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THE WAY WE LIVED : California Indian Stories, Songs & Reminiscences; REVISED EDITION
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THE WAY WE LIVED : California Indian Stories, Songs & Reminiscences; REVISED EDITION

By Malcolm Margolin (Editor & Commentary)

Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books/California Historical Society, 1993. Anthology of Native-American philosophy through oral literature; many first-hand accounts from native persons of California. , Collection includes stories, love songs, poetry, chants, and orations. First published 1981; this is the Revised Edition of 1993. 248 pgs supported by photos. Map of Native California precedes text presented in 11 parts: Part I, Growing Up; II, The Conflict of Love; III, An Ordered World; IV, Old Age & Death; V, The Aliveness of Things; VI, Getting Power; VII, Dream Time; VIII, Mythic Time; IX, Coyote Tales; X, The Coming of the Whites; and XI, The Present, followed by a list o archival photographs.. Revised Edition, 4th Printing. Soft Cover. NEW/None as Issued. Revised Edition.

$18.50

THE WAY OF THE EARTH : Encounter with Nature in Ancient and Contemporart Thought
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THE WAY OF THE EARTH : Encounter with Nature in Ancient and Contemporart Thought

By T.C. Mcluhan

New York, NY: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 1995. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Softcover/NF w/faint creasing to upper front spine corner. First Edition, First Printing. A study of how humans of differing cultures, through arts, poetry, the physical body & psysche, have conmuned and lived with Nature --- a look at how the Earth is understood in both ancient and contemporary thought in pre-Western influenced cultures. 570 pgs, w/illustrations. Text in 6 parts: I, Aboriginal Australia; II, Japan; III, Greece; IV, Africa; V, South America: The Kogi; and VI, Native North America. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. First Edition, First Printing.

$24.50

GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES : 1924 : The Brothers Grimm with 100 Illustrations By France Brundage

By The Brothers Grimm; (Frances Brundate, Illustrator)

Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co, 1924. Text/New & Bright; unpaginated pages. Illustrated boards/Good w/marked edge & surface rubs, and, missing spine replaced w/white w/white tape. DJ/None. 1924, English translation of classic European fairy tales, first issued 1812 in German under the title Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children and Household Tales)) by the Grimm brothers or "Brothers Grimm", Jakob and Wilhelm, The first edition contained 86 stories, and by the seventh edition in 1857, blossomed to 211 stories. This 1924 English Edition is illustrated by American artist Frances Isabelle Lockwood Brundage (1854 -1937). Strong copy despite flaws of age.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Frances Brundage (Illustrator). Vintage/1924 Fairy Tales.

$34.50

METAMORPHOSES (Midland Book M81):
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METAMORPHOSES (Midland Book M81):

By Ovid; (Rolfe Humphries, Translator)

Bloomington, IL: Indiana Univ Press, 1955. Text/soil spot to pg 18, bends to corner tips from faulty storage, else Clean & Bright. Softcover/Good; sound w/faint creasings to corners & surface; coffee(?) stains to upper text block & wrinkles to last page. A 15-book, hexametric epic, recounting Greek & Roman myths in roughly chronological order. Major work of Augustan, Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC - AD c. 17), known as Ovid, and ranked with Virgil and Horace as one of three canonical poets of Latin literature. English translation by American poet, Rolfe Humphries (1894 - 1969) using ten-beat, unrhymes lines, much in line with the wit and sophistication of the original. 401 pgs. Strong copy despite flaws.. Reprint. Paperback. Good/None as Issued. Vintage/Classic Mythology.

$14.50

THE WESTERN PEACE OFFICER : A Legacy of Law and Order

By Prassel, Frank R.

Norman, OK: Univ of Oklahoma Press, 1972. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated red linen boards/Fine. DJ/None. PO name strike-out to front cover verso. A scholary, historical account of law and order on the American frontier. Contrary to the belief that frontier violence was in a unique class of its own, this study, drawing from records of arrests, trials and prison records, and analysis of law enforcement institutions, shows crimes of the old West were primarily the same as those of today --- drunkeness (drug use), disorderly conduct and petty larceny. Therefore our enduring romantic ideas of the gunman, desperado, rebel, fugitive, and the like, can be better understood as metaphors representing resistance to oppressive authority or injustice, fearlessness, and independence. But since outlaws are hardly sympathetic characters on examination, they can be described as classic narcissists who lay waste and ruin lives in pursuit of no higher goal than self-benefit. Prassel argues the concept of outlawry varies in relation to shifting social and cultural norms. An indepth historical and sociological study.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$22.50

OVER INDIAN AND ANIMAL TRAILS

By Thompson, Jean M.

