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The Last Cannibals, Bjerre, Jens
1 The Last Cannibals
Bjerre, Jens
New York William Morrow 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Translated from the Danish by Estrid Bannister. Green cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold decorative stripe on black portion of cover, gold lettering on spine. Some fading to green edges. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with many black and white plates. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket has very small chip at upper rear spine corner, very slight edge wear, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A famous young Danish explorer's vivid personal account of day-by-day life among the primitive tribes of Australia and New Guinea. 027012

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Bridal Bed, Braddock, Joseph
2 The Bridal Bed
Braddock, Joseph
New York John Day 1961 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" on copyright page in very clean unclipped jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with maroon lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (some tanning to pages). Small previous owner name and date ink-stamped at top edge of front free endpaper. 255 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, slight rubbing to front flap fold edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of human marriage from its primitive beginnings to the present day. The author looks at the changing human relationships in marriage as the bride rose from chattel to partner. 020083

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People, Branch, Muriel Miller
3 The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People
Branch, Muriel Miller
New York, New York, U.S.A. Cobblehill / Dutton 1995 0-525-65185-3 / 9780525651857 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean dark blue boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 106 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A portrait of the Gullah people who forged out of the oppressive circumstances of slavery a unique African-American culture. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2". Black History. 016653

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Tribes of the Sahara, Briggs, Lloyd Cabot
4 Tribes of the Sahara
Briggs, Lloyd Cabot
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 295 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight surface wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book is the result of twelve years of field and library work, replacing myths and exaggerations with factual information every bit as exciting, mysterious and romantic. Collectible quality first edition. 8vo. Middle East. 014390

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A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History, Cartmill, Matt
5 A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History
Cartmill, Matt
Cambridge / London Harvard University Press 1993 067493735X / 9780674937352 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with red cloth spine, black title box and gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated in black & white. 331 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A leading biological anthropologist brings remarkable with and wisdom to the history of hunting. 027221

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The Seven Caves - Archaeological Explorations in the Middle East, Coon, Carleton S.
6 The Seven Caves - Archaeological Explorations in the Middle East
Coon, Carleton S.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Clean purple cloth boards with silver decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Illustrated with 45 photographs, 39 line drawings, and three maps. 338 pages + index. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, no chips or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the hunt for seven caves scattered across the globe from Tangier to Afghanistan. The book contains sensational hypotheses and tentative conclusions about the origins of European culture. 021266

Price: 15.00 USD
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In Search of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
7 In Search of the Primitive
Cotlow, Lewis
Boston/Toronoto Little Brown 1966 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with brown title box, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, no names, writing or bookplates. Brown endpapers. 454 pgs. with index. Beautifully illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with two small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "An independent explorer's life with the last of the exotic peoples of Africa, the Arctic, New Guinea and the Upper Amazon". Large 8vo. Adventure. 008676

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The Twilight of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
8 The Twilight of the Primitive
Cotlow, Lewis
New York MacMillan 1971 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
257 pgs. VG Clean brown cloth boards. Binding tight. No names or writing inside. Pages clean and bright. Illustrated with color and black & white photographs. A study of vanishing primitive cultures, including the Masai, the Pygmies, the Eskimos, Australia's Aborigines, and more.Anthropology. 002229

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Twilight of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
9 The Twilight of the Primitive
Cotlow, Lewis
New York MacMillan 1971 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author. Very clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 257 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, hint of edgewear at top rear edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Typed one-page transcript of Lowell Thomas Tape on "The Twilight of the Primitive" book review laid in. A distinguished explorer revisits the people he has long known and loved. 8vo. Anthropology. 006326

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The Twilight of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
10 The Twilight of the Primitive
Cotlow, Lewis
New York Macmillan 1971 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, "First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and address neatly penned at top corner of front free endpaper; no other marks. 257 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs (color and black & white). Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A distinguished explorer revisits the primitive people of Africa, the Arctic, New Guinea and the Upper Amazon. 017521

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Social Anthropology of North American Tribes, Eggan, Fred (Editor)
11 Social Anthropology of North American Tribes
Eggan, Fred (Editor)
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1955 Second edition Hardcover Very Good no dustjacket 
Second Edition (enlarged edition). Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. One tiny edge nick to bottom board edge (pencil point size), no bumping or fraying. Hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blue top-stained page edges. 574 pgs. with index. 018235

