Empires and Civilizations

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The Lost City of Solomon & Sheba: an African Mystery, Brown-Lowe, Robin; Thesiger, Sir Wilfred (Foreword by)
The Lost City of Solomon & Sheba: an African Mystery
Brown-Lowe, Robin; Thesiger, Sir Wilfred (Foreword by)
16.56 USD
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Xenophon's Anabasis Seven Books
Watson, J. S.
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The Mask of Apollo
Renault, Mary
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Beasts in Heraldry, Brooke-Little, J. P. (Rickmond Herald Of Arms)
1 Brooke-Little, J. P. (Rickmond Herald Of Arms) Beasts in Heraldry
0828902135 / 9780828902137; Heraldry is like a vast castle full of myriad secrets and interests, pleasures and distractions. Mary Angel has discovered and highlighted one of these in the most enchanting way. This is not only a book on heraldry; the coats shown are not actual, even though they are heraldically correct. Instead, this is a collection of delicate, romantic pictures devised and designed in such a way as to relate the creatures of nature to those of heraldry. This volume is valuable, as symbolic forms used in armour are too often studied in isolation. This is a new and interesting approach; it is also a beautiful book with information on each animal, and a brief description of the armour. The box included is sunned on each vertical side with a small slit at the top right. All else is as new. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
The Stephen Greene Press
Brattleboro, Vermont, 1974, First Edition
Hard Cover, Cloth
Fine with No dust jacket as issued

Illustrated by Angel, Marie; 
Price: 25.76 USD
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The Lost City of Solomon & Sheba: an African Mystery, Brown-Lowe, Robin; Thesiger, Sir Wilfred (Foreword by)
2 Brown-Lowe, Robin; Thesiger, Sir Wilfred (Foreword by) The Lost City of Solomon & Sheba: an African Mystery
0750930330 / 9780750930338; The Lost City of Solomon & Sheba is a gripping story of discovery and detection set in one of the most mysterious ancient civilizations, the heart of south-central Africa. It is an ancient ruined civilization comprising several thousand stone structures - many as large as modern towns - and all surrounded by thousands of abandoned gold mines. The author grew up in this part of Africa and has devoted a lifetime to researching the origins of this lost culture, reaching a convincing and exotic conclusion. This book will appeal to all those interested in African history and archeology and to anyone fascinated by lost cities, ruined temples or abandoned gold mines. With index, bibliography, photos and line drawings. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Sutton Pub Ltd
Phoenix Mill, UK, 2003, First Printing
New in New dust jacket

