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Asia And North America: Transpacific Contacts No. 9, for the Society for American Archaeology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Supplement to American Antiquity, Volume XVIII, Number 3, Part 2, January 1953

By: Smith, Marian W. , Ed.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Society for American Archaeology: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1301

Condition: Near Fine


True first edition. Cover is heavy, two-toned brown paper with brown lettering on front. Pages are clean and tight; appearing as if unused. This is a supplement to American Antiquity, Vol. XVIII, No. #, Part 2, January 1953. Illustrated wtih 27 b/w photos and drawings. Covers various aspects of Asian and Northwest American archaeology, looking at agriculture and pottery, amongst other possible items of interaction. ; Memoirs of the Society for American Archaeology Series; B&W Illustrations; 7 x 10; 97 pages; Cover has edge wear and slight sunning. View more info

Isle Royale Shipwrecks

By: Stonehouse, Frederick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Autrain, MI, Avery Color Studios: 1983

Seller ID: 6261

ISBN: 0932212085

Condition: Very Good


Soft cover is heavy, glazed paper. White spine with black lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Reprinted in October 1983. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Isle Royale sits in the western part of Lake Superior, the northernmost, and largest, of the Great Lakes. It's famous for it's wolf and moose population, and limited access. "In terms of an overview of Lake Superior shipping history, Isle Royale is largely unimportant. Other than some relatively minor activity with copper mining, furs and fishing, lake comerce was sparse...With the exception of several ships, the wrecks oc... View more info

The Inuit & Other Arctic Peoples 3--Dimensional Filled with Facts!

By: Stroud, Paul, Mat Johnstone and Kate Eadie

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Sadie Fields Productions Ltd/Tango Books: 1997

Seller ID: 2997

ISBN: 1857072685

Condition: Very Good+


Cover is glazed boards. Pages are clean and tight. This is a Pop-up book, with all of the pop-ups working. Every page has colorful drawings or photos illustrating some aspect of Inuit life. "This book tells the story of the Inuit and other Arctic Peoples. You will explore the traditional hunting way of life, learn how to build shelters from the harsh climate, and read about the Inuit's beliefs, arts and crafts and games". Nifty book, especially for big fans, as I am, of pop-ups and other mechanical books. ; Pop-Up; Color Illustrations; 7 x 9 ; Unpaginated pages; Cover has shelfwear, li... View more info

English Church Brasses From the 13th to the 17th Century

By: Suffling, Ernest R.

Price: $21.25

Publisher: Bath, England, Kingsmead Reprints: 1970

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2896

ISBN: 090157144X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Cover is grey with silver lettering on spine. Grey endpapers. Pages are clean and tight [except as noted]. Illustrated with 237 b/w brass rubbings. Originally published in 1910 by L. Upcott Gill. Has instructions on how to do brass rubbings, and localities, alphabetically by county, of churches with brasses to rub. Laid in are three unused postcards of the Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury, England. Also has a dictionary of terms. Bibliography; index. ; B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 8 3/4; 456 pages; Cover has some shelf wear, sunning; owner's name written on front end paper; 2 pages of preface have a fe... View more info

Splendors of the Nile

By: Swenson, Christine & William H. Peck Martha Mardirosian

Price: $9.75

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Detroit Institute of Arts/Founders Society: 1989

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7616

Condition: As New


Exhibition Catalogue Series; Map & b/w photographs; 8 1/2 x 11 ; 20 pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Slight bumping, rubbing on back cover. Pages are clean and tight. Appears as if unused. Illustrated with a map of the Nile, down to the 2d cataract and 11 b/w photographs. Exhibition guide to a show at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography, February 21--May 7 1989. View more info

The Mediaeval Mind: 2 Volume Set a History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in the Middle Ages, Fourth Edition. 2 Volumes Complete

By: Taylor, Henry Osborn

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1966

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 7816

Condition: Very Good


Ex-Library; 8.60 X 6 X 3.20 inches; 603, 620 pages; 2 volume hard cover set has typical former library book markings, as well as stamps on all sides of text block. Bumping, rubbing, sunning. Overall, pages are very clean and tight. Covers are green with gold lettering on spine. "Henry Osborn Taylor (1856–1941) was the author of works on ancient and medieval history". View more info

Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs

By: Thompson, J. Eric S.

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1985

Seller ID: 6412

ISBN: 0806105208

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


1985 printing. Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Extensively illustrated in b/w. "...comprises 370 affixes; 356 main signs other than portraits, but including animals; 88 portraits; and 48 glyphs in the dubious 'purgatory' group--a total of 862 signs...explains how he gathered the glyphs, what use he has made of previously published materials, and the reasons for the present arrangement..." Sources of texts; references; 16 b/w plates; `13 pages of b/w glyphs. ; Civilization of American Indian Series; B&W Illustrations; 1.3... View more info

The Mediaeval [sic] Face [The Medieval Face]

By: Tomlinson, Amanda

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, National Portrait Gallery: 1974

