London: Rodwell and Martin, 1819. First Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full paneled polished calf, paneled spine with gilt, green label with gilt; front board of volume 1 rebacked; mild rubbing and wear to boards; spines have mild cracking, some chipping to heads and tails; bookplate to front pastedowns; With 33 engravings on copper in volume 1, including a fold-out map of Greece and two colored plates, 34 in volume 2; With 35 engravings on wood in text in volume 1, 13 in volume 2; scarce; shelved case 9.
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Roma: Francesco Moneta, 1645. 10mo., , 423 pages; VG: rebacked with new spine, previous boards and label; spine paneled brown leather, older maroon label with gilt lettering; scuffed and worn brown leather boards; minimal age-toning and foxing; title page has a name written at the bottom, top edge has been repaired, does not impact text; profusely illustrated with all 128 in-text illustrations and numerous smaller unnumbered illustrations; text in Italian; shelved case 3.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Conselho Nacional de Proteção aos Índios, Ministério da Agricultura, 1946-1953. Folios, 366 pp., 363 pp., G+; tan cloth boards, small black lettering to spines; rounding to spines, bumping/chipping to heads and tails, slight material loss to tails, corners bumped; age-toning and overall waving to text-blocks; age-toning to interiors, text/images affected yet legible/clear, numerous sepia photographs to interiors; VOL. 1 [DO NOROESTE E SUL DE MATO-GROSSO, English trans. "FROM THE CENTER TO THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTH OF MATO GROSSO; broken hinge to front board (front endpapers unaffected), split spine between title page and p. 1, back board shaken, binding intact though casing is fragile, inscribed by previous owner to ffep (dated "10-49")]; VOL. 2 [DAS CABECEIRAS DO RIO XINGU, RIOS ARAGUÁIA E OIAPÓQUE, English trans. "OF THE CABECEIRAS OF THE XINGU RIVER, ARAGUAIA RIVER, AND OIAPOQUE"; cracked spine between pp. 2-3, more leaves heavily age-toned than Vol. 1, boards shaken, binding sturdy, bumping to fore-edge of front board]; text in Portuguese; Rondon was a Brazilian military officer most known for his exploration of Mato Grosso and his efforts to assist indigenous Brazilians, being the first director of the country's Indian Protection Bureau and supported the creation of Xingu National Park; heavy set, please contact us for shipping costs; shelved Case 7.
Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1962. Limited Edition, #563/725. tall 8vo., 410 pp., i-xv pp., VG; red cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; rounding to spine, bumping to tail; bright gilt top, mild wear to text-block; dark brown discoloration to fore-edge of gilt top; mild age-toning to text-block; ex-library: embossed stamp "Library of Giancarlo Cavagna [GAC] with "03" in blue ink to half-title page; embossed "University of Western Ontario London Library" stamp to title page and p. 101; faded "U.W.O. LIBRARY" stamp to all sides of text-block, though most visible to gilt top; very occasional stains/waving to interior, text affected yet clear and legible; marginalia in pencil mostly to pp. xiv-xv; No. 563 of 725 numbered copies; shelved case 1.
luanda: Instituto De Investigacao Cientifica de Angola, 1971. Octavo; VG condition paperback. Beige/off-white image along spine with red text. General rubbing and edgewear along covers, rubbing & slight bumping to corners, binding strong; Pages have some age-toning to them (to be expected), otherwise clean and free of markings, book contains several B&W images, two folding maps, and an errata bound at the rear of the book. 427pp. No ISBN. Please see photos for details. WT Consignment, give tag to Allan after sale. eb/nd.
New York: Rock Foundation, 1988. First Edition. Folios, 3 volumes, VG/no DJs as issued; gray cloth boards, black lettering to spines: very mild overall wear to boards, spines faded beige (lettering clear and legible); minimal wear to clean text-blocks; interiors clean; VOLUME 3.1 [COSMIC GAMES]; VOLUME 3.2 [THE LABYRINTH & OTHER PATHS TO OTHER WORLDS]; VOLUME 3.3 [THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN]; frontispieces; volumes housed in VG- brown cloth slipcase; shelved front table.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. First Edition. Octavo, 369 pages; VG-/VG-; fully bound in green cloth, spine has gilt lettering, front cover has gilt lettering and profuse gilt tooling; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges and along the sides of the spine, has faint rubbing on both boards; pages have minor age toning and minimal blotching; illustrated with several color and fold-out plates (one has been repaired with tape); shelved case 1.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1959. First Edition. Octavo, 240 pages, VG-/G+; white DJ, black lettering: moderate wear with scattered mild water damage to covers, lettering affected yet clear and legible; mild edgewear with slight chipping to head, tail, and corners; "$3.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, black cloth spine, mint faux-leather paper boards, silver and black lettering to spine: lettering to spine somewhat rubbed yet bright and legible; mild edgewear to boards; mild bumping to head and tail; age-toning to text-block, stippled fore-edge; light age-toning to interior, text clear and legible; SIGNED by Hall to ffep; shelved Case 10.
