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Biblio is proud to present a wide variety of rare and antique books in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and anyone who loves the study of cultures and societies should absolutely browse through the rare Anthropology books section of the Rare Book Room. From obscure Anthropology textbooks to records from the Bureau of American Ethnology, there are many interesting Anthropology titles to choose from.

Vollstaendige Völkergallerie in getreuen Abbildungen by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche

Set of 3 volumes of this finely illustrated review of the manners, lifestyles and costumes of all the peoples of the world.Complete with 3 handcolored title pages and 365 handcolored illustrations on 184 lithographic plates of native costumes, customs, we...

From Florilegius


The Gynoids by Hajime Sorayama, Ken Kawai (Editor)

Signed limited edition, number 623 of 1000. Warm grey paper boards with text to spine; pictorial dust jacket. Copiously illustrated in color. No previous owners' names or other markings. Unpaginated. 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches....

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


The Bone People (Lousiana University Press 1st. Ed.) by Hulme, Keri

Hulme, Keri: The Bone People. Louisiana State University Press, A tale of New Zealand. Stated United States First Edition, 1985. WINNER OF THE PEGASUS PRIZE FOR LITERATURE AND THE BOOKER PRIZE. Used. Very Good/Very Good unclipped original dust jacket. Sum...

From Mary Riversong Books


Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908, Two Volumes by Mannerheim, Carl Gustav

Helsinki, Finland: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 1940. Two volumes in original dustjackets. Both volumes are Fine, Vol.I dustjacket Very Good, 1 1/2" triangular chip bottom edge at spine, tears at spine folds and 2 tears horizontally at spine, Vol. II ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Codice Chimalpopoca. anales de Cuauhtitlan y Leyenda de los soles by Velazquez, Primo Feliciano (editor)

xxi+161 pages with 83 facsimile pages, and index. Royal Quarto (12 1/4" x 8 1/2") bound in full leather with red label to spine and gilt lettering. Original wrappers bound in. Translated from Nahuatl by Primo Feliciano Velazquez. From the library of Georg...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Diccionario de Mitologia Nahuatl by Robelo, Cecilio Agustin (1839-1916)

440 pages. Quarto (11 ¼ " x 7 ¾ ") bound green buckram with gilt lettering to spine. From the library of George M Foster. Second edition. .Cecilio A Robelo (1839 - 1916) was an attorney by trade, but passionately interested in the archaeology of Mexico ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


The Arunta: A Study of a Stone Age People (2 vols) by Spencer, Sir Baldwin & F.J. Gillen

London: Macmillan & Co 1927 Two Volumes First Editions 8vo xxviii,390,xvi,391-646pp, 1927 Ex-Library, Complete in Two Volumes. Volume One is GD+ original grey cloth, boards slightly warped, small sticker to ffep, internally very clean throughout; Volu...

From N & A Smiles


The Fat of the Land by Vilhjalmur Stefansson

INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to Mr. Robert Uihlein, Chairman of Schlitz Brewing Company, in 1957. First Edition. Clean, unmarked. Tight binding. Dust jacket has only minor defects, a 1.5 inch tear in the upper right rear corner and several smaller nicks or cre...

From Sunwise Books


Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti by Maya Deren

1953 Thames and Hudson first edition. Uncommon as a true first.The author was an well known avant-garde artist and filmmaker. Her career took a new direction in the late 1940's when she went to Haiti with the intent of making an ethnographic film. ...

From Harpo Speaks


Las Guerras con las Tribus Yaqui y Mayo del Estado de Sonora by Paso y Troncoso, Francisco de Borja del (1842-1916)

342+ix with fold out map. Folio (13" x 8 1/4") issued in original wrappers. First edition.There is an abundance of documentation concerning the history of indigenous populations of Mexico prior to the arrival of the Spaniards. These documents were constru...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. by Coombs, S[amuel] F

Coombs, S[amuel] F., Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. Historical Sketch, Etc. Seattle, Wash[ington]: Published by Lowman & Han...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


Man's Place In Nature and Other Anthropological Essays by Huxley, Thomas H

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1903 IN VERY GOOD ++ CONDITION. ASSOCIATION COPY - signed on the ffp "Paul Watkins, Winona Minn" (of the Watkins Products Company). xv [1] 329pp [1] 6 pages of Publisher's advertising. Bound in original ...

From Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member


Anthropology and Modern Life by Boas, Franz

New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1928. Boas' classic treatise on race and culture, RARE in the original 1928 First Edition and in collectible condition. 236pp. + 10 pp references. Very Good in the original black cloth with paper labels front board a...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Bog People (Mosefolket: Fernalderens Mennesker bevaret i 2000 Ar) by Glob, P.V

Used. 1970 Stated 2nd Printing Thus. Cornell University Press. Very Good condition/Very Good- original unclipped dust jacket. Dj spine lightly sunned. Rare/scarce. Iron Age; Anthropology; Archaeology; Denmark. "About The Bog People: One spring morning tw...

From Mary Riversong Books



NEW ~ 644pp. Brief preface by Zacarias Marquez Terrazas, Departamento de Investigacion Historica de la Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, 2010. David Brambila, S.J. colaboracion de Jose Vergara Bianchi, S.F. Preface to first ed. Norogachi, 1953. Eighty ch...

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