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1 Zhostovo Painted Trays [Russian/English Edition]
Moscow The Craftsmen Today 1987 Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Nina goncharova 
Color Illustrations; 8.90 X 6.80 X 0.80 inches; 205 pages; Hard cover has glazed black boards with white lettering on spine. Tail of spine has 3/4" closed tear, slight rubbing, bumping to rest of boards. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Slipcase is white with black lettering, light rubbing, bumping, scuffing. All of the text is in Russian, but the 'List of Plates' is in English and Russian. Book is organized by artist. Beautiful, brightly colored plates of the bright and beautiful folk trays. 
Price: 22.75 USD
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2 Abrahams, Roger, editor Afro-American Folktales Stories from Black Traditions in the New World
New York Pantheon 1985 0394728858 / 9780394728858 First Edition First Printing; Paperback Near Fine 
Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library Series; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; xxii, 327 pages; Soft cover has a grey spine with grey and red lettering. Slight rubbing to covers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w drawings. "...masterful survey of taletelling in the black world by showing the vital forms African stories took as they entered the New World. These 107 tales come from the canefields of the antebellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary Philadelphia...." 
Price: 9.50 USD
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3 Ackah, C.A. Akan Ethics A Study of Moral Ideas and Moral Behaviour of the Akan Tribes of Ghana
Accra Ghana Universities Press 1988 9964301235 / 9789964301231 First Edition (?) Softcover Very Good+ 
Soft cover is orange with black lettering on spine. Overall, pages are clean and tight. Bibliography; general index. "This book covers an area of Akan Ethics about which, so far, litte has been written, especially in such detail. The chapters contain a largely descriptive analysis of the moral language used by the Akan peoples, the sanctions employed to enforce morality, and some of the proverbs, tales and myths which refer to Akan moral beliefs..." Extremely scarce title. ; 0.4 x 7.7 x 5.8 Inches; 138 pages; Cover has light shelf wear, sunning, rubbing/scuffing; a few, faint, yellow/tan spots on title page, table of contents, and first preface page. 
Price: 73.50 USD
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The Steam Train Jigsaw Book, Amery, Heather & Stephen Cartwright
4 Amery, Heather & Stephen Cartwright The Steam Train Jigsaw Book
London E.D.C. Publishing 2003 0794502962 / 9780794502966 Board book Very Good+ 
Usborne Farmyard Tales Series; Color Illustrations; 7.50 X 7.12 X 0.78 inches; 10 pages; Hard cover is red with gold lettering on front and spine. Light rubbing/scuffing/bumping to covers. Illustrated with color pictures, 4 on the left [verso] page, and the jigsaw is on the right [recto] page. All puzzle pieces intact. Delightful book and game for any child. 
Price: 11.25 USD
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5 ANDERSON, Brooke Davis. Martin Ramirez.
Seattle, WA Marquand Books and the American Folk Art Museum 2007 0977802817 / 9780977802814 First Edition (?) Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Martin Ramirez 
Exhbition Catalogue Series; Color Illustrations; 9 1/4 x 12 1/4; 192 pages; Hard cover is black cloth with silver lettering on front and spine. Slight bumping; gift inscription on front end paper. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. DJ has slight rubbing, is double-sided; in a mylar cover. Exhaustively illustrated with color pictures. Essays by 6 authors. Chronology; checklist of exhibition; bibliography; about author and contributors; index. Exhibiton presented at: January 23 - May 13, 2007, at the American Folk Art Museum, New York, June 9 - September 9, 2007 at the San Jose´ Museum of Art and Mexican Heritage Plaza, California, and October 6, 2007 - January 6, 2008, at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin. "Martín Ramírez (1895–1963) created nearly 300 drawings of remarkable visual clarity and expressive power within the confines of DeWitt State Hospital in northern California, where he resided the last 15 years of his life. Ramírez has been codified primarily as a “schizophrenic artist”; this project goes beyond the boundaries of Ramirez’s diagnosis of mental illness and considers the artistic quality and merit of his artwork. In this way, Ramirez’s works are understood—and appreciated—for the complex, multilayered drawings that they are. “Martin Ramirez, ” the first major retrospective of the self-taught master in more than 20 years, features approximately 97 works on paper and is accompanied by a full-color catalog". Oversized. 
