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African Ceremonies
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African Ceremonies

By Beckwith, Carol and Angela Fisher

Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1999; First Edition; quarto; two volumes; black cloth; gilt titles; woven cloth marker ribbons of African design. Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher’s extraordinary photographic study chronicling native ceremonies from across the African continent -- North, East, South, West, and Central Africa. Detailed chapters on rites of birth and initiation, courtship and marriage, royalty and power, changing of the seasons, beliefs and worship, and spirits and ancestors. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of mesmerizing color photographs. A unique and impressive work, nearly 750 pages in all. Fine, in a Fine slipcase. Warmly inscribed and signed in the blank margin of the title page of each volume by a notable Hollywood film actress to a distinguished screenwriter friend.

$200.00

Origen y Modo de Contar de los Indios
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Origen y Modo de Contar de los Indios

By Chimalpopoca, Faustino (Vargas Rea Editor)

Biblioteca Aportacion Historica, Mexico City, 1947; First Edition; #69 of 100 numbered copies; 8vo, 33 pages. Historic document from the manuscript section of the National Museum of Mexico describing the Nahua system of counting and the etymological roots of Nahuatl number words. Originally authored in the mid 19th century by noted Mexican linguist Faustino Chimalpopoca, Nahuatl translator to the court of Maximillian and Carlota. Published in a limited edition of only 100 copies by Vargas Rea. Very Good Plus, in printed wraps with an Aztec glyph emblazoned on the front. Rare.

$125.00

Wall Paintings Of Snake-Charmers In Tanganyika
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Wall Paintings Of Snake-Charmers In Tanganyika

By Cory, H.

Faber & Faber Limited, London, 1953; First Edition; tall 8vo, 99 pages; illustrated. Over sixty reproductions of wall paintings of spirit figures which play a part in the rites of the Buyeye secret society of Bantu snake charmers in Sukumaland, Tanganyika. Four of the figures are reproduced in color on tipped-in plates. Text by Hans Cory, notable Government Anthropologist for Tanganyika. Very Good, clean and crisp, titles bright, binding tight, sound, and square, corners sharp. Frontispiece illustration plate crease along right edge.

$50.00

Finding The Center, Narrative Poetry of the Zuni Indians
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Finding The Center, Narrative Poetry of the Zuni Indians

By Tedlock, Dennis

Bison Books, Nebraska, 1978; First Edition; 8vo, 298 pgs. Collection of oral folk tale performances of the Zuni, translated by Dennis Tedlock. Very Good Plus, in illustrated stiff wraps.

$25.00

The Living Past Of Greece
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The Living Past Of Greece

By Burn, A.R. and Mary Burn

The Herbert Press, London, 1980; First Edition; 8vo, 288 pages. Detailed descriptions and historical background for over 70 of the most important and interesting places, islands and buildings of Greece, each site illustrated with maps and photographs. Foreword by Lawrence Durrell. Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket. A clean, bright, and sharp copy.

$30.00

The Taos Indians
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The Taos Indians

By Grant, Blanche C.

Rio Grande Press, Glorieta, NM, 1984; First Edition; 8vo, 132 pages; illustrated. Blanche C. Grant’s controversial 1925 study of the life ways of the Indians of Taos Pueblo. First printing of the paperback edition. Fine, in illustrated wraps.

$25.00

Four Thousand Years Ago: A Panorama Of Life In The Second Millennium, B.C.
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Four Thousand Years Ago: A Panorama Of Life In The Second Millennium, B.C.

By Bibby, Geoffrey

Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1962; First Edition, third printing; 8vo, 398 pages plus a 13-page index at the back; illustrated. Geoffrey Thomas Bibbey’s fascinating book which brings to light for the first time, from contemporary archaeological evidence, a connected history of the second millennium B.C., a span of time in which some of the most well-known events in man’s history took place, but which heretofore had remained only a murky "jumble of disconnected stories." Illustrated with b&w photos and in-text illustrations. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket that has minor tanning of the spine panel. No ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. A crisp and handsome copy.

$30.00

The Myths Of The Opossum: Pathways Of Mesoamerican Mythology
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The Myths Of The Opossum: Pathways Of Mesoamerican Mythology

By Lopez Austin, Alfredo

Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1993; First Edition; 8vo, 421 pages; illustrated. A major study of the myth cycle of the opossum in indigenous Mesoamerican cultures, investigating in part the connection of the opossum and Quetzalcoatl. By Alfredo Lopez Austin, professor of anthropology at the National University of Mexico, recognized scholar of Aztec ideology. Translation by Bernard and Thelma Ortiz de Montellano. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$55.00

Zinacantan: A Maya Community In The Highlands Of Chiapas
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Zinacantan: A Maya Community In The Highlands Of Chiapas

By Vogt, Evon Z.

