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HALF HOURS in the FAR SOUTH The PEOPLE and SCENERY of the TROPICS

By: -------

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, DALDY, ISBISTER & Co.: 1877

Seller ID: 123821

Condition: Good


Good H/b [ Ist ? 1877 to title page] xii + 342pp+ 32pp advertisements. Profusely illus. Frontis + 98 other Engravings. Published by Dalby, Isbister & Co.Ludgate Hill. in their " Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature & Science Series for Young Readers.Set in 10 parts;- Up the Zambesi, Madagascar, New Guinea, Andaman Islands, The Argentine Republic, Tristan D'Acunha, Fiji, Trinidad, Monos, Mexico etc.175x125mm [ navy cloth Gilt illus to front & spine , school prize ink presentation inscription to preliminary blank also dated 1887, School Board for London, ink name & date to blank rear of fro... View more info

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BALLADS OF BOOKS

By: ANDREW LANG (Editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO: 1888

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121714

Condition: Good


Blue cloth on bevelled boards with gilt titles and publisher's gilt blocked logo to front panel. 170 x 105mm approx. xviii + 158 pp. Printed on hand made paper, top edge gilt and uncut to others. A recasting of Brander Matthews volume of the same name published by Coomes - New York 1887. As stated by Lang in his preface- an editor must be meddling and thus he has re-ordered some of the poems by date, omitted some and added others which had escaped Matthew's attention or have subsequently been recommended for inclusion by other bibliophiles. Good (Book- moderate shelf wear and soiling to cloth.... View more info

Image for MATO GROSSO LAST VIRGIN LAND, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MATO GROSSO BASED ON THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY EXPEDITION TO CENTRAL BRAZIL 1967-9 ( SIGNED COPY )

MATO GROSSO LAST VIRGIN LAND, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MATO GROSSO BASED ON THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY EXPEDITION TO CENTRAL BRAZIL 1967-9 ( SIGNED COPY )

By: ANTHONY SMITH , Zoologist & Scientific Fellow

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, MICHAEL JOSEPH: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123846

ISBN: 0718107349

Condition: Very Good


Green Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 255 x 210 mm approx. 288 pp.Illustrated with over 20 photographs most of which in colour the book is based on the investigation commissioned by the Royal Society/Royal Geographical Society into the flora, fauna, climate, soils, rocks and human inhabitants of central Brazil undertaken from 1967 to 1969. The author, a trained Zoologist and Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and of the Royal Geographical Society was on the expedition and the copy offered by us is signed by him on a compliments slip from the Royal Society and The Roy... View more info

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NOMADS AND EMPIRE BUILDERS Native Peoples & Cultures of South America

By: BEALS , Carleton

Price: £19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia , USA, Chilton Co.Book Div.: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119811

Condition: VG+


Thick format H/b 322pp.illustrated 28 b/w plates.An epic researched work.Many of the early secrets of man's life on earth lie hidden in the story of the first peoples of South America. The author unfolds the splendid story of the Continent's past as few living writers could.In all there were at least 80 linguistic families, some 600 distinct languages , nigh on 5,000 sub-languages - a tangle of peoples from icy Cape Horn to tropics of Panama.[book light egg-shell cloth black titles , no inscp.however small sticker to initail blank page, sound binding.Dust Jacket a little weary,price clipped, e... View more info

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NANOOK OF THE NORTH illustrated [ FACT ]

By: BILBY , JULIAN W , FRGS

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, J W ARROWSMITH Ltd: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10316

Condition: Good +


Good+ H/b, 1st ed.1925.1st print. illustrated 29 b/w photo- plates. Green cloth , clear Gilt titles. Preface & Publisher's Note , " Nanook [ the Bear ] as that of an Eskimo hunter " This volume" gives in words the life-story of a typical Eskimo [then] Inuit [nowadays] Author JW Bilby FRGS has lived with these Arctic citizens for many years . 319pp 225x145mm[ sound copy , No inscsp , fox spotting first / last few pages & foredge . some some light staining to boards ,tiny dot scuff-loss all corners. 2mm spine base softness with small loss to cloth. Please see our images of the actual book offere... View more info

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THE WHITE MAN COMETH

By: BUISSON , Louis du , Jounalist Foreign Correspondent

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Johannesburg, Africa, Jonathan Ball Publishers: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5019

ISBN: 0868501417

Condition: VG+


Near FINE H/b in Near FIine D/j. 1st ed. Just who were the real heroes - the maligned Zulu monarchs or the European opportunists who defeated them? The meeting of cultures of the white settlers of 19th Century: Europe with the Zulu Peoples of South Eastern Africa. illustrated 10 Colour & 9 b/w plates.249pp [ grey boards white titles, No inscsp., tight binding, minor shelf wear spine base.] Dust Jacket not clipped, no notable defect. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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DAWN IN TODA LAND, A NARRATIVE OF MISSIONARY EFFORT ON THE NILGIRI HILLS, SOUTH INDIA

By: C.F.LING

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, MORGAN & SCOTT: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122992

