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History of Pike County Illinois; Together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history
1 History of Pike County Illinois; Together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history
Evansville, IN Unigraphics 1970 Reprint; Various Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Reddish brown cover with gold print. Reprint of the original 1880 edition. Wonderful history of the early settlement, incidents of pioneer life, organic history, geology, zoology, botany, archaeology, township histories, black hawk war, many biographical sketches, and a history of Illinois and a digest of the state laws. Scarce even as reprint. ; p 
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Easter Island, Casey, Robert J.
2 Casey, Robert J. Easter Island
blue ribbon books 1931 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown cover with dark brown print. Very clean contents. Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. Easter Island is most famous for its nearly 1,000 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. It is believed that Easter Island's Polynesian inhabitants arrived on Easter Island sometime near 1200 AD. They created a thriving and industrious culture, as evidenced by the island's numerous enormous stone moai and other artifacts. However, land clearing for cultivation and the introduction of the Polynesian rat led to gradual deforestation. (Wikipedia) ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages 
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Conquistadors Without Swords, Achaeologists in the Americas, Deuel, Leo
3 Deuel, Leo Conquistadors Without Swords, Achaeologists in the Americas
St. Martin's, 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dust in very good condition. "This is a collection of firsthand records by forty-two New World archeologists and each selection is preceded by an interpretation as long, at least, as the selection itself. Collectively the introductions and narratives form a cohesive study of American archaeology, an archaeology distinct from that of the Old World with its own heroes and its own specific problems. ""Side by side with the digger of trenches and 'plunderer' of graves there loom the airborne surveyor; the aqua-lunged diver; the meticulous analyst of the physical evidence from bones, plants and ceramics, as well as the anthropological field worker and the desk bound scholar who draws novel conclusions from motley data." Kirkus Review. ; Photographs, illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 647 pages 
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Archeology of the Funeral Mound   Ocmulgee National Monument, Georgia, Fairbanks, Charles
4 Fairbanks, Charles Archeology of the Funeral Mound Ocmulgee National Monument, Georgia
University Alabama Press 2003 0817313087 / 9780817313081 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
As New condition never read. We provide delivery tracking. Originally published in 1956 by U.S. Park Service. ; Classics Southeast Archaeology; Photographs, illustrations, maps; 11.25 x 0.75 x 9 Inches; 120 pages 
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ABSTRACTS OF WILTSHIRE INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM. RETURNED INTO THE COURT OF CHANCERY IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST. Vol 2 includes Henry III, Edward 1 and Edward II., Fry, GEORGE S. AND EDW. ALEX. FRY
5 Fry, GEORGE S. AND EDW. ALEX. FRY ABSTRACTS OF WILTSHIRE INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM. RETURNED INTO THE COURT OF CHANCERY IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST. Vol 2 includes Henry III, Edward 1 and Edward II.
London BRITISH RECORD SOCIETY 1901 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Volumes 1 & 2. Vol 1 has 501 pages with index and includes reign of Charles 1st printed 1901. Volume 2, printed 1908 includes Henry III, Edward I, and Edward II A.D. 1242-1326 with index. Vol 2 has 505 pages. Blue/green covers shows rubs, some yellowing/browning to pages otherwise clean. Rare two volume set. Fully indexed. Large Heavy Books. ; Vol. 1 & 2; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
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Key Marco's Buried Treasure Archaeology and Adventure in the 19th Century, Gilliland, Marion S
6 Gilliland, Marion S Key Marco's Buried Treasure Archaeology and Adventure in the 19th Century
Gainesville, FL University of Florida Press 1989 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Green cover with gold print. Inscribed by author. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Complete reference section. Fully Indexed. Rare author signed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Author Signed; Photographs & Illustrations; p; Signed by Author 
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Conquistadors in North American history., Horgan, Paul
