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1 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 9 1978.  (VOLUME IX - 1978.), Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J.,
2 Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J., BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 9 1978. (VOLUME IX - 1978.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1978. 
525 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Recent Finds of Ancient Artillery; Knowle dge of the Literary Classics in Roman Britain; The Adherence of Britain to Vespasian; A First-Century Shield from Doncaster, Yorkshire; Amphorae from Brockley Hill, 1975; The Organisation of Roman Military Timber-Supply; Excavations at Wake r l e y , N o r thants, 1972-75; The Case of the Redundant Official; Excavations at Hayton Roman Fort, 1975; A Bronze Skillet-handle from Chester and other vessels from the British Isles; The Production and Distribution of Tiles in Roman Britain wi th p ar ti cu l ar r ef erence to the Cirencester region; The Last British Entry in the 'Gallic Chronicles'; An Enamelled Skillet-handle from Brough-on-Fosse and the distribution of similar vessels; The Camp at Durno, Aberdeenshire, and the site o f M ons Gr aup ius ; Exc ava tio ns near Hadrian's Wall at Tarraby Lane, 1976; Halls or Yards? A problem of villa-interpretation; Two Romano-British Genii; Property-boundaries and the Sizes of Building-plots; Tile-stamps of the Ninth Legion found i n Br itai n; N otes : A fu rthe r ve ssel of the Aldgate-Pulborough Potter - An ususual late Roman Mortarium from Caister by Yarmouth, Norfolk - Another Intaglio from Wroxter - A possible Roman Lyre-sculpture fragment in the British Museum - A frag ment of a Roman cava lry tom bston e fro m Cir encester - A Roman camp near Girvan, Ayreshire; Roman Britain in 1977: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - faint small bump at top c orner of s ome pa ges, o ther wise clean and t ight w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is lightly twisted on spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
AUGUSTUS., Buchan, John.
3 Buchan, John. AUGUSTUS.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
356 pp, 9 1/8" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration on front board, top edge gilt. Four b&w plates, including frontispiece plus fold-out "Household of Augustus" and fold-out map in black/white/red - all present. Biography of the Roman emperor, Augustus. Contents: Octavius (Winter at Apollonia / The Disputed Inheritance); Caesar Octavianus (The Triumvirate: Philippi / East and West / The Breach with Antony: Actium); First Citizen (Foundations / Respublica Conservata / Creative Evolution); Pater Patriae (The Complete Principate / Caesar's Household / Anima Romae / The Augustan Peace / The Shadow in the North / The Close); Index. Samll light red pencil line on front free endpaper, several areas of browning at top of fore-edge of text block, some areas of light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text block rear fold-out map has several extra fold creases, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME:  THE PEOPLE AND THE CITY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EMPIRE., Carcopino, Jerome.  Edited by Henry T. Rowell.  Translated from the French by E.O. Lorimer.  Introduced by Keith Hopkins.
4 Carcopino, Jerome. Edited by Henry T. Rowell. Translated from the French by E.O. Lorimer. Introduced by Keith Hopkins. DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME: THE PEOPLE AND THE CITY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EMPIRE.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Richard Shirley Smith, cover design. 
387 pp, 10" H. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This translation was first published in the USA by Yale University Press in 1940 and in Great Britain by G. Routledge & Sons in 1941. For the present edition, references to outdated secondary source material have been omitted and a new essay on further ready by Keith Hopkins has been added." Chaper headings: Part One - The Physical and Moral Background of Roman Life: The Extent and Population of the City; Houses and Streets; Society and Social Classes; Marriage, Woman, and the Family; Education and Religion. Part Two - The Day's Routine: The Morning; Occupations; Shows and Spectacles; Afternoon and Evening. Book is Fine. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
LONDON: CITY OF THE ROMANS., Merrifield, Ralph.
5 Merrifield, Ralph. LONDON: CITY OF THE ROMANS.
B T Batsford, London, 1983, first edition. 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713427450 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans, drawings, diagrams. "Under the Roman Empire, London became a major city - valuable to Rome as port, administrative c apital and strategic base. But, despite spectacular discoveries such as that of the Temple of Mithras, the available evidence has been inconclusive on many of the basic questions that have puzzled generations of archaeologists and historians . W a s there a pre-Roman London - and if not, why not? How exactly did the city develop during the four centuries of Roman occupation? What happened between 410 and 600, during the traditional 'Dark Ages'? Over the last ten years, however, the r e sc ue e x cavations carried out in the City and in Southwark have produced a great deal more material evidence. By carefully correlating the archaeological discoveries, new and old, with the historical and numismatic evidence, it is possible to m a ke som e h is torical sense of the innumerable scraps of seemingly unconnected information. Recent excavations have also raised new questions: why were so many houses and workshops apparently abandoned in the later second century, and what is the m yst erio us d ark earth that sometimes overlies their remains and underlies late Saxon and early medieval features? These and many other fascinating questions are probed by (the author) in his magesterial study of Roman London." Previo us o wner 's smal l sta mp ma rk o n front pastedown, one small and one tiny corner bump with slight migration into adjacent pages. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Osprey 1994 085045333X / 9780850453331 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Colour plates by Ronald Embleton. 
40 pp + 8 pages of colour plates, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, map - colour plates. Contents: Chronology; The Great Wall; Military Equipment; The Plates. Interior - Christmas notation, date and signature on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 10.00 USD
THE ROMAN EMPIRE., Wells, Colin.
7 Wells, Colin. THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1992 Second Edition, Updated. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
366 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps/plans. "In this updated edition of his classic work, Colin Wells offers a vivid, sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235. He has three aims: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Wells centers his narrative in a comprehensive chronological account of Roman political life from Augustus to the Severans. Interspersed are lively discussions of events occuring outside Rome and conditions throughout the rest of the empire. Reflecting the most recent scholarship, Wells pays particular attention to what literary and archaeological sources can reveal about Roman art and architecture, religion, education, law, and government." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, thin 1" light stain on top of two page leaves, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine/front hinge area - very light elsewhere, some light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
LES YEUX OUVERTS:  ENTRETIENS AVEC MATTHIEU GALEY., Yourcenar, Marguerite.  Avec Matthieu Galey.
8 Yourcenar, Marguerite. Avec Matthieu Galey. LES YEUX OUVERTS: ENTRETIENS AVEC MATTHIEU GALEY.
Paris CenturIon 1980 2227320222 / 9782227320222 Full-Leather Very Good+ 
336 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w illustrations. This is the large paper edition, rebound by the previous owner in full dark blue leather with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. The original front cover has been bound in at the front, with the flaps, spine and rear cover at the rear. Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on one preliminary page, a 2" dia area of very light fading in centre of front board leather - also a small area at bottom of front cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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