New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1918. Text/Bright, sound, and New New. Gilt embossed sienna boards w/colour pastedown/NF w/trace rubs to boards. DJ/None. Tissue covered frontispiece; illustrated endpapers. A collection of 35 Native American animal folklore. Wood-lore (or, the ways of wild things) are told in an engaging format --- a knowing old chief holds evening "story-time" sessions with his very curious grandson, Little Beaver. Running through the linked narrative is the little black bear Moween, of whom Little Beaver is particularly fond. Illustrated with five colour plates from Paul Bransom (1875 - 1979). Fine copy.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover/Stitched. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Paul Branson (Illustrator).

$36.50

THE INLAND WHALE : Nine Stories Retold from California
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THE INLAND WHALE : Nine Stories Retold from California

By Kroeber, Theodora; (Oliver La Farge, Foreword)

Berkeley, CA: Univ of California Press, 1959. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated soft cover/VG w/light edge rubs & faint creasings to front corners. Ethnologist Theodora Kroeber (1897 - 1979), wife of anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber (1876 - 1960) re-tells nine traditional tales of Nothern California Native Americans. The stories are thematically unified by containing within each tale is a portrait of a woman; they are: 1, The Inland Whale; 2, Loon Woman; 3, Butterfly Man; 4, Dance Mad; 5, Love Charm; 6, Umai; 7, About-the-House Girl; 8, Tesilya, Sun's Daughter; and, 9, The Man's Wife. Strong copy.. First Edition, 6th Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. Illus. by Joseph Crivy (Illustrator).

$10.50

ISHI : Last of His Tribe

By Kroeber, Theodora

Berkeley, CA: Parnassus Press, 1964. EX-LIB/UNCIRCULATED Copy. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated yellow linen boards/NF. DJ/VG; price-clipped w/nips, chips, closed tears & small losses to edges; front inner flap pasted to front cover verso, rear cover inner flap w/paste down shadow to rear cover verso. The story of the world order of Ishi (ca. 1860 - 1916), thought to be the last Native American in Northern California to have lived most of his life without contact with Euro-American culture. Ishi literally means "man" in Yahi. This account is by Theodora Kroeber (1897 - 1979), wife of anthropologist husband, Alfred L. Kroeber (1876 - 1960) who studied the Yahi extensively.; the work was published a year after Alfred Kroeber's death. Strong copy less dust jacket. Strong copy.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Ruth Robbins (Illustrator).

$16.50

MAGIC AND MEDICINE OF PLANTS
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MAGIC AND MEDICINE OF PLANTS

By Reader's Digest Editors

Pleasantville, NY: Readers Digest, 1986. BRAND NEW Copy. DJ/None as Issued. Reference/resource. Guide to herbal medicine. Text in 5 sectors: I, Plants in Myth & Magic; II, ABC's of Plants; III, Plants, People, & Medicine; IV, Gallery of Medicinal Plants; and, V, Growing & Using Herbs, followed by Glossary. The "Gallery of Medicinal Plants" represents the main body of the work; 282 North American species are arranged in alphabetical order by the plant's most popularly used common name, each augmented with a color photo as well as a hand illustration for clarity. Fine copy.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Collectible - Fine/None as Issued.

$24.50

THE IDANHA : Guests and Ghosts of an Historic Idaho Inn

By D'Easum, Dick

Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers Ltd, 1984. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Soft cover/NF w/trace creasing to lower corner tips. Biographies of resident ghosts of Boise's historic Idanha hotel, now a postmodern apartment house. Opened in 1901, it was once the tallest building in Idaho and home to the state's first elevator; it has played host to Teddy Roosevelt, Will Rogers and Clarence Darrow. Editor, writer, and historian Dick d'Easum (1903 - ) has long collected stories of Idaho, documents happenings, believable and unbelievable, that took place under the roofs of this French-chateau landmark... First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued. First Edition, First Thus.

$14.50

AMERICAN INDIAN POETRY : An Anthology of Songs and Chants
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AMERICAN INDIAN POETRY : An Anthology of Songs and Chants

By Cronyn, George W.; (Mary Austin, Introduction)

New York, NY: Liveright, 1970. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated soft cover/VG; strong & sound w/rrubs & wear to edges and surfaces; price strike-out to upper front corner. Trace soiling to text edges. Numeric numbers to fEP. Classic anthology of traditional American Indian songs and chants with a few from modern times. First published 1918 under the title: The Path of the Rainbow. Contents are: I, Songs from the Eastern Woodlands; II, Songs from the Southeast; III, Songs from the Great Plains; IV, Songs from the Southwest; V, Songs from California; and, VI, Songs from the Northwest Coast, followed by Interpretations. Strong copy.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. Illus. by J.B. Platt (Illustrator).

