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Image for Les Costumes Historiques Russes du Musée de l´Ermitage  de Léningrad

Les Costumes Historiques Russes du Musée de l´Ermitage de Léningrad

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: France, Mécène: 1989

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 005872

Condition: Near Fine


Text in French. En français. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in France. Turqouise glossy paper hardboard binding, with crisp white-stamped lettering. Very gently bumped spine tail, and with sharp corners. 11 x 9 inches. With unnumbered pages and with B&W illustrations and numerous fulll-color plates, many full page, on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. Pictori... View more info

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Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies, Nos. 1-12

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Smithsonian Institution: 1942

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 007496

Condition: Very Good


A publication of the series, Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies. Published sequentially between 1942 and 1943. Printed and presumed bound in Baltimore, MD. Present are the first twelve issues of that series. #1. Bishop, Carl Whiting. Origin of the Far Eastern Civilizations. #2. Swanton, John R. The Evolution of Nations. #3. Hrdlicka, Ales. The Peoples of the Soviet Union. #4. Krieger, Herbert W. Peoples of the Philippines. #5. Friedman, Herbert. The Natural H... View more info

Image for Form of Funeral Ceremony, Castle of Sorrow, and Dedication Ceremony for Knights of the Golden Eagle

Form of Funeral Ceremony, Castle of Sorrow, and Dedication Ceremony for Knights of the Golden Eagle

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, 1890

Seller ID: 007563

Condition: Good Minus


Presumed early edition, possibly a first. Printed by James Young. Olive drab cloth binding. Blind-stamped covers with gilt-stamped lettering on the front cover. Some spotting and soiling to the binding. . 5.75 x 4.5 inches. The text block is present but is disbound. With 18 numbered pages. Minor age toning and scattered light marginal smudging, else a clean interior. Rated a Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "The Kn... View more info

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Saints of the Pueblos

By: Carrillo, Charles

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, LPD Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author and Illustrator

Seller ID: 005948

ISBN: 1890689076

Condition: Near Fine


First printing of the first edition. Signed by the author and by the photographer/illustrator. Text in English. Printed and bound in China. Gorgeous off-white hardboard binding, with crisp red-stamped lettering. 9.25 x 7 inches. With 92 numbered pages and with numerous charming sepia-tone and color plates throughout, many full-page, all on coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Several pages with a trace of diagonal semi-crease, else an immaculat... View more info

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Album of the Ottomans

By: Dedeoglu, Abdulkadir

Price: $54.00

Publisher: Istanbul, Turkey, Osmanli Publishing House: 1982

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 005250

Condition: Very Good Plus


Printed and bound in Turkey. Translated into English by H. Ismail Ercan. Attractive burgundy leatherette binding, padded, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board. 13.25 x 9.5 inches. 120 numbered pages, with numerous color illus. on coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. A few faint blur or smudge marks, no doubt made at the printing house. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. No remainder marks. Handsome full- pictor... View more info

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The Succession of King Kamehameha V to Hawaii's Throne

By: Dutton, Meiric; Harris, Charles Coffin

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Honolulu, HI, U.S.A., Loomis House Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 005712

Condition: Very Good


20 pages in pamphlet format, with color frontis. portrait of King Kamehameha V. Complete, no missing pages. 8.5 x 5.3 inches. Light brown wrappers, and with dark brown lettering and crown to the front wrapper. An exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. At issue was the legality of the proclamation of Prince Lot Kamehameha as rightful successor to King Kamehameha IV. Harris was Attorney-General. Harris' memorandum was... View more info

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Bulgaria's Share in Human Culture

By: Georgiev, Emil; Angelov, Dimiter;

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Bulgaria, Sofia Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 006322

Condition: Very Good Minus


This is an English laguage edition. From an edition of 2,100 copies. 9.5 x 6.75 inches. Printed and bound in Bulgaria. Glossy paper illustrated hardboards. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 129 numbered pages of text, plus 10 color plates. A clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good Plus copy. View more info

Image for The Land Pirates of India: An account of the Kuravers a remarkable Tribe of Hereditary Criminals their extraordinary skill as Thieves, Cattle-lifters & Highwaymen &c and their Manners and Customs

