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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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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 ... 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 ... 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... 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, unsuc... 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 T... 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 Hea... 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 HIS... 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 AF... 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. ... 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; ... 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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Western Attitudes Toward Death from the Middle Ages to the Present

By: Aries, Philippe; Ranum, Patricia M.; Ranum, Orest

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 1975

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2066290

Condition: Very Good


1983 6th printing. Spine faded, edges rubbed. 1975 Hard Cover. xi, 111 pp. Black & white illustrations. Translated by Patricia M. Ranum, preface by Orest Ranum. 'Aries traces Western man's attitudes toward mortality from the early medieval conception of death as the familiar collective destiny of the human race to the modern tendency, so pronounced in industrial societies, to hide death as if it were an embarrassing family secret.' - Newsweek 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 ... 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 o... 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 pr... View more info

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Tresor des Anciens Jesuites (Bulletin No. 153, No. 43 de la Serie Anthropologie)

By: Barbeau, Marius

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Musee National du Canada: 1957

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276391

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed to Hella Sachs and signed by author on title page. This volume was acquired from the personal library of Julian Street, Jr., Hella's husband. Edges rubbed. 1957 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [1], 242 pp. French text. The title translates to 'Treasure of the Old Jesuits'. A study of artifacts left by the Jesuits, who colonized portions of Canada during the 17th century. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology... View more info

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Les Reves des Chasseurs

By: Barbeau, Marius

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Editions Beauchemin: 1942

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276378

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed and signed by author on front flyleaf. Wrappers toned, crease on back corner. 1942 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 117, [3] pp. French text. The title translates to 'Hunter's Dreams'. Illustrated by Phoebe Thompson and Marjorie Borden. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology, was a Rhodes Scholar and advocate of the preservation and celebration of the traditions of native peoples. View more info

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Haida Carvers in Argillite (Bulletin No. 139, Anthropological Series No. 38)

By: Barbeau, Marius

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, National Museum of Canada: 1957

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276386

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on title page. ALS with original envelope, signed pamphlet, and newspaper article laid in. 1957 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 214 pp. The second volume on Haida art published by the National Museum of Canada, after Haida Myths Illustrated in Argillite Carvings (1953). Black-and-white photographs of artifacts throughout. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology, was a Rhodes Scho... View more info

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Tsimsyan Myths, Illustrated (National Museum of Canada Bulletin No. 174, Anthropological Series No. 51)

By: Barbeau, Marius

Price: $10.00

Publisher: National Museum of Canada: 1961

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276393

Condition: Good


Inscribed to Hella Sachs, signed, and dated by author on title page, signed on front wrapper also. This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr., Hella's husband. Edges rubbed with minor loss from spine head and foot, pages toned. 1961 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. v, [1], 97, [1] pp. A collection of native folklore, illustrated with woodcuts. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology, was a Rh... View more info

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The Indian Speaks

By: Barbeau, Marius; Melvin, Grace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. / The Macmillan Company of Canada, Ltd.: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276387

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed to 'Mme Hella Sachs', signed (in French), and dated (15 Mai 1943) by author on front flyleaf. This volume was acquired from the personal library of Julian Street, Jr., Hella's husband. Lacks jacket. Spine lightly toned, corners rubbed and slightly exposed. 117, [3] pp. 8vo. A collection of native folklore, illustrated with woodcuts. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology, was a Rhodes Scholar and advocate of the preservation and... View more info

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Religion and Culture in Early Modern Russia and Ukraine

By: Baron, Samuel H.; Kollmann, Nancy Shields

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1538190

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. 1/2 inch surface tear on rear jacket panel.Very Good. 1997 Hard Cover. viii, 213 pp. Focusing on the lived experience of individuals in Russia and Ukraine, twelve essays explore continuity and change comparatively and in the context of larger interpretative issues, such as popular culture, mentality, and religiosity. View more info

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American Indian Women: Telling Their Lives

By: Bataille, Gretchen M.; Sands, Kathleen Mullen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1985

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2263284

ISBN: 0803211597

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1985 Hard Cover. ix, 209 pp. Indian women's autobiographies have been slighted because of the assumption that women had a secondary and insignificant role in Indian society. Gretchen M. Bataille and Kathleen Mullen Sands cogently demonstrate in this book the creative vitality of autobiographies that, despite differences in style and purpose, clarify the centrality of women in American Indian cultures. Included is a comprehensive... View more info

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Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition

By: Beattie, Owen; Geiger, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196174

Condition: Very Good


First edition.Jacket flaps lightly toned, front jacket flap creased. 1987 Hard Cover. xi, 180 pp. The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845-48 has been shrouded in mystery for nearly 140 years. The disappearance of Franklin's lavishly equipped ships--HMS Terror and HMS Erebus--together with the absence of any written accounts of the journey, save on tragic note found by a nineteenth-century search expedition, had left attemp... View more info

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Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition

By: Beattie, Owen; Geiger, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Western Producer Prairie Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200217

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bookplate to front paste-down endpaper, pages toned. Jacket toned, scratch to jacket rear. 1988 Hard Cover. xi, 180 pp. The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845-48 has been shrouded in mystery for nearly 140 years. The disappearance of Franklin's lavishly equipped ships--HMS Terror and HMS Erebus--together with the absence of any written accounts of the journey, save on tragic note found by a nineteenth-centu... View more info

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Aboriginal Place Names of New York (New York State Museum Bulletin 108, Archeology 12)

By: Beauchamp, William M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York State Education Department: 1907

Seller ID: 2130087

Condition: Very Good


Binding repaired. 1907 Trade Paperback. 333 pp. Wrappers. Comprehensive study of Native American place names in New York State by county, providing an interesting glimpse into the origins of current names for towns, state parks, rivers, etc. Also provides an interesting context for which tribes were settled in which areas of New York State, and their spheres of influence. View more info