7 Horgan, Paul Conquistadors in North American history.
New York Farrar, Straus 1963 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First Edition. Dust now in mylar cover. The word conquistador comes from Spanish and means "he who conquers." The conquistadors were those men who took up arms to conquer, subjugate and convert native populations in the New World. They had to have some money to purchase the tools of their trade, such as weapons, armor, and horses. Many of them were veteran professional soldiers who had fought for Spain in other wars, such as the reconquest of the Moors (1482-1492) or the "Italian Wars" (1494-1559). Fully indexed, map endpapers. Paul Horgan (August 1, 1903 March 8, 1995) was an American author of fiction and non-fiction, most of which was set in the Southwestern United States. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for History. The New York Times Review of Books said of him, in 1989: "With the exception of Wallace Stegner, no living American has so distinguished himself in both fiction and history." (Wikipedia) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 303 pages 
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The Virginia Adventure  Roanoke to James Towne: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey, Hume, Ivor Noel
8 Hume, Ivor Noel The Virginia Adventure Roanoke to James Towne: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey
Knopf 1994 0394564464 / 9780394564463 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on bookplate. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. For thirty-five years, as writer, lecturer, and chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg, Ivor Noel Hume has enlivened for us the material culture of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America. After his warmly praised book Martin's Hundred, he now turns to the two earliest English outposts in Virginia -- Roanoke and James Towne -- and pieces together revelatory information extrapolated from the shards and postholes of excavations at these sites with contemporary accounts found in journals, letters, and official records of the period. He illuminates narratives that have a mythic status in our early history: the exploits of Sir Walter Ralegh, Captain John Smith, and Powhatan; the life and death of Pocahontas; and the disappearance of the Roanoke colony. He recounts a recent important excavation at Roanoke where he and his colleagues found the work site of a metallurgist named Joachim Gans, whose findings about the mineral wealth of Virginia helped to convince London merchants that America was a worthy risk This is an account of high and low adventure, of noble efforts and base impulses, and of the inevitably tragic interactions between Indians and Europeans, marked by greed, treachery, and commonplace savagery on both sides. The astonishment of this history is that despite bad luck, bad management, and bad blood, the English presence in America persisted and the Virginia settlements survived as the birthplace of a country founded on English law and language.

With clarity, authority, and elegant wit, Noel Hume has enhanced our understanding of the historical forces and principal players behind England's first perilous ventures into the New World, and proved again that he is without a doubt one of the great interpreters of our early colonial past. ; 1.5 x 9.3 x 6.4 Inches; 491 pages; For thirty-five years, as writer, lecturer, and chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg, Ivor Noel Hume has enlivened for us the material culture of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America. After his warmly praised book Martin's Hundred, he now turns to the two earliest English outposts in Virginia -- Roanoke and James Towne -- and pieces together revelatory information extrapolated from the shards and postholes of excavations at these sites with contemporary accounts found in journals, letters, and official records of the period. He illuminates narratives that have a mythic status in our early history: the exploits of Sir Walter Ralegh, Captain John Smith, and Powhatan; the life and death of Pocahontas; and the disappearance of the Roanoke colony. He recounts a recent important excavation at Roanoke where he and his colleagues found the work site of a metallurgist named Joachim Gans, whose findings about the mineral wealth of Virginia helped to convince London merchants that America was a worthy risk This is an account of high and low adventure, of noble efforts and base impulses, and of the inevitably tragic interactions between Indians and Europeans, marked by greed, treachery, and commonplace savagery on both sides. The astonishment of this history is that despite bad luck, bad management, and bad blood, the English presence in America persisted and the Virginia settlements survived as the birthplace of a country founded on English law and language.

With clarity, authority, and elegant wit, Noel Hume has enhanced our understanding of the historical forces and principal players behind England's first perilous ventures into the New World, and proved again that he is without a doubt one of the great interpreters of our early colonial past.; Signed by Author 
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9 Joseph, J. W. and Martha Zierden (editors) Another's Country Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on Cultural Interactions in the Southern Colonies
Tuscaloosa, AL The University of Alabama Press 2002 0817311297 / 9780817311292 1st Thus; 1st paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
As new condition, never read. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 282 pages 
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Kingsmill Plantations, 1619-1800  Archaeology of Country Life in Colonial Virginia, Kelso, William M.
10 Kelso, William M. Kingsmill Plantations, 1619-1800 Archaeology of Country Life in Colonial Virginia
Academic Pr 1984 0124034802 / 9780124034808 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate. Book looks new. In 1971 William Kelso happened almost by chance on an archaeological find that would open a new door on the rural history of colonial Tidewater Virginia. Erosion had revealed a brick well shaft in a cliff on the James River; above this was an earthen fort and, a bit farther downriver, the remains of a plantation manor. These would be the first of many intriguing discoveries to be made in the area known as Kingsmill. Though the land's owners agreed to cooperate with, and even fund, an archaeological study of the area, the excavation schedule would have to keep one step ahead of the work on a major residential development. For centuries, time had stood still in Kingsmill; now the clock was suddenly ticking.

'Kingsmill Plantations,' Kelso's first-hand account of a great feat of rescue archaeology, covers a three-year period and the excavation of 15 separate sites. The various properties dated as far back as 1619 -- placing them among the earliest of American settlements -- and continued up through the 18th century. Because the division of labor on the Kingsmill plantations was typical of the era, the settlement could provide an invaluable microcosmic view of colonial Virginia. Meticulous study of the structures and their surroundings -- including faunal analyses and inventories of entire households -- allowed Kelso and his colleagues to construct a remarkably detailed picture of life in Kingsmill over the course of nearly 200 years.