Condition: Good


RARE 1st ed. H/b.Original Fawn cloth boards with green titles and illustration of a salutation to upper board. 190 x 130 mm approx. Frontis + 10 other b/w photographic illustrations on glossy art paper as called for. xii + 90 pp + 8pp publisher's catalogue containing 4 further b/w photographic illustrations from books there advertised. Forward by Amy Wilson-Carmichael. Record of the missionary work commenced in 1890 among the Toda people a Dravidian ethnic group from Tamil Nadu distinguished by the mop of hair worn by the menfolk and ringlets by the women. A title now scarce in its original pu... View more info

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JOURNEY INTO THE STONE AGE [ New Guinea tribes]

By: DAVIES , David M , Dr. [ renouned Scientist-Exployer of S E Asia & Indonesia ]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Travel Book Club: 1970

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Seller ID: 119110

Condition: VG


H/b Dust Jacket VG/Good+.1st ed.thus- Travel club.Renouned Scientist-Exployer of S E Asia & Indonesia Dr DM Davies.[ anthropology/ primative tribes] survival , nutrition , Rain Forest, Doyu Monoliths , Valley of Lost Men, Culture beliefs etc.Intro; 16 chpts.[ book, tight binding , no inscsp. clean throughout vg] D/j not clipped , light edgewear, minor colour rub/loss corners, top/tail spine.10mm closed tear-line top frnt [clear-tape beneath]small circular stain to rear base area. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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CRAFTS and TRADITIONS of the CANARY ISLANDS , Shire Ethnography No 17

By: EDDY , Mike , Archaeologist & Memb.Guayadeque Archaeological Project ,Canary Islands

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Risborough, SHIRE Publications: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119240

ISBN: 0747800111

Condition: Fine


Shire P/b FINE. Ethnography No 17. Ist ed.1989.M Eddy Archaeologist etc. & Memb.Guayadeque Archaeological Project ,Canary islands. Intro; Pottery / Basketry / Weaving / woodworking / music dance culture / sports festivals / food & wine. illustrated b/w plates all pages.32pp. Places to Visit, further reading.[ book no inscsp, tight binding,fine] PLS See our image. View more info

Image for TRADE AND EXCHANGE IN PREHISTORY STUDIES IN HONOUR OF BERTA STJERNQUIST [ Acta Archaeological Lundensia Series in 8o No 16 ]  English Text

TRADE AND EXCHANGE IN PREHISTORY STUDIES IN HONOUR OF BERTA STJERNQUIST [ Acta Archaeological Lundensia Series in 8o No 16 ] English Text

By: EDITORS BIRGITTA HARDH, LARS LARSSON, DEBORAH OLAUSSON, ROLF PETRE

Price: £45.00

Publisher: SWEDEN, LUND UNIVERSITY: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 124079

ISBN: 9122012133

Condition: Very Good


Includes SIGNED Card. Illustrated paper covered boards, 255 x 180 mm approx. xvi + 332pp. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps / distribution charts/ line figs etc. Collection of papers contributed and published in honour of Berta Stjernquist the Eminent Swedish Archaeologist at the invitation of the "festschrift" committee comprising the editors to mark her 70 birthday in 1988. The papers reflect the field of her work and the research being done in her field at the time of publication by Lund University. Papers include:- Exchange in Mesolithic Societies, Axes in Neolithic Farming societ... View more info

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CELTIC CIVILIZATION AND ITS HERITAGE

By: FILIP , Dr. Jan , Professor

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Prague, New Horizons: 1962

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Seller ID: 119272

Condition: VG


Laminated P/b VG.215pp.1st ed thus UK.English text.Academician Dr Jan Filip - Professor - Vice-President of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. New Horizons Popular Scientific Series of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.Intro; Biblio; index , lists , b/w illusrated in line & plates 1--52 in text, 1-XL on Art paper.Map. 19 chpts [ pre-historic/ Iron Age / armed expeditions rest of Europe/ languages /society / structure/ economy / art / religion/ culture etc.[ orange/green/white book light edgewear, No inscsp, no annotaion, tight binding] PLS See our image View more info

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THE MIDDLE FIVE Indian School Boys of the Omaha Tribe

By: FLESCHE , FRANCIS La

Price: £5.95

Publisher: Lincoln and London, UNIVERSITY of Nebraska Press: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 8118

ISBN: 0803279019

Condition: Fine-


FINE- P/b.1st edi.thus , illustrated 3 b/wo plates, 152pp , preface , forword DA Baerreis - Anthropology, 16 chpts , first published early 1900's , an account Presbyterian student [ Francis la Flesche born 1857 - son of Chief Joseph ]- during the civil war era in Nebraska.[ no notable defect No inscsp.]Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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TAMIL ELEMENT IN CEYLON CULTURE English Series No 2

By: KALAIPULAVAR K. NAVARATNAM ,

Price: £40.00

Publisher: KURUMPASIDDY CEYLON, THE EELAKESARI PONNIAH MEMORIAL PUBLICATION SOCIETY: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123470

