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1 Albom, Mitch Live Albom The Best of Detroit Free Press Sports Columnist Mitch Albom
Detroit, MI Detroit Free Press 1988 0937247065 / 9780937247068 First Edition (?) Paperback Near Fine 
8.80 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 294 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND INSCRIBED MERRY XMAS! ! ENJOY---. Soft cover has grey spine with white lettering. Signed by author on half title page "Merry X-mas! Enjoy--Mitch Albom". Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Albom rose to fame here, in Detroit, with his award winning columns. I always look forward to reading them in the Detroit Free Press. "During his years in Detroit he became one of the most award-winning sports writers of his era; he was named best sports columnist in the nation a record 13 times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, and won best feature writing honors from that same organization a record seven times. No other writer has received the award more than once. He has won more than 200 other writing honors from organizations..." In additon to his sport columns, he's a noted author of other genre titles, as well as a playwright. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.75 USD
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2 Anaya, S. James Indigenous Peoples in International Law
New York Oxford University Press, USA 2000 0195140451 / 9780195140453 Second Edition Paperback Fine 
Tables; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.40 inches; xi, 267 pages; Soft cover is brown with white lettering on front and spine; shallow vertical crease on front cover. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. "James Anaya has done for indigenous people in international law what Felix Cohen did for Native Americans in the United States. He has brought clarity, understanding, and order to a field previously understood only in isolated bits and pieces. It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". Appendix, bibliography; tables; index. 
Price: 15.25 USD
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3 Burkholder, Mark A. & Lyman L. Johnson Colonial Latin America
New York Oxford University Press 2007 0195320425 / 9780195320428 Sixth Edition First Printing; Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Maps & illustrations; 9.20 X 6.10 X 0.90 inches; x, 436 pages; Soft cover has black spine with red lettering. Light rubbing, scuffing, bumping to covers; bookstore sticker on rear cover. Pages have slight wave/creasing, but are not marked. Illustrated with 8 b/w maps, and dozens of b/w illustrations. Now in its sixth edition, Colonial Latin America provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World from their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. The new edition of this highly acclaimed text has been revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship, with particular emphasis on social and cultural history. It also features a new section on pre-Colonial Africa, to parallel coverage of pre-Colonial Spain and the Americas, as well as new maps and illustrations. Sixth Edition, is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating and often colorful history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America. Glossary; monarchs of Spain and Portugal; index. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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4 Cooper, S. A. Concise International Dictionary of Mechanics and Geology. English, French, German and Spanish.
London Cassell, 1949 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
4 1/2 x 7 1/2; 400 pages; Hard cover is red with black lettering on spine. Light bumping. Previous owner's name neatly written on front free page. DJ has light bumping, rubbing, scuffing, and edge wear. "An invaluable aid for the engineer & manufacturer engaged in export trade". Still an invaluable asset to those in need of such terms and phrases in many languages. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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5 Ferrar, Ibrahim & Ruben Gonzalez & Compay Segundo & Omara Portuondo Buena Vista Social Club
Nonesuch 1997 Audio CD Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
5.60 X 4.90 X 0.60 inches; CD plays like new. As new jewel box; near fine liner notes booklet. Box has faint rubbing. Tracks: 1. Chan Chan" Compay Segundo 4: 16; 2. "De Camino a la Vereda" Ibrahim Ferrer 5: 03; 3. "El Cuarto de Tula" Sergio González Siaba 7: 27; 4. "Pueblo Nuevo" Cachao 6: 05; 5. "Dos Gardenias" Isolina Carrillo 3: 02; 6. "¿Y Tú Qué Has Hecho?" Eusebio Delfín 3: 13; 7. "Veinte Años" María Teresa Vera 3: 29; 8. "El Carretero" Guillermo Portabales 3: 28; 9. "Candela" Faustino Oramas 5: 27; 10. "Amor de Loca Juventud" Rafael Montiel Ortiz 3: 21; 11. "Orgullecida" Eliseo Silveira 3: 18; 12. "Murmullo" Electo "Chepín" Rosell 3: 50; 13. "Buena Vista Social Club" Orestes "Macho" López 4: 50; 14. "La Bayamesa" Sindo Garay 2: 54. 
Price: 6.25 USD
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6 Fletcher, Joann;Fletcher, J. Oils And Perfumes Of Ancient Egypt
New York Harry N Abrams Inc 1999 0810893967 / 9780810893962 Paperback New 
8.30 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 64 pages; Box set with 64 page booklet in it. Also includes: 1 cotton hand towel: .34 oz cedwardwood oil; .34 oz cinnamon leaf oil; .34 oz lotus oil, 1.7 oz sweet almond oil. Fletcher explores the history, culture and uses for various ancient oils and perfumes from ancient times. A discussion of aroma therapy, medicinal purposes, treatments, culinary purposes, exotic uses and other possibilities are presented. 
