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Chronicles of the Tombs: A Select Collection of Epitaphs, Preceded by an Essay On Epitaphs and Other Monumental Inscriptions, With Incidental Observations On Sepulchral Antiquities. 1864. T. Pettigrew

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The title pretty much sums up the content. But for you Bibliophiles and Antiquarians out there who love to collect, read and admire rare and old books, this is the book for you. In the future when you visit any tomb, whether in Britain, Egypt, China . .… Continue reading

The Temple: Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth. New Book. Lundquist.

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 The idea of a temple as a holy precinct, the meeting place of heaven and earth, is central to many of the world’s religions. Offering a wide-ranging study of sites of worship, from tomb-temples of ancient Egypt to the temple of Hephaistos in Athens, the Kaabah in Mecca… Continue reading

BOOK: Rare. “Art of the Ancestors Nias Batak Dayak”. Hardcover. 2009. English. Alliance Francaise de Singapour

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  Indonesian tribal art is among the most intriguing and varied in the world. There are as many styles and expressions as there are ethnic and cultural groups. Each of these groups produces unique objects of great interest and beauty that are used in rituals and ceremonies …. … Continue reading

BOOK: Egyptian Shabtis. H.M. Stewart. Paperback. 2008. Shire Egyptology. Ushabti.

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 The ancient Egyptians believed that the statutory agricultural labor imposed on them in order to use the Nile floods would continue to be imposed after death and into the afterlife. The shabtis / ushabti – small inscribed figures of adult male/female forms – were formed and made of… Continue reading

Rare Books. Incidents of Travel in Central America. John Stephens. 2 Volumes. 1855 Edition. Leather bound. Engraved Plates. Hard Cover.

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  Incidents of Travel in Central America is a travel work by John Lloyd Stephens, documenting his time travelling through Central America from the early to mid-1800s…. noting the native life and customs. He was an American explorer / writer (trained as a lawyer) who was very important… Continue reading

RARE BOOK: Majapahit Terracotta Art. Hilda Soemantri. New. Dust Cover. 1997

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 This very hard to find book explores the terracotta art of the Majapahit Kingdom (1293 – 1527 AD) with a range of cultural and political influence that included Indonesia, Malaysia and foreign entities such as Malayu, Thailand, Champa and Kampuchea. Chapters include: Majapahit – A Historical Survey;… Continue reading

BOOK: Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia. 1988.

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 I was able to acquire another LIKE NEW copy of this valuable resource book. A full 364 pages with numerous illustrations and photographs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art with editors: Douglas Newton and Jean Barbier. This is an excellent coffee table book or a research book on your professional bookshelf.

RARE BOOK: The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings. Hardcover. Volume XXV. First Edition. London. 1909

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  Don’t run to Wikipedia to decipher your Egyptian hieroglyphics. This book, in a very methodical way, takes some of the most important of these symbol strings and deciphers them into both Egyptian and English texts / translation. Truly fascinating and a great conversation piece for your… Continue reading

RARE BOOK: Museum of Antiquity, et al. Hardcover. Yaggy & Haines. First Edition. 1883.

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  The full title is: Museum of Antiquity: A Description of Ancient Life – the Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, The Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, the Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 years ago. Whew! This is a first edition from 1883 and it… Continue reading

“The Man-Eaters and Other Odd People” by Capt. Mayne Reid. Illustrated. Hardbound. Published 1889.

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  The Man-Easters and Other Odd People, A Popular Description of Singular Races of Man,” takes on all races from all continents . . . from Patagonia to the Texan frontier. This edition that was first printed in 1861, includes a memoir of Mayne Reid by R. H. Stoddard.… Continue reading
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