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Image for Weapons of the Islamic World:  Swords & Armour

Weapons of the Islamic World: Swords & Armour

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, King Faisal Foundation Cente: 1991

Seller ID: 141419

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Catalogue for exhibition held at the Islamic Gallery in King Faisal Foundation Center, Riyadh, 1991. 112 pages. 8 5/8"w x 11 3/4"h. Slight edge wear. Many color photos. View more info

Image for The archaeology of Tiwanaku: The myths, history, and science of an ancient Andean civilization

The archaeology of Tiwanaku: The myths, history, and science of an ancient Andean civilization

By: Albarracin-Jordan, Juan V.

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Impresion P.A.P: 1999

Seller ID: 144085

ISBN: 9990500061

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Fold-out pages, color and b&w photos, View more info

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Hollywood Babylon II

By: Anger, Kenneth

Price: $17.95

Publisher: N Y, Dutton: 1984

Seller ID: 145221

ISBN: 0525242716

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Small tears and edge wear to dust jacket. 332 pages. 7 3/8"w x 10 3/8"h. Many black and white photos. Here, at last, is the all new sequel to Kenneth Anger's controversial, classic movie book, Hollywood Babylon. Here is more down and dirty Tattletale Talk from Tinseltown, illustrated with hundreds of eye-popping, hitherto unseen photographs by the man who turned filmland gossip into an art form. Originally published in the early 1960s in Paris (it was too hot for America at the time), Hollywood Babylon became an underground legend and be... View more info

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Indian Art of Ancient Florida

By: Barbara A. Purdy

Price: $17.95

Publisher: U.S.A., University Press of Florida: 1996

Seller ID: 138732

ISBN: 081301462X

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows scuffing, light edge wear and light signs of shelf wear only, no tears. 124 pages with a great many color photos. A superb book--and one that is long overdue. A fine sampling of a unique native American artistic heritage is laid out before you, in text and in pictures, in this exciting book. --Gordon R. Willey, Peabody Museum, Harvard UniversityFor thousands of years, the Indians of Florida created exq... View more info

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The Birth of the Modern World, 1780 - 1914

By: Bayly, C. A.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Malden, MA, Blackwell Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 146468

ISBN: 0631236163

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 540 pages. View more info

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The History Of World Sculpture

By: Bazin, Germain

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Seacaucus, New Jersey, Chartwell Books Inc.: 1976

Seller ID: 146417

ISBN: 0890090890

Condition: Very Good


Small stain on side page ends. 1" tear on top of front hinge. Edge wear and open tears on dust jacket. 460 pages. 9 3/8"w x 13 1/2"h. One thousand illustrations in full color. View more info

Image for The Power of Steam: An Illustrated History of the World's Steam Age

The Power of Steam: An Illustrated History of the World's Steam Age

By: Briggs, Asa

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago: 1982

Seller ID: 143236

ISBN: 0226074978

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 208 pages. 7 1/2"w x 10"h. Filled with b&w and color illustrations. View more info

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History of the Theatre

By: Brockett, Oscar T.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Allyn and Bacon, Inc.: 1971

Seller ID: 142707

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 741 pages with b&w illustraitons. Chapters include Origins of the theatre: Ritual drama in Egypt and the Near East; Theatre and drama in ancient Greece; Roman Theatre and drama; Theatre and drama in the middle ages,; The Italian renaissance.... continuing through English theatre, Spanish from 1500 to 1700, French, English, Italian through same period, of the Orient, Modern theatre 1875 - 1915 up to chapter 19: Theatre si... View more info

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Sienese Shredder, the #1

By: Brown, Brice and Trevor Winkfield

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Sienese Shredder Editons: 2007

Seller ID: 143206

ISBN: 0978710800

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Winter 2006 --2007 issue #1 Contents include: History and Truth / Bill Berkson -- Chantilly / Gerard de Nerval -- An Interview with Richard Tuttle on Richard Bellamy and the New York Art World / Judith Stein -- The Early Sassetta / Trevor Winkfield -- Poems / Chris Edgar -- The View of Toledo / Jack Barth -- Ghost Weave / Denise Duhamel -- Three Great Talkers / William Corbett -- Shirley Jaffe / Mario Naves -- Painting... View more info

The World of Freshwater: A Natural History

By: Cannings, Richard, Syndey & Robert

Price: $8.41

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Greystone Books: 1998

Seller ID: 119958

ISBN: 155054635X

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind, cover show light wear only. View more info

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Excess: Fashion And The Underground In The '80s

By: Charles Jencks; Bruce Weber; Tom Dixon; Massimo Iosa Ghini; Tommaso Grattoni; King Kong; Shiro Kuramata; Denis Santachiara; Daniel Weil; Leigh Bowery; Jenny Holzer; Barbara Kruger; Andrea Branzi; Gilbert & George; Boris Sipek; Ron Arad; Editor-Stefano Ton

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Milan, Italy, Charta: 2004

Seller ID: 137901

ISBN: 8881584654

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition with covers showing light shelf wear/scuffing only with creaseless covers and spine. Binding is solid and square, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Publisher's sticker on front. A great many full page color prints. 463 pages. Producing a book on fashion in the 1980s is not merely a question of immortalizing one of the most feverish periods of invention, creativity, and variety in our recent history. It also means providing a window on the increasingly pervasive advance of show-business society, and on the origins of the designer "... View more info

Image for The Jaguar's Children: Pre-Classic Central Mexico  with  A Maya Sculpture in Wood

The Jaguar's Children: Pre-Classic Central Mexico with A Maya Sculpture in Wood

By: Coe, Michael D.

