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image of Les Naufrages de dieu; Aventures d'un protestant et de ses compagnons exiles en deux iles desertes de l'ocean Indien 1690-1698

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Paris: Phebus, 1995. Paperback. 203p., illustrated solely with the color cover facsimile of a very old map showing the islands in question. Softbound, an 8x5.5 inch paperback entirely in the French language. Structurally a sound pleasant copy, but expect holograph comment (in English) and underlines on pp.13, 14 and back cover, pointing up the possibility of an old and… Read more
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£13.29
image of Rock Art of the Zuni-Cibola Region. Photographs by Nancy L. Bartman, Robert H. Leibman and M.Jane Young. Drawings by Murray Callahan

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Zuni NM: Pueblo of Zuni, 1981. Pamphlet. 44p., a variety of b&w illustrations including line maps and clarifying copies, plus two fullpage colorphoto plates. Pueblo governor contributes a message in English and Zuni. Softbound, a stapled 9x6 inch pamphlet in decorated cinnamon wraps. Nice shape: we see a few flecks of abrasion to spinefold and a touch of toning… Read more
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£18.46
image of Scenes on the Famous Ridge Route Between Los Angeles and Bakersfield California

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Chicago: Curt Teich & Co, 1920. Eighteen photographic views, capably tinted in colors, each measuring 3x5.5 inches on slightly larger panels, accordioned on a single long light-cardstock leaf and tipped into a 4x6 inch postcard pocket. Item bears stamps legibly cancelled, a pencilled Oakland address and a brief pencilled message inside ("How is Betty Lou.. going to Long Beach… Read more
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image of Caravans and Trade in Afghanistan; the changing life of the nomadic Hazarbuz

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New York: Thames and Hudson / Rhodos International Science and Art Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. 292p., coated paper with profuse color and b&w photos, line maps, diagrams; hardbound, the American first edition in 11x8.5 inch white boards titled in lavender, and colorphoto dust jacket. The dj shows mildest signs of handling (light pressuremarks, touch of edgewear) while book itself is… Read more
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Sustainable Livelihoods in Kalahari Environments, A Contribution to Global Debates

by Sporton, Deborah and David S.G. Thomas, editors

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2002
ISBN
9780198234197
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£8.86

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xix, 231p., illustrated with figures, "boxes" and tables, hardbound in black boards gilt (the classic Oxford production) and dust jacket. The book itself is immaculate; the dj should have been equally lovely but careless storage has caused a 3-inch accordioned tear in back panel, which we have tacked with clear tape to verso, so..… Read more
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In Search of Genghis Khan. Photography by Paul Harris

by Severin, Tim

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1992
ISBN
9780689121340
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£11.07

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New York: Atheneum, 1992. Hardcover. xii, 241p., illustrated with two doublespread line maps and lots of nice sharp photographs (some in color), first American edition in clothbacked boards and dust jacket. The casing is just slightly edgeworn and the former owner has rubberstamped shelf-side (bottom edge) of the textblock and the front free endpaper, neatly. The dj (unclipped) is… Read more
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image of A vision quest. A rite of passage. A ritual of transformation. A spiritual wilderness retreat

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San Rafael, CA: Windhorse, 1987. 38p., plastic comb binding and clear plastic covers, the covers turning yellow, otherwise very good. Laid in is a brochure for the event. Prepared for participants in a retreat in Death Valley, which was an adaptation of Native American spirit quest motifs to the needs of people in twelve-step programs. Includes overviews of… Read more
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image of Reclamation: Home Creating, Wealth Producing, Self Sustaining. Reclamation represents homes, livelihood for 900,000 persons [&c &c], irrigation, flood control, power, recreation

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Washington DC: United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 1940. Pamphlet. Single leaf of glazed alkaline stock folded four times to make an upright 8.5x3.5 inch promotional brochure for federal spending on water projects. Printed with b&w photos mingled with texts and tables. Some intersecting fold-lines are a little crimped, owing more to the nature of the… Read more
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The Tortoise & the Hare

by Pinkney, Jerry

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2013
ISBN
9780316183567
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£22.15

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New York: Little, Brown & Co. / Hachette Group, 2013. Hardcover. Sewn textblock of largely uncaptioned fullpage color drawings, not paginated but about 30p., the hardbound first edition (so stated) in dust jacket; boards are illustrated in matte color, dj is gloss-backed (for strength), dj recto also matte. A nice copy; the book itself looks new but dj is… Read more
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El Paisano [13 issues]

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Published
1962
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£70.14

