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Biblio is proud to present a wide variety of rare and antique books in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and anyone who loves the study of cultures and societies should absolutely browse through the rare Anthropology books section of the Rare Book Room. From obscure Anthropology textbooks to records from the Bureau of American Ethnology, there are many interesting Anthropology titles to choose from.


Costume Antico e Moderno by Giulio Ferrario

Complete set of 29 volumes (10 on Europe, 8 on Asia, 4 on Africa, 4 on Asia, 3 supplements) bound in 34 of this monumental Italian work. Revised second edition in octavo following the first edition in folio of 1816-1834. 1,780 handcolored (some tinted or ...

From Florilegius


Notes on Nomad Tribes of Eastern Afghanistan. Confidential. by Robinson, Captain J. A

New Delhi: Printed by the Manager Government of India Press, 1935., 1935. First printing. Tall 4to. Profusely illustrated with tables (mainly tribal genealogy). There is a very large color fold-out map (aprox. 38" x 26 1/2") in the rear pocket: ...

From Thomas Dorn ABAA


American Anthropologist by American Anthropologist

120 volumes plus all indexes and supplements. Royal Octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") and Quarto (11" x 8 1/2") issued in wrappers. Early volumes from the library of George M Foster and bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Other volumes from the libr...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Handbook of Middle American Indians by Wauchope, Robert and Victoria Reifler Bricker (editors)

22 volumes: volume 1, Natural Environment and Early Cultures: viii+570 pages with maps, tables, plates, illustrations and index with some foldouts; volume 2 and 3, Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica: [viii]+[560]-[viii]+[561]-1084 pages with illustration...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Vollstaendige Völkergallerie in getreuen Abbildungen by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche

Set of 3 volumes of this finely illustrated review of the manners, lifestyles and costumes of all the peoples of the world.Complete with 3 handcolored title pages and 365 handcolored illustrations on 184 lithographic plates of native costumes, customs, we...

From Florilegius


THE ANATOMY OF A PYGMY, (Orang-Outang) compared with that of a monkey, an ape, and a man. With an essay concerning the pygmies, &c. of the Ancients. by TYSON, Edward.:

London, T. Osborne, 1751.. Wherein it will appear that they are all either apes or monkies, and not men, as formerly pretended. To which is added, The anatomy and description of a rattlesnake : Also of the musk-hog. With a discourse upon the jointed and ...

From Roger Middleton


Ensayo sobre la interpretación de la escritura hierática de la América Central by Rosny, Leon Louis Lucien Prunol de (1837-1914)

[8]+xxi+113+[5] pages with figures, drawings (some in color) and xx leaves of plates of which number XX folds out. Elephant folio (18" x 12") bound in quarter red leather with six raised band compartments lettered and decorated in gilt over marbled boards...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Delle nozze, by Fausto da Longiano, Sebastiano; Plutarch

Venice: Plinio Pietrasanta, 1554. First edition. Very Good/This essay extolling marriage is an early artifact of modern ethnography, in that it poses as a survey of marriage customs through history and around the world. In true humanist fashion, Fausto ...

From Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio


Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908, Two Volumes by Mannerheim, Carl Gustav

Helsinki, Finland: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 1940. Two volumes in original dustjackets. Both volumes are Fine, Vol.I dustjacket Very Good, 1 1/2" triangular chip bottom edge at spine, tears at spine folds and 2 tears horizontally at spine, Vol. II ...

From Dale Steffey Books


A Budget of Paradoxes by De Morgan, Augustus. [Edward Burnett Tylor]

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1872. First edition. Hard cover. Reprinted, with the author's additions, from the Athenaeum. A posthumous publication edited by De Morgan's widow. Published London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1872. 8vo., vii, [1 errat...

From The Wild Muse


Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. by Coombs, S[amuel] F

Coombs, S[amuel] F., Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. Historical Sketch, Etc. Seattle, Wash[ington]: Published by Lowman & Han...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


A Most Compleat Compendium of Geography, General and Special; Describing all the Empires, Kingdoms, and Dominions, in The Whole World. Shewing Their Bounds, Situation, Dimensions, Ancient and Modern Names, History, Government, Religions, Languages.. by Echard, Laurence

London: Printed for J. Salisbury, 1697. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo [3.25" x 6"]. ...Commodities, Divisions, Subdivisions, Cities, Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, with their Archbishopricks, Bishopricks and Universities. In a more Plain and Easie Me...

From Minotavros Books


Grundriss der Naturgeschichte der Menschenspecies [Menschen Species] by Christian Friedrich Ludwig

xii, 314 pp., 5 folding plates. Paper covered boards with gentle wear all around. No previous owners' names or other markings....

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


Eskimo Folk-Tales by Rasmussen, Knud, and Worster, W

London: Copenhagen, Christiana: Gyldendal, 1921, First Edition, First Printing. sm4to ‚Äď 26.2 cm. 156pp., 2pp. incl. sources of various legends, printer, 2pp. publisher's advertisements. Half-title, frontispiece with color and black-and-white illustratio...

From Chet Ross Rare Books


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