Price: 62.50 USD
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7 Freidenberg, Judith Noemí The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho Villa Clara and the Construction of Argentine Identity
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 2010 0292725698 / 9780292725690 First Edition (?) Soft Cover New 
Jewish Life, History, and Culture Series; B&W Illustrations; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.60 inches; xx, 184 pages; Soft cover has a black spine with white lettering. Illustrated with b/w maps, charts and photographs. "In a meticulous rendition of Villa Clara's social history...interweaves ethnographic and historical information to understand the saga of European immigrants drawn to Argentine open-door policies in the 19th century and its impact on the current transformation of immigration into multicultural discourses in the 21st century". 2 appendices; notes; glossary of terms; bibligraphy; index. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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8 Gallery, Martin Widdifield Art of the Maya Civilization, Exhibition, Martin Widdifield Gallery Exhibition September 4 to October 5, 1957
New York Martin Widdifield Gallery 1957 First Edition (?) Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Exhbition Catalogue Series; B&W Illustrations; 7 x 10 1/4; 26 pages; Soft cover is textured brown paper; stapled wraps. Light rub mark on front; previous owner's name neatly written on title page. Foreword is written by Alfred Early Stendahl . Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Glossy paper with 48 b/w illustrations of items. Introduction by Herbert Joseph Spinden [1879-1967] "He received a PhD in Anthropology, from Harvard, in 1909, completing a thesis on Maya art....Spinden continued to research Maya culture and was particularly interested in creating a correlation between the Maya and Christian calenderers....Spinden was involved in a number of professional societies and served as the president of the American Anthropological Association from 1936-1937". Lovely reference source for Mayan art on show in the 1950s. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea, Klein, Natalie
9 Klein, Natalie Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea
Oxford, England Oxford University Press 2011 0199566534 / 9780199566532 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Oxford Monographs in International Law Series; 9.30 X 6.20 X 1.20 inches; xxvi,350 pages; Hard cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping, a few pages have markings on them. DJ has slight rubbing/scuffing, bumping; in a mylar cover. Pages are tight, almost crisp. "Maritime security is of increasing importance in a world threatened by terrorism, piracy, and drug-trafficking. This book sets out and evaluates the legal framework regulating the use of force on the oceans, as well as challenges like illegal fishing and environmental damage. It suggests that more flexible rules are needed to safeguard the seas". Bibliography; index. 
Price: 77.75 USD
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10 Laplante, Robert J. & Bob LaPlante The Ten Million Mile Man
Danbury, CT Netsource Dist Services 1999 1582440263 / 9781582440262 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 8.50 X 5.75 X 0.75 inches; x, 175 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND DATED ON FRONT END PAPER; RO LA PLANTE 10-10-05. LAID IN IS A CARD, ONE SIDE OF WHICH HAS A SAYING BY VOELKER, ABOUT FISHING. THE OTHER SIDE HAS A HAND PRINTED NOTE, SIGNED BY ROSE MARIE LA PLANTE. Hard cover is brown with silver lettering on spine. Stitched binding, very faint shelf wear. Leaf 93/94 appears as if touched with a damp finger. Slight rippling to side of page. DJ has faint rubbing and bumping; in a mylar cover. Illustrated with 11 b/w photographs. Bob LaPlante was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1924. He attended universities in both America and Europe and holds both a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's in Scandinavian history. During World War II he served as a naval combat officer. Bob LaPlante served under ten presidents from Truman to Clinton as a U. S. Diplomatic Courier. He has also worked as an explorer, a pilot, an archaeologist, and a jazz musician. Bob LaPlante spent four decades as a U. S. Diplomatic Courier, during which time he logged over ten million miles traveling in 197 countries. Now, for the very first time in print, one of history's most traveled men records his experiences for the world to share. Bob LaPlante will thrill fans of biography as he recounts how, over the years, he met many of the luminaries of this century. Whether recalling his encounters with Ernest Hemingway in Venice, Albert Schweitzer in East Africa, President Harry Truman in Washington, or the time he was a backstage guest of Duke Ellington in Germnay, Bob LaPlante is always great company. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 65.25 USD
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A House of My Own  Social Organization in the Squatter Settlements of Lima, Peru, Lobo, Susan
11 Lobo, Susan A House of My Own Social Organization in the Squatter Settlements of Lima, Peru
Tucson, Arizona University of Arizona Press 1986 0816507619 / 9780816507610 Third Printing; Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 8.90 X 6 X 0.50 inches; xix, 190 pages; Softcover has an orange spine with white lettering. Slight rubbing, bumping to covers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 8 b/w figures and 26 b/w photographs. "...a good introduction to what life is like in squatter settlements generally and the farriadas of Lima in particular...Succinct and, for the most part, unclutterd by the psuedoscientific jargon so often employed by social scientists". [Times of the Americas]. Bibliography; index. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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12 Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N. Y.) & Mark Miller Graham & Julie Jones Jade In Ancient Costa Rica
