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World of Fashion, Vol. I. II. III.

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Charles J. Peterson: 1842

Seller ID: 2276008

Condition: Good


Hinges starting, address label on front endpaper, title and index pages missing, rear free endpaper loose but included, a few light stains on some pages. 1842 Large Hardcover. 188; iv, 188; iv, 192 pp. Three volumes in one. The Lady's World of Literature and Fashion, Vol. I. II. III. A collection of women's fashion and literature from the 1800s. View more info

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A Display of the Beauty of Embroidery Costumes of the Ch'ing Dynasty, in Two Volumes (Mandarin and English Text)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: China Airlines: 1988

Seller ID: 2279002

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine publisher slipcase. 1988 Large Hardcover. 96 pp. Publisher's slipcase included. Gilt page ridges. Dual text: Mandarin and English. The Chinese traditional costume is famous all over the world, for no matter in the design, color, or decorative pattern there are the designated symbols which reveal the cultural imprint of Chinese ethic, politic, and philosophy. The highly establishes symbol system which matched with the artistic design characterizes Chinese traditional costume. Since the establishment of Ch'ing dynasty, the style of hunting costume of the northern ... View more info

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The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture: Animals and Us (Spring 2019, Volume 21, Number 1)

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture: 2019

Seller ID: 2289474

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 2019 Magazine. 135 pp. The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture: Animals and Us (Spring 2019, Volume 21, Number 1). CONTENTS: From the Editor; Notes and Comments: Mary Midgley, 1919-2018, by Paul Christman; Return of the Repressed, by Jonathan D. Teubner; Who Pays for the Buy?, by Karen Corinne Herceg. Animals and Us: Fellow Passengers, by Mark Rowlands; Two Cheers for Anthropomorphism, by Nathan Goldman; Our Pets, Ourselves, by Christine Rosen; Biotech Cockaigne of the Vegan Hopeful, by Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft; The Deficient Animal, by James Davison ... View more info

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The Iroquoian, Volume 27

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 2002

Seller ID: 2262606

Condition: Near Fine


Minor spot on rear wrapper. 2002 Stapled Binding. 40 pp. A publication of the Lewis H. Morgan Chapter, New York State Archeological Association. The subject of this issue is the excavation of the Joseph Smith, Sr. log cabin, located a short distance of 2 miles south of Palmyra, N.Y., off Highway 31 between Rochester and Syracuse. Joseph Smith's son Joseph Jr. is, of course the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormon Church. View more info

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The Old Dutch Burying Ground of Sleepy Hollow in North Tarrytown, New York: A Record of the Early Gravestones and Their Inscriptions

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272509

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. A nice copy. 1953 Hard Cover. 175 pp. Privately printed first edition, includes fold-out map and publisher's descriptive insert. Sleepy Hollow is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, in Westchester County, New York. The village is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 30 miles (48 km) north of New York City, and is served by the Philipse Manor stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. To the south of Sleepy Hollow is the village of Tarrytown, and to the north and east are unincorporated parts of Mount Pleasant. The population of the village at the 2010 ce... View more info

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The Cliff Dwellers

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The H. Jay Smith Exploring Company: 1893

Seller ID: 2289197

Condition: Very Good


Quarter inch tear along bottom edge of all pages except front wrapper. 1893 Stapled Binding. 19 pp. An extinct race, leaving no history by which modern investigators may arrive at a definite knowledge of the age in which they lived, or their pursuits, the Cliff Dwellers form an interesting and puzzling subject of conjecture for ethnologists, fascinating for its very illusiveness. They are the earliest examples of civilizations on the American continent, contemporary with the ancient Cave Dwellers of Europe and Lake Dwellers of Switzerland, and are by far the most highly civilized representativ... View more info

Image for University Museum Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 1, November 1937: Sherbro, Gabriel Paul's Treasure, Kourion, Tol-E-Bakun, Ptolemy II

University Museum Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 1, November 1937: Sherbro, Gabriel Paul's Treasure, Kourion, Tol-E-Bakun, Ptolemy II

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University Museum: 1937

Seller ID: 2289271

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned. 1937 Stapled Binding. 30 pp. University Museum Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 1, November 1937. A brief catalog of antiquities. View more info

