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    CAD $135.00

    Womans Mysteries of a Primitive People. The Ibibios of Southern Nigeria by Talbot, Amuary D

    London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1915. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo (tall). Original green cloth binding. vii, 252 p.p. [41] plates of photographs incl. frontispiece. Bookplate of Marcus Crahan. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Bumped edges with rubbing and wear to spine. Foxing and sporadic staining throughout interior. Some plates curled or creased, but not affecting images. Otherwise a very good copy. Told from the author's experience of ten months among the Ibibios tribe, Talbot presents descriptions of society, culture and ritual including witchcraft, jujus, funerary customs, and everyday life.



    THE HIGH VALLEY by Read, Kenneth E

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1965. Hardcover. White DJ a bit tanned and with light rubbing to extremities ; An autobiographical account of two years spent in the Central Highlands of New Guinea; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 267 pages .



    THE FIJIANS; A Study of the Decay of Custom by Thomson, Basil

    London: William Heinemann, 1908. First Edition. Cloth. Very good/None. Waters. 8vo, green cloth, illustrated with 16 B&W photographs by Waters, foldout map, 396 pages. EXCELLENT STUDY of surviving Fijian primal culture. Sir Basil Home Thomson, KCB (1861 - 1939) was a British intelligence officer, police officer, prison governor, colonial administrator, and writer.--Wiki Some bumps on top of spine; rubbing along sides of spine; boards slightly warped. Signature of previous owner on front pastedown. Binding tight.



    MITOS Y RELATOS INDÍGENAS. IV Encuentro Ecuménico Latinoamericano de Teología India

    Coban, Centro Bartolomé de las Casas (Textos Ak' Kutan, 26), 2004. New. 78p., wrps. Myths and legends (trancribed in Spanish) from Mesoamérica, the Guarani, the Chaqueño, the Mapuche, the Andes, and the Amazon.



    GROWING UP IN NEW GUINEA; A Comparative Study of Primitive Education by Mead, Margaret

    London: George Routledge & Sons, 1931. First English Edition. Cloth. Very Good +. 24 B&W photographs. 8vo, green cloth, 24 B&W sepia-toned photographs, 372 pages. Classic study by the famous anthropologist with numerous B&W photographs. Superior dust jacket. Green cloth boards with slightly cocked binding. Upper edge and corners slightly bumped. Top and bottom of spine slightly bruised. Previous owner's signature on f.f.e. with the slightest brown offset from paper previous folded between pastedown and ffe. Pages quite clean.



    The High Valley by Kenneth E. Read

    Very Good. No Jacket as Issued 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.Very light wear, readers creases to spine. 715



    Vancouver's Chinatown Racial Discourse In Canada 1875-1980 (McGill-Queen's Studies in Ethnic History; Series One No. 10) by Anderson, Kay [Janette]

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1991. First Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. (McGill-Queen's Studies in Ethnic History; Series One No. 10), Very good white red pictorial hardcover. Light wear, usual ex-library markings. (1991), 8vo, [11], x, [3], 4-323pp. [1], "Popular wisdom maintains that the colourful Chinese quarters of Canadian, American, and Australian cities owe their existence to the generations of Chinese immigrants who have made their lives there. The restaurants, pagodas, and neon lights are seen as intrinsically connected to the Chinese and their immigrant experience in the West. Kay Anderson argues, however, that "Chinatown" is a Western construction, illustrative of a process of cultural domination that gave European settlers in North America and Australia the power to define and shape the district according to their own images and interests." oclc



    RI QETAMB'AL CHE RI SUK'B'ANIK. Experiencias de aplicación y administración de justicia Indígena

    Guatemala, Defensoría Maya, 2001. New. 161, [2]p., illus., tables, graphcis, bibl., wrps. Report of an experiment in the administration of indigenous justice.


    CAD $305.00

    Omens and Superstitions of Southern India by Thurston, Edgar

    London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1912. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Bound in blue cloth with gilt decoration on front board. [6] 7-320 p.p. Frontis photo of a Malayan Exorcist, plus [15] photographic plates. "Presentation Copy" embossed at foot of title page. From the library of Alexander Grant, his bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Light rubbing to boards and edges. Some bruising to spine ends, with gilt slightly rubbed at head. Light offsetting to endpapers. Otherwise in very good condition. Deals with omens, animal superstitions, the evil eye, snake worship, vows, votives, and other offerings, as well as charms, magic and human life, divination and fortune telling, and ceremonies sacred to the peoples in the Native States of Travancore and Cochin.



    TOKELAU: A HISTORICAL ETHNOGRAPHY by Judith; Hooper, Antony Huntsman

    Auckland University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. VG hardcover in VG jacket. Name written to bottom text edge, otherwise all pages clean. Photos throughout. LIghtest edgewear. BInding solid. OVERSIZE VOLUME. MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. 355 pp.



    THE HIGH VALLEY. by Read, Kenneth E

    London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1966. Book. Near fine condition. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo (8vo). xviii, 266 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding with minimal shelfwear and sunning. Price-clipped dustjacket with minor rubbing to the extremities; protected in archival mylar. Illustrated with numerous black & white photographs and maps. The text is clean and unmarked. First British edition..