Price: 15.00 USD
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12 The Track of Man
Field, Henry
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1953 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with brown title box, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Maps on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated with photographs. 448 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has very small chips at two corners (top of spine), has small price-clipped corner. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Anthropology. 006449

Price: 20.00 USD
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Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kanagaroos, Possums and Penis Gourds - On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea, Flannery, Tim
13 Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kanagaroos, Possums and Penis Gourds - On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea
Flannery, Tim
New York Grove Press 1998 0-8021-3665-6 / 9780802136657 First Soft Cover Near FIne 
Very clean softcover book. One very small corner crease at bottom of rear panel. No chipping, wear or curling. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 326 pgs. with index. Illustrated with color photographs. 8vo. Adventure. 011290

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Beetle of Aphrodite and Other Medical Mysteries, Ford, Michael; Peter Howell
14 The Beetle of Aphrodite and Other Medical Mysteries
Ford, Michael; Peter Howell
New York Random House 1985 0394547977 / 9780394547978 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale gray boards with blue cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 359 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a couple of short closed edge tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Authors of "The True History of the Elephant Man", Michael Howell and Peter Ford, vividly re-create twelve medical mysteries and provide their provocative solutions in this book. With doctors as sleuths, and sometimes even culprits, these skillfully drawn histories encompass the fields of exploration and epidemiology, as well as history and anthropology. 025606

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15 The Heroic Triad: Essays in the Social Energies of Three Southwestern Cultures
Horgan, Paul
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1970 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean orange/brown cloth boards with blind-stamped design on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Maps on endpapers. Previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 256 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one tiny closed tear at front flap lower corner (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Native American. 010832

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Monuments in Cedar, Keithahn, Edward L.
16 Monuments in Cedar
Keithahn, Edward L.
Seattle, Washington Superior Publishing Company 1963 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book - green paper-covered boards with light brown cloth spine, black lettering on spine. Very small bump to bottom front board edge. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, illustrated with full color and black and white photographs throughout. Neatly penned previous owner name and address (Alaska) at top of front free endpaper. No other marks. 160 pages. Size approx. 8" x 10-1/2". A beautiful and informative book on the art and cultural meaning of the totem pole. 026553

Price: 12.00 USD
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Doctors, Drums and Dances, Laszlo, Andreas E., M.D.
17 Doctors, Drums and Dances
Laszlo, Andreas E., M.D.
New York Hanover House 1955 First Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red title box, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with many glossy black and white photographs. 284 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small wrinkle at top corner of rear panel, not price clipped; nice photo of author with an amazing camera in hand on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The author, a doctor, shares his experiences as he explores the life and rituals of the primitive tribes of West Africa (Angola). 027247

Price: 25.00 USD
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The World of the Huns - Studies in Their History and Culture, Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J.  (Edited by Max Knight)
18 The World of the Huns - Studies in Their History and Culture
Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J. (Edited by Max Knight)
Berkeley / Los Angelese University of California Press 1973 520-01596-7 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with small gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 602 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scholarly exploration of the origin, migration and life of the Huns by the leading expert on the subject. 019051

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Lost Tribe - A Harrowing Passage into New Guinea's Heart of Darkness, Marriott, Edward
19 The Lost Tribe - A Harrowing Passage into New Guinea's Heart of Darkness
Marriott, Edward
New York Henry Holt & Co 1997 0805053182 / 9780805053180 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Very clean yellow/tan boards with clean unfaded maroon spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. Very small shallow bump to front board edge, otherwise without wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 258 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Edward Marriott's search for the lost tribe of the Liawep living deep in the jungle in far northwest Papua New Guinea. 018409

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The Big Canoe, Mayol, Lurline Bowles
20 The Big Canoe
Mayol, Lurline Bowles
New York / London D. Appleton-Century Company 1933 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Stated First Printing, illustrated by W. Langdon Kihn. Clean green cloth boards with dark blue decoration (initials WLK at base of drawing) on cover, dark blue lettering on spine. No fraying, very light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean, beautifully decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Foreword by the author. 257 pages with glossary. The history of the Haida indian tribe, true Vikings of the Pacific who had no tepees, no peace-pipes, no horses, and no feather head-dresses. In their villages were well-built plank houses; their streets were lined with tall totem and memorial poles; they traveled in long, graceful, seaworthy canoes carved from huge cedars; their warriors went forth to battle arrayed in helmets and armor of reeds and thick hides. 026642

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