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The Museum Journal, University of Pennsylvania, March 1920, Vol. XI, No. 1 [Volume 11, Number One]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University Museum: 1920

Seller ID: 2289508

Condition: Very Good


Two one-inch tears along edges of front wrapper. 1920 Soft Cover. 80 pp. The Museum Journal, University of Pennsylvania, March 1920, Vol. XI, No. 1. For art. For science. For civilization. CONTENTS: Foreword; By Louis Shotridge: Ghost of Courageous Adventurer; By H. U. Hall, Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa; By Stephen B. Luce, Attic Vases from Orvieto; By Stephen B. Luce: Ancient Helmets from Italy; By Wm. C. Farabee, A Newly Acquired Wampum Belt. View more info

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One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign: Historical Programs and Dedication of Markers along Route of March

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of the State of New York: 1929

Seller ID: 2259845

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned. 1929 Stapled Binding. 63 pp. Pageants: Genesee Country, Leicester, September 14, 1929; Finger Lakes Area, Geneva, September, 21, 1929; Newtown Battlefield Area, Elmira, September 28, 1929. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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A Genesee Harvest, A Scene in Time, 1779 (Number Seven in a Series)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts: 1979

Seller ID: 2269207

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. 1979 Soft Cover. 96 pp. CONTENTS: Preface, by Bertha Van Buren Lederer; Genesee, Signifying The Beautiful Valley, by Caroline E. Kramer; The Prehistory of the Seneca Iroquois in the Genesee Valley, by George Hammell; Seneca Cultural Change, by George Abrams; The Colonial Period, by Robert Venables; The Genesee Valley Seneca Iroquois, 1750-97: Contemporary Sources, by George Hammell: The Moravians, the French, the British, the Sullivan Campaigners, Colonials Taken Captive, Missionary Among the Iroquois; Tonawanda Seneca Indian Reservation, by Ramona Charles; Other Exhib... View more info

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Indians of America (Tom Thumb Series)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Clark, Austin & Smith: 1850

Seller ID: 2280578

Condition: Very Good


No publication date (circa 1850), minor loss to spine head. 191 pp. 3 1/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. Gilt page ridges. A children's book featuring a history of the Native Americans of the United States. View more info

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The History of Events Resulting in Indian Consolidation West of the Mississippi. [from Annual Report of the American Historical Association for 1906]

By: Abel, Annie Heloise

Price: $125.00

Publisher: [American Historical Association]: 1908

Seller ID: 2187980

Condition: Very Good


Base of boards faintly stained, free endpapers removed. 1908 Hard Cover. 233-450 pp. 8vo. A separately bound edition of the Justin Winsor Prize winning essay originally published by the American Historical Association in 1906. The author, a Ph.D., was a Bulkley Fellow in History at Yale University, Associate Professor in History at Wells College, and Instructor in History at The Woman's College of Baltimore. She discusses the origins of the plan for Indian removal, unsuccessful attempts during the Jefferson administration, the War of 1812, and removal efforts afterwards, with a chapter focusin... View more info

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A Natural History of Love

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2268725

ISBN: 0679403477

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. xxiii, 358 pp. The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself. View more info

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Egypt to the End of the Old Kingdom (Library of the Early Civilizations)

By: Aldred, Cyril

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1992

Seller ID: 2200506

Condition: Very Good


Sticker and sticker adhesive to rear wrapper. 1992 Soft Cover. 143 pp. Traces the cultural developments of distinct periods in ancient Egyptian history through examples of architecture, sculpture, and artifacts. Includes 136 illustrations, 41 in colour. CONTENTS: General Editor's Preface; Introduction; Chronology; Map of Egypt; Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Human Settlement; Chapter 2: The Early Predynastic Period; Chapter 3: The Later Predynastic Period; Chapter 4: The Transition to the Dynastic Age; Chapter 5: The Archaic Period--Dynasties I and II; Chapter 6: Architecture of the Old Kingdom ... View more info

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Atlas de Prehistoire, Tome I: Generalites--Methodes en Prehistoire [Prehistory, Volume I: General - Methods in Prehistory] (French Text)

