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The Barrow Diggers. A Dialogue in Imitation of the Grave Diggers in Hamlet. With explanatory Notes., (WOOLLS, CHARLES)
1 (WOOLLS, CHARLES) The Barrow Diggers. A Dialogue in Imitation of the Grave Diggers in Hamlet. With explanatory Notes.
Whittaker & Co. 1839. 
4to. (9.5 x 7.5 ins.) Purple cloth covered hardback with gilt lettering to front and blind embossed edging/decoration to boards. In very good condition. Rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Edges of cloth/ spine faded. Sml mark bottom of front board. Original bookseller labels to front endpaper. One or two very small spots to pages else a very clean and tight copy. Scarce. 12 litho. plates. 112pp. It refers to the opening of a Barrow at Shapwick, Dorset, April, 1838. "The dialogue, in a most witty and Shaksperian manner, developes the difference between a Roman and a British Barrow and describes the excavations of Antiquaries at the Sepulchres of the early Britons". 
Price: 260.00 GBP
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Discovering Jerusalem. Recent Archaeological Excavations in the Upper City., AVIGAD, NAHMAN:
2 AVIGAD, NAHMAN: Discovering Jerusalem. Recent Archaeological Excavations in the Upper City.
Basil Blackwell. 1984 1st UK edition. 
Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 270pp. With colour and b/w photographs, maps and plans. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. The author describes his work excavating in Jerusalem in the Upper City, the area including the Temple. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Wookey Hole. Its Caves and Cave Dwellers. With an introduction by Professor Boyd Dawkins. Period Restorations and Numerous Drawings by John Hassall. Cave Photographs and Diagrams by J. H. Savory., BALCH, H. E:
3 BALCH, H. E: Wookey Hole. Its Caves and Cave Dwellers. With an introduction by Professor Boyd Dawkins. Period Restorations and Numerous Drawings by John Hassall. Cave Photographs and Diagrams by J. H. Savory.
Oxford University Press. Humphrey Milford. 1914 1st edition 
Lg. 4to. (12.5 x 10 ins.) Hardback. Quarter bound with brown cloth to spine and illustrated paper covered boards. Black lettering and design to spine. In very good condition. Some rubbing and darkening to edges. Minor marks to boards. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. No foxing. An excellent copy. 268pp. 36 plates. 55 figures within text. Maps in colour. Tipped on to half-title page is a large photograph showing the author with another archaeologist in the cave. SIGNED by the author on front endpaper: “Yours faithfully H. E. Balch”. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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The Town of Maiden Castle., BENFIELD, ERIC:
4 BENFIELD, ERIC: The Town of Maiden Castle.
London. Robert Hale Limited. 1947 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 70pp. With b/w photographs, diagrams and a map. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; handling marks. Slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. This absorbing account of the town (hill fort) of Maiden Castle shows there is no evidence of Roman occupation of the hilltop beyond the battle at the eastern gate, and a lone hermit-like temple or chapel of an apparently decadent Pagan religion. Situated on the outskirts of Dorchester, Dorset, this is an interesting town, and the author provides an interesting history. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Archaeology of Surrey to 1540., BIRD, JOANNA /  BIRD, D.G.(eds):
5 BIRD, JOANNA / BIRD, D.G.(eds): The Archaeology of Surrey to 1540.
Surrey Archaeological Society. Guildford. 1987 
Size 7.25 x 9.5 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. In very good condition. Small address label inside front cover. Else a clean and tight copy. 289pp. With b/w photographs, line drawings, maps and plans. With fold out map at back.. Collection of papers on archaeology in Surrey, from the Palaeolithic period to 1540. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Palaeobiology, A Synthesis On Behalf of the Palaeontological Association., BRIGGS, Derek E. G.; CROWTHER, Peter R.;