$12.50

THE CHANGES OF CAIN : Violence and the Lost Brother in Cain and Abel Literature

By Ricardo J. Quinones

Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ Press, 1991. Text/BRAND NEW w/gift inscription to first title page, dated 1993, signed "Ricardo" (author, Ricardo J. Qunonoes,?); light brown spotting (acidic paper reaction) to text blocks. Blue linen boards/Fine. DJ/NF w/trace edged wear to lower back edge. Literary criticism. 1993 winner of the Conference on Christianity & Literature Book of the Year Award. Study of the enigma of brothers Cain and Abel, sons of Adam and Eve, in literature. Cain, the firstborn, was a farmer and brother Abel was a shepherd. They sacrificed to God what each produced, but God was partial to Abel's offerings of meats. Jealous of the devine favoritism, Cain kills Abel. God marks Cain in a way that no man would kill him, and condems him to a long life of homeless wandering. 284 pgs, 12 chapters in 4 parts: Part 1, Three Traditions; 2, Regerate Cain; 3, Dramas of Envy; abd 4, Tomorrow's Cain. . First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing.

$28.50

DICTIONARY OF THE KHAZARS : A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words (Male Edition)
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DICTIONARY OF THE KHAZARS : A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words (Male Edition)

By Pavic, Milorad; (Translated from the Serbo-Croatian By Christina Pribicevic Zoric)

New York, NY: Vintage Books/Random House, 1989. Text/NEW & Bright w/small ink smudge to 2nd title page, and slight lean to spine. Illustrated softcover/VG; sound w/trace shelfwear & faint creasing to lower front corner. 1984 debut novel, and of immediate international success, from Serbian novelist, poet, short story writer, and literary historian Milorad Pavic (1929 - 2009). This lexicon-format novel follows the story of the semi-fictional tribe known as the Khazars. In it, the Great Khan of the Khazars has a dream that defies interpretation. In search of elucidation the Khan he summons scholars of the world's three great religions --- a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim. He challenges the three to interpret his dream with the promise all Khazars will convert to that religion which provides the most convincing explanation. The intense labor of the three scholars result in 3 three dictionaries: one Christian, one Jewish and one Muslim. This trilogy presents three different versions of the story, and in effec, produces the novel itself. . First Edition, 16th Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

$12.50

THE EVOLUTION OF A CHINESE NOVEL : Shui-hu-chuan

By Irwin, Richard Gregg

Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ Press, 1953. Text/NEAR NEW & Bright, with some light pencilled (erasable) Chinese characters margins. Softcover/VG; strong w/trace soiling & lean to spine. Literary study of the evolution of novel Shui-hu-chuan (also, Water Margin, Men of the Marshes, and, All Men Are Brothers) ... an "unofficial history" of 108 braves led by historical figure Sung Chiang (fl. 1117-21), of the Northern Sung Dynasty (960 - 1279) flourishing in Shantung province. The last years of the dynasty were beset by popular rebellions; this is one that survived long. Based on oral traditions and borrowing from genre of official histories, first appearance in novel form was five hundred years later in the Ming. Authorship(s?) uncertain; versions abound. So, the tale of the 108 heroes maybe said to be pseudo-history in form, but so engaging a medley of fact and fiction that it gained great popular appeal. 231 pgs in 5 parts, with a summary of the novel, in its 120 chapter edition, to rear. Part I, Introduction; II, Historical Foundations; III, Evolution of the Novel, Part 1; IV, Evolution of the Novel, Part 2; and V, Conclusion, followed by 3 appendices.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Academic Journal.

$48.50

SOURCE MATERIALS ON THE FANG LA REBELLION : Offprint from Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol 26, 1965-1966

By Kao, Yu-kung

Cambridge, MA: Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1966. BRAND NEW COPY. Offprint. Bibliography of primary sources. Companion article, or supplement to, The Fang La (died 1121) Rebellion of the Northern Sung period, doctorate thesis of Kao Yu-kung (1929 - 2016), published in the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Volume 24 of 1962 - 1963. It was not a dynastic-changing revolt but a popular uprising against officialdom corruption and high taxations. Excellent resource for students of the novel Shui-hu-chuan (Water Margin, Men of the Marshes, or, All Men are Brothers) --- a revolt of 108 heroes led by Sung Chiang (fl. 1117-21). 240 pgs.. Offprint. Soft Cover. NEW/None as Issued. Offprint.

