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Seller: Top-Rated Seller ancientgifts (4,530) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382417056796 ”Archaic Greek Gems: Schools and Artists in the Sixth and Early Fifth Centuries BC” by John Boardman. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: Northwestern University (1968). Pages: 236. Size: 9¼ x 6¾ x 1¼ inches; 1¾ pounds. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Large, clean, lightly read hardcover w/dustjacket (in new mylar sleeve). Northwestern University (1968) 236 pages. Judging by appearances we'd guess that the book has been read once by someone with a fairly "light hand". Inside the book is unblemished EXCEPT for the fact that if you lift the front dustjacket flap, you'll see beneath the original owner's name, in small script, written in ink, on the front end paper (the paper underside of the front cover). Again, this is not even noticed unless you life the dustjacket flap and peer beneath. Inside the pages are clean, crisp, (otherwise) unmarked, unmutilated, and remain well bound. From the outside the dustjacket has suffered a bit of shelfwear. There are (neatly mended) closed edge tears to the dustjacket on either side of the spine head, one about 1 1/2 inches long at the top edge of the front side of the dustjacket, the other about 1/2 inch long at the top edge of the back side of the dustjacket. Otherwise the dustjacket only suffers a wee bit of chipping at the extremities (the open dustjacket corners, sometimes referred to as the "tips"; and the dustjacket spine heel). So as to preclude any further wear to the dustjacket we have encased it in a new mylar sleeve. The dustjacket is presentable, just not perfect. Beneath the dustjacket the full cloth covers evidence only faint edge and corner shelfwear. Though given that the dustjacket is (superficially, cosmetically) blemished, and the book has clearly been read, perhaps this copy lacks the "sex appeal" of a "shelf trophy". But it is an otherwise clean, (only) lightly read copy of this rather difficult-to-source title. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! 8636c. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: The art of the gem engraver flourished in Archaic Greece as at no other time in classical antiquity. The miniaturist perfection which the artists of the period achieved was never to be excelled later, and the range of subjects which they depicted in intaglio is even wider than that which was to be embraced by the vase painters. This book (written by one of the leading authorities on Classical Art and Archaeology) is the first and the definitive account of Greek gems of the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. Mr. Boardman distinguishes the various artists, schools, workshops, and styles, and gives full lists and descriptions of the extant gems. He also throws light on problems such as the Phoenician origin of the new techniques which came into use during the sixth century, the complicated iconography of the intaglio devices, and the manner in which immigrant Greek engravers brought to their art to Etruria. More than 380 meticulously reproduced photographs of impressions and gems, most of them enlarged fourfold and many of them hitherto unpublished, illustrate every aspect of this very important phase in the development of Greek art. 387 illustrations (15 in color). REVIEW: TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter I: Introduction and Notes to the Buyer. Chapter II: Beetles and Borders. Chapter III: Phoenician Gems and Greece. Chapter IV: Sixth Century Orientalizing. --An Excursus on Gorgons and the East. Chapter V: Scenes of Narrative. Chapter VI: The Satyr Groups. Chapter VII: The Sphinx and Youth Groups. Chapter VIII: The Dry Style. Chapter IX: The Group of the Leningrad Gorgon, Epimenes and Others. Chapter X: The Latest Archaic Styles. Chapter XI: Island Scarabs. Chapter XII: Lions and Lion Fights. Chapter XIII: Other Animals and Monsters. Chapter XIV: Pseudo-Scarabs. Chapter XV: Summary and Conclusions. The Plates. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Indexes. REVIEW: Classical art historian, specialist in Greek pottery. Boardman was born to Frederick Archibald Boardman and Clara Wells (Boardman). He graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge with a B. A. in 1948. He served in the Intelligence Corps, British Army, 1950-52, rising to second lieutenant. In 1951 he was awarded an M.A. (his highest degree) from Cambridge in 1951. The following year he married Sheila Joan Lyndon Stanford. Boardman was named assistant director at the British School at Athens, Athens, in1952. He participated in the excavations at Chios, 1953-55. In 1955 he left to become the assistant keeper (curator) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University. He was named reader in Classical Archaeology at Oxford in 1959. He was named a fellow (subwarden) at Merton College in 1963. Boardman worked on a second dig at Tocra, Libya for the 1964-65 season. He was Visiting professor, Columbia University, in 1965. Boardman was named a British Academy fellow beginning in 1969. In 1978 he became Lincoln College Fellow and Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art. He named professor of ancient history, Royal Academy of Arts, in 1990. In 1994 Boardman became professor emeritus at Oxford. REVIEW: Sir John Boardman, FBA, is Emeritus Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art in the University of Oxford. His many books include “The History of Greek Vases” (2006) “The Oxford History of Classical Art” (1997), “The Oxford History of the Classical World” (1986) and “The World of Ancient Art” (2006). PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is one of the most significant and authoritative references in the field. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: A most magnificent collection, and an exemplary publication. Highly recommended to any serious student or enthusiast of ancient art. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." Title: Archaic Greek Gems, Subtitle: Schools and Artists in the Sixth and Early Fifth C

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