    Ancestral Ships; Fabric Impressions of Old Lampung Culture by Lee Chor Lin

    National Museum Singapore, 1987. Paperback. Good +. Good+ pictorial softcover. 1987. Indention scrape to first few pages, otherwise clean/solid. Photos throughout. Mild edgewear. Light crease to cover near spine. Binding solid. 47 pp.



    Metalcrafts of Central Asia (Shire Ethnography) by Teague, Ken

    Princes Risborough, Buckhamshire: Shire Publications, Ltd., 1990. 64 pp. with Index and Reading List. Well illustrated with B&W photos and maps. Binding tight, text clean.. First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    The High Valley by Read, Kenneth E

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1965. minor shelf/edge & corner wear.. First Edition. A Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket As Published. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Trade Book.



    Man and Culture An Evaluation of the Work of Bronislaw Malinowski by Firth, Raymond

    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., 1960. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FRONTISPIECE OF B. MALINOWSKI. Very good burgundy cloth. Slight wear soiling, previous owner name inside. Poor DJ parts of DJ pasted in. 1960, 8vo, viii, 292pp.



    Les Nudistes De Fortibier by KLAERN, Alain

    Villejuif: Collection Cupidon, 1974. first thus. Mass media paperback. Good+. Mass media paperback. Good+. Some wear to edges and corners; some rubbing/wear to covers; some slanting to spine; mild spine crease; some curling to spine; pages browned. Text in French. In protective mylar bag.


    CAD $500.00

    Peoples of All Nations: Their Life Today and The Story of Their Past, By Our Foremost Writers of Travel Anthropology & History, Illustrated with upwards of 5000 Photographs, Numerous Colour Plates, and 150 Maps [7 Volumes] by Hammerton, J.A. [John Alexander] (editor)

    London: The Amalgamated Press Limited/The Fleetway House. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo (medium). [n.d., ca. 1925]. Scarce set in VG condition. Quarter bound in black morocco with blue cloth boards. Gilt lettering and decoration to spine compartments. Red speckled fore and tail edges. General index to volume VII. Ex-libris stickers to front pastedowns of all volumes. Wear and rubbing to morocco on spines, especially at ends, bumping and rubbing to corners, soiling to tail edge at corner, some scuffing and soiling to boards. 8 p.p. list of photos in volume at front of each volume. Volume I: Pages 1-784, Abyssinia to British Empire. xxiv, 784. Volume II: Pages 785-1568, British Empire to Dahomey. Volume III: Pages 1569-2352, Danzig to France. Bumping to fore edge of rear board. Volume IV: Pages 2353-3120, Georgia to Italy. Tan archival tape to hinges. Volume V: Pages 3121-3888, Japan to Oman. Bumping to fore edge of boards and a few small damp stains to front board, blue archival tape to hinges. Volume VI: Pages 3889-4672, Palestine to Sin-Kiang. Green archival tape to hinges. Volume VII: Pages 4673-5436, South Africa to Wales. Offset panel and light chafing to morocco to front board, FFEP loose but intact.



    Jordens Folk: Sydamerikaoster Om Anderna by STACEY, Tom [editor]

    Stolkholm: BonnierFakta, 1973. hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good jacket in protective mylar. Light wear and bumping to corners; light wear and bumping to head and foot of spine; pages browning. Jacket with some wear and rolling to edges of panels; some wear to corners; some rubbing/wear to panels. Text in Swedish.



    The High Valley by Read, Kenneth E

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1965. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good/Very Good condition. First edition, first printing.



    Ethnographische musea in Midden-Europa. Verslag eener studiereis 19 Mei - 31 Juli 1895. by SCHMELTZ, J.D.E

    Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1896.4to. Original printed wrappers (spine rep.). With illustrations. XI,109 pp.Official account of an investigation into the ethnographic museums in Middle-Europe published by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior Relations. London, Paris, Strasbourg, Basel, Zürich, Rome, Florence, Vienna, München, Nürnberg, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen were visited.



    Navajoland: Family and Settlement and Land Use (Inscribed Copy) by Kelly, Clara B. and Peter M. Whiteley

    Navajo Community College Press, 1989. 1st Edition . Book Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Inscribed by Author(s). Inscription by one of authors to half-title page. Paperback book in VG condition, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, some spotted foxing to endpapers. 243pp.



    Alaska's Wilderness Medicines: Healthful Plants of the Far North by Viereck, Eleanor G

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.: Alaska Northwest Books, 1994. Fourth Printing . Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Dominique Collet. Fine tan color pictorial trade paeprback. (1998), (1987), 8vo, [6], 107pp. [3], "Dr. Viereck tells where to find each plant. She also discusses plant collection in general and how to brew healthful herb teas. An illustrated glossary cross-references to therapeutic uses of specific plants, and a thorough bibliography complete this valuable contribution to plant lore.



    WE JAPANESE; Being descriptions of many of the customs, manners, ceremonies, festivals, / arts and crafts, / of the Japanese . . by Hearn, Lafcadio

    Miyanoshita, Hakone: Fujita Hotel, Ltd. / Yamagata Press, 1950. Combined Edition / Later Printing. decorated cloth. Near Fine. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts. 8vo, printed beige cloth with binding sewn in Japanese style, 889 B&W woodcut illustrations, 591 pages (made of Japanese paper with double sheets folded over). Exceptionallly Fine Illustrated and useful Compendium about everything Japanese done with Japanese paper, cloth binding, and printing. Small ink signature of previous owner on the free front endpaper.

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