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Estudio de los Objetos Arqueologicos de la Cultura Matlatzinca (Study of the Artifacts of the Matlatzinca Culture)

Estudio de los Objetos Arqueologicos de la Cultura Matlatzinca (Study of the Artifacts of the Matlatzinca Culture)

by Sodi Miranda, Federico/Hugo Herrera Torres

Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH), 1991. First Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 1st, vg in wraps (light rubbing; sm. catalog sticker on ffep over erasure). 133 pp., with photos of 399 objects (3 per page) from the collection of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia.
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$45.00
Tesori del Messico: Le civilta zapoteca e mixteca (1500 a. C. - 1521 d. C.)

Tesori del Messico: Le civilta zapoteca e mixteca (1500 a. C. - 1521 d. C.)

by Vazquez, Mario and Jaime Nualart

Milano (Italy): Electa, 1991. Soft cover. Very Good-. Catalog of an exhibit in Rome; Essays (all text is Italian) by Ernesto Gonzalez Licon, Lourdes Marquez Morfin, and Martha Carmona Macias; square 4to, paperback; vg- (cocked; covers rubbed and scratched; crease and bump to top edge of and bottom corner creased on front cover; tear and nick to top joint end of front cover; spine creased; spine ends and corners bumped and worn; pages toning); 162pp incl. 98 plates.
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$50.00
The Play of the Unmentionable; an installation by Joseph Kosuth at the Brooklyn Museum with an introduction by Charlotta Kotik

The Play of the Unmentionable; an installation by Joseph Kosuth at the Brooklyn Museum with an introduction by Charlotta Kotik

by Kosuth, Joseph & and Freedberg, David

Thames & Hudson, London, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. 1.25 kg; XVI, 152 pages, illustrated with black-and-white plates, black-and-white photographs, and colour photographs. The book and binding and jacket shows no damage. The artists started work on a project which reflected his passionate opposition to censorship and the arts. The resulting installation was one of the best attended, most widely reviewed and most controversial... Read more
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AU$40.04
Les Chefs-D'’oeuvre D'’art Ancien A L’'exposition De La Toison D'’or a Bruges en 1907,  Folio edition # 7/20

Les Chefs-D'’oeuvre D'’art Ancien A L’'exposition De La Toison D'’or a Bruges en 1907, Folio edition # 7/20

by Kelvin de Lettenhove, Pol de Mont, J Van Den Gheyn, Overloop, Maeterlinck, Tourneur

Bruxelles: Bruxelles Librairie Nationale Dart & DHistoire, 1908. first 1st printing. Folio- 14.5 x 11. Art reference book with three quarter green leather binding, linen covers, and marbled endpapers. Very small and rare printing of only 20 books, printed on Luxury Imperial Japan paper, this being number 7. Of books 1-20: contenant une double suite des planches, sur papier imperial du japon et sur papier de chine. This book being numbered 7. An additional 500 were printed in Hollande paper after this... Read more
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$700.00
The Ancient Future of the Itza: The Book of Chilam Balam of Tizimin

The Ancient Future of the Itza: The Book of Chilam Balam of Tizimin

by Edmonson, Munro S., trans

Austin: U of Tex., 1982. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 1st, 4to, red cloth, vg (reddish erasure stain on ffep; spine ends bumped and worn; corners worn) in good dj (rubbed and faded spine; water stain on front panel, soiled rear panel; edges worn, torn, and chipped). 220 pp. incl. index.
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$50.00
Huari Administrative Structure: Prehistoric Monumental Architecture and State Government

Huari Administrative Structure: Prehistoric Monumental Architecture and State Government

by Isbell, William H. and Gordon F. McEwan (Editors)

Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1991. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, no additional printings; folio, gray cloth, no dj; vg (rear board lightly bowed; shelfwear; spine sunned, ends bumped; top front corner and bottom rear corner bumped; large owner's name on ffep); 321pp incl. index + four fold-out plans in rear pocket.
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$75.00
Ancient Burial Patterns of the Moche Valley, Peru

Ancient Burial Patterns of the Moche Valley, Peru

by Donnan, Christopher B. and Carol J. Mackey

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1978. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good-. First Edition, no additional printing stated; REMAINDER copy, red mark on bottom edge; 4to, brown cloth; vg- (remainder mark on bottom edge; shelfworn; spine ends bumped and rubbed; eps and pages toning; owner's name on ffep) in vg- dj (panels rubbed and scratched; edgeworn; spine sunned; top edge torn and creased; chip to bottom edge of front panel); 412pp.
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$125.00
Companions in Clay: Figurative Sculptures from the Ancient Americas from the Collection of Gene Isaacson

