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Perrot Georges and Chipiez Charles - History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria and Asia Minor

4to. Hardbacks. A good two volume set in decorated blue cloth which is lettered in gilt on the spine and in white on the upper board. Spines a little dull. Ownership inscription. Partly unopened. Vol.1,pp.xiv,370. 7 plates (including 2 folding), 253 figures. 3 tailpieces. Vol. 11, pp.x,294. 1 folding plate. 141 figures. 10 tailpieces. Translated from the French and edited by I. Gonino.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1890, First English Edition

Phillips Derek and Heywood Brenda - Excavations at York Minster: Volume I from Roman Fortress to Norman Cathedral Part I the Site ; Part 2 the Finds

Hardback. 4to. A near fine two volume set in fine dustwrappers and fine slipcase. Ownership inscription on front end-paper of each volume. Pp..xxiii,1-221; 223-658. 154 plates. 210 figures. 39 tables. "The historical evidence gained from these excavations offers an outstandingly detailed account of social, economic and ideological change in a place favoured by Roman, Anglian, Viking and Norman invaders. The results are of particular importance for the story of European urbanism in its most obscure period, the first millennium AD." Please note this is a very heavy set which will require extra postage.
Published : Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, London 1995, First Edition

Pinches Theophilus G. - The Amherst Tablets Being an Account of the Babylonian Inscriptions in the Collection of the Right Hon. Lord Amherst of Hackney, F.S.A. At Didlington Hall Norfolk Part 1 Texts of the Period Extending to and Including the Reign of Bur-Sin (about 2500 BC)

Folio. A good copy in rather worn and marked boards (with cloth cracked at one corner) but internally vg. Pp.xxii, 200. Five collotype plates of tablets + folding map at rear. Numerous illustrations in text. Considers the text of 122 tablets. Much on grain, cattle, sheep, butter etc.
Published : Bernard Quaritch, London 1908, First Edition

Ritchie, Graham (Editor) - The Archaeology of Argyll

Softback.Would be a very good copy but for some side-marking in pencil, ink and pink marker pen to a few chapters of the book. Pp.xviii,308. Numerous illustrations. Tables. Chapters on early settlement, prehistoric rock carvings, forts, duns, brochs and crannogs, the Norse in Argyll etc.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 2002, First Edition

Robertson Anne S. - Birrens (Blatobulgium)

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little wear and fading of the spine (although the lettering is clear). Pp.ix[1],292. Frontispiece and 12 plates. 88 figures including some folding. Birrens was a Roman frontier fort and is situated in present-day Dumfriesshire. This scholarly work gives a full account of the excavations at the site in 1962-69 together with a summary of earlier excavations. Includes detailed descriptions of all finds etc.
Published : T & A Constable, Edinburgh 1975, First Edition

Robertson Anne S. - The Roman Fort at Castledykes

Hardback. Externally only good as there is a damp-stain at the top of th rear board. Internally very good. Not foxed and with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. In a near good price -clipped dustwrapper showing some edge wear and tear and with a piece missing at the top of the rear panel. Pp.xii,288. Frontispiece and 12 plates. 48 text figures (including maps and folding plans). A fascinating account of the site of one of the most important Roman Forts in South Scotland and an account of the finds made during excavations.
Published : Oliver & Bioyd, Edinburgh & London 1964, First Edition

Simpson W. Douglas - Dundarg Castle a History of the Site and a Record of the Excavations in 1950 and 1951

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which is slightly torn/chipped at head of spine. Small ownership label on front end-paper. Some paper adhesion (from wrapper) to upper board. Pp.xii,95. Illustrations. Text figures. Includes a full historical account of the castle and a full account of the excavations.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1954, First Edition

Simpson, Sir James Y. (Edited By John Stuart) - Archaeological Essays Volume I

Hardback. A very good copy in a half-leather binding lettered in gilt on the spine. A littlw wear to spine ends. All edges gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxi,[3],274. 19 figures. Five essays by the famous physician, including essays on an oratory in the island of Inchcolm, the cat-stane at Kirkliston, some Scottish magical charm-stones or curing-stones etc.
Published : Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1872, First Edition

Small, Alan; Thomas, Charles; Wilson, David Mackenzie - St Ninian's Isle and Its Treasure

Hardbacks. 4to. A very good two volume set in good price-clipped dustwrappers which show some edgewear and minor chipping. A clean set without foxing or ownership inscription. Vol.1, Text, x,193. Vol.2, Illustrations, xi, 57 plates and 42 figures and maps. This is the definitive account of the excavation of St. Ninian's Isle, Shetland in 1958 with an extended description of the treasure discovered.
Published : Published for the University of Aberdeen By Oxford University Press 1973, First Edition

Smith The Rev. Frederick - The Stone Ages in North Britain and Ireland

A very good copy in original dark blue cloth a little rubbed and marked on spine. Gift inscription. 377pp. 519 figures. Produces "for the first time convincing evidence that both Scotland and Ireland were inhabited during the old stone age."
Published : Blackie, London 1909, First Edition

Smith, Beverley Ballin (Editor) - Howe : Four Millenia of Orkney Prehistory: Excavations 1978-1982

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A nice, clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xxi,305. Frontispiece and 164 illustrations. 73 tables, some in three microfiches in pockets at end. This is number 9 in the monograph series of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Published : Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1994, First Edition

Taylor D.B. - Archaeology of Tayside

Nd.c.1958. A good copy in paper covers. 40pp. 21 plates.
Published : Dundee Museum and Art Gallery, First Edition

Thoms Lisbeth (Editor) - Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal Volume 8, 2002

Softback. 4to. Corner crease to rear cover otherwise a nice copy. 211 pages. Illustrated. "The wide range of papers in this volume include reports on three separate excavations of souterrains in both Angus and Perthshire, a timely summary of all the work that has been undertaken at Wemyss caves in Fife and important new evidence for the location and construction of Cromwell's citadel in Perth".
Published : Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee, Perth 2002, First Edition

Wales H.G. Quaritch - Towards Angkor in the Footsteps of the Indian Invaders

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper (now protected) which has some edge chips and tears. Edge foxing. No ownership inscription. 249 pages. 42 illustrations. 5 maps. This is the story of the peaceful invasion by Indians of the Asian sub-continent before the time of the building of the great temples of Angkor.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1937, First Edition

Weigall Arthur E.P.B. - The Treasury of Ancient Egypt; Miscellaneous Chapters on Ancient Egyptian History and Archaeology

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in white on upper board and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xiii,308 + 6pp adverts. 28 illustrations.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition

Yeoman, Peter - Medieval Scotland an Archaeological Perspective

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwraper. Ownership inscription. 128 pages. 16 colour plates. 101 black and white illustrations.
Published : B.T. Batsford Ltd/Historic Scotland, London 1995, First Edition