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Banning, CA; Palm Springs, CA: Desert Protective Council, 1962. Thirteen issues of the staplebound newsletter, very good. Issues present are 27, 28, 34, 35, 39, 40, 43, 47-49, 53, 54, and 59. Generally eight or nine pages long. Randall Henderson was a longtime editor (he is the namesake of the Randall Henderson Loop Trail); others included Harry C. James,… Read more
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El Paisano [6 issues]

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Published
1962
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£33.22

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Banning, CA; Palm Springs, CA: Desert Protective Council, 1962. Six issues of the staplebound newsletter, very good. Issues present are 27, 28, 48, 49, 54, and 59. Generally eight or nine pages long. Randall Henderson was a longtime editor (he is the namesake of the Randall Henderson Loop Trail); others included Harry C. James, founder of the Trailfinders Organization,… Read more
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image of Out West; A personal journal of California as it is, as it was, as we hope it will be. Volume One Number One, Fall 1966 [with] Volume Three, October 1968, Volume Four October 1969, Volume Seven October 1972 [four unduplicated nos. as a small lot]

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Georgetown CA: J. Wilson McKenney, 1966. First, later and last issues of this short-lived labor of love; 9.5x7 inch journal wraps (#7 reduced to 9x6 inches), illustrated with period images and contemporary photography. Two issues each have a paperclip dent in top margin, else perfect copies with no ownership or institutional markings whatsoever. The four together. Not academic treatments… Read more
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The Egyptian Sketch Book

by Leland, Charles G.

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1874
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£22.15

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New York: Published by Hurd and Houghton, 1874. Hardcover. ix, 331p., hardbound American first edition in 7jx5 inch decorated cloth boards (titling and oasis scene gilt), edgeworn with bookplate, ownership and bookseller's notices, foodflecks scattered throughout (reconstruct 19thC diet!) a good copy.
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Remarkable Californians

by Roddy, W. Lee

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Published
1970
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£14.77

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Ceres: Self-published by the author, 1970. 32p., 6x9.25 inches, epilogue, author bio, illustrated with drawings by Darlene Davi, very good booklet in original stapled pictorial wraps. Short biographies of "remarkable Californians" published on the 201st anniversary of California's founding.
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image of Architecture of Acoma Pueblo The 1934 Historic American Buildings Survey Project

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Santa Fe: Ancient City Press, 1986. Paperback. 137p., paperback with coated paperstock throughout, reproductions of the survey elevations and floorplans with a few period photographs and substantial text; 8x10 inch glossy photodecorated wraps, mild signs of handling and a small light corner crease.
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image of Gwion Gwion, Dulwan Mamaa. Ngarjno, Ungudman, Banggal, Nyawarra [content authors] Secret and Sacred Pathways of the Ngarinyin Aboriginal People of Australia. [Jeff Doring, narratives editing and observations]

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Koln: Konemann, 2000. Hardcover. 336p., heavy coated paperstock with profuse color site, artifact and portrait photography; text is in English, French and German, and has a lengthy glossary of Aborigine appended. First edition openweave orange cloth boards in glossy colorphoto dust jacket, 11.5x10 inches; entirely clean and sound, a fine copy. A printed warning is featured prominently, directed to… Read more
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image of Life and loyalty; a study in the socio-religious culture of Syria and Mesopotamia in the Graeco-Roman period based on epigraphical evidence

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Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995. xii, 375p., first edition bright green buckram boards gilt-titled and -ruled in the usual impressive Brill manner; a fine unblemished copy just out of publisher's original shrinkwrap. Epigraphical wisdom incised in the Syrian-Mesopotamian desert during first three centuries CE. Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, volume 128.
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£73.83
image of The tribes of Burning Man: how an experimental city in the desert is shaping the new American counterculture

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San Francisco: CCC Publishing, 2011. Paperback. 312p., prologue, introduction, foreword, index, illustrated with b&w photos, very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Personal inscription and signed by the author as Scribe.
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image of Evolution of the California landscape; State of California Department of Natural Resources Bulletin 158

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San Francisco: Division of Mines, 1952. 240p., 10.25x8.75 inches oblong, introduction, index, illustrated throughout with maps, diagrammatic drawings, and photos with numerous aerial shots; find 3 folded maps in rear pocket, very good in green cloth.
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The archeology of the Western Mojave

by Coombs, Gary B.

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Published
1979
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£14.77

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n.p.: Bureau of Land Management, California, 1979. 115p., mildly worn wraps, 8.5x11 inches.
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