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1 Ascherson, Neal. BLACK SEA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF CIVILISATION AND BARBARISM.
London Folio Society 2011 Hard Cover Near Fine 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in three-quarter black buckram with printed front board - in slipcase. Map endpapers, colour illustrations. With a revised and updated Foreword by the author. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM., Bahat, Dan.  With Chaim T. Rubinstein.  Introduction by Eric Meyers.  Translated by Shlomo Ketko.
2 Bahat, Dan. With Chaim T. Rubinstein. Introduction by Eric Meyers. Translated by Shlomo Ketko. THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1990. 
152 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0134516427 "Lavishly illustrated with more than 400 color illustrations, the Atlas looks at the history of Jerusalem with maps, drawings, and isometric reconstructions, all updated with the latest archaeological evidence. Jerusalem is perhaps the most interesting city on earth. Sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, it dates back to at least the third millenium BCE. David made it his capital; Solomon glorified it with his Te mple; it fell to Babylonia in 586 BCE and was rebuilt by Ezra and Nehemiah; it was the city of the Maccabees and of the Herods, and the place where Jesus was tried and crucified. Titus razed its buildings and destroyed the Temple in 70 CE. A f t e r t he revolt of Bar Kochba, the Romans made Jerusalem a pagan shrine. Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders in 1099; in 1187, Muslims, led by Saladin, captured the city and held it almost continuously until the British took control after World Wa r I. Th e B ritish Mandate ended in 1948 when the State of Israel was born. In 1967, Israel reunited the city. Special features in the Atlas include: concise, easy-to-read text; four-color illustrations, maps, drawings, and photos throughout ; de fi nit i ve an d a uthoritative information; selected bibliography of further readings; thorough index; an up-to-date approach, based on the latest findings. For anyone interested in biblical archaeology; geography; Jewish studies, culture, an d his tor y; a nd th e h isto ry and culture of the Middle East, (this book) is certain to be an invaluable resource." Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small tear aat bottom of spine - archivally taped , v er y lig ht r ubbin g. Ver y Go od+/V ery Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
3 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430., Cameron, Averil.
4 Cameron, Averil. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1993 067451193X / 9780674511934 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Marked by the shift of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this pivotal era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Averil Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the vigor and variety of the fourth century, doing full justice to the enormous explosion of recent scholarship. After 100 year of political turmoil, civil war, and invasion, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in A.D. 284 desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses. His successor Constantine, continued the revolution by adopting - for himself and the Empire - a vibrant new religion: Christianity. The fourth century was an era of wide cultural diversity, represented by figures as different as Julian the Apostate and St. Augustine. Cameron provides a vivid narrative of its events and explores central questions about the economy, social structure, urban life, and cultural multiplicity of the extended Empire. Examining the transformation of the Roman world into a Christian culture, she takes note of the competition between Christianity and Neoplatonism. And she paints a lively picture of the new imperial city of Constantinople. By combining literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, she has produced an exciting record of social change." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE CRUSADES., Heath, Ian.
5 Heath, Ian. A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE CRUSADES.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1980, first edition. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850594308 "....a concise but highly detailed appreciation of Crusading warfare....entering into such questions as the raising, financing and organising of the opposing forces, the Mil itary Orders and the infamous Assassins, the Byzantine or East Roman connection, supply, attrition, strategy and tactics, naval and siege warfare and hints on setting up a Crusade campaign for wargamers. The book also includes a chronolog y o f t h e C rusades and a unique gazetteer of fortified sites in and around the Holy Land, together with a bibliography and appendices listing figure manufacturers and the classification of troops under WRG rules. All in all this is equally a se r io us st ud y f or the academic historian as much as a practical guide for all wargamers interested in the Mediaeval period. It is illustrated with the author's own figure drawings and maps." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, ve ry li ght bro wni ng o n f ront endpapers, very light edge rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on rear hinge, very light wri nkl ing on s p ine, min or rub bing . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 39.95 USD
 
 