Price: 41.25 USD
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Egyptology: Search For The Tomb Of Osiris: Being The Journal Of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926, Andrew, Ian & Dugald Steer
6 Andrew, Ian & Dugald Steer Egyptology: Search For The Tomb Of Osiris: Being The Journal Of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926
Cambridge, MA Candlewick Press 2004 0763626384 / 9780763626389 Hardcover New Illustrated by Emily Sands, Nick Harris, Helen Ward 
B & W and Color; 1.1 x 12 x 10.3 Inches; 32 pages; Hardcover is gold with gold lettering on front and black lettering on spine. Multi-colored bird in center of front. Pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs, letters in envelopes, moveable pieces, etc. "Written as an amateur Egyptologist's travel journal from 1926, each spread covers a distinct area of antiquity and is mainly factual in content, except for the author's chatty asides. The type resembles that of an old manual typewriter and the photos, reproductions, and sketches make the journal seem more realistic. There are papyrus pull-outs, pop-up art, minibooks, and fold-out maps and an envelope in the back with period postcards, ticket stubs, etc. " by Carol Wichman. Very oversized, 5#. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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7 Asimov, Isaac The Foundation Trilogy Boxed Set Foundation, Second Foundation, Foundation and Empire
New York Avon N.D. Soft Cover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Slip cased set of the entire trilogy. No date listed for publication of this set. No date for this boxed set is listed. Each book is paginated separately. "Winner of The Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series". ; 2.4 x 7.3 x 4.4 Inches; Slip case has sunning, shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, bumps, cracks, tearing away of color layer from cardboard, but is intact. Books have some sunning, light shelf wear. `Foundation' is a 1966 date, 30th printing; 'Second Foundation' is 1964 date, 26th printing; 'Foundation and Empire' is a 1966 date, 27th printing. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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8 Avi & Brian Floca Ereth's Birthday
New York HarperCollins 2000 0380977346 / 9780380977345 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Brian Floca 
Tales from Dimwood Forest Series; B&W Illustrations; 8.58 X 5.83 X 0.78 inches; 180 pages; Signed by author on bookplate. Hard cover is white with bold lettering on front and brown spine. Small bump to top of front board, in center. DJ has slight rubbing, scuffing, tiny nick at top of DJ; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight. Gift bookplate on front end paper: Presented to Jackie Duchene, Book Parade Top Reader, Farmington {MII} Public Schools. Signed Avi on the book plate. Feeling neglected on his birthday, Ereth, the cantankerous old porcupine, sets out looking for his favorite treat and instead finds himself acting as "mother" to three young fox kits. Great children's book w/ wonderful pictures. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.75 USD
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9 Babcock, Barbara A. , Guy & Doris Monthan The Pueblo Storyteller Development of a Figurative Ceramic Tradition
Tucson, Arizona Univ of Arizona Press 1986 0816508704 / 9780816508709 Second Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B & W and Color; 11 X 7 X 0.60 inches; xix, 201 pages; Hard cover has very slight rubbing/bumping. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Black cover with gold lettering on spine. Brown endpapers. Lavishly illustrated with27 color plates and 43 b/w figures. "This book is impressively illustrated and features a large section of color plates by the award-wining photographer Guy Monthan. Photographs of Storytellers are enhanced by desctiptive captions and quotations from the arttists compiled by Doris Monthan, who has also provided biographical charts of the artists. Her listing of 233 potters who make Storytellers and related figures--in addition to 146 family members who are also potters---constitutes one of the most extensive documentations of Southwest Inidan potters available in a single volume". Notes; glossary; bibliography; index. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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10 Barbeau, C. M. Huron And Wyandot Mythology With An Appendix Containing Earlier Published Records No. 11 Anthropological Series: Memoir 80
Ottawa, Ontario Dept. of Mines 1915 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- 
Soft cover is heavy, gray paper with black lettering on front and spine. This is the true, first printing of this title, from 1915, not a reprint, nor from a library. Overall, pages are clean and tight, although weakening. Illustrated with 11 pages of b/w plates, which include 21 photographs. Sections are: Introduction; Cosmogonic and Sociological Myths; Folk-Tales; Traditions; Appendix: Myths; Folk-Tales; Traditions and Anecdotes; Abstracts. At the back of the book, after the plates, is a section with vii pages of recent reports of geological surveys, many of them titled as 'memoirs'. ; B&W Plates; xiv, 437, viii pages; Water stain on bottom, front corner and spine, various light discolorations and creases on covers; sunning, shelf wear, rubbing, some pages have light marks, reinforced binding tape at spine edge of text block, front and back. 