The Land Pirates of India: An account of the Kuravers a remarkable Tribe of Hereditary Criminals their extraordinary skill as Thieves, Cattle-lifters & Highwaymen &c and their Manners and Customs

By: Hatch, W. J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, England, Seeley, Service & Co.: 1928

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 007197

Condition: Very Good Minus


Presumed first printing of the first edition. Technically ex library but with almost none of the usual ex library markings. Front FEP inscribed in a neat, black ink hand, "Western College Library, presented by the author, 1936." Printed by J. & J. Gray, Edinburgh and presumed bound in England. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Terracotta red cloth binding, with crisp gilt--stamped design to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Very gently bumped sp... View more info

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Navajo Trading Days

By: Hegemann, Elizabeth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, The University of New Mexico Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007801

Condition: Very Good Minus


Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in the USA 10.75 x 8 inches. Medium gray linen-like buckram binding with crisp red-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Textblock firmly bound in. Illustrated pastedowns. xi and 388 numbered pages, including 317 B&W archival photos taken by the author. Minor age toning to the edges of all pages. Very small sticker of former bookseller to the... View more info

Image for Exhibition Portraits of American Indians, Together with important examples of ancient and modern pottery, blankets, jewelry, bead and leather work made by the Pueblo and Blackfeet tribes

Exhibition Portraits of American Indians, Together with important examples of ancient and modern pottery, blankets, jewelry, bead and leather work made by the Pueblo and Blackfeet tribes

By: Kihn, W. Langdon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Anderson Galleries: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007754

Condition: Very Good


A catalogue of an exhibition of March 20 to April 2, 1922, published under the auspices of the Art Museum of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Not ex library. 9.25 x 7 inches. A string-bound pamphlet of handmade [?] beige paper wrappers, and with yapped edges. The plain wrappers with black, red and yellow geometric design and with black lettering. Wrappers appear very lightly age-toned but are unsoiled. With full-page, color frontispiece, unnumbered pages documenting 88 objects in t... View more info

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Indian Baskets of the Northwest Coast

By: Lobb, Allan; Wolfe, Art

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Charles H. Belding: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author and Illustrator

Seller ID: 006392

ISBN: 0912856440

Condition: Near Fine


Published September 1, 1978. Printed and bound in USA. With text in English. Black buckram spine with decorated paper hardboard binding. 10.25 x 10.25 inches. No. 154 of 1,000 copies ofthe deluxe edition; so stated. Signed in a neat ink hand on the limitation page by the author and the photographer. With 119 numbered pages and with numerous plates, all in vivid color, mostly full page, all on heavy glossy stock. Alsom with B&W line illustrations. Unbumped spine head and ... View more info

Image for The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization

The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization

By: Lowe, Elizabeth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Museum of Craft and Folk Art: 2006

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005916

ISBN: 0979951107

Condition: Near Fine


This is a paperback edition, not a hardback. 10 x 8 inches. Printed and bound in Connecticut. Bound in pictorial wrappers. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 149 numbered pages, with numerous color plates, some full page, all on coated stock. Slight waviness to the book, else a very clean copy, inside and out, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. A Near Fine copy. View more info

Image for Down from the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast

Down from the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast

By: MacNair, Peter; Joseph, Robert; Grenville, Bruce;

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Univ of Washington Pr: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005994

ISBN: 0295977094

Condition: Near Fine


Printed and bound in Canada. Attractive full-pictorial wrappers, with very light scuffing/rubbing, with crisp lettering and illustration. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 11 x 9 inches. With 192 numbered pages and with 56 featured ceramics, with 61 color plates and with over 100 B&W photo illus. All on coated stock. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. A Near Fine copy. View more info

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Lives Remembered: A Shtetl Through a Photographer's Eye

By: Rosen, Jonathan; Shandler, Jeffrey

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Museum of Jewish Heritage: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007567

ISBN: 0960997075

Condition: Near Fine


Printed by the Studley Press. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Oxford blue cloth binding, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 12 x 9 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 123 numbered pages. With numerous illustrations, including B&W archival photos, all on semi-glossy stock. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Attractive full-pictorial DJ, unclipped but with a h... View more info