Published by Octopus Books/ Vineyard Books, 1975, this large First American Edition hardcover has 320 pages. Over 25 full-color and 30 black and white photos of museum stored Chinese,Egyptian, Hindu, and Greek antiquities.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003214163
Book Description Octopus Bks., 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. VINTAGE. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002565984
Book Description Octopus, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Over 300 illustrations in color. world history. Bookseller Inventory # 30929
Book Description -. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. World Guide to Antiquities, The This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780706404623
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # FPS0706404629VG
Book Description Octopus Bks., 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Tracking available on most domestic orders. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000230369
Book Description Octopus Books Limited, London, 1975. Hardback. Quarto Size. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD Dustjacket. DJ protected in Mylar cover. Colour illustrations. 324 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 194032
Book Description Octopus Books Limited, London, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition 1st Printing. BOOK: Like New. DUST JACKET: Repaired; Lightly Creased; Lightly Chipped; Slight Yellowing Due to Age; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. SYNOPSIS: Our knowledge of the ancient and primitive civilizations is based largely upon the objects which have survived. All such objects are indicative, in some way, of the life pursued by particular societies, and their purpose, whether religious, utilitarian, personal or purely decorative, is an aid to the understanding of the cultures concerned. This book provides, in ready-reference form, a survey of ancient, Oriental and primitive art and artefacts. Antiquities from ancient Greece and Rome and the Near East to the end of the 5th century A.D. form only a part of this guide. Oriental objects from prehistory to the first centuries A.D. are included, as are those from the pre-Columbian civilizations of Central and South America. The way of life of primitive peoples - the Eskimos, African tribes and Pacific Islanders, Aborigines and Maoris - is also explained. The entries range from tools, weapons, jewellery and masks to architecture, sculpture and religion, giving a comprehensive picture of the cultural and artistic heritage of past civilizations and peoples. This is a comprehensive guide to the antiquities of the world, and it includes a study of the following civilizations and peoples: Aborigine, Ashanti, Aztec, Balkan, Benin, Bronze Age, Buddhist, Byzantine, Celtic, Chinese, Copper Age, Druids, Egyptian, Eskimos, Etruscan, Germanic, Greek, Hebrew, Hindu, Hittite, Ibo, Ice Age, Indian, Indonesian, Iron Age, Islamic, Japanese, Korean, Lapp, Maori, Mayan, Megalithic, Minoan, Mycenean, Navaho, New Guinea, Nordic, Olmec, Persian, Phoenician, Polynesian, Pueblo, Roman, Slavic, Stone Age, Sumerian, Tantric, Taoist, Tibetan, Toltec, Viking, Zen. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001783
Book Description Octopus Bks. 26/09/1975, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780706404623