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The Great Bear: A Thematic Anthology of Oral Poetry in the Finno-Ugrian Languages

By: Honko, Lauri ; Senni Timonen; Michael Branch

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press / Finnish Literature Society: 1994

Seller ID: 141956

ISBN: 0195210921

Condition: Fair


Underlining in green ink to approximately one fifth of the text, mostly at the beginning. Full gray cloth boards. Edge wear to dust jacket. 788 pages. 8 3/8"w x 9 3/8"h. "These 450 poems, songs, charms, prayers and laments in the original languages and in English convey the worldview and an insight into the lives of pre-literate peoples in various stages of cultural and social development. The texts illustrated the beliefs, perceptions, and artistic genius of fiteen peoples scattered across Northern Europe from Scandinavia, deep into Russian and beyond the Urals, and of the... View more info

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Knickerbocker's History of New York Vol. 1

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N Y, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1894

Seller ID: 136693

Condition: Very Good


364 pages. 6 1/4"w x 8 7/8"h by 1 1/4"thick. Decorative cover with gilt and blue design and beveled edges is slightly soiled. Gilt top page ends. Decorative borders on every page. Previous owner's inscription and bookplate. Volume I only. Illustrated by Edward W. Kemble. "Washington Irving, an author, biographer, historian, and diplomat, completed his first major work, a satire of contemporary local history and politics entitled A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809. Prior to its publicat... View more info

Chinese Customs

By: Kennelly, M. S. J. ; Dore, Henry, S.J. (trans)

Price: $43.95

Publisher: Graham Brash Publishers: 1987

Edition: Ex Library

Seller ID: 116573

ISBN: 9812180389

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interion is clean and free of marking of any kind. Good, solid, clean reading copy. 223 pages, first published in 1911, the intro lists about 250 books that were consulted in the writing of this one. Heavily illustrated. View more info

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History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the end of the Dutch Dynasty, A

By: Knickerbocker, Diedrich; Irving, Washington

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1877

Seller ID: 138540

Condition: Fair


Spine and corners bound in leather, with marbled paper covered boards. Cracks at both hinges. Previous owner's name inside. Foxing to pages. 4 1/2"w x 6 3/4"h. 340 pages. "Washington Irving, an author, biographer, historian, and diplomat, completed his first major work, a satire of contemporary local history and politics entitled A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809. Prior to its publication, Irving started a promotional hoax (not unlike some modern-day publicity stunts?) by placing fake miss... View more info

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The Unfashionable Human Body

By: Rudofsky, Bernard

Price: $68.95

Publisher: Van Nostrand: 1984

Seller ID: 144469

ISBN: 0442276362

Condition: Very Good


Book shows light wear only, with a curl to the front cover, light edge wear. Binding is solid and square, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Heavily illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, images. Chapters include: The birth of clothes, Anatomy of modesty, A portfolio of monsters, The fashionable body, The decorative arts, Cut and dry goods, Dress reform and reform dress, Sartoriasis, Garments for two, Clothes and the artist. View more info