Companions in Clay: Figurative Sculptures from the Ancient Americas from the Collection of Gene Isaacson

Fullerton College, 2004. First Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 1st, black glossy wraps, vg (bowed; edgeworn; covers rubbed and worn). Scarce. INSCRIBED on the title page by Gene Isaacson, author of the Preface, to Santa Fe gallery owner Ron Messick; he also SIGNED at the close of the Preface. Includes beautiful color plates. 94pp.
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$35.00
Cultural Chronology of the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama

Cultural Chronology of the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama

by Linares de Sapir, Olga

DC: Smithsonian, 1968. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good-. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology Volume 8. 1st, lg. 4to, vg- in original blue cloth; ffep was stuck to the pastedown, and has been torn away with minimal damage to its foreedge. 119 pp. + 20 photographic plates.
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$15.00
Domestic Architecture, Ethnicity, and Complementarity in the South-Central Andes

Domestic Architecture, Ethnicity, and Complementarity in the South-Central Andes

by Aldenderfer, Mark S. (Edited by)

Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1993. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good-. First Edition, complete number line starting at 1; 4to, rust cloth, no dj; vg- (boards bowed; stray pen mark on front board; spine ends and corners bumped and worn; tiny spot on top edge; fingersoiling to side edge; large owner's name on ffep); 178pp incl. index.
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$15.00
An Interpretation of Bishop Diego de Landa's Maya Alphabet

An Interpretation of Bishop Diego de Landa's Maya Alphabet

by Durbin, Marshall E

New Orleans: Middle American Research Institute, 1969. Soft cover. Good+. Reprinted from the Philological and Documentary Studies Vol. II, No. 4, Publication 12, pages 169-179; 4to, stapled green paper covers; good+ (covers toned; covers creased along stapled edge; top corner along stapled edge bumped and creased from cover to cover; stain spots on bottom front cover near stapled edge; corners bumped and creased, affects pages; pages toned).
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$8.00
Prehistoric Art

Prehistoric Art

by Myron, Robert

London: Pitman Publishing. 1964. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Corners and covers are lightly rubbed. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages (twice). Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 94 pages . Hardcover.
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AU$15.00
Vols. 74 (1954) - 129 (2009). Published by the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

Vols. 74 (1954) - 129 (2009). Published by the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

by JOURNAL OF HELLENIC STUDIES, THE

Ldn., 1954 - 2009. The volumes 74 to 127 are bound in 27 blue half cloth bindings. 28 cm (Backs with 4 raised bands and a gilt shield in the second compartment; the volumes 128 and 129 are still in paper wrappers, as issued by the publisher; a nice set) (Heavy book, may require extra shipping costs)
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€950.00
The Royal Treasuries of the Spanish Empire to America: Volume 1, Peru; Volume 2, Upper Peru (Bolivia); and Volume 3, Chile and the Rio de la Plata. A Three Volume Set.

The Royal Treasuries of the Spanish Empire to America: Volume 1, Peru; Volume 2, Upper Peru (Bolivia); and Volume 3, Chile and the Rio de la Plata. A Three Volume Set.

by TePaske, John T. And Herbert S. Klein

Durham, N. C.: Duke University Press, 1982. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. First Editions, no additional printings; first three volumes of this four volume set (last volume published in 1990); 4tos, red cloth, no djs as issued; vg (shelfworn; boards rubbed; spine ends bumped; corners rubbed). Please be aware that shipping this item will require extra charges above our standard rate.
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$75.00
Agriculture and the Onset of Political Inequality Before the Inka

Agriculture and the Onset of Political Inequality Before the Inka

by Hastorf, Christine A

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. First published 1993 stated, no additional printings; 4to, black boards; vg+ (shelfwear; spine ends bumped and rubbed; pages toning) in vg dj (toning; spine sunned; edges worn, bumped at spine ends); 298pp incl. index.
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$225.00
Tesoros de San Pedro de Atacama

Tesoros de San Pedro de Atacama

by Berenguer R., Jose

Santiago: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Soft cover. Good+. Jose Perez de Arce A.. This is not the book of the same name but a 29-p. pamphlet which accompanied the exhibition; the bulk of it is Berenguer's illustrated essay, 'San Pedro de Atacama: Espacio, Tiempo y Cultura' (all text in Spanish). No date but published circa 1980; 4to, stapled covers; good+ (covers rubbed and worn; scrape to front cover along stapled edge and side edge; covers creased along stapled edge; corners and... Read more
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$20.00
Aboriginal Paintings from Australia

Aboriginal Paintings from Australia

by Not Stated

Mentor-UNESCO, New York, 1964. First American Paperback Edition. Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. IV, 24 pages of text then 28 pages of reproductions of aboriginal paintings, and after the illustration plates there is a fold out page, in three sections, dealing with the contents of the book and a bibliography, introduction by Charles P. Mountford. The text is illustrated with three black-and-white photographs and 28 coloured photographs, three which foldout, of various... Read more
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AU$15.02
The Prehistory of the Tehuacan Valley: Excavations and Reconnaissance. Volume 5 Only.

