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

By: N/A

Price: $100.00  $80.00

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 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 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

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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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Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Collecting of Chandler and Pohrt, Teaching Packet

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: National Gallery of Art: 1992

Seller ID: 2298758

Condition: Near Fine


Includes plastic sleeve with Velcro flap. 1 inch closed tear to rear wrapper, otherwise an excellent copy. 1992 Stapled Binding. Includes plastic sleeve with Velcro flap. Includes 20 slides and 8 color plates. CONTENTS: Introduction; History of Nineteenth-Century American Indian Frontiers; Woodlands and Plains Indians; Stories and Oral Histories: The Wolf: A Seneca Story - Ahmik Nishgahdahzee: An Ojibwa Legend - The End of the World: A Sioux Story - Oral History from Night Flying Woman - Oral History from Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions; Slide Annotations: Great Lakes Area - Prairies and Plains -... View more info

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A Natural History of Love

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2268725

ISBN: 0679403477

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 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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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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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

ISBN: 0705436233

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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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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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man

By: Attenborough, David

Price: $10.00

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. 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 civilization. ...David Attenborough not only describes... View more info

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Chronicle of the Indian Wars: From Colonial Times to Wounded Knee

By: Axelrod, Alan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Konecky & Konecky: 1993

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2303513

ISBN: 1568521359

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 1993 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. From the moment that Europeans landed on America's shores, they engaged in bloody conflict with the natives they encountered. Tensions and hostilities bred in the colonial wars with the Spanish, English, French, and Dutch would lead inevitably to the later wars of the removal period, skirmishes on the western Plains, and, ultimately, the confrontation at Wounded Knee. Now, captured here in the words of those who lived it, is the epic, violent history of a landscape turned red - through fear, greed, a... View more info

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Certain Pre-Columbian Notices of the Inhabitants of the Atlantic Islands

By: Babcock, W. H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1918

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2297686

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription, With the regards of. Wrappers lightly toned, wrappers and pages creased down the center. 1918 Stapled Binding. Reprinted from the American Anthropologist (N.S.) Vol. 20, No. 1. January-March, 1918. View more info

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Lost Cities: 50 Discoveries in World Archaeology

By: Bahn, Paul G.

Price: $5.00

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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The Ohio (The Rivers of America Series)

By: Banta, R.E.; Allen, Hervey; Carmer, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297177

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1949 Hard Cover. 592 pp. 8vo. Illustrated by Edward Shenton, two two-panel maps precedes text. The is the story of the Ohio, once the 'beautiful' river of Indians and French voyageurs, today the mightiest river of America's industrial heartland. The Ohio is a huge, a rich, even a fabulous river. It flows swiftly. It begins in dark mystery with mastodons and mound builders, glints through the sombre moonlight of savage forests and the bloody colonial frontier. It flashes into the full daylight of dynamic middle America of the nineteenth century, and it rolls... 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, was a Rhodes Scholar and advocate of the preservation and celebration of the traditions of native peoples. View more info

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Digging into Custer's Last Stand

By: Barnard, Sandy; Pohanka, Brian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: AST Press: 2003

Seller ID: 2302558

ISBN: 0974540919

Condition: Near Fine


Some edges of map tapped. 2003 Trade Paperback. xiv, 188 pp. Little Bighorn Battlefield Map: Archaeological Finds and Historical Locations laid in. Summary of the major archaeological projects at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, site of Custer's Last Stand, between the 1980s-2000s. View more info

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A Journey from Pennsylvania to Onondaga in 1743

By: Bartram, John; Evans, Lewis; Weiser, Conrad; Bell, Whifield J. Jr.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Imprint Society: 1973

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2294676

ISBN: 0876360509

Condition: Near Fine


One of 1950 copies. Signed by illustrator Nathan Goldstein. Boards faintly toned along top edge. 1973 Hard Cover. 132 pp. Marbled boards. 1973 reissue of three 18th century works, with a new introduction and illustrations. Includes fold-out map from an original by Lewis Evans. Introduction by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. Illustrations by Nathan Goldstein. Bartram and Lewis Evans accompanied Conrad Weiser on a mission from the government of Pennsylvania to the Iroquois, to settle a quarrel between the Indians and the colony of Virginia. View more info

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Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes: The Cultural Origins of Inca Sky Watching

By: Bauer, Brian S.; Dearborn, David S. P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2294844

ISBN: 0292708378

Condition: Very Good


Spine very faintly toned, front wrapper corners very lightly dog-eared. 1995 Trade Paperback. xv, 220 pp. This joint project of an astrophysicist (Dearborn) and an archeologist (Bauer) was written for the use of astronomers, archeologists, and historians. Includes sufficient background information for readers with little or no knowledge of the Andes. Text sheds new light on relationship between Inca cosmology and social structure--Handbook of Latin American Studies. 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

ISBN: 0525246851

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 attempts at a reconstruction of events sketchy and inconclusive. Then, on June 29, 1981, part of a bleached human skull was found ... View more info

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Polished Stone Articles Used by the New York Aborigines Before and During European Occupations (Bulletin of the New York State Museum, Vol. 4, No. 18, November 1897)

By: Beauchamp, William M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of the State of New York: 1897

