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Adkins, Lesley & Roy DICTIONARY OF ROMAN RELIGION. N.Y.: Facts on File (1996) 8vo xvi+288 pp.. Illus from photographs of temple architecture and artifacts, line drawings in text and diagrams. Black boards. Fine in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Aksit, Ilhan ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS OF ANATOLIA AND HISTORICAL TREASURES OF TURKEY. Istanbul: Ali Raza Baskan-Guzel Sanattlar Matbaasi, 1982. Large 4to 256 pp. Profusely illus from lavish colour photographs of archeological sites and art from the Hittites to Byzantine Mosaics; plans of archeological sites. Blue boards, photographic endpapers. Foredge bruise to margins of about 10 pages, not affecting text. Very good else in pictorial dustwrapper with tear and creases at head of spine and along edges. $ 35.00

Angel, J. Lawrence THE PEOPLE OF LERNA. Analysis of a Prehistoric Aegean Population. Washington: Smithsonian, 1971. 4to. xi + 159 pp + XXVI plates. Photos, charts & maps. Orange cloth. Two ink marks in the margin. Corners and spine tips bumped,else very good or better in like dust wrapper. $ 40.00

Birge, Darice E., Lynn H. Kraynak, & Stephen G. Miller. EXCAVATIONS AT NEMEA. Topographical and Architectural Studies: The Sacred Square, The Xenon, and the Bath. Berkeley: University of California Pr., (1992). 4to. xxx + 319 pp. Illus. from photos of sites, pottery, coins, etc.; drawings & 6 fold-out plans in rear pocket. Blue cloth; spine lettering gilt. A fine copy. $ 40.00

Buitron-Oliver, Diana et al THE GREEK MIRACLE. Classical Sculpture from the Dawn of Democracy. The Fifth Century B.C. Washington: National Gallery of Art, (1992). 4to. 164 pp. Illus from photos, drawings; map. Black cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. This book accompanied the exhibition organized by the National Gallery in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum and the Greek Ministry of Culture. $ 35.00

Burn, Andrew Robert PERSIA AND THE GREEKS. The Defence of the West, c.546-478 B.C. London: Edward Arnold, 1962. 8vo. xvi+586 pp. Illus from maps and tables. Blue cloth. A near fine copy in lightly rubbed dustwrapper. $ 50.00

Clagett, Marshall GREEK SCIENCE IN ANTIQUITY. Salem, N.H.: Ayer (1985) Reprint of the 1955 edition. 8vo 217 pp. Illus from line drawings. Brown cloth. A fine copy without dustwrapper, as issued. $ 20.00

De Puma, Richard Daniel CORPUS SPECULORUM ETRUSCORUM. U.S.A.1: Midwestern Collections. Ames: Iowa State University Pr., 1987. 4to. 241 pp. Catalogue of Etruscan mirrors and handles in midwestern collections. Illus from full page photos with drawings by the author. 1/4 cloth over printed paper boards. Bump to bottom inch of top board foredge, else about fine. $ 35.00

Dunbabin, T. J. THE WESTERN GREEKS. The History of Sicily and South Italy From The Foundation of The Greek Colonies to 480 BC Oxford: Clarendon, (1999). Reprint of 1948 edition. 8vo. xiv + 504 pp. Maps and plans. Black boards. Fine in near fine dust wrapper. $ 40.00

Earp, F. R. THE WAY OF THE GREEKS London: Oxford U.P., 1929 223 pp. Cloth a bit faded, ink name on f.f.e.p., else a very good copy. $ 20.00

Errington, R. Malcolm A HISTORY OF MACEDONIA. Berkeley: University of California Pr., 1990. BOMC. 8vo. x+320 pp. Maps and genealogical tables. Beige cloth. About fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Farrar, Linda ANCIENT ROMAN GARDENS. (Phoenix Mill): Budding Books, (1998). Reprint. Sm. 4to. xviii + 237 pp. Illus from drawings and photos + 8 pp of colour plates. Pictorial boards. Fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Ferrill, Arther CALIGULA. Emperor of Rome. (London): Thames and Hudson, (1991). 8vo. 184 pp. Illus. from photos of coins, mosaics, busts, etc.; map. Blue boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Finegan, Jack LIGHT FROM THE ANCIENT PAST. The Archeological Background of the Hebrew-Christian Religion. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Pr. 1946. Roy 8vo xxxiv+500 pp. Illus from photos and maps. Tan cloth, lettering gilt. Ink names on ffep, corners and foredge of bottom cover bruised, else a very good copy. $ 20.00

