The Shell Guide to British Archaeology by Jacquetta Hawkes with Paul Bahn hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Michael Joseph, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Plans;
From the cover: Britains archaeological heritage is one of the richest in the world. Yet apart from a few famous monuments such as Stonehenge and Avebury, the sites of our prehistoric and Roman past remain hidden in the unfrequented byways of the countryside.
The Shell Guide to British Archaeology is detailed guide to over six hundred of the most important archaeological monuments of England, Scotland and Wales. Jacquetta Hawkes, one of the countrys leading archaeologists, introduces the book with a wide-ranging and informative description of the evidence left by our forebears, and the archaeologists who pieced it together.
Then follows the gazetteer of the six hundred main sites, each dated and described and introduced with map reference and directions for the traveller. There are plans of thirty of the most complex monuments, over 150 photographs (fifty in full colour), maps of each part of the country with the sites marked, and a list of the best archaeological museums. Armed with this, readers will be able to find even the most remote of Britains important archaeological sites and understand and appreciate what they see.
The Shell Guide to British Archaeology is not only an authoritative and indispensable guide book; it provides a stunning visual record of the wealth of evidence of the ancient civilizations that gave rise to our own.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small snag to the head of the spine. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
320 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Archaeology category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…