Price: $42.75

Publisher: N. Y., Museum of Primitive Art: 1965

Seller ID: 143734

Condition: Near Fine


Exhibition catalogue in excellent condition in beige cloth with bumped back lower corner and very small impact mark top edge at spine. Otherwise FINE. Binding is solid and square, covers otherwise have sharp corners, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket is price clipped, light edgewear and chipping at corners, 1" open tear top spine. 126 pages, heavily illustrated with a great many impressive b&w photos of human figures with large hips and over-size head and very expressive faces in clay, some bowls, various pottery. M... View more info

Talent for Detail: The Photographs of Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston 1889 -- 1910, A

By: DANIEL, PETE ; SMOCK, RAYMOND

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1974

Seller ID: 137735

ISBN: 0517516438

Condition: Very Good


Covers show light wear only. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, , text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Black and white illustrations, often full page. 182 pages. "Frances Benjamin Johnston was a prominent studio photographer and photojournalist at the turn of the twentieth century. She presented three bodies of work at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900: a collection of photographs by American women, a series of photographs of students in the Washington, D.C., school system, and a series of photographs of students from the... View more info

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The Victoria and Albert Museum : England's Treasury of the World's Finest Decorative Arts

By: Darby, Michael; Burton, Anthony; Ayers, John; Haskins, Susan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N Y, Viking / Studio Book: 1983

Seller ID: 145907

ISBN: 0670745901

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Full green cloth boards. 384 pages. 8"w x 11"h. Pictorial endpapers. Color photos throughout, illustrating over 600 items. View more info

Image for Langley Story Illustrated: An Early History of the Municipality of Langley, The

Langley Story Illustrated: An Early History of the Municipality of Langley, The

By: Don E. Waite

Price: $54.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Don Waite Publishing: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 137083

ISBN: 0919213618

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition in every respect with sharp corners, straight, solid binding, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket has several large tears along the folds, heavy chipping at edges. Clean boards in brown cloth, map endpapers. 280pp. Formerly of a private library with two stamps near the front of the book. Many b&w photos, some full page. Maps, tables, charts. Contents include Fur company exploration, First Fort Langley, Hudson's Bay co. , The great Langley prairie, A yuculta attack, Fraser river gold rush, Birth of B.C. Mainland's first chur... View more info

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Famous American Ships: adapted from the Pages of American Heritage, The Magazine of History

By: Franklin, Walter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: N Y, American Heritage: 1958

Seller ID: 145689

Condition: Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. A bit musty smelling. Previous owner's name inside. Color illustrations. 6 5/8"w x 8"h. 56 pages. View more info

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Unsinkable: Churchill and the First World War

By: Freeman, Richard

Price: $12.95

Publisher: History Press: 2013

Seller ID: 141491

ISBN: 0752498894

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Very clean, tight book showing very little wear, besides library markings book appears nearly new. `Unsinkable is the story of a man unjustly vilified: Churchill in the First World War. His enemies - the Tory Party - censured him for Antwerp, the Dardanelles and Gallipoli. He could do no right and was regarded as a dangerous maniac. But the true story is quite the opposite. This book tells how, as a brilliant First Lord of the Admiralty, Churchill was ousted by ... View more info

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Arabic Script: Styles, Variants, and Calligraphic Adaptations

By: Gabriel Mandel Khan

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 2006

Seller ID: 143799

ISBN: 0789208792

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. This fascinating guide to the Arabic alphabet and writing styles also offers an ample and thorough overview of a culture and a civilization. This enlightening book helps us discover an alphabet that throughout the centuries has been linked to the secular and religious worlds of Islam. The text explains the history and meaning of each letter, as well as its philosophical, theological, and cultural significance, and 300 two... View more info

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Geisha: A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance and Art

By: Gallagher, John

Price: $84.75

Publisher: U.S.A., PRC Publishing: 2003

Seller ID: 137028

ISBN: 1856486974

Condition: Near Fine


Book show tiny nicks to the corner of the pictorial boards; otherwise as new in excellent condition in every respect with a straight spine, square, solid binding, text/interior is clean, neat and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear only, no tears, not price clipped. 'Rises above many of its competitors, thanks to its ambitious scope.The book's photos and illustrations are frequently stunning.Gallagher's writing style is straightforward and articulate, with so much intelligence and grace, it's difficult not to be charmed.'--'Publishers Weekly' Take a fascinating p... View more info

Shrieking Silence

By: Gerard, David

Price: $21.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Scarecrow Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 137483

ISBN: 0810820692

Condition: Fine


Blue cloth covers with white lettering, books shows the slightest of shelf wear only, appears very nearly new. Text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 287 pages. View more info