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art 1998 0870998781 / 9780870998782 Paperback Good+ 
Exhibition Catalogue Series; B & W and Color; 8 12 x 11; 127 pages; Soft cover has a green spine with white lettering. Rear cover has 2" vertical crease from top with water stain at top, also on last 11 leaves. Light rubbing to covers. This is the exhibition catalogue for a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which ran from 16 September 1998 through 28 Febraury 1999. Except for final 10 leaves, pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated with color and b/w pictures, b/w figures and maps. This well-illustrated catalogue of works drawn chiefly from Costa Rican collections reviews current information on the jades of Costa Rica and their archaeological context, images, and relationship to the jades of Mexico and the Maya area. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website'. Bibliography; index. 
Price: 38.75 USD
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13 Morley, Christopher Hasta La Vista, Or A Postcard From Peru
Garden City, New York Doubleday Doran 1935 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
B&W map; 5 1/2 x 8 3/4; viii, 268 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON FRONT END PAPER: WITH BEST WISHES CHRISTOPHER MORLEY. Hardcover is green cloth. Seriously faded spine [now tan in appearance. ] and much sunning to edges of he boards, bumping, rubbing, some scuffing. Some discoloration inside, where spine tape has tanned over time. Missing DJ. States 1935 on title page and 1935, 1935 on copyright page, along with 'first edition'. Pages have deckled edges. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. B/w map for the frontispiece. An informal account of an ocean trip to Peru on the Santa Maria. Originally published in issues of the Saturday review of literature from September 8, 1934 to February 23, 1935. Index; glossary. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 16.75 USD
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14 Observatory, Corporate Europe Reclaiming Public Water Achievements, Struggles and Visions from Around the World
No Place Corporate Europe Observatory 2005 9071007103 / 9789071007101 Second Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
7.40 X 5.28 X 0.71 inches; 286 pages; Soft cover has black spine with white and yellow lettering. Shadow of pencil notations on front end paper. Pages are clean and tight. "The disastrous privatisation wave of the 1990s has made clear that the water needs of the poor should not be left in the hands of profit-driven, transnational corporations". Sections cover areas all around the world, on almost every continent. 
Price: 71.50 USD
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15 Philpot, Mrs. J. H. The Sacred Tree in Religion and Myth
Mineola, NY Dover Publications 2004 0486436128 / 9780486436128 Softcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 8.40 X 5.20 X 0.50 inches; xiv, 178+ pages; Soft cover is green, with white lettering on spine. Minor shelf wear, bumping. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illsutrated with 28 b/w pictures. "Ancient cultures around the world have attributed to trees aspects divine and demonic, beneficient and malevolent, magical and mysterious. Frequently linked with cult worship of the sun, moon, and stars, and with sacred springs and stone, tree worship as a pagan ritual was the most widespread. While many books have treated some aspects of tree worship, none has focused on the subject so precisely and with such lively insight as this fine work. Ranging from the deity-inhabited sycamores worshipped in Egypt to the dreaded moss-women of Central Germany, this book presents a fascinating survey of the tree in religion, mythology, and folklore. Invaluable to scholars in many fields, this fascinating compendium of facts, folklore and superstition, enhanced with rare illustrations, will appeal to any reader with an interest in the religions, rituals, and myths of ancient and primitive societies". Invaluable to scholars in many fields, this fascinating compendium of facts, folklore and superstition, enhanced with rare illustrations, will appeal to any reader with an interest in the religions, rituals, and myths of ancient and primitive societies". Invaluable to scholars in many fields, this fascinating compendium of facts, folklore and superstition, enhanced with rare illustrations, will appeal to any reader with an interest in the religions, rituals, and myths of ancient and primitive societies". Invaluable to scholars in many fields, this fascinating compendium of facts, folklore and superstition, enhanced with rare illustrations, will appeal to any reader with an interest in the religions, rituals, and myths of ancient and primitive societies". Invaluable to scholars in many fields, this fascinating compendium of facts, folklore and superstition, enhanced with rare illustrations, will appeal to any reader with an interest in the religions, rituals, and myths of ancient and primitive societies". Invaluable to scholars in many fields, this fascinating compendium of facts, folklore and superstition, enhanced with rare illustrations, will appeal to any reader with an interest in the religions, rituals, and myths of ancient and primitive societies". Invaluable to scholars in many fields, this fascinating compendium of facts, folklore and superstition, enhanced with rare illustrations, will appeal to any reader with an interest in the religions, rituals, and myths of ancient and primitive societies". 
