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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 reesotericstuff.com 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

Buddha Book: A meeting of images.  Book, Hardbound with Dust Cover.  New

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  Over 90 artistic representations of the Buddha – Eastern, Western, ancient and contemporary – in a variety of artistic media. Authored by Frank Olinsky.  1997. 96 pages in full color.  A fascinating reference to Buddha art.

Sensuous Immortals: A Selection of Sculptures from the Pan-Asian Collection. P. Pal. Book.

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  As said by many, this is by far the most important and comprehensive collection and description of South and Southeast Asian sculptures in existence.  This is a reference tool that I would not be without.  But, since I have two copies, this one could be yours. There… Continue reading
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