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BOOK:  “Alexander the Great – History & Legend in Art”. Lightly used.

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   He was complex, intriguing, fascinating . . . with… Continue reading

BOOK:  “The Life and Actions of Alexander the Great”.  1843.  Hardcover.  Rare

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Complex, intriguing, fascinating . . . with many “no… Continue reading

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

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

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… Continue reading

New Reference: The Buddha Scroll / Qing to Sung Dynasties, China

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What a great gift! This reference book folds out (accordion-fashion) to become a one-of-a-kind art reproduction. This striking 36-foot-long Qing dynasty scroll is a reproduction of an 18th Century piece of art and includes more than 600 large and small buddhas, bodhisattvas, arhats, devas, and historical figures; plus over 2,000… Continue reading

Buddha, The Spread of Buddhist Art in Asia, Hardbound Book, Japan

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Detail:  If you like phenomenal full color Buddhist photos, you will love this 219 page book.  Text is in Japanese with English text on all exhibits.  Published in a large format (9” x 11”) in 1998, this book has over 150 color plates depicting various Buddha statues… Continue reading

The Ancient World: Complete Guide to the Great Civilizations, Hardbound Book, John Haywood, UK

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Detail:  From Egypt and Sumer to the Romans and the Incas (and more) this is a great reference published in the United Kingdom in 2010.  124 pages with many photos plus dust jacket.  Dr. John Haywood has published many books on great civilizations . .  esotericstuff.comly… Continue reading
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