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3 Clayre, Alasdair The Heart of the Dragon
039535336X / 9780395353363; This book takes you, the reader, into China, exploring the private lives of individual families, the work of the villages, the problems and successes of factories and mines, and the closed world of the country's courts, hospitals, asylums, and prisons - a rare look at areas that will once again be closed to public view. The volume also examines ancient religions and philosophies that the Chinese, with their unique flexibility, have interwoven with the doctrines of Marx and Mao. Also explored is China's renowned cooking, science, and art, which have been brought to the rest of mankind by travelers and traders from the time of Marco Polo. Well-researched with elegant prose and stunning illustrations - some which have never been seen outside of China - this book combines a wide range of historical and contemporary sources. Illustrated in color and black & white. One corner of the binding has light wear. The jacket is worn on all corners and spine ends. There is a small piece missing from the spine top and a few small, repaired tears. Jacket is in a protective cover. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Houghton Mifflin
Boston, MA, 1985, First Edition
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Lui, Patrick; 
Price: 12.42 USD
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4 Linne, Gerhard; Mann, Golo (Mit Einem Vorwort) ; with Preface by; Lexikothek Panorama Der Deutschen Geschichte (Encyclopedia Panorama of the German History)
3570089312 / 9783570089316; IN GERMAN - This book is written for the interested layman. There are two basic chapters in each area, which have their special function. Symbols alert you to these. First is the general introduction and overview; the second follows a particular theme regarding important developments, establishing a direct relationship to the past. Finally, there are chapters of single topic information in detail. Included are maps through the ages; these have a base map and colored clear maps that lay over each other, showing Germany's borders during many decades. The history starts in ancient times and goes up to 1970. It includes time lines and an extensive index, as well as suggested readings. The binding is brown leatherette with gold print. Well illustrated in color and black & white. Heavy, oversized on good stock. In a protective cover. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
West Germany, 1983, 
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Gemlde, Karten, Fotografien (Paintings, Maps, Photographs); 
Price: 25.76 USD
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5 Potok, Chaim Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews
0394501101 / 9780394501109; In Chaim Potok's extraordinary narrative - large, panoramic, rich with brilliant and moving details - the 4, 000-year history of the Jews unfolds, alive with the sweep and turbulence of the centuries. It carries us from the remote past to the 20th century, showing us the Jewish people within the succession of civilizations that both harbored and suppressed them - Mesopotamia and Egypt, Greece and Rome, Islam, medieval Christendom, and modern secular society. What gives Wanderings its unique resonance and depth is that Potok reveals the complexity and richness of this Jewish identity by divulging - in a triumph of historical synthesis - the essential nature of each great culture with which Jewish life and Jewish intellect have been intertwined. All is reflected in text and beautiful reproductions, scores in full color that illustrate most every page - wall paintings, golden objects, tombstone statuary, illustrated Bibles, amulets and so much more. The binding is ivory cloth, possibly buckram with the title blind stamped over and over on the cover. The bottom corners are bent in slightly. Has an extensive index. The jacket has very light wear at the corners and a 1/2" tear at the spine top. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
New York, NY, 1978, Stated First Edition
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs, Paintings, Drawings and Maps; 
Price: 20.24 USD
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6 Renault, Mary The Mask of Apollo
This story is set in Greece during the fourth century, B. C. It tells of the actor Nikeratos. Through the eyes of this warm, sympathetic and living character we experience the war-weary, self-searching world of his time. Always on his travels Niko, the tragedian, takes with him an antique mask of Apollo, a relic of the theater's golden age. From being his mascot the mask becomes by degrees his artistic conscience. The binding has no wear but is somewhat cocked. The page edges are soiled at the bottom corner, likely shelf wear. The jacket shows shelf wear at the top, and at the top and bottom of the spine. 371 pages; prior owner's name on book plate. Bookstore where purchased has a small, attractive sticker on the inside back binding. The price is not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Pantheon Books
New York, 1966, Third Edition
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Price: 5.06 USD
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Egypt : the World of the Pharaohs, Schulz, Regine and Seidel, Matthias; (edited by)
7 Schulz, Regine and Seidel, Matthias; (edited by) Egypt : the World of the Pharaohs
3833111046 / 9783833111044; NEW - Still in shrink wrap. An international team of scholars came together for this book in order to present the extraordinarily rich legacy of ancient Egypt in all of its many aspects. The chronological span is from prehistoric times to the Greco-Roman period. Besides the great achievements in architecture, sculpture, and painting, the authors cover many individual topics relating to the state, society, and religion. More than 800 photographs, maps, and diagrams give visual immediacy to the highly informative text, bringing that vanished world in all its complexity vividly to life. Black binding with gold lettering on the spine. Heavy volume - extra shipping will be required to international locations. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Germany, 2004, First Edition
New in New dust jacket

Price: 50.60 USD
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8 Watson, J. S. Xenophon's Anabasis Seven Books
Xenophon was a soldier, mercenary, and writer. This book, and the journey it narrates is his best known work. Xenophon accompanied the Ten Thousand, a large army of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger, who intended to seize the throne of Persia from his brother, Artaxerxes II. Though Cyrus's army was victorious at Cunaxa in Babylon (401 BC) , Cyrus himself was killed in the battle, rendering the victory irrelevant and the expedition a failure. Xenophon played an instrumental role in encouraging the Greek army of 10, 000 to march north to the Black Sea. Ultimately they managed to reach the shores, a destination they greeted with joyous exultation on the mountain of Madur in Surmene (from Wikipedia) . Literally translated, with explanatory notes. Wear at the corners and spine ends; small spot on the front of cloth cover. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. ; 267 pages
The Platt & Nourse Co.
New York, 
Very Good with no dust jacket

Price: 27.60 USD
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