6 BRIGGS, Derek E. G.; CROWTHER, Peter R.; Palaeobiology, A Synthesis On Behalf of the Palaeontological Association.
Oxford, London Blackwell Scientific 1990 1st edition 
Large hardback. Approx 11 x 9 inches. In grey cloth covers with copper/bronze lettering to spine and front. Trilobite design to corner. In very good near fine condition. Small mark to front. Small minor to tear top of title page. Else inside pages clean and tight throughout. 583pp. Tables to endpapers. Many B&W illustrations, diagrams and maps. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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King’s Hostel Trinity College, Cambridge. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Quarto Publications. New Series. No. II. With Plans and Illustrations. An Examination of the History of King’s Hall with Special Reference to the Ancient Buildings Recently Disclosed., CAROE, W. D.;
7 CAROE, W. D.; King’s Hostel Trinity College, Cambridge. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Quarto Publications. New Series. No. II. With Plans and Illustrations. An Examination of the History of King’s Hall with Special Reference to the Ancient Buildings Recently Disclosed.
Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Deighton, Bell & Co., Bowes & Bowes, George Bell & Sons. London. 1909 
Size 9 x 11.5 inches. Bound in contemporary brown cloth hardback with gilt to spine. In very good condition. One minor mark to cloth nr top of spine. Bound with original paperback covers inside. Original tissue guards. Pages clean and tight throughout. A very clean and tight copy. 38pp. With colour folding Plans and Illustrations. Engraved frontis plate. A Paper read before the Cambridge Archaeological Society, March 2nd 1908, Amplified by numerous additions and extracts from the King’s Hall Account Books. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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The Knossos Labyrinth. A new view of the ‘Palace of Minos’ at Knossos. Illustrated by the Author., CASTLEDEN, RODNEY:
8 CASTLEDEN, RODNEY: The Knossos Labyrinth. A new view of the ‘Palace of Minos’ at Knossos. Illustrated by the Author.
Routledge. 1990 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Plans to endpapers. 205pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations in text. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Old address label to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. The author revisits the ‘Palace of Minos’ at Knossos and, looking again at the work of Sir Arthur Evans, proposes that the ‘Palace’ was actually a Temple complex. 
Price: 23.00 GBP
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The Bronze Age in Europe. An introduction to the prehistory of Europe c2000-700BC., COLES, J.M. / HARDING, A.F.:
9 COLES, J.M. / HARDING, A.F.: The Bronze Age in Europe. An introduction to the prehistory of Europe c2000-700BC.
Methuen and Co.Ltd. 1979 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 581pp. With b/w photographs and diagrams, maps and line drawings in text. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along edges. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Comprehensive guide to the Bronze Age in Europe and Scandinavia. 
Price: 23.00 GBP
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Excavations at Clausentum Southampton 1951-1954. Ministry of Works Archaeological Reports No.2., COTTON, M.AYLWIN / GATHERCOLE, P.W.:
10 COTTON, M.AYLWIN / GATHERCOLE, P.W.: Excavations at Clausentum Southampton 1951-1954. Ministry of Works Archaeological Reports No.2.
HMSO. 1958 
Size 8.5 x 11.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 169pp. With 6 b/w plates and line drawings and diagrams, some fold out. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed along edges. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges and endpapers. Small address label to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. Report on the excavations in the early 1950s at the small Roman Port of Clausentum on the River Itchen. Includes a type series for pottery. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Prehistoric Britain., DARVILL, TIMOTHY:
11 DARVILL, TIMOTHY: Prehistoric Britain.
B.T.Batsford. London. 1987 1st edition. 
Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In dark blue covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 223pp. With many b/w photographs, line drawings, diagrams and maps. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Price clipped). Small address label to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. The author examines the development of human societies in Britain from earliest times to the Roman Conquest. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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12 DORSET NATURAL HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Proceedings. Volume XCVIII 1976
Dorset Natrual History and Archaeological Society. 1978 
In green limp card covers with black to front and spine. Very good condition 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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New Guide to Pompeii. Second revised edition. With 141 figures and a new map., ENGELMANN, WILHELM:
