GREEK AND ROMAN CIVILISATION
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THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (VOLUMES I-IV)
Written by Edward Gibbon.
Stock no. 2136599
Published by Folio Society. 2011. Slightly better than very good condition.
Cream paper binding. Red and blue title labels. Four volumes (of a possible 8). 19th impression. Slip case is better than very good; a few small knocks.
THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF GREEK AND ROMAN WARFARE (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Philip Sabin; Hans Van Wees; Michael Whitby.
Stock no. 2136589
Published by Cambridge University Press. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
Warfare was the single biggest preoccupation of historians in antiquity. In recent decades fresh textural interpretations, numerous new archaeological discoveries and a much boarder analytical focus emphasising social, economic, political and cultural approaches have transformed our understanding of ancient warfare. ISBN: 9780521857796. Still in original shrink wrap - UNOPENED! Wrap has a couple of tears to rear.
Translation by J.C. Yardley; Introduction & notes by Dexter Hoyos; Preface by Alessandro Barbero. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine and gilt vignettes. Colour plates. Still in original shrink wrap - UNOPENED! This copy would make a wonderful gift. Slip case is Near Fine, bump to one corner.
Red cloth, gilt titles. B/w illustrations, 91 b/w and a few colour plates. 2nd edition revised. Spine lightly faded, gilt titles still bright. Foxing to text block and some foxing to contents. Hinges lightly pulled, binding is tight.
Brown cloth spine and rear board, gilt title to spine. Pictorial paper onlay to front board. Maps to endpapers. B/w maps and colour plates. Impression unknown as still in original shrinkwrap (small split along top edge). This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Large format. Full brown leather in Nigerian goatskin blocked with a design in gilt by Simon Brett, gilt title to spine. Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 2750 numbered copies. Translated by Arthur Golding. Essay on Titian and Ovid by Michael Prodger. Tipped in colour plates. Brown ribbon page marker. xxxviii and 378 pages. This is copy 893 of 2750 numbered copies. A beautiful copy contained in publisher's solander case which is lightly scuffed. Also contained in original packaging box.
Red cloth spine with black title block and gilt title. B/w pictorial paper front side, red cloth rear board. Colour and b/w plates. Translated by Waterfield, preface by Scott, Introduction and notes by McGing. Still in original shrinkwrap! This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE ARMY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT (MEN-AT-ARMS)
Written by Nick Sekunda. Illustrated by Angus McBride.
Stock no. 2134744
Published by Osprey Publishing. 1ST 1984. Slightly better than very good condition.
Card wraps. B/w illustrations. Colour plates. ISBN: 0850455391. Spine browned.
THE ROMAN ARMY FROM HADRIAN TO CONSTANTINE (MEN-AT-ARMS)
Written by Michael Simkins. Illustrated by Ronald Embleton.
Stock no. 2134733
Published by Osprey Publishing. 1984. Slightly better than very good condition.
Card wraps. Colour illustrations. B/w photos. ISBN: 085045333X. Some browning to covers.
Brown cloth spine and rear board, gilt title to spine. Pictorial paper onlay to front board. Maps to endpapers. B/w maps and colour plates. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Contained in publisher's green slipcase which is very slightly scuffed.
The stories illustrated in mosaics graphically link us to the world of the Romans. Roman culture, the passing of time, and the evocation of protection and prosperity were popular themes along with scenes from the arena and the hunt. This book identifies the figures of known mosaics from Roman Britain and explains what they would have meant to a contemporary viewer and discusses their significance. White pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations and a few colour. ISBN: 9780752434216. Reprint.
A look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. How Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, and also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they continue to be important to us. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations plus a few colour. ISBN: 9781846683800. 4th printing. A few light marks to boards. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly worn at corners.