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth boards with gilt titles and gilt blocked flower to upper board. 190 x 130 mm approx. xii + 112 pp. 2 b/w photo. plates. Historical record of the Tamils and the relative contributions of the Sinhalese and Tamils to the social and religious life of Ceylon(Sri Lanka). illus. 2 b/w photo-plates ; - Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan Kt KC CMG & Dr Ananda K Coomaraswamy 1877 - 1947. Near Fine/ VG (Book- minor shelf soling to cloth. Previous owner name with subsequent such under both in ink to free front end paper. Dust Jacket - minor shelf rubbing to tips of corners and negligible shelf soiling... View more info

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THE BOOK OF MAIDEN CASTLE

By: KEMP , John

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Lyme Regis , Dorset, Nigel J Clarke Publications:

Seller ID: 118181

ISBN: 0907683258

Condition: VG+


Small clean-stapled a5 P/b.30pp.Line illustrated.Neolithic man - barrows - Roman hill fort - Iron Age , BC & AD. , WEAPONS , Celts [history/ social history] Periods of reconstruction.[ white p/b line illus.Navy titles.]neat ink name to inner blank card.o/w Fine throughout, tight. minor handling outer covers.Undated PLS See our image View more info

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EARLY PENNINE SETTLEMENT a Field Study

By: KING , ALAN , Geology Degree

Price: £4.95

Publisher: Clapham, DALESMAN PUBLISHING Co Ltd: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11724

Condition: VG


A Dalesman Paperback.96pp.History & pre-history -archeaology arts crafts.the natives daily struggle for survival written for teacher/sudent & all interested by A King[ Degree in Geology etc] b/w illustrations to almost every page[geography enviroment, man's arrival . clearance of forests, Bronze-age metal workers, Celtic & Romans field evidence etc. book- No inscsp. interior Fine] exterior light edgewear colour rub/fade, small thumb turning crease lower front, not clipped, 11s. PLS See our image View more info

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THE PRACTICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS Tracking Law Between the Global and the Local

By: MARK GOODALE & SALLY ENGLE MERRY (EDITORS)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123501

ISBN: 0521683785

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated Card covers (Paperback) 230 x 150 mm approx. xii + 384 pp. Published in the "Cambridge studies in law and society" series the book draws on anthropological studies of human rights from around the world and examines human rights in practice. A compelling book. Near Fine (Book- light rubbing to covers. No previous owner name or insc. No annotations. No sign of use). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE TINKLER-GYPSIES

By: McCORMICK, ANDREW

Price: £125.00

Publisher: DUMFRIES, J MAXWELL: 1907

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 118303

Condition: Good


Red bevel edged cloth boards with yellow and black illustration to front board, gilt titles to spine, 185x130mm approx. xxiv + 538pp +xxx + 1 page advert for the Gypsy Lore Society.B/W line drawing to title page, many photographic illustrations and fold out map.Introduction by John Sampson. First published in Dec 1906 to much acclaimas "The Tinkler-Gypsies of Galloway this is the 2nd Impression of Dec 1907 which was revised and amended throughout with additional photographic illustrations and two new chapters included being "A Scotch Gypsy Village" and "Tinklers' Bairns." T... View more info

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AGRICULTURAL CHANGE and PEASANT CHOICE in a THAI VILLAGE

By: MOERMAN , Michael , Anthropology - University California

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Berkley & L.A., UNIVERSITY of California Press: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118090

Condition: Good


h/b+jacket Good/Good - , 1st ed.227pp.Mr Ml Moerman - Anthropology California University.Social history , Rural change for survival [ country matters] Ethnoscience rice farming. "A most detailed anthropological account of Asian wet-rice farming . " - study of the Tai-Lue."Set out in 4 parts - Background , Farming Operations , Resources in Land & Labour and Choice & Change.Appendices , explanatory Notes , Measurements, glutinious rice , orthography etc.illus maps/tables 18 b/w plates.[ light waveyness to lower section ofpages to book would suggest some clear liquid spill at some tim... View more info

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THE WORLD OF THE CITIZEN IN REPUBLICAN ROME

By: NICOLET , Claude , Professor - Ancient History, Sorbonne, Paris. (Translator- P S FALLA)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: LONDON, BATSFORD ACADEMIC AND EDUCATIONAL LTD: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123781

ISBN: 0713403683

Condition: Near Fine


Blue Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. [x] + 436 pp. Line Map + 1 other line drawing. First Published in French by Gallimard in 1976 the copy offered by us is a First Uk Printing 1980 of the 2nd French Edition which was Revised with the assistance of it's translator P.S.Falla to correct numerous references, dates and figures. A work of social anthropology which traces the move from a well ordered Republic to the rise of the proletariat and subsequent disintegration of Rome. A book for all interested in the mechanics of social cohesion and the workings of power. Near ... View more info

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Myths & Legends of the ABORIGINE

By: SMITH , William Ramsay

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Middlesex, Senate: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119707

ISBN: 0091850398

Condition: VG


P/b VG 1ed thus 13579108642.[original title included"Australian"] 356pp. Folklore of the Aborigines.[ Origins / Animal Myths / Religion / Social / Personal myths] b/w illustrated. the book itself very good neat stamped name, tight binding; however the cheap paper has browned/ tanned. PLS See our image View more info