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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 Branding Iron, Burt, Katharine Newlin
3 The Branding Iron
Burt, Katharine Newlin
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1919 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean yellow-green cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated. 310 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacketi s clean, with some small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The scene of this novel is laid partly in the Wyoming wilderness and partly in New York City. The story tells of the evolution of Joan Carver from a passionate and primitive woman of the mountains to a successful New York actress. The two men who influence her most strongly are her cowboy husband, whom she marries after a few hours acquaintance, and an over-civilized author, a man of the city who amuses himself with Joan. A thrilling story of love, hate, wrong, aned atonement. 025522

Price: 22.00 USD
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Amazon Head-Hunters, Cotlow, Lewis
4 Amazon Head-Hunters
Cotlow, Lewis
New York Henry Holt & Company 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing, association copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean rose paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "To my fellow explorer Allan R. Holmberg with high esteem and sincere best wishes for continued success on your Peruvian humanitarian project. - Lewis Cotlow (Christmas 1957)." Laid in is a four page review of the book with photographs by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Saturday Review, and the New York Herald Tribune. Book is illustrated with black and white photographs by the author, maps. 245 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, has small v-shaped chip at top front panel edge, slight wear at top spine edge. Photo of author with an Indian of the Mato Grosso on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Cotlow's journeys and adventures in his quest to learn as much as he could abou the Jivaro head-hunters and other primitive tribes of South America, and to make a film about their lives. 024544

Price: 60.00 USD
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In Search of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
5 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Twilight of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
6 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
7 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Twilight of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
8 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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Doctors, Drums and Dances, Laszlo, Andreas E., M.D.
9 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 Lost Tribe - A Harrowing Passage into New Guinea's Heart of Darkness, Marriott, Edward
10 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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Our Primitive Contemporaries, Murdock, George Peter
11 Our Primitive Contemporaries
Murdock, George Peter
New York MacMillan 1963 24th printing Hard Cover Very Good 
614 pgs. Very Good - Red cloth board with black & gold title box, gold lettering. Exceptionally clean & tight. Occasional underlining and notations alongside text. Owner's name inside. Slight speckling on top edges, other edges bright and clean, cover very clean. Color and black & white photos & illustrations. Chapters on the Tasmanians, Kazaks, Eskimos, Iroquois, Hopi,Samoans, Hottentots, and many more primitive peoples. Decorated endpapers. 8vo. Anthropology. 001662

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Paradise Bird, Otway, Howard
12 The Paradise Bird
Otway, Howard
New York Harper & Brothers 1956 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean dark green clotgh boards with bright orange cloth spine, dark green lettering on spine. No bumping 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 bookplates. 273 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has curved closed tear on lower spine, a few short closed edge tears, very light soiling. Nice photo of Howard Otway on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Powerful story of two men and a woman setting out on an adventure in the tropics, their own unconscious strivings, and the dangers they meet on the way. It is also the story of a barrier, real though invisible, between the decadence of civilization and the ruthlessness of primitive nature. 026611

Price: 22.00 USD
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13 Nunaga: Ten Years of Eskimo Life
Pryde, Duncan
New York Walker & Co. 1972 0-8027-0369-0 / 9780802703699 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean gray-green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean maps on endpapers. Illustrated with color photographs. 285 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's discovery of a remote and primitive way of life to which, asstonishingly, he found that he easily adapted. One of his first posts was isolated Perry Island, then a refuge of fugitives from the law, where most of the male Eskimos were caught up in blood feuds. 8 vo.. Adventure. 010266

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Nunaga: Ten Years of Eskimo Life, Pryde, Duncan
14 Nunaga: Ten Years of Eskimo Life
Pryde, Duncan
New York Walker And Company 1971 0802703690 / 9780802703699 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with color photographs. 285 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In Nunaga, Duncan Pryde tells of his discovery of a remote and primitive way of life to which, astonishingly, he found that he easily adapted. His story abounds in high adventure - incredible, near fatal sled and canoe journeys; seal, polar bear and caribou hunts; breathtaking encounters with the beauty of Arctic flora and fauna. 025309

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