At once scholarly and highly readable, 'Kingsmill Plantations' speaks to both expert and amateur. An extensive collection of illustrations -- including maps, diagrams, and contemporary and archival photographs -- makes the narrative especially vivid. ; Studies in Historical Archaeology; 0.75 x 9.75 x 8 Inches; 236 pages; Signed by Author 
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Archaeology at Monticello  (Author Signed), Kelso, William M.; Deetz, James
11 Kelso, William M.; Deetz, James Archaeology at Monticello (Author Signed)
The University of North Carolina Press 1997 1882886054 / 9781882886050 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate. In telling the story of Thomas Jefferson, the grounds at Monticello, and the many people, enslaved and free, who worked on the plantation, William Kelso's landmark work augments the written record of life there. Archeological excavations show that many of Jefferson's idealized projects were realized in very different form. In particular, the book contains significant new information about Mulberry Row, a line of workshops and dwellings where most of the plantation's industries were located. The wealth of material objects that Kelso's team unearthed form a fascinating and palpable link to the past. ; Monticello Monograph Series; 0.5 x 10 x 6.9 Inches; 136 pages; Signed by Author 
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12 No Author Listed Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society, Volume XI, Parts III & IV
Leicester, England Clarke and Satchell 1916 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Brown Paper cover has small tears around edges and show some soiling.Contains: Notes upon buildings visited at the annual excursion 1915 The building accounts of Kirby Muxloe Castle 1480-1484 A Hamilton Thompson. The Society was founded in 1855 and over the years has changed its name slightly, but its aims have virtually remained the same; 'to promote the study of history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of the county'. Membership stands at around 400 and in addition some 100 institutions receive our annual publication around the world.Our main activities centre around the lecture programme, publications, historic buildings and research. Each year we publish a series of articles in our annual volume Transactions which also includes a summary of all archaeological activity which has taken place in the city and county in the previous year. ; Photos, Plates 
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13 No Author Listed Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society, Volume XI, Parts IV & VIII
Leicester, England Satchell and Son 1920 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Brown Paper cover has small tears around edges and show some soiling.Contains: Notes on buildings visited at the annual excursion 1916. The building accounts of Kirby Muxloe Castle 1480-1484 by A. Hamilton Thompson . The pipe roll for Leicestershire for the first year of King John (1199-1200) Selected pleas from the De Banco Rolls . In memoriam, Samuel Perkins Pick . The manors of Allexton, Appleby and Ashby Folville by A. Hamilton Thompson. The Society was founded in 1855 and over the years has changed its name slightly, but its aims have virtually remained the same; 'to promote the study of history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of the county'. Membership stands at around 400 and in addition some 100 institutions receive our annual publication around the world.Our main activities centre around the lecture programme, publications, historic buildings and research. Each year we publish a series of articles in our annual volume Transactions which also includes a summary of all archaeological activity which has taken place in the city and county in the previous year. ; Photos, Plates 
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14 No Author Listed Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society, Volume XI, Parts V & VI
Leicester, England Satchell and Son 1918 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Brown Paper cover has small tears around edges and show some soiling. Cover may be loose from binding. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.Contains:The building accounts of Kirby Muxloe Castle - concluded A Hamilton ThompsonThe pipe roll for Leicestershire . The Society was founded in 1855 and over the years has changed its name slightly, but its aims have virtually remained the same; 'to promote the study of history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of the county'. Membership stands at around 400 and in addition some 100 institutions receive our annual publication around the world.Our main activities centre around the lecture programme, publications, historic buildings and research. Each year we publish a series of articles in our annual volume Transactions which also includes a summary of all archaeological activity which has taken place in the city and county in the previous year. ; Photos, Plates 
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15 No Author Listed Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society, Volume XII, Parts 1
Leicester, England Satchell and Son 1922 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Brown Paper, cover is missing but contents complete. Show Slight soiling. May have water staining around edges but contents readable,Contains: The Leicestershire Archaeological Society 67th Annual Report for 1921 The history of Rothley A. Hamilton Thompson, T.H. Fosbrooke, George Farnham, J. Wallace Watts,Star chamber proceedings S.H. Skillington The Society was founded in 1855 and over the years has changed its name slightly, but its aims have virtually remained the same; 'to promote the study of history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of the county'. Membership stands at around 400 and in addition some 100 institutions receive our annual publication around the world.Our main activities centre around the lecture programme, publications, historic buildings and research. Each year we publish a series of articles in our annual volume Transactions which also includes a summary of all archaeological activity which has taken place in the city and county in the previous year. ; Photos, Plates 