Seller ID: 2289195

Condition: Very Good


Spine bumped, rear wrapper creased, small ink initials on front wrapper, wrappers faintly toned. 1897 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 102 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Polished Stone Implements: Celts, Gouges, Adzes and Hoes, Stone Balls, Ornaments, Hammerstones and Mullers, Pestles, Postone, Stone Plummets, Sinew Stones, Stone Pipes, Tubes, Bayonet Slates, Amulets, Boat Stones, Cups and Mortars, Double-edged Slate Knives, The Woman's Knife, Banner Stones, Gorgets, Grooved Axes, Polished Perforators, Grooved Boulders, Miscellaneous; Explanation of Plates; Index. View more info

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The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome: From the Rise of Greece to the Fall of Rome

By: Becatti, Giovanni

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 2297705

Condition: Very Good


Jacket and endpapers faintly toned. Jacket edges bumped. 1967 Large Hardcover. 441 pp. By a series of cross-sections of Classical civilization at different times, he clarifies the many currents and connections throughout the ancient world during its lengthy history, and expands the theme of Classical art as a unifying force. Greece and Greek influences, East and West; Etruscan and Italic; Rome and Roman influences, East and West--the whole world of Western art is displayed in his text and illustrations, making a vast yet unified picture of the Classical style. ...The work of major sculptors an... View more info

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Relics and Reproductions: Identifying Reproduction and Altered Ancient American Artifacts

By: Bennett, James R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Homestead Publishing Company: 2003

Seller ID: 2281642

ISBN: 097295600X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. Over 900 color photos. Whether you are new to the relic collecting hobby or a long time artifact collector, you are sure to find helpful tips as well as detailed insight into the scientific approach to building a fake-free collection. Look what's inside: building a clean collection; microscopic evaluation; using ultraviolet light; identifying rechipping; ancient vs. modern damage; identifying restoration; altered stone relics; fake surface patination; fake slate artifacts; spotting modern grinding. View more info

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Archaeology of the Boyhood Home of Joseph Smith, Jr., Palmyra, New York (Museum of Peoples and Cultures Occasional Papers No. 8)

By: Berge, Dale L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Brigham Young University: 2003

Seller ID: 2266905

ISBN: 0874808022

Condition: Near Fine


2003 Large Softcover. viii, [2], 85, [1] pp. A scholarly study of the archaeology of Joseph Smith's boyhood home, designed to establish an idea of the socioeconomic conditions in which he was raised. View more info

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Looking for Dilmun: A Personal Narrative of the Discovery of a Fifth Great Ancient Civilization, Hitherto Totally Unknown, to Rival the 5,000-Year-Old Glories of Egypt, Babylon, Sumer, and the Indus Valley

By: Bibby, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294343

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Minor scuff on front board. 1969 Hard Cover. ix, [7], 383, [1], vii, [7] pp. 8vo. Dilmun was a land which stretched beyond the confines of Bahrain, as far north as Kuwait, and as far south as Saudi Arabia. The quest for the real Dilmun began when the author revisited Bahrain in order to explore the thousands of undated burial mounds scattered across the country. A seasons digging established the existence of a major civilisation dating from around 2300 BC. First published in 1969 this fascinating book of discovery tells the story of archaeological detective work wi... View more info

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Cherokee Roots (Volume I: Eastern Cherokee Rolls)

By: Blakenship, Bob

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bob Blakenship: 1978

Seller ID: 2298354

ISBN: 9789998073340

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1978 Trade Paperback. 133 pp. Members of the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians before and after the removal in 1838. Official United States Government Census of the Cherokee Indian from 1817 through 1924 residing East of the Mississippi River. View more info

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Life and Thought in Old Russia

By: Blinoff, Marthe

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291690

ISBN: 0271730773

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, ink name on front flyleaf. 1961 Hard Cover. 222 pp. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 7. CONTENTS: Preface; 1. People and Places; 2. Manners and Society; 3. Popular Beliefs and Traditions; 4. Faith and the Church; 5. Book Learning and Education; 6. Art and Esthetics; 7. National Consciousness and Ideologies; A Brief History of Russia; Chronological Tables. View more info

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The Book of Banbury

By: Bloxham, Christine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barracuda Books Limited: 1975

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2265073

ISBN: 0860230074

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author with inscription, With best wishes. Front jacket flap clipped, jacket faintly toned. 1975 Large Hardcover. 147 pp. A history of Banbury, illustrated with black-and-white maps and illustrations. View more info

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Seth Eastman: A Portfolio of North American Indians

By: Boehme, Sarah E.; Feest, Christian F.; Johnston, Patricia Condon

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Afton Historical Society Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292794

ISBN: 0963933841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. 1995 Large Hardcover. xxiii, [1], 171, [1] pp. 52 plates, color illustrations. The foremost pictorial historian of the American Indian in the nineteenth century, Seth Eastman was a career army officer and talented artist widely appreciated today for his ethnographic detail. Assigned to frontier duty, including a seven-year stint at Fort Snelling in the 1840s, Eastman set out to preserve a visual record of Indian life which was then undergoing rapid change. Enabled by his long-term military residency among the Indians to become familiar not only with their colorful ext... View more info