edge chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A scholarly work about the Cuna Earthmother and ancient religions which comes alive in the author's capable hands as he brings to light the secrets of tradition, sacred chants, ritual painting and other customs never before revealed. 026643

Price: 18.00 USD
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Then and Now - The Wonders of the Ancient World Brought to Life in Vivid See-Through Reconstructions, Perring, Stefania and Dominic Perring
4 Then and Now - The Wonders of the Ancient World Brought to Life in Vivid See-Through Reconstructions
Perring, Stefania and Dominic Perring
New York Macmillan 1991 0025994611 / 9780025994614 First Hardcover Fine 
Very clean, glossy hardcover book. Spiral binding. No names, writing or marks. All pages clean and bright, color illustrations with transparent overlays showing twenty important ruins of the world in their original glory. Accompanying text describes each site and explains every element in the scene, placing it in its historical and cultural context. Additional illustrations and diagrams highlight further details. 144 pages. Sites include the Acropolis, the Roman Colosseum, Machu Picchu, The Forum, Mesa Verde, and many more. 026652

Price: 14.00 USD
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Valley of the Kings, Romer, John
5 Valley of the Kings
Romer, John
New York William Morrow 1981 0688007589 / 9780688007584 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line on copyright page) in clean dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with both color and black and white photographs, drawings, maps. 293 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A classic historical account of one of the world's richest archaeological sites--the Valley of the Kings. Most of the pictorial material in this remarkable book had not been published before, and much of it was unknown even to the specialists, including the complete account of the intrigues, rivalries, and dedication ofthe European archeologists. 026848

Price: 20.00 USD
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On the Antiquity of Intellectual Man, From A Practical and Astronomical Point of View, Smyth, C. Piazzi
6 On the Antiquity of Intellectual Man, From A Practical and Astronomical Point of View
Smyth, C. Piazzi
Edinburgh Edmonston and Douglas 1868 First 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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Exploring Ancient Native America: An Archaeological Guide, Thomas, David Hurst
7 Exploring Ancient Native America: An Archaeological Guide
Thomas, David Hurst
New York Macmillan 1994 0671880500 / 9780671880507 First Unknown Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow boards with clean brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square,pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner return address label on front free endpaper. Illustrated throughout with maps, drawings, full color photographs. 314 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has one 1" closed tear, no chips, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lavishly illustrated guide to more than 400 of the most important Indian archaeological sites in the U.S. and Canada. 026730

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Mummy - A History of the Extraordinary Practices of Ancient Egypt, Wallis, E.A.
8 The Mummy - A History of the Extraordinary Practices of Ancient Egypt
Wallis, E.A.
New York Bell Publishing 1989 0517675803 / 9780517675809 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Reprint with new Foreword by B. L Masterson, in clean unchipped dust jacket. Unfaded black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Illustrated with 90 black and white line drawings. 404 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, is enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025566

Price: 15.00 USD
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Gods of Teotihuacan, Wiesenthal, M.
9 Gods of Teotihuacan
Wiesenthal, M.
New York Crescent Books 1978 84-7424-068-9 / 9788474240689 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are bright and clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with over 200 beautiful color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, with just a touch of wear at top & bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 10". 005007

Price: 14.00 USD
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