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The World of Human Sexuality: Behaviors, Customs, and Beliefs
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The World of Human Sexuality: Behaviors, Customs, and Beliefs

By GREGERSEN, Edgar

New York: Irvington, 1996. Hardcover. Near fine. [x], 438, [3] p. 24 cm. 243 b&w illustrations, 14 maps, photo of author at rear. Black hardcover with gold lettering. A little soiling to front cover and small dent at bottom of front board. Topics: history of the study of sex; evolution of human sexuality; sex techniques; physical attractiveness; clothing and modesty; marriage and incest; prostitution; the geography of sexual practices. Index.

$125.00

Ritual of the Bacabs
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Ritual of the Bacabs

By ROYS, Ralph L. (trans. & ed.)

Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The Civilization of the American Indian Series. xxix, 193 p. 24 cm. 4 b&w illustrations. Green cloth hardcover. In mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Front flap price-clipped. From the dustjacket: A book of Maya incantations. Indexed. The first English translation of a Maya colonial manuscript, never before published in any language, this book contains forty-two incantations which add materially to knowledge of the religion of the Mayas and their conception of the cosmos and ideas about the origin of life.

$35.00

The Chugach Eskimo
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The Chugach Eskimo

By BIRKET-SMITH, Kaj

Kobenhavn: Nationalmuseets Publikationsfond, 1953. Soft cover. Fair. Nationalmuseets Skrifter Etnografisk Reakke VI. x, 262 p. 30 cm. 41 b&w illustrations and a map at rear. Blue paper covers are chipped at edges. Soiling to front cover. Small hole in front affects first few pages but does affect legibility. Ink inscription and stamp at top of half title. Topics include: the Danish-American Alaska expedition of 1933; Chugach country and its inhabitants; economic life (sealing, whaling, fishing etc.); communication (baidarkas, skin boats, dug-outs, land transporation); habitation; clothing; manufactures and decorative art; social life, family and kinship; intellectual culture (weather lore, medicine, magic, shamanism); folklore, legends and myths; analysis of Chugach culture; linguistics; plants collected in Prince William Sound.

$200.00

Archaia; Or, studies of the Cosmogony and Natural History of the Hebrew Scriptures
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Archaia; Or, studies of the Cosmogony and Natural History of the Hebrew Scriptures

By DAWSON, J. W.

Montreal: B. Dawson, 1860. Hardcover. Fair. 400 p. + 6 p. index. 20 cm. Mauve cloth with blind impressing. Much faded, especially at spine. Corners bumped. Spine chipped and torn. Ex library with labels on front pastedown. Paper starting to darken but very clean. "This work is not intended as a treatise on elementary Geology, with Theological applications, nor as an attempt to establish a scheme of reconciliation between Geology and the Bible. It is the result of a series of exegetical studies of the first chapter of Genesis, in connection with the numerous incidental references to nature and creation in other parts of the Holy Scriptures. These studies were undertaken primarily for the private information of the author; and are now published as affording the best answer which he can give to the numerous questions on this subject addressed to him in his capacity of a teacher of Geology." - from the Preface. Dawson, who taught at McGill, divided his book into such subjects as: objects, character and authority of the Hebrew cosmogony; general views of nature contained in the Hebrew scriptures; the desolate void; days of creation; atmosphere; dry land; vegetation; luminaries; lower and higher animals; unity and antiquity of man; etc.

$35.00

Handbook of Middle American Indians. Vols. 1 to 16 + 5 supplements
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Handbook of Middle American Indians. Vols. 1 to 16 + 5 supplements

By WAUCHOPE, Robert (ed.)

Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1964-1986. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 21 vols.: 570; viii, 560; viii, 561-1084; vii, 367; 402; viii, 597; viii, 576; vii, 577-965; vii, 296; viii, 458; vii, 903; xiv, 462; xii, 427; x, 310 + plate; x, 311-724; 324; xii, 463; x, 146; ix, 195; vii, 232 p. 28 cm. Over 500 tables and charts as well as over 2900 figures and maps. Several illustrations fold out. Brown cloth hardcovers with moderate shelf wear. 15 vols.(missing on vols. 2, have dustjackets wrapped in mylar. Faded spines to jackets. Most jackets have chipped spine ends. Some dust on lower edges of text blocks. Signature of former owner on front free endpapers in seven of the volumes. Free endpapers discoloured. Otherwise insides very clean. The volumes consist of: Natural Environment and Early Cultures; Archeology of Southern Mesoamerica Parts 1 & 2; Archaeological Frontiers and External Connections; Linguistics; Social Anthropology; Ethnology Parts 1 & 2; Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4; Archaeology of Northern Mesoamerica Parts 1 & 2; Physical Anthropology; Sources Cited and Artifacts Illustrated. Supplements consist of: Archaeology; Linguistics; Literatures; Ethnohistory; Epigraphy. Please contact us about shipping.

$750.00

Life Amont the Nupe Tribe in West Africa
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Life Amont the Nupe Tribe in West Africa

By BANFIELD, A. W.

Berlin, ON: H. S. Hallman. Cloth Bound. Good. nd. Intro written 1905. 79 p. 32 cm. 137 b&w photos. Green cloth hardcover. Corners bumped and spine ends softened. A little denting to boards top and bottom. Some damp stains around page edges. Spots on pp. 72-73 have affected surrounding pages. Tear at bottom of p. 65. A few other spots. Alexander W. Banfield established a Mennonite Brethren mission in Nigeria in 1905. "The object in arranging such a book as this is to give the public a general idea of that part of the great West Coast of Africa, known as Nigeria, and especially Northern Nigeria, which is Great Britain's latest Protectorate. Another object has been to give the people of America some idea of how the people of Nigeria live from day to day, their customs, religions, home life, industries, etc." Photos and accompanying text show everyday activities, mud houses, markets, street scenes, etc.

$75.00

The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama
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The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama

By SALVADOR, Mari Lyn (ed.)

Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1997. Soft cover. As New. 353 p. 31 cm. Over 600 illustrations, about half in colour. Pictorial softcover. Topics: the Kuna of Panama; flora and fauna of Kuna Yala; Kuna and the world; Kuna language and literature; the Gathering House; contemporary Kuna women's arts; the world of spirit, disease, and curing; Kuna picture writing; Fiesta of San Jose of Nargana; puberty ceremonies; musical arts; migration into urban areas.

$75.00

Bibliography of the Chinookan Languages (Including the Chinook Jargon)
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Bibliography of the Chinookan Languages (Including the Chinook Jargon)

By PILLING, James Constantine

Washington: Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology, 1893. Disbound. Fair. xiii, 81 p. 25 cm. 3 facsimiles. Paper covers. Spine missing and pages disbound. Rust marks where staples missing.

$15.00

Bibliography of the Athapascan Languages
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Bibliography of the Athapascan Languages

By PILLING, James Constantine

Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1892. Soft cover. Fair. xiii, 125 p. 23 cm. 4 facsimiles. Grey paper covers with black print. Spine missing. Front cover separating. Ink stamp rear of title page and number on title. Paper yellowing. Index of Languages includes Ahtena, Willopah, Chippewyan, Dene, Navajo, etc.

$20.00