The Prehistory of the Tehuacan Valley: Excavations and Reconnaissance. Volume 5 Only.

by MacNeish, Richard S. et al

Austin: UTX, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. Vol. 5 only. 4to, blue cloth, vg (spine ends sltly bumped; light soiling to top edge) in good+ dj. Dj has heavy edge & corner wear and an ugly tear down the front panel into the title. Book is very clean. 529 pp. incl. index.
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$30.00
Early Mesopotamia: Society and Economy at the Dawn of History

Early Mesopotamia: Society and Economy at the Dawn of History

by Postgate, J. N

New York: Routledge, 1992. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good-. First published in 1992 stated with no additional printings; 4to, black cloth; vg- (dents to bottom edge of boards; spine ends and corners bumped; spine ends crimped and worn; 1.25in tear to front bottom of front pastedown; large owner's name on ffep; pages toning) in vg- dj (rubbed and toned; edges bumped, worn, and creased; tear and chip to bottom rear corner); 367pp incl. index.
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$70.00
L'Art Precolombien

L'Art Precolombien

by Basler, Adolphe and Ernest Brummer

Paris: Librairie de France, 1928. Hardcover. Good. 1st, 4to, French text only. Good (dents to edges of boards; corners worn to boards; spine ends and corners bumped; light spotting to side edge; prev. owner wrote the location of the artifact on several plates), pictorial boards. A beautiful book, 64 pp. + 190 plates (most b&w) + XXII pp. captions + index.
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$70.00
African Art: An Introduction

African Art: An Introduction

by Willett, Frank

Praeger Publishers , New York, 1975. Reprint. Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. notes, bibliography, acknowledgements and index. The text is illustrated with a few black and white maps, but copious black-and-white photographs and colour photographs throughout the text. Colour photographic front cover, against a black background, with black and white titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. " Only in comparatively recent times... Read more
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AU$12.74
Pre-Columbian Agriculture in the Southwest, as Conditioned by Periods of Alluviation

Pre-Columbian Agriculture in the Southwest, as Conditioned by Periods of Alluviation

by Bryan, Kirk

Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1941. Soft cover. Good+. Reprinted from Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. XXXI, December, 1941, No. 4, page 219-242 stated; 4to, stapled brown paper covers; good+ (covers toned and creased; covers worn along stapled edge; owner's name on front cover, discolored bottom corner; stapled ends chipped and torn; corners bumped and creased, affects pages; pages toned).
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$5.00
Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica, Parts 1 and 2: Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volumes 2 and 3

Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica, Parts 1 and 2: Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volumes 2 and 3

by Wauchope, Robert, general ed./Gordon R. Willey, volume ed

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1973. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. SECOND editions; Vols. 2 and 3 of the Handbook, comprising the whole of this title; 4tos, rust cloth; vg (soiling on top edges; spine ends and corners bumped; owner's name on front free endpapers) in vg- djs (price-clipped; edgeworn; creasing, tiny tears to spine ends, spines faded); 1084pp total incl. index. Please be aware that shipping this item internationally will require additional postage fees.
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$70.00
Rouffignac Das Heiligtum Der Mammuts

Rouffignac Das Heiligtum Der Mammuts

by Plassard, Jean & Gerhard. Bosinski

Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Stuttgart. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1999. Hardcover. 3799590064 . Hardcover. Book and Dust Jacket are in FINE condition. 1999. Jan Thorbecke Verlag. 97 pages. ; 12.36 X 10.71 X 0.63 inches; 97 pages .
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$60.00
The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes

The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531-1860 in 2 Volumes

by George C Williamson, Litt. D

London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. First edition, small printing of 520 copies of which 510 were for sale. White linen cloth hardcovers with gilt decorative illustrations on covers and spine. Folio- 15.5" x 12". unsigned. A rare art history reference written by George C Williamson. Hundreds of excellent, full page engravings throughout protected by tissue guards. Printed on thick, fine paper and bound with deckled edges. Published in 1904 by George Bell and Sons. White cloth binding with gilt... Read more
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$600.00