13 ENGELMANN, WILHELM: New Guide to Pompeii. Second revised edition. With 141 figures and a new map.
Wilhelm Englemann, Publisher. 1929 
8vo. In maroon limp cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. 196pp. With b/w photographs, maps and plans. With large fold out map at back. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Small tear to fold out map. Else a very clean and tight copy. Comprehensive guide to the town of Pompeii in 1929. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Guide to Englands Industrial Heritage. Introduction by Neil Cossons., FALCONER, KEITH:
14 FALCONER, KEITH: Guide to Englands Industrial Heritage. Introduction by Neil Cossons.
B.T.Batsford Ltd. 1980 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 270pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly faded. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. Guide to the most important industrial sites in England in a county by county alphabetical gazeteer. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Dartmoor Reaves. Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions., FLEMING, ANDREW:
15 FLEMING, ANDREW: The Dartmoor Reaves. Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions.
B.T.Batsford. 1988 1st edition. 
Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly rubbed along back top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 135pp. With b/w photographs, maps and plans. The author described and mappped the ancient land boundaries of Dartmoor, known as reaves. Here he discusses their use, the society which built them and ther relations to other, similar land boundaries elsewhere. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club. From May 1924 to May 1925. Vol.46., FLETCHER, J.M.J.(ed):
16 FLETCHER, J.M.J.(ed): Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club. From May 1924 to May 1925. Vol.46.
Dorchester. Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. 1925 
Size 5.25 x 8.5 inches. Bound in original dark green cloth with gilt on spine. Blind embossed decor to boards. 202pp. With b/w photo plates and map. Ex library copy in very good condition. Some minor rubbing on edges. Corners lightly bumped. Inside a library bookplate front endpaper, with only two small library stamps. Else generally clean & tight. Contents include; Includes.: The late Rev.WILLIAM BARNES as engraver, Fauna of the Basal Shell-Bed of the Portland Stone, Church Monuments, Dorchester Roman Aqueduct, Hambledon Hill. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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17 GORDON, E.O.: Prehistoric London Its Mounds and Circles [Duw-A-Digon]. With appendices by the Rev. John Griffith.
The Covenant Publishing Co., London 1925 
Green cloth lettered in black on spine and front cover. 22 photo. ills. & plans, etc.; 212 pp. Endpapers and fore-edge slightly foxed, also light foxing inside (mostly on margins). Else a fine copy. Lovely bright binding. In very good orange dustwrapper (dw: colour on spine faded a little bit). 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Gods of the Celts., GREEN, MIRANDA:
18 GREEN, MIRANDA: The Gods of the Celts.
Alan Sutton. 1986 1st. edition. 
Size 6.75 x 10.0 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 257pp. With b/w photographs in text. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (d/w; slight crease and light scratches to front. Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. A guide to Celtic religion in Britain and Europe. The author covers all aspects of the Gods, ritual customs, cult-objects and sacred places. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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A Season's Work at Ur. Al-’Ubaid, Abu Shahrain (Eridu), and Elsewhere. Being an Unofficial Account of the British Museum Archaeological Mission to Babylonia, 1919. With 277 Illustrations and Maps., HALL, H. R.;
19 HALL, H. R.; A Season's Work at Ur. Al-’Ubaid, Abu Shahrain (Eridu), and Elsewhere. Being an Unofficial Account of the British Museum Archaeological Mission to Babylonia, 1919. With 277 Illustrations and Maps.
London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1930 1st edition, 
Hardback, approx 10 x 7 inches. In dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed lettering to front. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW; square portion neatly cut from spine. Spine slightly darkened, in protective sleeve.) Slight rubbing to corners of cloth. Slight darkening and a few light spots to endpapers and title page, else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 300pp. 277 B&W Illustrations and Maps. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Excavations at Clickhimin, Shetland. Ministry of Public Building and Works, Archaeological Reports, No.6., HAMILTON, J. R. C.;
20 HAMILTON, J. R. C.; Excavations at Clickhimin, Shetland. Ministry of Public Building and Works, Archaeological Reports, No.6.
HMSO, Edinburgh. 1968 1st 
Tall. 11 x 9 inches. Green cloth with gilt to spine in original paper dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper. (DW minor tears to corners, faded, price clipped.) Some minor spots along top edges else pages clean and tight throughout. 193pp + 44 plates at rear. Many b&w diagrams/illustrations and some folding plans. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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