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    AUD $15.00

    Treasures Of The British Museum by Caygill, Marjorie

    London: The Trustees of the British Museum. 1985. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 240 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    $60.00

    Sigmar Polke: 1 April to 29 April 1989 by Polke, Sigmar

    Clean and unmarked. Art book, large. Additional charge may apply to international shipping.


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    $120.00

    Casas Grandes: A Fallen Trading Center of the Gran Chichimeca . Volumes 1, 2, and 3. by Di Peso, Charles C

    Dragoon AZ/Flagstaff AZ: The Amerind Foundation, Inc./Northland, 1974. Edited by Gloria J. Fenner. 1sts, tan/black cloth, no dj's, 4to, vg (few sm. stains on edges; bumped spine ends). This is the short set, complete in itself, with a history and description of the ruins. (Vols. 4-8 are more technical). Includes 1-page prospectus laid in to vol. 1. Please be aware that shipping this item will require extra charges above our standard rate.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Alice Wesche.


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    AUD $25.00

    The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Religion, Literature and Art by Seyffert, Oskar (Revised and Edited by Nettleship, Henry &Sandys, J.E.)

    New York: Gramercy Books. 1995. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Black & white illustrations. Page edges very lightly tanned with age. 714 pages First published in English in 1891. . Reprint of Revised Edition.


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    $50.00

    Los Tesoros de los Senores de Malagana

    Museo del Oro, 1996. Black pictorial wraps. Text in Spanish with beautiful color plates and b/w illustrations. Vg (covers rubbed and edgeworn; light bumping to corners and spine tail; crease to top corner of front cover, affects first few pages). 95pp. incl. bibliography.. Soft Cover.


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    $850.00

    Bryan’'s Dictionary of Painters and Engravers 5 volume set Art Reference by Bryan, George C Williamson

    1904. First edition complete 5 volume set. Hardcover. Good/no dj. Quarto- 11" x 8.5". Art reference books. New edition, revised and enlarged by George C Williamson. Rare set of leather bound art references published in 1904 by George Bell and Sons. Finely bound. Numerous illustrations and full page steel plate engravings. Representing painters and engravers of the 19th century. In Good condition with repaired cracked hinges and occasional light to heavy foxing, but otherwise tight binding, nice spines, and no inscriptions. Visit www.KabiBooks.com for additional images.


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    $55.00

    Martin Kippenberger: The Bermuda Triangle: Syros, Paris Bar, and Dawson City by Kippenberger, Martin, and Nye, Tim (Editor), and Eckman, Carol (Text by)

    New, unopened, in original plastic wrap.


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    $45.00

    Milton Resnick: A Question of Seeing, Paintings 1959-1963 [Jan 01. by Milton Resnick

    New in original shrink wrap, unopened


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    Stone Monuments of Southern Mexico by Stirling, Matthew W

    DC: GPO, 1943. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 138. Good (Ex-library: Maxwell Museum Assn. stamp on front cover, numbers taped to front cover, taped on rear cover and spine; spine and covers faded to brown; edgeworn; spine ends worn; corners of front cover bumped and creased; soiling to side edges; pages toned). 84pp incl. index + 62 plates of b&w photos.. First Edition.


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    $30.00

    The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya: Cycles and Steps from the Madrid Codex by Paxton, Merideth

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2001. Unread and unopened, in original shrinkwrap; 4to, red cloth; vg+ (light bumping and rubbing to spine ends and corners).. Hard Cover.


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    $70.00

    The Ceramic Sculptures of Ancient Oaxaca by Boos, Frank H

    NY: A. S. Barnes and Co., 1966. First Edition, no additional printings; folio, white cloth; vg- (boards bowed and soiled; spine ends bumped; soiling to edges; eps toned; owner's name on ffep) in a fair dj (price-clipped; edges heavily chipped and torn; spine tail chipped off; soiled; prev. owner 'repaired' with a lot of tape on inside and outside edges). 488pp. Please be aware that shipping this item internationally will require additional postage fees.. First Edition. Hard Cover.


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    $35.00

    James Croak by Croak, James; Thomas McEvilley

    In very good condition with unmarked pages. DJ shows some wear with scuffs/light toning around edges. International and expedited shipping will require additional charges.


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    $65.00

    David Smith: Working Surface: Painting, Scultpure, Drawing 1932-63 by Albrecht Et Al, Hans Joachim

    unopened in original shrink wrap


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    AUD $30.03

    Prehistoric Painting by Moulin, Raoul-Jean

    Edito-Service, Geneva, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. 850 g; 208 pages, illustrated throughout with colour photographs, timelines, and maps, as well as black-and-white photographs. The rear section of the book is a dictionary. There is also a bibliography. On the front board there is tipped and illustration within blind stamped gilt borders, and there is gilt titling to the back strip. The chronology finishes in 1965 with the world fair of Negro African art at Dakar. There is introduction by the editor, as well as an introduction by Alan Broderick. A considerable amount of the book is given over to the art of Australia, New Guinea, and the oceanic islands. Clean copy, no damage to describe apart from slight ageing. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Theory/Criticism; Art -- Australian; Art -- History and Theory; Art -- Primitive. Inventory No: 0272348. .