Belknap/ Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1969; First Edition; large 8vo, 733 pages; illustrated. Seminal anthropological study of the Tzotzil-speaking highland village of Zinacantan, Chiapas, with chapters on Geographic and Cultural Setting, Material Culture and Economics, Social Structure, Religious Beliefs and Rituals, etc. Illustrated with photographs in b&w. Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket that has a single 1" closed edge tear. A very attractive copy.

$125.00

Masks Of Black Africa
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Masks Of Black Africa

By Segy, Ladislas

Dover Publications, NY, 1976; First Edition; 4to, 248 pages. Comprehensive study of African ritual masks, profusely illustrated with 264 b&w photographs of masks from all parts of the African continent, each identified as to tribe, place of origin, and use. Includes masks of the Dogon, Bambara, Senufo, Guere (Ngere)-Wobe, Baule, Kuyu, Yoruba, Baga, Bapende, Bwa, Bobo-Fing, Ibo, and many other tribes. Lengthy text on the psychology of the masks, roles of the dancer, naturalism vs. abstraction, carving styles, position of the carver in tribal society, and much additional background material. Tribal location map at the front. A Dover original first edition. Fine, in illustrated wraps.

$45.00

Sioux Indian Religion
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Sioux Indian Religion

By DeMallie, Raymond J. and Parks, Douglas R. (Editors)

University Of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1987; First Edition; 8vo, 243 pages; illustrated. Twelve separate writings on numerous aspects of Sioux Indian religion by such Indian authors as Arval Looking Horse, Vine Deloria, Beatrice Medicine, Emerson Spider, etc. Nine pages of suggested readings for further study at the back, together with a 10 page bibliography. Illustrated by Sioux artist Arthur Amiotte. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$40.00

Llave Del Nahuatl, Coleccion De Trozos Clasicos Con Gramatica Y Vocabulario Para Utilidad De Los Principiantes (Signed)
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Llave Del Nahuatl, Coleccion De Trozos Clasicos Con Gramatica Y Vocabulario Para Utilidad De Los Principiantes (Signed)

By Garibay, Angel Maria

Editorial Porrua, Mexico, 1961; Second Edition; revised and enlarged by the author; 8vo, 385 pages. Summary instruction in Nahuatl grammar and pronunciation, accompanied by twenty substantive selections from primary source 16th century Nahuatl literature, in Nahuatl, followed by their corresponding translations into Spanish. Also included are a number of later-century texts demonstrating dialectical variations and the evolution over time of the Nahuatl language. Painstakingly authored by Angel Maria Garibay K. (1892 - 1967), Mexican Catholic priest, renowned linguist, philologist, and historian of Mesoamerican cultures, most especially of the Nahua peoples. Revised and enlarged from the 1940 edition by Garibay himself, with the author’s explanatory preface at the front. Finely bound in full tree calf with morocco spine labels, beveled boards, gilt titles, decorative end papers, and green silk marker ribbon, original wraps bound in. Forty-eight page Nahuatl-Spanish dictionary at the back. Inscribed and signed on f.f.e.p. by the author. Fine and handsome.

$375.00

An Introduction To American Archaeology, Volume Two: South America
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An Introduction To American Archaeology, Volume Two: South America

By Willey, Gordon R.

Prentice-Hall, Inc., New Jersey, 1971; First Edition, first printing; 4to, 530 pages; illustrated. Celebrated archaeological study, spanning the period of time from man’s first appearance on the American continent to the coming of the Europeans. Authored by distinguished archaeologist Gordon R. Willey, Ph.D., Bowditch Professor of Mexican and Central American Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University. Profusely illustrated. Very Good Plus in a Very Good Plus dust jacket.

$75.00

I Am Eskimo, Aknik My Name (Signed)
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I Am Eskimo, Aknik My Name (Signed)

By Green, Paul

Alaska-Northwest Publishing Co., Juneau, 1959; First Edition; Signed; square 8vo, 86 pages; illustrated. First person account of Alaskan Eskimo life by full-blood Eskimo Paul Green, born 1901 in Kotzbue, and whose Eskimo name was Aknik. Tells how he got his name, about the Alaskan Arctic, hunting bear, seal, whale, and caribou, how to make a snow house and a sod igloo, Eskimo dances, Eskimo stories and legends, Eskimo foods, Eskimo customs, Eskimo duck hunts, ice fishing, and much more, all accounts preserved in his own unique style of Eskimo English. Illustrated by renowned Eskimo artist George Ahgupuk. Nicely inscribed and signed by the author in both his English and Eskimo names on the title page. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket which has two tiny chips on the top edge of the front panel, unaffecting titles or graphics.