Tokyo: Kyobunkwan, 1927. First Edition. Octavo, 448 pages; VG-; fully bound in blue cloth; spine has gilt lettering, front cover has embossing and gilt tooling; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with mild fraying at the top of the spine, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have minor age toning and minor scratch marks along the top edge, have occasional minimal detachment, ffep has creasing; occasionally illustrated; shelved Case 7.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1972. First Book Club Edition. 8vo., 288 pp., VG/VG-; white DJ, tan and blue lettering to spine; general wear/mild age-toning to covers, "CONROY" in tan lettering to spine faded yet legible; chipping and closed tears to head and tail of spine; chipping with slight material loss to corners, creasing to fore-edges of covers; "Book Club Edition" stated to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, white lettering to spine; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; mild wear to boards; age-toning/scattered foxing to text-block, beveled fore-edge; shelved Case 13.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 788 pages, VG-/VG-; dj, white spine, black lettering: mild overall wear to dj, occasional small closed tears to edges of covers, approximately 1" tear to top corner of back cover, mild rubbing to back cover along hinge, "45.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, navy blue cloth spine, orange cloth boards, dull gold lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, small open tear to cloth to top edge of back board; mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics unaffected; INSCRIBED by Kostof to half-title page; shelved Front Table.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2007. First English Edition. Quarto, 302/159 pages; VG; both volumes fully bound in orange cloth, spines and front covers have gilt lettering; bindings have minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages clear; housed in pictorial publisher's slipcase; shelved front table.
Caracas: Editorial Arte, 1983. Quarto; G/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with white print; DJ has slight edgewear/shelfwear; Boards in dark blue cloth with silver print, bump to front lower edge, cocked spine, else clean and strong; Text block has cracked hinges but is clean and tight; Text in Spanish; 134 pages, illustrated (some color).
London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c. 1924]. First Edition Thus. Quarto, 197 pages, G; green cloth boards, gilt lettering and gilt decorative tooling to spine and front board: spine slightly cocked, boards shaken, binding sturdy; backstrip faded light brown, gilt lettering bright and legible; fading to panels of boards adjacent to spine; head of spine separated from text-block, casing somewhat loose yet intact; significant water damage to back board yet does not affect interior beyond turn-in to back board and slight buckling to back paste-down; inscribed by previous owners to ffep, dated Christmas 1931; mild age-toning to margins of interior, occasional foxing, text somewhat affected yet clear and legible; all 12 full-color tipped-in plates by Nielsen, incl. frontispiece, protected by tissue guards; shelved Case 13.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1904. Large Octavo; pp 634; fair/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; gilt illustration to front; original publisher's cloth shows some spotting to front; three blind-stamped borders to boards; slight wear to exterior; chips to corners and edges; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; cracking to pp 34-35, 46-47, 112-113,160-161,174-175, 224-225, 400-401; slight staining to gutter at p 46; few photographs loosed from binding, but present; missing two rear endpapers; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: Editions, 1954. G. Folio in off-white boards, title on spine in black. No DJ. Wear to boards; significant age-toning to boards along spine and edges, light scratching and pen marking, 1 1/2 in. tear along bottom front hinge, light chipping along spine and at top edge, rubbing to edges of boards. Binding lightly shaken though still intact. Light foxing to top and fore edges of text block, pages are clean and bright. TEXT IN FRENCH. Many b&w photo images . 380 pp. -Shelved front case.
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, 1984. First Edition. Octavo, 164 pages; VG/VG-; spine is faded orange with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has moderate wear along the top and bottom edges, with chipping and several small open tears at the top of the spine; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have minor speckling along the top edge; shelved case 9.
Amsterdam: SOCIETE D'EDITION, 1925. Limited Edition. Hardcover large quarto in Good + condition. B&W photographs, maps, and illustrations throughout. Some fading to periphery of blue endpapers. No markings to text and pages are clean. Crack to front hinge between front endpaper and half title, binding shakes and signatures loosening but remains intact. No dust jacket. Edges of text block are rough cut. Moderate shelf wear and bumping, particularly to corners. Booksellers stamp on upper left of front cover. 562 pp. Spine is sunned from navy blue to brown. Weighs 6 lbs., additional shipping costs may apply. TEXT IN FRENCH. -Shelve Front Table [Spine is blue/brown with gilt text].
Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1884. First Edition. Octavo, xiii, 304 pages; G; bound in publisher's pictorial boards, black lettering to spine; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, including some chipping and fraying; One hundred and eighty illustrations by Rinzo and by Ichiske Hamada; scarce; shelved case 9.
Paris: G. Crès & Cie. Various Editions. Octavos, Volume I: XXVI, 320 pages, Volume II: XX, 402, 4 foldouts, Volume III: XXVI, 364 pages, 2 foldouts, Volume IV: 481 pages, 3 foldouts; Very Good+ condition; Brown quarter-bound leather spines with raised bands and gilded text, rubbing to spine and particular wear to head of spine on Volume III, rubbing to head edges on all volumes and bumping to rear corners of Volume IV; Foxing to portions of textblock interior, small square sticker on penultimate (blank) page in Volumes I-III, contains plates and no markings or writing; Volumes I-III 1926 Second Editions, Volume IV 1921 First Edition; sold as is.
New York: Knickerbocker Press/G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo.; 416 pp., with 2-page advertisement unpaginated; G+; green cloth-covered spine and boards with gilt lettering; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spine (faded to brown); rubbing to spine that partly obscures first letter "T" in title; bumping and fraying to corners; mild rubbing to edges of boards; gilt top with scratching and fading, staining to bottom edge of text-block; mild soiling to white endpapers, incl. fingerprint mark towards bottom right-hand corner of front free endpaper; ex libris bookplate to top left-hand corner of front paste-down, label from previous bookseller to bottom right-hand corner of front paste-down adjacent to hinge; frontispiece protected by tissue guard; multiple pages uncut; staining toward bottom corners of pp. 322-323; shelved Case 9.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1891. Octavo; pp 617; G-/paperback; sage green spine without text; full title: Ninth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1887-88; The Medicine-Men of the Apache; covers have slight curling to front cover; mild wear to exterior; textured covers without text; possibly rebound; text block shows slight soiling to exterior edges; price clipped ffep; many illustrations, some with tissue guards; some foxing to interior; few plates impacted with foxing; tight binding.
San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins, 1995. First English Language Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 245 pages, VG/VG; purple and orange pictorial DJ, yellow and white lettering: mild wear to DJ, "USA $20.00 / CAN $28.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, purple cloth spine, orange matte paper boards, metallic red lettering to spine: very light bumping to head, tail, and corners; text-block and interior clean; INSCRIBED by Coelho to half-title page; Coelho's third-person narrative, semi-autobiographical novel on Coelho and his wife's pilgrimage through the Mojave Desert and their encounter with the Valkyries, "a band of bold, leather-clad women who travel the desert on motorcycles, spreading the word of angels"; shelved HC Fiction.
Bathurst, Australia: The National Cultural Council of Papuo New Guinea; Robert Brown and Associates;, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 408 pages; VG/VG; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket has slight rubbing to covers, corners; interior clean; "The first full photographic account of a single cultural group in Papua New Guinea - the Gogodala. They number approximately 10,000 and live as lagoon dwellers along the floodplain of the Aramia River north of the Fly River Delta." Includes a catalogue of known objects and artifacts held in museums around the world.;shelved front table.
New York: Hastings House, 1941. G+/G Octavo in light blue cloth over boards with silver text and motif, DJ sepia and off white photographic print, spine off white with sepia text. Some shelfwear; DJ quite worn around edges and corners, spine repaired with tape, now in mylar. Boards a bit faded, frayed at corners, bumped at head and tail of spine. Previous owner's name on ffep. Interior clean, binding solid. Shelved in Scenic Photography.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973. First Editions. 12mos., 2 vols., VG/VG; DJs, tan title blocks with off-white borders, white and black lettering: mild wear to DJs, light age-toning to spine of Vol. 2; "Two volumes, boxed / $12.95" to front flap of Vol. 1, front flap of Vol. 2 price clipped; brown cloth boards, gold lettering: mild wear to boards, fading to spine of Vol. 1 more so than Vol. 2; interior pristine, inscribed by previous owner to recto of frontispiece, Vol. 1; set housed in orange slipcase (moderate wear); frontispieces; shelved above Case 14.