Fox, Robin Lane THE SEARCH FOR ALEXANDER. Boston: Little Brown, 1980. Roy v80. 453 pp. Profusley illus from photos and artwork in colour and b/w. Map endpapers. Black cloth. Near fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Garton, Charles PERSONAL ASPECTS OF THE ROMAN THEATRE. Toronto: Hakkert, 1972. 8vo xv+338 pp. Illus from photos of artefacts. Black boards. About fine in very good dsutwrapper. $ 20.00

Gaster, Theodor H. THESPIS. Ritual, Myth and Drama in the Ancient Near East. N.Y.: Schuman (1950) 8vo xv+498 pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettering and device. Corners bumped and worn, ink name and name stamp on ffep, else a good copy. $ 27.50

Grant, Michael JESUS. An Historian's Review of the Gospels. NY: Scribner's, (1977). Book Club Edn. 8vo. 261 pp. Brown cloth. Ink inscription on front paste down, spine tips lightly bumped, else near fine in rubbed dustwrapper. $ 15.00

Green, Peter ALEXANDER OF MACEDON. 356-323 B.C. A Historical Biography. Berkeley: Univ of California (1991). Reprint of revised and enlarged edition of 1974. 8vo xxxvii+617 pp. Maps and battle plans. Beige cloth. Previous owner's label on front pastedown and title page verso, else fine in about fine dustwrapper rubbed at spine tips and corners. $ 32.50

Henry, W.P. GREEK HISTORICAL WRITING. A Historical Essay Based on Xenophon's "Hellenica". Chicago: Argonaut, 1967. 8vo. ix+219 pp. Red cloth. Near fine in lightly worn dustwrapper with 1" chip removed from top of front panel. $ 15.00

Jones, A.H.M. THE GREEK CITY. From Alexander to Justinian. Oxford: Clarendon Pr. (1998). Reprint of 1940 edn. 8vo. x + 393 pp. Black boards. Fine copy in lightly rubbed dustwrapper. $ 30.00

Kagan, Donald THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR. NY: Viking, 2003. 8vo. xxx+511 pp. Maps. Boards. Binding cocked, else fine in dustwrapper. $ 18.50

King, L.W. and H.R. Hall. EGYPT AND WESTERN ASIA IN THE LIGHT OF RECENT DISCOVERIES. London: SPCK, 1910. Stamped presentation copy from the publisher. Sm 4to. viii+[6]+480. Containing 100 plates and illustrations. Red cloth. Attractive bookplate from previous owner of front pastedown. Ink name. Inner leaves split over hinges, binding firm. Cloth some scuffed and spotted, interior clean and sound. $ 85.00

Lazenby, J. F. THE FIRST PUNIC WARS. A Military History. Stanford: Stanford University Pr., 1996. 8vo. xvii + 205 pp. Illus from maps and plans. Pictorial card covers. A near fine copy. $ 20.00

Leighton, Robert THE PROTOHISTORIC SETTLEMENT ON THE CITTADELLA. Princeton Univ Press (1993) 4to xxii+240 pp plus 164 pages of plates from photos and drawings and 39 figures in text. Brown cloth. Fine copy. Early days in Syracuse. $ 40.00

Mahady, Christine El THE PYRAMID BUILDER. Cheops, the Man Behind the Great Pyramid. London: Headline, 2003. 8vo. xii+337 pp. 8 pp colour plates; figures. Red boards. Fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Massa, Aldo THE WORLD OF THE ETRUSCANS. NY:Tudor Pub., (1973). Sm sq 4to. 143 pp. Illus from photos of art and architecture. White boards. Minor shelfwear else near fine in dustwrapper with 2" triangular chip removed from bottom of front panel. A tribute to this now vanished vibrant and cultured society. $ 15.00