$36.50

A STUDY OF THE FANG LA REBELLION : Offprint from Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol 24, 1962-1963

By Kao, Yu-kung

Cambridge, MA: Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1963. BRAND NEW COPY. Offprint. Historiography. Monograph of the Northern Sung Fang La (died 1121) Rebellion, doctorate thesis of Kao Yu-kung (1929 - 2016), published in the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Volume 24 of 1962 - 1963. Not a dynastic-changing revolt but a popular uprising against officialdom corruption and high taxations, this study is an excellent resource for students of the novel Shui-hu-chuan (Water Margin, Men of the Marshes, or, All Men are Brothers) --- a revolt of 108 heroes led by Sung Chiang (fl. 1117-21). 63 pgs in 4 parts: I, Introduction: Peasant Rebellions in Chinese History; II, The Fang La Rebellion; III, The Political & Economic Backgroun of the Fang La Rebellion; and IV, The Religous Background of the Fang La Rebellion, followed by appendix.. Offprint. Soft Cover. NEW/None as Issued. Offprint.

$84.50

THE DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE : Classic Edition

By Brewer, E. Cobham; (Alext Gudefin, Introduction)

New York, NY: Avenel Books, 1978. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Wine linen boards/Fine. DJ/VG, intact, edge worn w/discoloration. Rich, literary complilation of words and phrases --- historical excurision into lively, intellectual minds of past --- compiled by Rev. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1810 - 1897). First published 1870; this is a re-issue the enlarged and revised edition of 1984. 1324 engaging pages. . First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. COLLECTIBLE - NEW/Very Good. 1978 Printing "a".

$94.50

THE HOBBBIT, or, THERE AND BACK AGAIN
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THE HOBBBIT, or, THERE AND BACK AGAIN

By Tolkien, , J.R.R,

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Text/NEW. DJ/NF w/a whisper of shelfwear. 289 pgs. Map to Middle Earth to front, and Wilderland to rear. Fantasy novel. Adventures of Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, in Middle Earth and prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS. First published 1937 with illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973) himself; this is 1997 Special Edition illustrated by Alan Lee (1947 -). Hobbits are wee folk distantly related to humans. Small in size (height 2 to 4 feet); tendency to chubbiness; tough, leathery & hairy foot soles (little need for shoes) and near no facial hair; graceful, long skillful fingers; keen of hearing & eyesight with associated ability to move swiftly and silently. Philosophically, devoted to the simple daily pleasures (many enjoyr some 6 meals a day) and guided by truisms; adoration of laughter, jests and celebration. Pending class status, many, not all, dwell underground in "holes" (smials, or in Old English smygel). Clothing wise, a preference to bright colors. Content with their shire & homestead, Hobbits are not adventurous. These are traits Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry & Pippin, and other Hobbits bring along as they take on a central role in The Lord of the Rings. Saga beings with wizard Gandalf and dispossessed dwarrfs' call on Bilbo to regain the Lonely Mountain for the Dwarfs, and ultimatel confrontation the frightening Gollum. . First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR NEW -COLLECTIBLE/Near Fine. Illus. by Alan Lee (Illustrator). First Edition, First Thus.

$64.50

CHING-PEN T'UNG-SHU HSIAO-SHUO: Selected Tales: Chinese Edition (Jen-jen Wen-K'u #1518)
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CHING-PEN T'UNG-SHU HSIAO-SHUO: Selected Tales: Chinese Edition (Jen-jen Wen-K'u #1518)

By Wang, Yun-wu (Editor); Wen, Lieh-li (Punctuation)

Taipeh, Taiwan: Taiwan Commercial Press, 1970. Text/NEW. Chinese language (traditional) text. Pink softcover/NF w/trace edge & surface wear. PO name to upper back. 8 selected popular, oral tales from the Sung and Yuan dynasties collection of "Ching-Pen T'ung-Shu Tales". Printed w/punctuation. 1, Jade Kuanyin (part I); 2, Jade Kuanyin part II); 3, Song of P'u-sa; 4, The Ghost of Hsi-san; 5, Director Chang Tzu-ch'en; 6, Scholar Ts'ou; 7, The Wrongful Death of Ts'ui Ning; and 8, Feng Yu-mei's Reunion. . Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Text/Chinese.

$18.50

CHINESE FOLK TALES
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CHINESE FOLK TALES

By Yuan, Hsi Kuo; Yuan, Louise (Compilers & Transalators)

Millbrae, CA: Celestial Arts, 1976. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Softcover/Good; strong w/faint creasinngs to edges & surface, and soiling to surface. Light staining to text edges. 175 pgs. Collection of traditional Chinese folk tales, each proceeded by introductory remarks. Glossary and map of China to rear.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Good/None as Issued. Illus. by John Kuo (Illustrator).

$12.50

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