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    $35.00

    Fernando Botero: the Circus March 4th 2009-8th April 2009 by Fernando Botero

    Light scuffs to covers. Large art catalogue/reference


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    Australian Painters. Colonial 1788-1880; Impressionists 1881-1930; Modern 1931-1970 by Gleeson, James

    Lansdowne Press, Dee Why West, New South Wales, 1976. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. 1.323 kg.; 384 pages, this book was originally published as three separate volumes, and in the reproduction, the three volumes are reproduced down to the individual pagination of each book. Each book has an introduction and select bibliography at the end of the section. Dark green coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 200 reproductions of Australian artists' works in colour, included is a small section at the beginning on Aboriginal art. Green coloured boards with white titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing three individual paintings on the front panel of Australian artists and the one on the back panel. Blue coloured background with white titles to the front panel and back strip. A history of Australian painting starting from before white settlement up until the 1970s. There is a small potted history of each artist discussed. trifling rubbing of the bottom edges of the boards from contact with shelves, and the dust jacket has 1/2 inch split at the top of the front fold over, foxing to the half title page. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Art -- History and Theory; Art -- Sculpture; Art -- Primitive. ISBN: 0701807318. ISBN/EAN: 9780701807313. Inventory No: 0276062. . 9780701807313 This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..


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    The Art of the Ancient Near East by Lloyd, Seton

    London: Thames & Hudson. 1974. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs as well as black and white drawings. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 302 pages From The World of Art, History of Art series, this is a fascinating account of the varied and magnificent range of works from the Ancient Near East. . Reprint. Hardback.


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    AUD $118.30

    Arts primitifs dans les ateliers d'artistes. by Evrard, Marcel -- Curator

    Musee de l'Homme par Societe des Amis du Musee de l'Homme , Paris, 1967. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. 1.0 kg; not paginated, (the text block is 1.7 cm thick), illustrated photographically, by José Oster, with the exception of plate number 50 which was by Adolf Studly. There are 158 black-and-white images in the catalogue, with the introductory section of the book being a list of the artists, and their comments on their relationship with the arts of black Africa, Oceania, pre-Columbian America and "archaique" Japan (I cannot quite get the flavour of the word to translate although it probably means pre-contact with the West Japan). The book is a softcover binding, with self attached photographic illustrated wrappers and fold over flap's. There is a slight rubbing of both top and bottom edges, but otherwise the book is in very good condition. Please note the text of the book is in French. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Art -- Australian; Art -- Sculpture; Art -- Primitive; Inventory No: 0228411. .


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    $50.00

    The Indian Christ, The Indian King: The Historical Substrate of Maya Myth and Ritual by Bricker, Victoria Reifler

    Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1981. 1st, 4to, black cloth, vg- (ripples in cloth; foxing on edges; shelfwear; bumping to spine ends) in vg- dj (foxed; wear and bumping to spine ends and corners; faded spine). 368 pp. incl. index.. First Edition. Hard Cover.


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    $35.00

    ART & LANGUAGE-NOW THEY ARE by WOOD PAUL

    Jacket scuffed, book's cover edges bumped, otherwise clean and unmarked.


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    $55.00

    History of the Inca Realm by Rostworowski De Diez Canseco, Maria. Translated By Harry B. Iceland

    New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. First Edition, English translation first published 1999 stated, no additional printings; 8vo, mauve cloth, no dj; vg (tiny discolored spot on rear board; spine ends bumped and rubbed; corners rubbed; tiny, faint spot on bottom edge); 259pp incl. index.. First Edition. Hard Cover.


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    AUD $25.03

    Oceanic Art by Ambesi, Alberto Cesare

    The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, London, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. introduction by author, list of illustrations. The text is illustrated with 71 coloured photographs and a regional map. Light blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the spine. Photographic dust wrapper, showing 2 forms of Pacific region Art, against an orange coloured background with blue and white coloured titles to the front panel and the spine. The small book was first published in Italy in 1966 and has been translated by Rachel Montgomery from the Italian original. The book covers -- Art forms in Melanesia and New Guinea -- The Polynesian scene: from Micronesia to Maori art and Aspects of Australian art. Minor rubbing to the head and to the heel of the spine and shelfwear to the lower book edges along with some discolouration. Some foxing to the top paper edge. Some handling marks to the endpapers. Rubbing to the dust wrapper corners and to the top spine edge. A hint of fading to the top edge of the front dust wrapper panel. First English Translation. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 160 pages, last blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Local History -- Pacific ; Art -- Primitive ; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0600367029. ISBN/EAN: 9780600367024. Inventory No: 0104489. . 9780600367024


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    $35.00

    Indian Art from Mexico to Peru by Boglar, Lajos & Tamas Kovacs

    Budapest: Corvina Kiado, 1983. 1st US, 4to, black cloth, vg (light bumping to spine tail and bottom corners; white marks on very top edges of boards) in vg dj (light wear and bumping to edges). 4to, 26 pp. of text (English) + 40 color & 211 b&w plates.. First Edition. Hard Cover.


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    $50.00

    The Bronze Age and the Celtic World by Peake, Harold

    New York: R.V. Coleman National Book Buyers' Service , 1922. This is a very good hardcover copy in dark red bevelled cloth covers with title and front cover emblem in gilt. Only slight wear to the cloth covers. Very clean inside and out. Bibliography. 14 black & white plates with printed tissue guards + 28 figures in the text including maps. 11" high X 9" wide, 201 text pages + plates. A very nice copy. . Decorative Cloth. Very Good.


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    The Maya Chontal Indians of Acalan-Tixchel: A Contribution to the History and Ethnography of the Yucatan Peninsula by Scholes, France V. and Ralph L. Roys with the Assistance of Eleanor B. Adams and Robert S. Chamberlain

    Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1948. Publication 560 of the Carnegie Institution of Washington; SIGNED by Adams on ffep; 4to, gray paper covers; fair (shaken; covers and spine toned and creased; 2.5 inch tear to front joint, reveals spine; reinforced hinges; water stains to spine; tears to top and bottom third of half-title page along bound edge; crease to corner of fold-out map at p2; pages browned and creased); 565pp incl. index + four fold-out maps.. Soft Cover.


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