Mazzolani, Lidia Storoni EMPIRE WITHOUT END. New York: Harcourt (1976) 8vo xxxi+242 pp. With a foreword by Mario Pei; translated from the Italian by Mario Pei and Joan McConnell. Extensive bibliography and index. The Roman Empire as seen by Tacitus, Livy and Sallust. Black boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Oesterley, W. O. E. & Theodore H. Robinson A HISTORY OF ISRAEL. Vol I: From the Exodus to the Fall of Jerusalem, 586 B.V.; Vol II: from the Fall of Jerusalem, 586 B.C. to the Bar-Kokba Revolt, A.D. 135. Oxford: OUP (1938-39) Reprint. 2 vols 8vo xiv+496; xvi+500 pp. Maps, 3 folding. Blue cloth. Previous owner's stamp on ffep of both volumes. Glue cracked at spine of volume I but firm. Very good, bright set. $ 65.00

Peddie, John HANNIBAL'S WAR. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing (1997) 4to xvi+232 pp. Illus from photographs of historic sites and artworks, many in colour; maps, 1 in colour; battle plans. Red boards, pictorial endpapers. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Pedley, John Griffiths GREEK ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1993. Sm. sq. 4to. 367 pp. Illus from photos, drawings, plans & maps. Pictorial card cover. Lightly rubbed, else near fine. $ 20.00

Robertson, D. S. GREEK & ROMAN ARCHITECTURE. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pr., (1988). 2nd edn. reprint. 8vo. xxiv + 407 pp. + XXIV plates. Illus. from photos, drawings, maps. Pictorial card covers. Very good or better. $ 15.00

Ruzicka, Stephen POLITICS OF A PERSIAN DYNASTY. The Hecatomnids in the Fourth Century B.C. Norman: University of Oklahoma Pr., 1992. 8vo. xiv+232 pp. Map. Black cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Seyffert, Dr. Oskar A DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL ANTIQUITIES. Mythology, Religion, Literature & Art. Translated. Revised, edited & amended by Henry Nettleship & J. E. Sandys. London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1899. 5th edition. Sm 4to vi+716 pp with more than 450 illus from drawings and engravings. Green cloth, gilt lettering & cover vignette. Cloth is quite worn and spotted but a good sound working copy of a superb reference book. $ 65.00

Shaw, Ian & Paul Nicholson in Assoc. with The British Museum. THE DICTIONARY OF ANCIENT EGYPT. (NY): Abrams, (1995). 4to. 328 pp. Illus. from colour photos, maps, plans and line drawings. Brown boards. Corners bumped, else near fine in like dustwrapper. Clear explanations and descriptions of 600 major ideas, events and personalities. $ 35.00

Tucker, T. G. LIFE IN THE ROMAN WORLD OF NERO AND ST. PAUL. N.Y.: Macmillan, 1924. Reprint. 8vo xix+453 pp. Illus from photos, etchings and line drawings of Roman artifacts and architecture; maps; house plans. Blue cloth. Ink name on front free endpaper, good bright copy with hinges started. Shallow marginal chip on one page and 3" tear mended with archival tape on one other. $ 25.00

Turcan, Robert THE CULTS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Oxford: Blackwell, (1996). 8vo. xiii + 399 pp. Illus. from drawings, sculpture, maps, etc. Pictorial card covers. About fine. $ 20.00

Winstone, H.V.F. UNCOVERING THE ANCIENT WORLD. N.Y.: Facts on File (1986) Roy 8vo 393 pp. Illus from art, artefacts and architecture of the ancient Near and Middle East, many in colour; maps. Black boards, map endpapers. Fine in like dsutwrapper. Includes Nineveh, Egypt, Palestine, Troy, Knossos, Babylon, Ur and others . $ 25.00

Wood, Michael IN SEARCH OF THE TROJAN WAR. (London): BBC, (1985). Reprint. Sm. 4to. 272 pp. Profusley illus from photos, maps and contemporary artwork. Map endpapers. Brown boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Youtie, Herbert Chayyim, ed. TAX ROLLS FROM KARANIS. In Two Volumes. Part 1. Text. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1936. Part 1 only. 4to. xvi + 437 + 4 plates. Michigan Papyri, Vol. IV Part 1. Greek text. Green cloth. Gilt stamped spine lettering. Small ink inscription on front free endpaper. Spine tips and edges rubbed with a bit of spotting to boards. Inte rior clean and tight. $ 65.00