By: Alimen, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: .: 1965

Seller ID: 2289276

Condition: Very Good


a few light smudges on front wrapper, ink stamp and pencil name on front flyleaf, faint stain. 1965 Soft Cover. 185 pp. Text in French. Includes 97 figures, 16 black-and-white plates, 4 color plates, and a fold-out map. Collection L'Homme et Ses Origines [collection man and his origins]. Stations Prehistoriques - Methodes en Prehistoire - Chronologie - Matieres Premieres et Techniques - Archeologie Prehistorique de L'Europe: Paleolithque; Mesolithique; Neolithique; Metaux; Vie des Hommes Prehistoriques [Prehistoric Stations - Methods in Prehistory - Chronology - Raw Materials and Techniques - ... View more info

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Land of the Dragon: Chinese Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allan, Tony; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205626

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy.Jacket lightly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.China is among the world's oldest civilizations and home to many of the earliest achievements in the history of humankind. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the Chinese emperor ruled by Heavenly Mandate as the divinely appointed Son of Heaven, intermediary between the world of gods and mortals--Heaven and Earth--... View more info

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The Birth of Indian Civilization: India and Pakistan before 500 B.C.

By: Allchin, Bridget and Raymond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289291

ISBN: 0140209506

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. 365 pp. Uniquely isolated by mountains and oceans, the Indian sub-continent exhibits in its archaeology a fascinating variety within an overall unity. This comprehensive survey of the foundations of Indian culture has been written by two authors with first-hand experience of digging in India: in their later chapters they are able to draw new conclusions about ancient Indian patterns of settlement, agriculture and economy, technology, religion, and art, and these are based on the finds of the last century and a half... View more info

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Journeys Through Dreamtime: Oceanian Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allen, Tony; Fleming, Fergus; Kerrigan, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205614

Condition: Near Fine


Pages faintly toned.Light stain to top edge of front jacket flap. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.CONTENTS: An Unseen World; A Timeless Land; The Rich Cycle of Life; The Myriad Beliefs of Melanesia; Polynesian Paradise; The Oceanian Legacy.Keywords: FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY HISTORY OCEANIAN MYTH JOURNEYS THROUGH DREAMTIME AUSTRALIA NEW GUINEA POLUNESIAN View more info

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Voices of the Ancestors: African Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allen, Tony; Fleming, Fergus; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205620

Condition: Near Fine


Pages lightly toned.Jacket lightly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.CONTENTS: Cradle of Humankind; Wonders of Creation; An Ordered World; Heroes and Tricksters; Kingdoms and Empires; The African Legacy.Keywords: FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY HISTORY MYTH VOICES OF ANCESTORS AFRICAN AFRICA View more info

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The Masters of the Peaks: A Story of the Great North Woods (French and Indian War Series)

By: Altsheler, Joseph A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Appleton-Century: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2260639

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Quarter-size surface tear to jacket front, jacket edges rubbed, jacket lightly foxed (more so on reverse), front jacket flap price clipped, page ridges lightly foxed. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. It is laid in the period of the French and Indian War, just after the colonists' first big victory at Lake George, and it pictures their subsequent struggles with Montcalm. The book ends with the massacre of Fort William Henry. Robert Lennox, a young American fighter, and his two friends--Tayoga, and Onondaga Indian, and David Willett, a hunter--fall ... View more info

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Archaeologia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Vol. I. [1] [Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. Communicated to the President of the American Antiquarian Society.

By: American Antiquarian Society; Manning, William; Hennepin, Lewis; Atwater, Caleb

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Printed for the American Antiquarian Society by William Manning: 1820

Seller ID: 2289649

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. 1820 Hard Cover. Sabin 1049. Includes large fold-out map of Ohio, 14 plates (7 folding). The first volume in a series printed 1820-1911. Includes: a preface about the contents of the volume; a list of the society's officers; an introduction regarding the origins of the society; Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. The last is illustrated by engravings of ancient fortifications, mounds, &c. from the actual survey (some of which are fold-out... View more info

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Birds of the Athenian Agora (Excavations of the Athenian Agora Picture Books, Number 22)

By: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Price: $2.00

Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton: 1985

Seller ID: 1535011

Condition: Very Good


Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1985 Stapled Binding. 31 pp. A study of the various birds represented in carvings of the period found by archaeologists. Photos throughout. The Ancient Agora of Athens (aka Forum of Athens in older texts) is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and is bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Colonus Agoraeus. View more info