Price: 43.25 USD
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11 Baron, Mike, Bill Reinhold and Linda Lessmann The Punisher: Graphic Novel Intruder
United States Marvel Entertainment Group 1989 First Edition (?) Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Bill Reinhold and Linda Lessmann 
Hardbound book with DJ. Cover is black with silver lettering on front and spine. Black endpapers. Pages are clean and tight, except for the one leaf, as noted. Another in the popular 'Punisher' series. Oversized. ; The Punisher Series; Color Illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; Unpaginated pages; Cover has light edge wear; one page in middle of book appears to have dampness rippling, but pictures are clean and unblurred. DJ has light edgewear. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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12 Baumgarten, E. Lee Price Guide And Bibliographic Checklist For Children's & Illustrated Books For The Years 1880-1970: 2004 Edition
Martinsburg, WV E. Lee Baumgarten Books 2003 0964728575 / 9780964728578 Fifth Edition Soft Cover New 
Soft cover is heavy, glazed paper. White with black lettering on front and back; turquoise lettering and picture on front. This is the final, and fully expanded, edition by the expert, Baumgarten, in the field. Book is divided into several sections, each with its own page count. New for this edition: original DJ prices for many American books published after 1934. Expanded date range, up from 1960, now to 1970, which adds another 3446 titles. Updated market values. Updated and expanded bibliographic information for titles in the original 1996 edition. Full name of authors and illustrators. Data for this edition has 18,150 records, indexed 3 different ways. Sections are: Author-Sorted Index (full information) ; Illustrator-Sorted Index; Title Cross-Reference (partial information). Evne has a title count, by decade! Oversized, 5#. ; 1.7 x 11.1 x 8.7 Inches; 553 pages 
Price: 53.50 USD
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13 Baumgarten, E. Lee Price Guide And Bibliographic Checklist For Children's & Illustrated Books For The Years 1880-1970: 2004 Edition
Martinsburg, WV E. Lee Baumgarten Books 2003 0964728575 / 9780964728578 Fifth Edition Soft Cover New 
Soft cover is heavy, glazed paper. White with black lettering on front and back; turquoise lettering and picture on front. This is the final, and fully expanded, edition by the expert, Baumgarten, in the field. Book is divided into several sections, each with its own page count. New for this edition: original DJ prices for many American books published after 1934. Expanded date range, up from 1960, now to 1970, which adds another 3446 titles. Updated market values. Updated and expanded bibliographic information for titles in the original 1996 edition. Full name of authors and illustrators. Data for this edition has 18,150 records, indexed 3 different ways. Sections are: Author-Sorted Index (full information) ; Illustrator-Sorted Index; Title Cross-Reference (partial information). Evne has a title count, by decade! Oversized, 5#. ; 1.7 x 11.1 x 8.7 Inches; 553 pages 
Price: 53.50 USD
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14 Beston, Henry Five Bears and Miranda [5 Bears and Miranda]
New York The MacMillan Company 1945 Second Printing; Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by Frank Dobias 
Hard cover is blue with black lettering on front and spine. States 'reprinted February 1945,' on copyright page. Binding is tight. Overall, pages are very clean, minor signs of usage. Pages not numbered, there are 60 pages in this book. Illustrated by Frank Dobias with color and b/w drawings on virtually every page, some pages have more than one drawing. Beston [1888-1968] was a prolific and popular author of juvenile stories. Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in 1954. In 1959, he was the third recipient of the AAAS' Emerson-Thoreau Medal, previously awarded to only Robert Frost and T. S. Eliot. Scarce title. ; Ex-Library; B & W and Color; 7 1/2 x 9; Unpaginated pages; 2d printing. Former library book with typical markings. Book plate inside front cover is from Michigan State Library and has an extra piece of information printed on it 'damaged in the sstate office building fire February, 1951.' minor foxing to some pages. Cover has bumping, shelf wear, rubbing, sunning, no DJ. 