Price: 27.50 USD
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16 Putnam, William C. Map Interpretation with Military Applications
New York Mcgraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1943 Second Printing; Hardcover Very Good 
Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 11 X 8.70 X 0.70 inches; viii, 67 pages; Hardcover is burgundy cloth, with tan lettering on front. Has usual former library book markings, with stamps on all sides of text block. Other than library markings, pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 26 b/w photographs and maps. Even in the age of GPS this reference is helpful, explaining how to read and use maps. Selected references; index. 
Price: 11.25 USD
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17 Rivera, Diego Postales, Diego Rivera, Posters; Brief Description of National Palace and Diego Rivera's Murals English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
No Place Palacio Nacional De Mexico 1960 Paperback Near Fine 
Color Illustrations; 6 1/4 x 9 1/4; Soft cover stapled wraps, yellow with black lettering, in clean condition, some shelf wear. Stapled pockets inside with a brief description booklet, which contains a fold out map for thePalacio Nacional de Mexico and a 3 fold poster. No date listed, but possibly from 1960. Also includes 10 post cards of the murals. Postcards appear as if new, clean and crisp. 
Price: 10.25 USD
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18 Sabloff, Jeremy A. & C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky The Rise and Fall of Civilizations Modern Archaeological Approaches to Ancient Cultures
Menlo Park, CA Cummings 1974 0846567067 / 9780846567066 Paperback Very Good 
figures; 3 X 2.40 X 0.50 inches; 485 pages; Soft cover has brown spine with white lettering, but orange covers. Covers have some sunning, fading, rubbing, scuffing, bumping. Bookstore price stamped on half title page. Pages have some bumping, but are clean and tight. Illustrated with some b/w figures. Selected readings, by various authors, comprise the text. Covers societies around the world. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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19 Shah, Tahir Trail of Feathers In Search of the Birdmen of Peru
New York Arcade Publishing 2002 1559706139 / 9781559706131 First American Edition First Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; Hard cover tan with ivory spine, with bronze lettering on spine. Slight bumping. DJ has light rubbing. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 21 b/w photographs and a b/w map of Peru. 'Being the type of guy who hangs about at shrunken head auctions, sleeps in hotel rooms washed in human blood and traverses the U. S. For a month without ever leaving an airport, Shah (Sorcerer's Apprentice) is comfortable in strange company. So when a fellow shrunken head devotee sends him a rust-colored feather dipped in blood and tells him to go in search of the Birdmen of Peru, there is no way he can refuse. Armed with cumbersome camping equipment and a vague idea that flight was invented long before the Wright Brothers, Shah traverses Peru as if at a treasure hunt, picking up clues in his quest to discover if the Incas could really fly. His beguiling ways, reflected in the seductive warmth of his writing, charm even the most exclusive strangers; they proffer an aborted llama fetus and guinea pig therapy for good fortune, then lead him to a sinking reed boat on the Amazon and a tribe of legendary cannibals, the Shuar, with whom he finally discovers ayahusasca—the secret of Incan flight. Shah's passion for the bizarre and grotesque suffuses the book, and his writing is inspired, very funny and always respectful of the traditions and cultures he encounters. Supported by a thorough appendix, this tale is as marvelously multifaceted and offbeat as its author's shrunken head obsession might lead one to expect'. 2 appendices; glossary; bibliography; index. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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20 Van Loon, Hendrik Willem & Hendrik Willem Van Loon THE GOLDEN BOOK OF THE DUTCH NAVIGATORS Revised Edition
New York Appleton-Century 1938 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Maps & Illustrations; 6 X 8 1/2; xvi, 339 pages; Hard cover is blue cloth with faded blue lettering on spine. Light rubbing/scuffing/shelf wear and sunning to cover. Blanknameplate inside front cover. Illustrated with b/w maps and drawings. Pages are clean and tight, looks barely used at all. Index. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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