6 Pereira, Michael. MOUNTAINS AND A SHORE: A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHERN TURKEY.
Geoffrey Bles, London, 1966, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, map. "The Mediterranean coast of Turkey is a region of quite exceptional natural beauty. It is also rich in historical remains. Greeks, Romans, Seljuks and Crusaders have all le ft their mark. The author, who speaks Turkish fluently, wanted to see southern Turkey before the Government carried out their plans to develop it for tourists, and this book is an account of his travels. It is essentially about the present: a b o u t the land as it is today and the people who live in it, but there is a strong awareness of past events and personalities. Travelling by indigenous transport, bus, 'dolmus' and donkey, and staying in Third Class hotels by preference, he t a lk ed t o pe o ple along the coast from Marmaris to Mersin and also made a detour through the Taurus Mountains to the old Seljuk capital of Konya. Fortunately the Turks are appreciative of the natural beauty of their country and it is unlikely t ha t t hey wi ll le t tourism ruin it for those who are prepared to go in search of peace and unspoilt scenery." Minor soiling on bottom of textblock, very light edge wear, tiny bump to top of rear hinge, slight fading to color on top of textbloc k. Dus t ja cket ha s mo de rate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny to small tears and chips, faint watermark at lower part of rear hinge area, some light browning at edges and on spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Read, Piers Paul. THE TEMPLARS.
Phoenix, London, 2001, 17th printing. 
350 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0753810875 B&w and colour plates, b&w maps. "A source of enduring contemporary curiosity, the Knight of the Temple of Solomon were an order of warrior monks first founded to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land fro m infidel attack. Piers Paul Read reveal the Templars - in their white tunics with red crosses over chainmail - as the first uniformed standing army in the western world, as well as pioneers of international banking. He examines their fall a t t h e hands of a greedy French king, who extracted confessions of heresy and immorality by torture. And the extraordinary Middle Ages, with their blend of high religious fervour and unusual cruelty, are brought startlingly to the page." Interi or - cl ea n and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD., Robinson, Francis, editor. Foreword by Ira M. Lapidus. (Patricia Cone, Robert Irwin, Stephen F. Dale, Sarah Ansari, K.N. Chaudhuri, Basim Musallam, Stephen Vernoit, Francis Robinson.)
8 Robinson, Francis, editor. Foreword by Ira M. Lapidus. (Patricia Cone, Robert Irwin, Stephen F. Dale, Sarah Ansari, K.N. Chaudhuri, Basim Musallam, Stephen Vernoit, Francis Robinson.) THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996 0521435102 / 9780521435109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
328 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. "De-mystifying the Islamic world and celebrating its achievements, this book covers everything from its commerce, social ordering, knowledge and learning to its art, architecture, and material culture. Emphasis is placed throughout on the close interrelationship between the West and the Islamic world, and the large cultural debt they owe one another." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SCULPTURE OF THE WEST., Stegmann, Hans, Dr.
9 Stegmann, Hans, Dr. THE SCULPTURE OF THE WEST.
Dent, London, n.d. The Temple Primers series. 
162 pp, 16mo, hard cover with embossed front cover. Chapters: Greece; Roman Sculpture; The Christian Era to A.D.1000; The Early Middle Ages; The Later Middle Ages; The Italian Renaissance; Germany - Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century; France From the Close of the Fifteenth Century. Illus with b&w plates. Endpapers browning, light wear at top/bottom of spine/corners, darkening to edges of text block. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Swift, Michael. HISTORICAL MAPS OF EUROPE.
London PRC 2000 1856485757 / 9781856485753 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
144 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 7/8" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w and colour maps. "The maps in this book are reprinted from the collection held at the Public Records office in Kew, London. These superbly crafted charts, which have been accumulated from sources all over Europe over many years, are remarkable documents that until now have been accessible only to researchers. Dating from the earliest days of professional mapmaking they chart over three centuries of European history through cartography. From the earliest representations of the mapmakers art in the 16th century, when the skills required to produce detailed scale maps first developed, to the elegant charts of the 19th century, they show the rise and fall of empires and the development of powerful nations. With an introduction that chronicles European history and detailed captions that explain the historical context of each of the maps, this is a fascinating work that is as insightful as it is attractive." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Troyer, Johannes. THE CROSS AS SYMBOL & ORNAMENT. COLLECTED, DRAWN, AND DESCRIBED BY JOHANNES TROYER.
