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BOOK: Rare. “Art of the Ancestors Nias Batak Dayak”. Hardcover. 2009. English. Alliance Francaise de Singapour

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    Indonesian tribal art is among the most intriguing and varied in the world. There are as many styles and expressions as there are ethnic and cultural groups. Each of these groups produces unique objects of great interest and beauty that are used in rituals and ceremonies …. … Continue reading

Rare Books. Incidents of Travel in Central America. John Stephens. 2 Volumes. 1855 Edition. Leather bound. Engraved Plates. Hard Cover.

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    Incidents of Travel in Central America is a travel work by John Lloyd Stephens, documenting his time travelling through Central America from the early to mid-1800s…. noting the native life and customs. He was an American explorer / writer (trained as a lawyer) who was very important… Continue reading

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.

Buddha, The Spread of Buddhist Art in Asia, Hardbound Book, Japan

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Detail: If you like phenomenal full color Buddhist photos, you will love this 219 page book. Text is in Japanese with English text on all exhibits. Published in a large format (9” x 11”) in 1998, this book has over 150 color plates depicting various Buddha statues… Continue reading

The Ancient World: Complete Guide to the Great Civilizations, Hardbound Book, John Haywood, UK

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Detail: From Egypt and Sumer to the Romans and the Incas (and more) this is a great reference published in the United Kingdom in 2010. 124 pages with many photos plus dust jacket. Dr. John Haywood has published many books on great civilizations . . mainly… Continue reading

Book: History of Far Eastern Art, Hard Cover

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Detail: 656 images an 60 color plates in hard cover in very good condition, like new. 527 pages. Library of Congress # 64-11575. A comprehensive study and research on oriental art. Book includes a comparative time chart, maps, chronological tables, guide to pronunciation. Contents in… Continue reading
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