Washington, DC: Royal Thai Embassy, 2009. Fifth Edition, Limited Printing (No. 0884). square 4tos., 173 pp. [Vol. 1], 241 pp. [Vol. 2, appendices and bibliography unpaginated]; VG in a VG- slip case; gray cloth-covered spine and boards with white and gilded lettering; gilded sword illustration on front boards, both volumes; very slight shelfwear to edges of boards; interiors clean; endpapers protected by plastic inserts; light scratch on front board of Vol. I; stated "0884" on limitation page, both volumes; light scratching and rubbing to slip case; bilingual (Thai and English language); shelved Alcove 1.
New York: Henry G. Bohn, 1847. new edition. Thick, small octavo rebound in 3/4 brown moire and black leather; VG; 5-band spine with gold letters; moderate soiling and fraying from shelf wear; title page and first two pages creased with ex-library stamp; frontispiece color engraving; paper slightly discolored and wobbled, with dusty edges; text clean in tight print; pp. 578; shelved in front door case.
New York City: American Museum of Natural History, 1945. Quarto, numbered 193-317 pages followed by plates 13-61; G- condition; Blue wrappers with dark blue text on front and rear covers, worn with foxing, stains, and age-toning, bumping to corners, creases, scratching and foxing to textblock edges; binding is solid and all pages remain attached, interior clean, small sticker from previous seller affixed to inside of rear cover at top right, age-toning in some parts of textblock interior.
Seoul, South Korea: National Folk Museum of Korea, 2006. First Edition. Oblong octavo, 346 pages, VG-; dark gray faux-pressed paper boards, black and bright silver lettering: mild bumping to corners; mild wear to text-block, scuffing to bottom edge; interior clean, replete with photographs and other graphics; text in Korean, German, and English; complete copyright information in Korean, some copyright information also in German; fraying to silk ribbon; shelved Front Table.
London; New York: John Murray; G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. Octavo; Good; brown spines with gilt text; no jackets; 2 volumes: vol. 1, pp 502; vol. 2, pp 471; scarce; cloths show slight spots to exteriors; lightly sunned spines; minor chips to spine edges; sturdy boards; text blocks have slight toning to exterior edges; interiors clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press [Midway Reprint], 1974. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 265; G-/paperback; sunned beige spine with black text; covers show slight rubbing to exterior; 3.5 inch tear to rear joint; minor rubbing to edges; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; light black ink to exterior tail edge; previous owner's name to half title page; ex-library with date stamped to half title page; interior clean; illustrated.
The Hague: Mouton Publishers, 1981. Octavo; VG/VG-; white spine, black lettering; dust jacket age toned, some shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine head edge; boards strong, very slight bowing, light bumping on front tail edge; text block very slightly age toned, pencil marks on table of contents pages, very light soiling on exterior head edge; xiv, 535pp.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1958. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 210 pg; VG/VG; spine yellow with green stripes and dark brown lettering; dust jacket has some very small chips to the head and tail hinges of the spine as well as the fore corners; light rubbing along the top of the dj; dust jacket is protected by a mylar cover; "Dean Acheson" book plate to the first front paste down; clean interior; shelved in Anthropology.
Caracas: Fundacion La Sale de Ciencias Naturales, 1984. Octavo; pp 547; G/paperback; dark beige spine with black text; covers have slight sunning to spine; some rubbing wear to exterior; lightly rubbed edges; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; illustrated; interior lightly toned; small sticker to ffep; Spanish text.
London: Gerald Duckworth and Co. Ltd., 1982. Second impression. Octavo; pp 562; VG/VG-; Dark mustard spine with black text; dust jacket has slight rubbing and scratching to exterior, light sun fading to head edge and spine; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; text block shows very light wear to edges, interior clean;.
New York and London: D. Appeton and Company, 1931. Octavo; pp 508; G-/no-DJ; burgundy spine with gilt text; gilt text and decorations to spine and front boards; full title: The Mound-Builders: A Reconstruction of the Life of a Prehistoric American Race, Through Exploration and Interpretation of Their Earth Mounds, Their Burials, and Their Cultural Remains; cloth has moderate wear to exterior with slight staining; some wear to edges, mostly to joints; text block light toning to text pages; slight age toning to exterior edges; slight shadow toning to endpapers; previous owner's name to ffep; shaken spine; frontispiece; illustrated with many photographs.
London: George Routledge & Sons, 1937. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; VG/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, bumped and worn corners and spine caps and hinges, tears at spine head cap and top of rear hinge, some spotting, smudging, and edgewear; Textblock has spotting on top edge and front edge, inscribed in ink by the author on front endpaper, mild age-toning of pages; xxxv, 362 pages, 4 leaves of plates, illustrated.