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1 Architectural Digest November 2006 Issue -- Giorgio Armani Cover
NY Advance Publishers 2006 Vol. 63, No. 11 Near Fine Magazine 4to -- 11 in Tall 
264 pp. on glossy stock. Nearly new, very clean. Cover story profiles Armani's beach house in Antigua. Other features: Hawaii's Nanea Golf Club; Hendrix Allardyce; Mark Di Cecco's makeover of a Carmel, Calif., house; James Polshek's pool house designed for Edgar Bronfman Sr. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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2 Berlitz, Charles (with J. Manson Valentine) Mysteries from Forgotten Worlds
NY Dell 1973 First Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good  12mo - 7 in. Tall 
225 pp., light to moderate toning. No spine creases or markings, a few pages have dog-ear creases. With b&w photos and illustrations. Green-tinted edges. An unorthodox survey of various archaelogical sites and what they hint at in terms of extraterrestial visits, etc.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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3 Ceram, C.W. (Garside, E.B., Trans.) Gods, Graves and Scholars: The Story of Archaelogy
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1953 13th Printing Cloth very good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
428 pp. Very clean and sturdy, light wear, no markings except for tiny ink date on front endpaper, and previous owner's embossed ID seal on front endpaper and flyleaf. With 32 plates, bibliography and index. An introduction to archaelogy for the layman; a highly readable explanation of what archaelogy is all about and brief descriptions of some of its major figures. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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4 Deal, David Allen Discovery of Ancient America
Irvine, California Kherem La Yah Press 1984 0933677006 / 9780933677005 First Edition Stiff Wraps Very Good No Jacket 4to -- 10 in Tall 
136 pp. with photos, drawings, bibliography, reference notes, linguistic charts. Fading of grey cover along spine. No spine creasing, no markings. Light wear. An errata sheet laid in. In this monograph written for laymen, Deal lays out his theory that ancient Hebrew mariners visited North America perhaps 3,000 years ago. He asserts that inscriptions found on a cliff in Valencia County, New Mexico, are a form of ancient Hebrew and proclaim the Ten Commandments. Several appendices discuss linguistic connections between Shemetic (Semitic) language and Toltec, Aztec and Maya languages. Deal is a theorist in diffusionism, refuting the idea that America was settled mainly by Eurasians crossing a Siberian land bridge. He also has done research on possible archaeological traces of Noah's Ark. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Drosnin, Michael The Bible Code
NY Simon & Schuster 1997 0684810794 / 9780684810799 Boards Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
233 pp. Inscription on front endpaper, otherwise no markings. Faint outline of a coffee spot on rear panel of dust jacket, slight chipping. A Biblical code discovered by Israeli mathemetician Eliyahu Rips and his colleagues in 1994 is presented in layman's terms by an investigative reporter. The code is a series of Hebrew words that can be found in the first 5 books of the Old Testament. Drosnin said he became a believer in the code after he warned Yitzhak Rabin of a foretold assassination a year before Rabin's murder occurred. An appendix gives the text of the 1994 Statistical Science paper that presented the code hypothesis to the scientific community. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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6 Foreign Language Press New Archaeological Finds in China (II): More Discoveries During the Cultural Revolution
Peking, China Foreign Language Press 1978 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket 12mo -- 7.25 in Tall 
128 pp., with 8 pp. of color photos, additional b&w photos. Clean, light wear, no markings. Light soil on rear cover. A collection of 16 articles from various Chinese archaeologists and publications re archaeological work inside China during the 1970s. Quotes from Chairman Mao sprinkled throughout. Includes a summary of finds, plus details about Panlunghcheng, a Shang city; tombs f the early western Chou dynasty; a mining site in Hupeh province; Chu's tomb in Kiangling; Chin pottery unearthed in Kirin; an overview of the art of the early Chin Dynasty; silk books from Tomb 3 at Mawangtui; military treatises recovered from the Han Tombs. a Li Ping statue; mural paintings from the Wei and Tsin tombs at Chiayukuan; galleries of Tang Dynasty murals; relics found on the Hshish Islands, and more. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 Leakey, Richard Origins
NY E.P. Dutton & Co 1977 0525171940 / 9780525171942 Leatherette Very Good Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
264 pp., 240 illustrations, photos and maps, 100 in color. Fine except for 1 by 2 inch upper right corner ripped away from front free endpaper. No markings, binding solid. The son of Louis and Richard Leakey theorizes that 3 different species of hominids lived in the same era in prehistoric Africa. He argues that humans are distinguished from apes by their ability to share and construct a culture. Readable distilliation of archaelogical issues of human evolution. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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8 Renfrew, Colin Before Civilization: The Radiocarbon Revolution and Prehistoric Europe
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1994 0394481933 / 9780394481937 Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
292 pp. with b&w photos, illustrations. Bibliog., notes, index. British archaeologist-anthropologist applies radiocarbon dating to conclude that European prehistoric cultures predate Pyramids. 
Price: 3.65 USD
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