$125.00

Toponimias Nahuas: Normas Para La Interpretacion De Toponimicos De Origen Nahuatl Y Analisis Etimologicos De Trecientos De Ellos
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Toponimias Nahuas: Normas Para La Interpretacion De Toponimicos De Origen Nahuatl Y Analisis Etimologicos De Trecientos De Ellos

By Davila Garibi, Jose Ignacio

Editorial Stylo, , Mexico, 1942; First Edition; 8vo, 251 pages. An instructional analysis of the Nahuatl language as it pertains to geographical place names, together with complete etymological breakdowns of the meanings of 300 Mexican place names of Nahuatl origin. Includes a chapter on the effects of Hispanicization on Nahuatl pronunciation and orthography. Text in Spanish. Publication #63 of the Instituto Panamericano De Geografia E Historia. Very Good, in printed gray wraps, with a clear tape reinforcement of the outer wraps at the upper and lower spine ends. Clean, bright, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$125.00

Metodo Autodidactico Español-Nahuatl, Nahuatl-Español, Edicion Revisada y Simplificada
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Metodo Autodidactico Español-Nahuatl, Nahuatl-Español, Edicion Revisada y Simplificada

By Linares, Ezequiel, and Wagner, F.

Antigua Libreria Robredo y Editorial Aurora, Mexico, D.F, 1961; no statement of edition; 8vo, 142 pages. A grammar, vocabulary, and reader of Nahuatl to Spanish, and Spanish to Nahuatl. Very Good, in red, white, and green stiff wraps. Page margins tanned.

$45.00

An Introduction To American Archaeology, Volume One: North and Middle America
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An Introduction To American Archaeology, Volume One: North and Middle America

By Willey, Gordon R.

Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1966; First Edition, 4th printing; 4to, 530 pages; illustrated. Celebrated archaeological study, spanning the period of time from man’s first appearance on the American continent to the coming of the Europeans. Authored by Gordon R. Willey, Ph.D., Bowditch Professor of Mexican and Central American Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University. Profusely illustrated. Very Good Plus in a Very Good Plus dust jacket.

$75.00

Pygmy Kitabu (Signed)
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Pygmy Kitabu (Signed)

By Hallet, Jean-Pierre

Random House, NY, 1973; Second Edition; Signed; 8vo, 434 pages; photo illustrated. Jean-Pierre Hallet’s detailed ethnological study of the culture, legends, philosophy and religion of the pygmies of the Ituri Forest. Nicely inscribed and signed by the author on the f.f.e.p. at Christmas, 1973. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket that has a short closed edge tear at the upper left corner of the front panel.

$35.00

The Metopes Of The Temple Of Athena At Ilion
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The Metopes Of The Temple Of Athena At Ilion

By Holden, Beatrice Mills

Smith College, Northhampton, MA, 1964; First Edition; 8vo, 43 pages of text plus 31 pages of b&w photographic plates; white boards; gilt titles. Thesis study focusing on the question of the dating of the metopes from the temple of Athena at Ilion, unearthed by Schlieman in 1872. Were they part of the structure Strabo claims Lysymachos erected, or did they belong to a later building, dedicated in the time of Augustus? Very Good Plus, without dust jacket, as issued. Clean, crisp, bright, corners sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$45.00

Bulletin Of The Itzan Society, The Directory and Proceedings of the Society and an Annual Review of Research in the Origins, History, Religion and Civilization of Ancient America
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Bulletin Of The Itzan Society, The Directory and Proceedings of the Society and an Annual Review of Research in the Origins, History, Religion and Civilization of Ancient America

By Itzan Society

The Itzan Society, Los Angeles, 1939; First Edition; 8vo, 32 pages; illustrated. Volume 1, Number 1, of the official bulletin of the Itzan Society, dedicated to pre-Columbian American research with emphasis on the history of the Ancient pyramid-building peoples of Middle America and their origins, colonization, religion, civilization, and legacy to the modern world. Contains a 14 page history of Ancient America, with speculation on the Asiatic antecedents of mesoamerican societies, plus statements of the aims of the Itzan society, description of its organization, regulations, list of members and officers, and list of library accretions for the years 1938-1939. Illustrated with a small map of the ancient American world on the eve of the European invasion, plus charts and in-text line drawings. Very Good, in printed yellow wraps. Clean, bright, no creases, tears, or chips.

$40.00

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