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16 No Author Listed Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society, Volume XII, Parts II
Leicester, England Satchell and Son 1922 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Brown Paper cover has small tears around edges and show some soiling. May have water staining around edges but contents readable,Contains: The Leicestershire Archaeological Society 68th Annual Report for 1922 Obituary: John Wallace-Watts S.H. SkillingtonPotters Marston T.H. Fosbrooke,George FarnhamFrolesworth Albert Herbert, George F. FarnhamClaybrooke Albert Herbert, George F. FarnhamThe manor of Noseley George F. Farnham,Albert Herbert The Society was founded in 1855 and over the years has changed its name slightly, but its aims have virtually remained the same; 'to promote the study of history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of the county'. Membership stands at around 400 and in addition some 100 institutions receive our annual publication around the world.Our main activities centre around the lecture programme, publications, historic buildings and research. Each year we publish a series of articles in our annual volume Transactions which also includes a summary of all archaeological activity which has taken place in the city and county in the previous year. ; Photos, Plates 
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17 No Author Listed Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society, Volume XIII, Part 1
Leicester, England W Thornley & Son 1923 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Paper cover has small tears around edges and show some soiling.Contains: 1. The Old Town Hall of Leicester by Fosbrook and Skillington with a note on the stained glass in the Mayor's parlour by AB McDonald. Has several Architectural plates of the Hall. 2. The Rectors of the Chapel and Parish Church of Noseley by A. Hamilton Thompson. 3. George Fox & Leicestershire by Gertrude Ellis. Incudes a Genealogical Pedigree. 4. The Manor and advowson of Medbourne by Farnham and Thompson. With numerous plates and photos. Genealogical (Pedigree) Charts. 5. Hallaton with plates. From the web: The Society was founded in 1855 and over the years has changed its name slightly, but its aims have virtually remained the same; 'to promote the study of history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of the county'. Membership stands at around 400 and in addition some 100 institutions receive our annual publication around the world.Our main activities centre around the lecture programme, publications, historic buildings and research. Each year we publish a series of articles in our annual volume Transactions which also includes a summary of all archaeological activity which has taken place in the city and county in the previous year. ; Photos, Plates 
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18 No Author Listed Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society, Volume XIV, Parts I
Leicester, England W. Thornley and Son 1925 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Brown Paper cover has small tears around edges and show some soiling. May have water staining around edges but contents readable,Contains: The open fields of Leicester C. BillsonThe castle and manor of Castle Donington with an account of the church by A. Hamilton Thompson G. Farnham Fenny Drayton and the Purefey monuments G. Farnham and A. HerbertA corrody from Leicester Abbey by A. Hamilton Thompson The Society was founded in 1855 and over the years has changed its name slightly, but its aims have virtually remained the same; 'to promote the study of history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of the county'. Membership stands at around 400 and in addition some 100 institutions receive our annual publication around the world.Our main activities centre around the lecture programme, publications, historic buildings and research. Each year we publish a series of articles in our annual volume Transactions which also includes a summary of all archaeological activity which has taken place in the city and county in the previous year. ; Photos, Plates 
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Mines, mills and furnaces  An introduction to industrial archaeology in Wales,, Rees, David Morgan
19 Rees, David Morgan Mines, mills and furnaces An introduction to industrial archaeology in Wales,
H.M.S.O 1969 0118800833 / 9780118800839 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Orange cover with gold lettering. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Minor rubs to creases of dust. An extensive account of the Mines, Mills, and Furnaces in Wales. Scarce. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 117 pages 
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Geheimnis der Wuste/ Mystery on the Desert/ Secreto de la Pampa Preliminaries for a Scientific Interpretation of the Pre-Historic Ground-Drawings of Nazca, Peru and Introduction to Their Study, Reiche, Maria
20 Reiche, Maria Geheimnis der Wuste/ Mystery on the Desert/ Secreto de la Pampa Preliminaries for a Scientific Interpretation of the Pre-Historic Ground-Drawings of Nazca, Peru and Introduction to Their Study
Heinrich Fink GmbH 1976 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
Rare author signed edition dated 1978. This book reflects the preliminaries for a scientific interpretation of the pre-historic ground drawings of Nazca, Peru and introduction to thier study. Maria Reiche (15 May 1903 8 June 1998) was a German-born Peruvian mathematician, archaeologist, and technical translator. She is known for her research into the Nazca Lines, which she discovered together with American historian Paul Kosok in 1940. Known as the "Lady of the Lines", Reiche made the documentation, preservation and public dissemination of the Nazca Lines her life's work. In 1932, she began work as a nanny and governess for the children of the German consul in Cusco, Peru. In 1934, while still in Cusco, she accidentally stabbed herself with a cactus and lost a finger to gangrene. In 1939, she became a teacher in Lima and worked on scientific translations. When World War II broke out that year, Maria stayed in Peru and discovered the lines and figures of Nazca while she was flying over the Nazca desert.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 92 pages; Signed by Author 
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