Seller ID: 165

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Softcover is heavy, glazed black paper, with white lettering on front. Pages are clean and tight, with signs of nominal use. Has 48 b/w photographs, many of them full page sized. Preface written by John Hayes. "Portraiture, in the accepted sense, did not form part of the repertoire of the majority of mediaeval artists...this exhibition emphasizes the change which took place over several centuries, in the way in which artists in various media saw and presented both their contemporaries and predecessors. There is a marked development, within this period, from extreme stylization to almost to... View more info

Introduction to English Glassware to 1900

By: Truman, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Owing Mills, MD, Stemmer House Pub: 1985

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 5529

ISBN: 0880450398

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover is glazed boards. Spine is black with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Blue and white monochrome illustrated end pages. Originally published by HMSO in 1984. Extensively illustrated with 42 color and b/w photographs. "...mention of vessels can be found as early as the 14th century. Venetian-style glass was introduced into England in the 16th century....The development of lead crystal by George Ravenscroft at the end of the 17th century established the English 'metal' as the model to be emulated throughout Europe and the clarity and brilliance of English glass was unriv... View more info

Abia South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index

By: Van & Karel R. Van Kooij

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Kegan Paul: 1999

Seller ID: 10718

ISBN: 0710306253

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Vol. 1; 8.4 X 5.7 X 1.6 inches; xxxiv, 597 pages; Hard cover is black with gold lettering on spine. DJ in mylar cover. Black end papers. The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden has compiled a bibliographic database documenting publications on South and Southeast Asian art and archaeology. Twenty editors and documentalists in Leiden, Colombo, Bangkok, Dharwad, and Jakarta have collected the material in this first volume, and over 1,000 records describe monographs, articles in monographs, and articles in periodicals including reviews and Ph. D. Dissertations published in 1... View more info

TEFAF MAASTRICHT 1996.

By: Wendie, Shaffer., Cathy Brickwood and Shaffer's English. (Editors and translators).

Price: $27.50

Publisher: The European Fine Art Foundation: 1996

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 5421

ISBN: 9075375034

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover is heavy, glazed paper. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. This is the exhibition catalogue for the European Fine Art Foundation, 9-17 March, 1996, in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Sections are written by various experts. Sections are: Vermeer: his Clents, his Patrons and his Admirers; Highlights from a Private Collection; Searching for Eden: the Primal Urge in Modern Art; Villa Reale--the Tuscan Villa where Elisa Bonaparte Held Court; King Willem III and Royal Collecting in Holland; Monumental Art and Architecture; Vetting of Paintings and Works of Art: Guidelines for E... View more info

Women and Gender in Ancient Egypt From Prehistory to Late Antiquity

By: Wilfong, T G

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology: 1997

Seller ID: 7690

Condition: Very Good


Exhibition Catalogue Series; B&W Illustrations; 7 1/2 x 10; 103 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing, bumping. Some pages have pencil notations on them. Exhibiton catalogue for 14 March--15 June 1997. Extensively illustrated with 96+ photographs of items and people. "The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East in the new state-of-the-art William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing. The Kelsey also offers special exhibitions that change periodically. In addition to mounting exhibitions, the Museum spons... View more info

Image for Wooden Images  Misericords and Medieval England

Wooden Images Misericords and Medieval England

By: Wood, Juanita

Price: $67.50

Publisher: Cranbury, NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 5393

ISBN: 0838637795

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Extensively illustrated with 163 b/w photographs. "...images carved on the underside of medieval choir stalls in the churches and cathedrals of England in the 13th through 16th centuries, this work provides a spirited examination of the social history of ordinary men and women during the late medieval period.....Unlike the ruling class...this larger segment of the population has been more difficult to research....The carvings they produced, known as 'misericords', are predominately secular in co... View more info

Image for Wooden Images  Misericords and Medieval England

Wooden Images Misericords and Medieval England

By: Wood, Juanita

Price: $67.50

Publisher: Cranbury, NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 5394

ISBN: 0838637795

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Extensively illustrated with 163 b/w photographs. "...images carved on the underside of medieval choir stalls in the churches and cathedrals of England in the 13th through 16th centuries, this work provides a spirited examination of the social history of ordinary men and women during the late medieval period.....Unlike the ruling class...this larger segment of the population has been more difficult to research....The carvings they produced, known as 'misericords', are predominately secular in co... View more info

China: A Great Country In The East [English And Chinese Language Edition] 4 Volume Set in Slipcase

By: Ying Zhang

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture University Press,China: 2002

Seller ID: 6060

ISBN: 7561909330

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


4 volumes, each covering a different aspect of Chinese culture and life. Each volume is soft cover; a purple, blue, yellow or green top on each of the different volumes. Slipcase has pictures, English language title in black lettering, along with Chinese language title in white pictographs. This is a NEW set, still has that new book smell. Each volume has 73 pages, and is lavishly illustrated with brilliant, color photographs. Volumes are: I, Homeland of the Dragon; II, Eminent Figures in Chinese History; III, Outstanding Tourist Spots in China; IV, In Search of Chinese Treasures. ; Color Phot... View more info