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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 ... 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 b... 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 ... 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 bo... 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 Tam... 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 b... 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

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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/wh... 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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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 clippe... View more info

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MY COUNTRY AND MY PEOPLE New & Enlarged Edition with an Account of the Sino-Japanese War

By: LIN YUTANG

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, WILLIAM HEINEMANN: 1943

Seller ID: 123207

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth boards with dark green titles and chinese characters to upper panel. 200 x 140 mm approx. xx + 420 pp. First published in 1936 the copy offered by us is a March 1943 reprint of the new and revised edition of May 1939. With a forward by Pearl S Buck the book provides an insight into the character, culture, mind and ideals of the Chinese peoples from the perspective of the author with chapters on Woman's; Social and Political; Literary, Artistic and Cultural li... 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 phot... 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 m... View more info

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THE BANTU-SPEAKING TRIBES OF SOUTH AFRICA An Ethnographical Survey Edited for the South African Inter-Unoversity Committee for African Studies

By: SCHAPERA , I , & Eleven Contributors

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, ROUTLEDGE & Kegan Paul Ltd: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123200

Condition: VG


VG H/b.1953.1st ed.4th imp.Bantu as they were - before being affected by the intrusion of Western Civilization -therefore containing Valuable Knowledge no longer obtainable in the field.Fold-out Map to rear. illustrated 40 b/w photographic plates.453pp. A work borne out of a resolution adopted by The Inter-University Committee for African Studies in July 1934 to "sponsor the preparation and publication of a handbook of South African Tribes". The greater part of the book ... View more info

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SOUTH ARABIAN HUNT

By: SERJEANT , R B , Professor of Arabic

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Luzac & Co Ltd & Totowa / N J Rowman & Littlefield: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8069

ISBN: 071890172X

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.Near FINE D/j.1st. Professor RB Serjeant is currently Sir Thomas Adam's Professor of Arabic at Cambridge. He has traveled the Arab States - The Ibex hunt in pagan Arabia - both ritual and religious [ Eastern Yemen / Wadi Hadramawt / Madudah ]Illu.18 plates b/w & Colour,29 chpts. Appendix; Area Maps to end papers.[ book as new No inscsp] minor spine fade & edgewear. 143pp.220x140mm. Please see our Actual image of the book offered for sale. 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

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GREENLAND

By: THERKILSEN , Kjeld Rask , & Other Contributors

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Denmark, The Royal Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs: 1954

Seller ID: 120943

Condition: Good


A Read Only Copy.Undated c. 1950's. Kjeld Rask Therkilsen & Other Contributors.Profusely illustrated b/w plates.Science & Exploration Surveying , Social History , History , Culture , past & present , Mountains Se a Ice Thule Fishermen " Eskimos " Norsemen , Greenlanders , Anthropoly tribes etc. indigeonous people[ cream cloth green illus.& title to front, No inscsp. tight binding , VG throughout] outer board spine lisfting away to base 10mm [ none missing]. Dust ... View more info