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CORPUS ANTIQUITATUM AMERICANENSIUM / MEXICO II / Colecciones Leigh y Museo Frissell de Arte Zapoteca

By: BOOS, FRANK.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cordoba, Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico. 1966: 1966

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k190719j

Condition: Very good


4to. Unbound sheets in gray board portfolio with string tie. 91 b/w photographic sheets, several with multiple images prefaced by 121 pages of descriptive annotations in both Spanish and English. LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. The second volume of a series written and illustrated by Boos on the ceramic sculptures which appear on the funerary urns of the Precolumbian Zapotec (Oaxacan ) Culture of southern Mexico. Very good: the photographic plates and descriptive pages are fine. Portfolio overs fully intact but with browning to the fold-overs, slight surface wear to both panels, some spotting and wear... View more info

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CORPUS ANTIQUITATUM AMERICANENSIUM / MEXICO I / Las Urnas Zapotecas en el Real Museo de Ontario.

By: BOOS, FRANK

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cordoba, Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia: 1964

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k190719i

Condition: Very Good


4to. Unbound sheets in gray board portfolio. 32 b/w photographic sheets, several with multiple images prefaced by approximately 50 pages of descriptive annotations in both Spanish and English. LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. The first volume of a series written and illustrated by Boos on the ceramic sculptures which appear on the funerary urns of the Precolumbian Zapotec (Oaxacan ) Culture of southern Mexico. Plates and sheets are fine. Very good: the photographic plates are virtually pristine, with just a bit of toning to the binding edge of several of the descriptive pages. Covers fully intact but w... View more info

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MEXICAN ART AND LIFE. A QUARTERLY ILLUSTRATED REVIEW. NO. 6, April 1939

By: Editor: José Juan Tabalada, Art Editor: Francisco Díaz de León

Price: $35.00

Publisher: México, D.F: DAPP: 1939

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k191122i

Condition: Very good


1st ed. folio, stapled wrappers. Unpaginated. Color silkscreen cover is original artwork “Springtime” by Jorge Gonzales Camarena. Articles on several aspects of Mexican art and culture. Condition: Very good; liht toining to cover exremeities; text block clean and tight. View more info

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Archeological Researches of Costa Rica

By: HARTMAN, C. V. [Carl Vilhelm]

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Stockholm: Ivr Haeggstroms Boktryckeri. The Royal Ethnographical Museum in Stockholm. : 1901

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k190711g

Condition: Very Good


1st ed., folio, cream cloth. 196 pp. plus map, two folded plans, and 87 full-page photographic plates by J. Cederquis, mostly b/w but some in color. Each plate has multiple objects depicted, printed on one side and each preceded by an identifying sheet containing the plate number and a brief description. . Profusely illustrated with more photos and drawings in the text. Not to be confused with Hartman’s later work, published by the Carnegie Institute, “Archeological Researches on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.” This first work covers his researches on the east coast and on the hig... View more info

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The American Indians

By: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Buffalo, George H. Derby & Co: 1851

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200329b

Condition: Good


AMERICAN INDIANS. THEIR HISTORY, CONDITION AND PROSPECTS, FROM ORIGINAL NOTES AND MANUSCRIPTS. “Together with an APPENDIX, containing thrilling narratives, daring exploits, etc. etc.” NEW REVISED EDITION. 8vo, rebound in brown cloth with original publisher’s brown, blind-stamped binding, inset on front/rear panels and spine. 495 pp. 3 b/w plates including frontispiece, several additional b/w illustrations in text. Schoolcraft was an early American ethnologist and expert on Native American culture. He was well-known for his Congress-commissioned study on United States Indian tribes beginn... View more info

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The Magic of Jewels and Charms.

By: KUNZ, George Frederick

Price: $325.00

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, : 1915

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200120c

Condition: Near fine


1st ed., 8vo, Blue cloth with white titles and gilt Zodiac design to the front board. . 422pp. Color frontispiece with tissue guard. 8 color plates, including frontis. 82 b/w illustrations in doubletone & line. Teg. Cover Design by Edward Stratton Holloway (1859-1939) with his monogram "H" on front cover. An illustrated study of the myths and lore that interconnects jewels, gems, stones, superstitions and astrological lore. Also, the religious, magical and talismanic use of various stones, the creation of amulets, healing stones, and a chapter devoted to meteorites and celestial stones. Very... View more info

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The Maya Scribe and His World

By: Michael D. Coe

Price: $100.00

Publisher: The Grolier Club: 1973

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k290128e


1st ed., oblong 4to. dark grey cloth, 160 pp, b/w photographs throughout -- some color. Near fine with light surface wear to covers. View more info

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Mascaras Mexicanas [Mexican Masks

By: Montenegro, Roberto

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Talleres Gráficos de la Nación,: 1926

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k191122g

Condition: Fair


1st ed. 4to, magenta boards. cxxxiv pp. 47 full-page plates (recto only) of Mexican masks, mostly b/w but several in color. Precolumbian to recent folkloric, with text by artist Roberto Montenegro. Limited to 2500 copies. Condition: Fair; text block is near fine -- clean, bright, and tight. Covers worn, sunned, with random damp-staining occasionally affecting the end papers but not affecting the text block itself. View more info

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Pottery of Costa Rica and Nicaragua (2 Vols.)

By: Samuel Kirkland Lothrop

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York: 1926

Edition: 1st edd

Seller ID: k191122d

Condition: Fair


1st ed. Tan wrappers with black lettering. 529 pp., numbered continuously between the two volumes. Vol. I has100 full-page plates and 116 figures and Vol. II 105 full-page plates and 183 figures. One of the great early studies of pottery of this Central American region with copious historical background and discussions of culture, customs, tribes, languages, religion, etc. Condition. Vol 1 Fair: Covers worn, cracks to spine, all corners rubbed. Text block is clean and unmarked, but loosely shaken and cracked at several locations. Vol 2: Poor; similar condition but covers are partially detac... View more info

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CERAMICAS DEL ANTIGUO PERU DE LA COLECCION WASSERMANN-SAN BLAS [Ceramics of Ancient Peru from the Collection of Wasserman-San Blas]

By: Wasserman, B. J.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Buenos Aires, 1938

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k190719g

Condition: Fair


12 1/2'' x 9 1/2''. xxxi, 367, [1] pp. No. 169 of an edition limited to 1000 copies. Profusely illustrated with 597 b/w and color photographs, 2 maps. Original boards, dust jacket. Text in Spanish. Fair: Clean, bright, unmarked interior, with no damage to text block. Covers shaken and lacking spine. Dust jacket present but toned and tattered. Signed and inscribed by Wasserman on title page. View more info