Philadelphia Westminster Press 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
126 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black, white & red illustrations. "This is not only a reference work for people associated with Christian churches. It is also a handbook for artists, architects, typographers, and craftworkers. The cross in modern civilization generally signifies Christ, but the reader sees that crosses were used as both symbols and ornaments thousands of years before Golgotha. The first cross reproduced here actually goes back to the Stone Age! Troyer has hand-drawn the more than one hundred crosses depicted and has hand-lettered the accompanying text." Contents: Preface; The Precursors; The Dissembled Cross; The Latin Cross; The Greek Cross. Small paper label at bottom of front pastedown, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling; a few very small chips and edge tears; light browning to spine, flap-folds and edges; very light soiling; tiny dent on spine - now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NINETEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN BRITAIN., Turnor, Reginald.
12 Turnor, Reginald. NINETEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN BRITAIN.
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- A.F. Kersting, photography. 
118 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(S)urveys the chequered course of British architecture from Regency times to the beginning of the (20th) century. During these hundred years the building arts descended from the order and decency of traditional Georgian design to a tastelessness and anarchy which reached its lowest point about the time of the Great Exhibition. Fifty years have now passed since the close of the century (at time of printing) and it has become possible to view the period in perspective, to appraise its achievement unemotionally, and to distinguish in it the surprising amount of good work from the welter of actively ugly architecture. This Mr. Turnor has very ably succeeded in doing. He writes as a humanist, not merely as an architectural critic, and his book will for this reason appeal to everyone who is fascinated in the history of taste in Regency and Victorian times. He is primarily concerned to understand how architecture came to take the 'wrong turning' and he believes that the explanation lies mainly in the Victorian applicatiion of moral standards to aesthetic and practical questiions. The Regent Park terraces are finely illustrated, but so too are terraces at Reading and Ramsgate; churches by Pugin, Scott, Barry and Butterfield appear equally with those of such less well-known designers as James Savage, R.C. Carpenter, J.D. Sedding and J.R. Brandon; the great architectural monuments such as the Houses of Parliament, the Crystal Palace, the British Museum and St. George's Hall, Liverpool are all well illustrated, and so also are the railways stations at Dublin, the neo-Greek buildings of Edinburgh, the world of John Foulston, Thomas Telford, John Dobson, C.R. Mackintosh, and mnay other provincial architects whose achievements deserve to be better known." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine, small bump at bottom corner of front board, front board slightly curled. Dust jacket has light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light edge wear and a few very small edge chips; two small shallow dents on front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF BYZANTIUM, 600-1025., Whittow, Mark.
13 Whittow, Mark. THE MAKING OF BYZANTIUM, 600-1025.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. 
477 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0520204964 "This book is an excellent, up-to-date reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Well illustrated with original maps, it covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower of the ancient world, the crisis of the seventh century, and the means whereby its embattled Byzantine successor hung on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until the Abbasid Caliphate's decline opene d up new perspectives for Christian power in the Near East. Chapters cover social and economic change, iconoclasm, the institutions of the Byzantine state, the military development that allowed the empire to strike back in the tenth century, the gr owing political tensions that led to civil war in the 970s and 980s, and the halt to further advance by that war's victor, Basil II. The author gives full attention to the empire's neighbors, allies, and enemies. The origins of Russia, relations w ith the nomad power of the steppe world, the competition between Bulgars, Romans and Slavs in the Balkans, and the rich but frequently ignored world of the Transcaucasus are all given extended treatment." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight bump at bottom corners of boards. Very Good/Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LASOMBRA.  DARK AGES CLAN NOVEL SERIES NUMBER 5.  WORLD OF DARKNESS., Wilson, David Niall.
14 Wilson, David Niall. LASOMBRA. DARK AGES CLAN NOVEL SERIES NUMBER 5. WORLD OF DARKNESS.
Stone Mountain, GA White Wolf 2003 1588468208 / 9781588468208 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ John Bolton, cover art. 
269 pp + preview, 7" H. "The situation in Constantinople has degenerated into sheer chaos, as vampires of every stripe prey on the ruined metropolis. Lucita, the young envoy of Clan Lasombra, is caught in the middle and cut off from her elders in Europe. Alone, she faces the impossible task of making the city her own, lest she become another victim in the War of Princes." Interior - small stamp form bookstore on first page, one page leaf has a small corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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