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1 The Greek Cosmologists. Volume I: The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Critics David Furley
Cambridge University Press 1987 0521333288 / 9780521333283 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good, Ex-College Library. Volume 1 covers the early development of Greek cosmology, mathematics, and atomic theory. In addition to looking at Pythagoras, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, and many more, the philosophical underpinnings of these scientific efforts are carefully considered (especially as represented by the Atomists and their critics). Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; text unmarked; bookplate inside front cover; catalog label at bottom spine; checkout slip and pocket on rear free end paper. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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2 Glass and Glazes from Ancient Egypt Elizabeth Riefstahl
New York NY Brooklyn Museum 1948 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Historical survey, concentrated on the Brooklyn Museum's collection, of the use of glass and glazing in Egyptian art and reliquary. Side-stapled softcover w/ 30 b&w photos of sarcophagi, jars, amulets, and more. Text commentary and bibliography. Book Condition : Good; stain to right edge of title page effecting first few pages; discoloration along spine and edges; crease to top right corner of cover and inside pages; no markings to text. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3 Socratic Discourses by Plato and Xenophon (Everyman's Library) Ernest Rhys (editor)
London and Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Everyman's Library No. 457. Undated, c. 1944. Dark blue hardcover. Contains Memorabilia; Apology or the Defense of Socrates; and Symposium, or Banquet; all by Xenophon. Lysis; Protagoras; Euthyphro; Apology; and, Crito; all by Plato. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks noted; light wear to spine ends and cover corners; catalog label on spine; bookplate inside front cover; slip, label, and pocket inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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4 Religio Grammatici The Religion of a Man of Letters Gilbert Murray
Boston MA Houghton Mifflin 1918 1st Edition Hardcover Good - No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
1918 1st Edition. "Presidential Address to the Classical Association January 8,1918". Classical scholar mixes humanism and pragmatism in defending the value of history and literature against modernism. Book Condition : Good-; pencil underlining to 6 pp., owner's inscription on front free end paper; beginnings of binding separation inside front cover, half title page partially detached; light toning inside covers, adhesive toning to front free end paper reverse. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 The Encounter With the Divine in Mesopotamia and Israel (Jordon Lectures in Comparative Religion : No 12) H. W. F. Saggs
London, England Athlone Press 1978 048517412X / 9780485174120 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Edition. Shows the similarities between ancient Israelite and Mesopotamian religion. Chapters include : The Divine in Creation, The Divine in History, The Divine in Relation to Good and Evil, Communication with the Divine, and Universalism. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; minimal shelf wear; very light toning; price clipped; pencil note on rear flap. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 The Gnostic Religion Hans Jonas
Boston MA Beacon Press 1963 0807057991 / 9780807057995 2nd Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Enlarged Edition. Subtitled "The message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity". Comprehensive survey of Gnosticism. Sections include Gnostic Literature - Main tenets, Symbolic Language; Gnostic Systems of Thought; and Gnosticism and the Classical Mind. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; some rubbing to covers; light shelf wear to edges. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Acropolis of Athens, Panoutsos, A.
7 The Acropolis of Athens Panoutsos, A.
Athens, Greece Demetra Sigala Edition Unstated Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 
32-page softcover with glossy card covers, 12mo - over 6" - 7 " tall. Includes a color fold-out map attached to rear cover. Published by Demetra Sigala, no date shown (c1960). History and guidebook of the Acropolis. Greek text by A. Panoutsos, Designs and Map by Zaschos Skardiakos, Photographs by N. Stournaras. Condition: Good; previous owner's names and stampings inside front cover. Pages are clean and unmarked. The last 8 pages have some wear, chipping, and small tears to top edge. Covers have some scuffing, light creasing, corner creasing and edge wear. Map is unmarked with light edge wear. Paperback 0 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Five Dialogues of Plato Bearing On Poetic Inspiration Plato
London and Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1920 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Everyman's Library No. 456. 1920 reprint of 1910 1st issue. Hard spine with flexible boards, dark red with gilt titling on spine and top textblock. Contains Ion; Symposium, or Banquet; The Meno; Phaedo; and Phaedrus; along with an introduction. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks noted; wear to spine ends and cover corners. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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9 A History of Greek Sculpture Rufus B. Richardson
New York NY American Book Co. 1911 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
291 pp. w/ b&w photos and illustrations throughout. Organized chronologically into these sections : Oldest or Mycaenaean Period; The Archaic Period; The Fifth Century (Period of Transition, 480-450 B.C. and Age of the Great Masters, 450-400 B.C.); The Fourth Century; and, The Hellenistic Age 232-146 B.C. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, two small stains to text block; mild bumping to spine ends and cover corners. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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10 Eius Virtutis Studiosi: Classical and Postclassical Studies in Memory of Frank Edward Brown (Studies in the History of Art) Russell T. Scott; Ann Reynolds Scott
National Gallery of Art 1993 0894681958 / 9780894681950 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Oversize hardcover, 502 pp. w/ color and b&w photos and illustrations throughout. Collection of 26 essays on Ancient Greek and Roman art, architecture, and archaeology - 7 essays are in Italian, remaining 19 are in English. Topics include : the Palatine Hill in Rome; Western Greek Stoas; Hadrian's Circles; excavation sites; and much more. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, lengthy gift inscription on front free end paper; light scuffing to covers. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; light shelf wear to edges; punch impress marks to center front. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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11 Graeco-Roman Egypt (Shire Egyptology) Simon P. Ellis
Buckinghamshire, England Shire Publications 2008 0747801584 / 9780747801580 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
"This book portrays Egyptian society in Greek and Roman times (332 BC to AD 395), ...It covers settlements from the great cosmopolitan, if unruly, city of Alexandria, to small villages, while considering social problems such as burglary and technological advances like the development of glassworking." Book Condition : Near Fine; no interior marks; very light rubbing/discoloration around spine; slight wear to cover corners. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Indo-European Folk-Tales and Greek Legend W.R. Halliday
Cambridge, England Cambridge at the University Press 1933 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
The Gray Lectures of 1932. 158 pp. Examines ways in which folktales are modified by their transmission between countries and by the nature of an oral tradition. Focuses on Greek myths (Perseus, The Goat and the Vine, Procne and Philomela) and India. Condition: Good, Ex-College Library; two items underlined in Table of Contents; crimp at top right front cover edge; toning to free end papers; sunlight fading to spine; light bumping to spine ends; bookplate inside front cover; catalog label on spine; pocket and slip inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 The Library of Early Christianity - 8 volume set Wayne A. Meeks (editor)
Philadelphia PA The Westminster Press 1986 Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Complete 8 volume set survey attempts to illumine the social, intellectual, and literary environment of Early Christianity. Volumes are : Gods and the One God; The New Testament in Its Social Environment; Early Biblical Interpretation; Moral Exhortation, A Greco-Roman Sourcebook; Letter Writing in Greco-Roman Antiquity; The Moral World of the First Christians; From the Maccabees to the Mishnah; The New Testament and Its Literary Environment. Book Conditions : Fine, 2 volumes are new and still wrapped; no text marks; appear unread. Dust Jacket Conditions : Near Fine; occasional light shelf wear along edges. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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