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Image for Children Represented in Ukiyo-e:  Japanese Children in the 18th-19th Centuries

Children Represented in Ukiyo-e: Japanese Children in the 18th-19th Centuries

By: N/A

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Japan, The Japan Foundation / Kumon Institute of Education: 1998

Seller ID: 139800

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 113 pages. 8 1/4"w x 11 5/8"h. Exhibition catalog for a show that appeared in Russia, England, France, and Germany. The ukiyo-e prints of the Edo period represented here includes portraits of mother and chld, depecitions of customs and games, children's prints, and omacha-e. View more info

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Taboo: Sex & Morality Around the World

By: Armand, Denis

Price: $18.95

Publisher: N Y, G.P. Putnam's: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 145635

ISBN: 0600359204

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Full black cloth boards. Edge wear and small tears on dust jacket. 202 pages. Black and white photos. View more info

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Oltrepo Pavese: aspetti di Cultura Contadina

By: Bono, Virginio Giacomo; Brignoli, Marziano; Grandi, Gianfranco; Somenzini, Lorenzo

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Silvana Editoriale:

Seller ID: 100978

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked copy. Text in Italian. Describes the social life and customs of the Voghera, Italy region. View more info

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Bacon, Beans and Galantines: Food and Foodways on the Western Mining Frontier

By: Conlin, Joseph

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Reno, NV, Univ of Nevada Press: 1986

Seller ID: 134997

ISBN: 0874171059

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 246 pages. Black and white photos. A social history of food on the western mining frontier, revealing much about the daily rituals and habits of western miners. View more info

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Dead Man's Clothes : The Bum Camp of Tolt Washington

By: Davidson, Dale

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Blaine, WA, U.S.A., Hancock House Publishers: 2005

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 102702

ISBN: 0888396082

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked copy. Signed by author. View more info

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Dead Man's Clothes : The Bum Camp of Tolt Washington

By: Davidson, Dale

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Blaine, WA, U.S.A., Hancock House Publishers: 2005

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 107619

ISBN: 0888396082

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked copy. Inscribed by author. View more info

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Dead Man's Clothes : The Bum Camp of Tolt Washington

By: Davidson, Dale

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Blaine, WA, U.S.A., Hancock House Publishers: 2005

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 114716

ISBN: 0888396082

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked copy. Inscribed by author. View more info

Image for We Japanese: Being Descriptions of Many of the Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Festivals, Arts and Crafts of the Japanese besides Numerous Other Subjects

We Japanese: Being Descriptions of Many of the Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Festivals, Arts and Crafts of the Japanese besides Numerous Other Subjects

By: De Garis, Frederic

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Japan, Fujiya Hotel:

Seller ID: 129927

Condition: Very Good


Japanese stab-binding in silk cloth-covered stiff silvery/gray decorative paper wraps.Title laid on front cover and spine of slipcase. Ex-library stamps inside, but no marks on cover. No date indicated - circa 1930's. In tattered ex-library marked blue slipcase, torn at top of spine, with bone closures. Printed on double pages of rice paper flecked with sparkly mica. Black and white illustrations with occasional spots of color. Corner of first blank page cut out. View more info

Image for Taboo:  Sex & Morality Around the World

Taboo: Sex & Morality Around the World

By: Denis, Armand

Price: $18.95

Publisher: N Y, G.P. Putnam's: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 145636

ISBN: 0600359204

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Full black cloth boards. Edge wear and small tears on dust jacket. 202 pages. Black and white photos. Previous owner's name inside. View more info

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From Youthful Manuscripts to River Elegy: The Chinese Popular Cultural Movement and Political Transformation 1979-1989

By: Fong-Ching, Chen; Guantao, Jin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Chinese Univ Pr: 1997

Seller ID: 112267

ISBN: 9622017622

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 343 pages. Previous owner's name inside. View more info

Trade and Navigation Between Spain and the Indies in the Time of the Hapsburgs

By: Haring, Clarence Henry

Price: $73.95

Publisher: Gloucester, Mass., Smith, Peter,: 1964

Edition: Ex Libris

Seller ID: 104528

ISBN: B000UE7TA0

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library copy with usual marks, stamps, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean. Chapters include Seville Monopoly, Casa de Contratacion, Organization vs. Efficiency, Registers and Customs, Emigration and the Foreign Interloper, Spanish Monopoly, Precious Metals, Isthmus of Panama, Galleons and Flotas, Corsarios luteranos, Ships and navigators (pts. I & II); with 10 appendices & index. 371 pages. 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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Collecting and Safeguarding the Oral Traditions

By: McIlwaine, John and Whiffrin, Jean

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New Providence, New Jersey, U.S.A., K G Saur: 2001

Seller ID: 096430

ISBN: 3598218257

Condition: Fine


A clean, umarked copy in excellent condition. Bibliographic label on inside of front boards. 158 pages. View more info

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Indians of Canada: Their Manners and Customs, The

By: McLean, John

Price: $28.95

Publisher: Ottawa, Laurier Books Ltd.: 2001

Seller ID: 123025

ISBN: 1895959426

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 351 pages. Dark blue cover with gilt lettering. Facsimile of 1892 book. View more info

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Holy Women of the Syrian Orient (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)

By: No Author

Price: $22.50

Publisher: University of California Press: 1987

Seller ID: 141030

ISBN: 0520057058

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition with a litlte fading at upper and lower cloth binding edges as the only indication of use. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows the slightest signs of shelf wear only, no tears. 197 pages, a collection of fifteen hagiographies about holy women, translated from the Syriac dating from between the fourth and seventh centuries A.D. View more info

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Make The Most Of Life: Bavarian Festivities, Bavarian Customs

By: Peitzsch, Inge

Price: $8.41

Publisher: Germany, Weidling Verlag: 1981

Seller ID: 129886

ISBN: 3922095143

Condition: Very Good


Institutional ex-library book with stamps and pocket at back. No library markings on cover or spine. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 148 pages. Many color illustrations. "G'lebt is glei." View more info

Image for Cashmere:  Three Weeks in a Houseboat

Cashmere: Three Weeks in a Houseboat

By: Petrocokino, A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1920

Seller ID: 133208

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 86 pages; index; fold-out map. Red cloth cover with gilt decoration and title. Previous owner's name in pencil. Black and white photographs with tissue guards. Thick, creamy deckle-edged paper. A very pretty book about the author's travels in Cashmere on a dunga View more info

Image for Myron Eells and the Puget Sound Indians

Myron Eells and the Puget Sound Indians

By: Ruby, Robert H.; John A. Brown

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Superior Pub. Co: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 145124

ISBN: 087564337X

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 128 pages. 8 1/2"w x 10 3/4"h. Many illustrations. View more info