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From Map to Museum: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Past

By: Anderson, Joan; Thomas, Dr. David Hurst (Introduction)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Morrow Junior Books: 1988

Seller ID: 1525928

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed, jacket price clipped.Very Good. 1988 Large Hardcover. 63 pp. Oblong. 8 x 8 1/2. Describes an archaeological dig off the coast of Georgia, the methods used to uncover artifacts there, and what was learned about a mission run there by the Spanish for the Guale Indians. CONTENTS: Introduction by Dr. David Hurst Thomas; 1. How the Hunt Began; 2. Going With the Hunch; 3. Scratching the Surface; 4. Charting the Clues; 5. Breaking Ground; 6. Touching Treasures; 7. Research and Repair; 8. Sharing the Story; How Did These Things Get Here?; Glossary; Index. View more info

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Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

By: Andrews, Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1991

Seller ID: 1837021

ISBN: 0810919052

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Near Fine. 1991 Large Hardcover. 208 pp. A pictorial study of Egyptian jewelry with numerous examples of each variety (e.g., collars, bracelets, anklets, rings, etc.), as well as funerary jewelry. Bibliography, chronological table, illustration source list, and indexes divided into various subject groups follow text. View more info

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The Landscape of Towns

By: Aston, Michael; Bond, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alan Sutton: 1987

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2025594

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. 1987 Trade Paperback. 255 pp. 8-page terminal publisher ad. Brings to life the rich variety of town life over two millennia, exploring prehistoric settlements, Roman towns, medieval communities, Regency spas, Victorian industrial towns and thespectre of urban redevelopment inthe twentieth century. Maps throughout. View more info

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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man

By: Attenborough, David

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2202128

ISBN: 0316057509

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Pages faintly toned.Jacket lightly toned. 1987 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. Five and a half million years ago, the waters of the Atlantic flooded across an isthmus joining Morocco and Spain and into a vast trench in the earth's crust. The resulting cataract plunged for a century or so over a cliff many miles long and fifty times higher than Niagara, until at last the basin was filled and the Mediterranean Sea had been born. ...explores the history and current state of this fascinating region, which became the cradle of civilizat... View more info

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Lascaux: Movement, Space, and Time

By: Aujoulat, Norbert

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283149

ISBN: 0810959003

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2005 Large Hardcover. 274 pp. A photographic and scientific tour of the cave of Lascaux, a treasure trove of ancient wall paintings that was discovered by chance in 1940, discusses what the cave reveals about the Old Stone Age and its animal world of some 18,000 years ago. View more info

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Lost Cities: 50 Discoveries in World Archaeology

By: Bahn, Paul G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278407

ISBN: 0760707561

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Lightly rubbed. 1997 Large Hardcover. Includes cities in sub-Saharan Africa, the Far East, Oceania, North & South America, and Northern Europe. View more info

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Britain's Oldest Art: The Ice Age Cave Art of Creswell Crags (English Heritage)

By: Bahn, Paul; Pettitt, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: English Heritage: 2009

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2265033

ISBN: 1848020252

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by both authors with inscription: To Pat and Al, Best Wishes.. 2009 Large Softcover. 117 pp. Britain’s first Ice Age cave art was discovered at Creswell Crags in 2003 by Paul Bahn, Paul Pettitt and Sergio Ripoll. The book starts with the discovery of the art, places the Ice Age archaeology of the crags in a national context, draws on continental parallels and details the scientific verification of the art. It concludes with a chapter on the national search for other examples of Ice Age cave art by the Cave Art Survey Team, commissioned by English Heritage. Providing a final, definitiv... View more info

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Ebla Archives

By: Bahnassi, Afif

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dar Tlass for Studies: 1993

Seller ID: 2198506

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Ink name on front flyleaf. 1993 Trade Paperback. 152 pp. The Ebla tablets are a collection of as many as 1800 complete clay tablets, 4700 fragments and many thousand minor chips found in the palace archives of the ancient city of Ebla, Syria. The tablets were discovered by Italian archaeologist Paolo Matthiae and his team in 1974–75, rendering sensational their excavations at Tell Mardikh, site of the ancient city, after ten years' work noticed only by professionals. The tablets, which were found in situ on collapsed shelves, retained many of their contemporary clay tags to hel... View more info