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Beasts in Heraldry

By: Brooke-Little, J. P. (Rickmond Herald Of Arms)

Price: $25.76

Publisher: Brattleboro, Vermont, The Stephen Greene Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003932

ISBN: 0828902135

Condition: Fine with No dust jacket as issued


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 beauti... View more info

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Egypt : the World of the Pharaohs

By: Schulz, Regine and Seidel, Matthias; (edited by)

Price: $50.60

Publisher: Germany, Konemann: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003903

ISBN: 3833111046

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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 bin... View more info

Lexikothek Panorama Der Deutschen Geschichte (Encyclopedia Panorama of the German History)

By: Linne, Gerhard; Mann, Golo (Mit Einem Vorwort) ; with Preface by;

Price: $25.76

Publisher: West Germany, Bertelsmann: 1983

Seller ID: 003571

ISBN: 3570089312

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 ... View more info

The Heart of the Dragon

By: Clayre, Alasdair

Price: $12.42

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003875

ISBN: 039535336X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 travel... View more info

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The Lost City of Solomon & Sheba: an African Mystery

By: Brown-Lowe, Robin; Thesiger, Sir Wilfred (Foreword by)

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Phoenix Mill, UK, Sutton Pub Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003129

ISBN: 0750930330

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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 anyon... View more info

Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews

By: Potok, Chaim

Price: $20.24

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.: 1978

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 003561

ISBN: 0394501101

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 divulgi... View more info

Xenophon's Anabasis Seven Books

By: Watson, J. S.

Price: $27.60

Publisher: New York, The Platt & Nourse Co.:

Seller ID: 003084

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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... View more info