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Elephants and Ethnologists

By Smith, G. Elliot

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1924. VERY GOOD First Edition, 1st Printing. A superb copy of this extraordinary work in ethnology: crisp, super clean, solid, light rubs and bumps to edges of boards only, no markings of any kind, no foxing. Approx. 8" x 10", 135 pages, 9 figures and 52 plates featuring woodcuts by A. Horace Gerrard and K. Leigh-Pemberton, index. - The author advances his theory that the pre-Columbian civilization of North America was, during the first 1200 years of the Christian era, populated by immigrants from India, China, Cambodia and Micronesia. They present evidence of the use of elephant figures and riders wearing turbans in stone sculptures, monuments, manuscripts and carvings - art work done by people who had supposedly never seen, nor heard of, elephants from India.. Hard Cover.


Beyond the Khyber Pass: The Road to British Disaster in the First Afghan War

By Waller, John H

NY: Random House, 1990 NEAR-FINE/NEAR-FINE First Edition, 1st Printing. An exceptional copy, brand new in all respects except for one barely bumped top corner. Unmarked and pristine interiors. Unclipped DJ has light shelfwear only. 6.25" x 9.5", 329 pages, maps, illustrations, notes and references, bibliography. - Well-written and detailed military history of the British invasion of Afghanistan that began in 1839, and ended in the siege of Kabul and the deaths of 16,000 British soldiers and supporters at the Khyber massacre.. Hard Cover.


Impatient Giant, Red China Today

By Clark, Gerald

NY: David McKay Co. / Story Press, 1959 NEAR-FINE/VERY GOOD First Edition. A very handsome 1st printing. Crimson boards nearly perfect, previous owner's markings on endpaper, all else as-new. Unclipped DJ has a few short closed tears. 5.75" by 8.25", 212 pristine pages, two sections of glossy b&w photographs. - - - Famous Canadian journalist and Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Montreal Star newspaper, Gerald Clark, writes about life behind the 'bamboo curtain' in Red China in the 1950's. At the time, he was one of only a handful of journalists from the West allowed to visit. Clark documents the greatest social transformation of the 20th century, the leadership of Mao Tse-tung, education, agriculture, science, prisons, medicine, women, and the military. The author was co-writer and narrator of CBS's "The Face of Red China", which won the Emmy and Sylvania Awards for the best TV documentary of 1958.. Hard Cover.