Price: 56.75 USD
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15 Bialk, Elisa Tizz: South Of The Border
Chicago Childrens Press 1971 0516031139 / 9780516031132 Decorative Cloth Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Hildegard Lehmann 
Cover is green ground with picture of Tizz; light bumping. While this has ex-library markings of a small tag on the spine and a pocket in the back, there are no other marks of any kind on this book and it appears the book was never put in circulation; the pages are still crisp. Reinforced binding. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with many b/w drawings. One of a series about a horse named Tizz. Aside from the named marks, this book is in new condition. ; Tizz Series; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 8vo ; 95 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Night Flying Woman  An Ojibway Narrative, Broker, Ignatia & Paulette Fairbanks Molin
16 Broker, Ignatia & Paulette Fairbanks Molin Night Flying Woman An Ojibway Narrative
St. Paul, MN Minnesota Historical Society Press 1983 0873511670 / 9780873511674 Paperback Near Fine Illustrated by Steven Premo 
Native Voices Series; B&W Illustrations; 8.35 X 5.28 X 0.47 inches; xiv, 135 pages; Cover art may be different. Soft cover has white spine with brown lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Small bump to back corner. Illustrated with 10, full page sized, b/w pictures. "...Recounts the life of her great-great-grandmother, Night Flying Woman, who was born in the mid-nineteenth century and lived during a chaotic time of enormous change, uprooting, and loss for Minnesota's Ojibway. But this story also tell of her people's strength and continuity....Broker, who died in 1987, was storyteller and teacher in the Ojibway tradition..." Glossary / 
Price: 9.50 USD
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17 Brose, David S, James A. Brown, and David W. Penney Ancient Art Of The American Woodland Indians Exhibition Catalogue
Harry N. Abrams, in Association With the Detroit Institute of Arts 1985 0895581051 / 9780895581051 First Edition (?) Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Dirk Bakker 
Softcover is heavy, glazed paper. Grey spine with burgundy lettering. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with 141 color and b/w plates; 32 figures; and a map. This is an exhibition catalogue for a show that appeared at: The National Gallery of Art, Washington , D. C. , March 17 - August 4, 1985; The Detroit Institute of Arts, September 2 - November 11, 1985; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, December 16 - March 2, 1986. Printed and bound in Japan. Sections are: Introduction; Late Archaic Period; Woodland Period; Mississippian Period; Continuities of Imagery and Symbolism in the Art of the Woodlands; checklist; bibliography; index; photo credits. Oversized/extra heavy; 4#. ; B & W and color illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; 240 pages; Cover has minor shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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18 Brown, Alan The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore
Tuscaloosa, Alabama University Alabama Press 1996 081730813X / 9780817308131 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
B & W photographs; 8.48 X 5.49 X 0.52 inches; xi,158 pages; Label with number taped onto bottom of front; blue stamps on end papers and couple of pages through out book. OTW, pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Soft cover is rust colored with black lettering on spine. Illustrated with 9 b/w photographs. Book is divided into geographic sections of Alabama, to recount the tales. Bibliography. "..is the first scholarly collection of ghostlore from throughout the state of Alabama...traveled the state collecting stories and photographs illustrating the places that gave rise to the eerie tales". 
Price: 16.25 USD
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19 Brown, Palmer Silver Nutmeg The Story of Anna Lavinia and Toby
New York Harper & Brothers 1956 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Palmer Brown 
Illustrated hardcover. Green lettering on white spine. Tan end papers. Pages are clean and tight; appears almost as if unused. Illustrated with75 b/w line drawings by the author. Palmer Brown wrote only four books, all in the 1950s, and all highly prized. This is the most valued of his titles; the four are: Beyond the Pawpaw Trees, 1954; Cheerful; a Picture Story, 1957; Silver Nutmeg, 1956; Something for Christmas, 1958. The 'Silver Nutmeg' is a sequel to 'Beyond the Pawpaw Trees'. Title page states The Silver Nutmeg: The story of Anna Lavinia and Toby by Palmer Brown with pictures by the author; Harper & Brothers, New York. Copyright page states 1956, and Library of Congress catalog card number : 55-8821. This may be a later printing, but there are no other indications in or on the book indicating such. An extremely difficult and much prized title, especially without any library markings. Very scarce title in this condition. ; B & W illustrations; 5 1/4 x 7 1/4; 138 pages; Cover has light edge wear, bumping, minor rubbing/scuffing. Missing DJ. 
Price: 83.75 USD
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20 Bruchac, Joseph The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems Of The Land Signed Copy
New York Scholastic 1996 Stapled wraps Very Good+ Illustrated by Thomas Locker 
Soft cover is stapled wraps. Inside the front cover is an inscription and SIGNATURE OF THE AUTHOR, dated 1996. Pages are clean and tight, overall; first 3 leaves are loose at bottom, but still attached the rest of the way to the book. Illustrated with lavish, colored pictures. Pages not numbered. ISBN in book is 0590131532. ; Color Illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; Unpaginated pages; Cover has light shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, bumping; owner's name written inside front cover. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.50 USD
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