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RARE BOOK: Majapahit Terracotta Art. Hilda Soemantri. New. Dust Cover. 1997

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  This very hard to find book explores the terracotta art of the Majapahit Kingdom (1293 – 1527 AD) with a range of cultural and political influence that included Indonesia, Malaysia and foreign entities such as Malayu, Thailand, Champa and Kampuchea.   Chapters include: Majapahit – A Historical Survey;… Continue reading

BOOK: Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia. 1988.

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  I was able to acquire another LIKE NEW copy of this valuable resource book. A full 364 pages with numerous illustrations and photographs.   The Metropolitan Museum of Art with editors: Douglas Newton and Jean Barbier.   This is an excellent coffee table book or a research book on your professional bookshelf.

RARE BOOK: The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings. Hardcover. Volume XXV. First Edition. London. 1909

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    Don’t run to Wikipedia to decipher your Egyptian hieroglyphics. This book, in a very methodical way, takes some of the most important of these symbol strings and deciphers them into both Egyptian and English texts / translation.   Truly fascinating and a great conversation piece for your… Continue reading

RARE BOOK: Museum of Antiquity, et al. Hardcover. Yaggy & Haines. First Edition. 1883.

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    The full title is: Museum of Antiquity: A Description of Ancient Life – the Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, The Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, the Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 years ago. Whew!   This is a first edition from 1883 and it… Continue reading

“The Man-Eaters and Other Odd People” by Capt. Mayne Reid. Illustrated. Hardbound. Published 1889.

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    The Man-Easters and Other Odd People, A Popular Description of Singular Races of Man,” takes on all races from all continents . . . from Patagonia to the Texan frontier. This edition that was first printed in 1861, includes a memoir of Mayne Reid by R. H. Stoddard.… Continue reading

Rare “Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World”. J.G. Wood. Volumes 1 and 2. 1877

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    Extremely rare. These two volumes are a comprehensive account of the manners, customs plus physical, mental, social, moral and religious characteristics. It is various accounts of travelers who have written about cultures and their personal views of habits and modes of life.   Written by John… Continue reading

“The Man-Eaters and Other Odd People” by Capt. Mayne Reid. Illustrated. Hardbound. Published 1878.

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    A scarce book for those who hunt rare books. The Man-Eaters and Other Odd People, A Popular Description of Singular Races of Man” takes on all races from all continents . . . from Patagonia to the Texan frontier.   He has an interesting perspective being… Continue reading

Antique Book: Egyptian Mummies. Hardcover. Smith & Dawson. Woodcuts. 1924. Dustcover. Good Condition.

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    Fascinating!! Dial Press Inc. Woodcuts by A. Horace Gerrar and K. Leigh-Pemberton plus other illustrators. 189 pages are clean. Vertical page edges remain untrimmed (this is cool).   Covers are sturdy but I had them examined, reinforced with archival materials to a very good… Continue reading

Rare Book. Error’s Chains: How Forged and Broken. 1884. Leather Bound.

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    The title page says it best:   “A complete, graphic, and comparative history of the many strange beliefs, superstitious practices, domestic peculiarities, sacred writings, systems of philosophy, legends and traditions, customs and habits of mankind throughout the world, ancient and modern.   By: Frank S. Dobbins of… Continue reading

Rare Chinese Art in Three-Dimensional Colour. 3D. Four volumes. 180 ViewMaster Color Reels. Printed Description. Limited Edition. Projectors.

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    This set was scheduled for a limited edition printing of 1000 copies by The Gruber Foundation, 1969. However, since William B. Gruber – who financed this project – died before it was completed, only 300 sets were published. So, this is one of those 300 editions.  … Continue reading
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