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  1. 122272comp
    Revised edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To G. W. Gillman Esquire with the authors' compliments & in acknowledgement of many kindnesses received, Scoresby Routledge, A. M. Schooner Mana". This second, expanded, edition details the monumental first scientific, archaeological,... Learn More
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    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Don McLaren, with deep appreciation of your friendship and collaboration, Everett, December 21, 1948." Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 86930

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  3. 130947
    First edition, first impression, of this scarce work on the folklore of horses. This expansive collection of legends, religion, folk practices, and mythology relating to horses was reviewed contemporaneously as a "learned and delightful chronicle" (Spectator, 1923). In The Bookman's review of the work they noted that they... Learn More
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  4. 129387
    One of two 1765 editions of Pichon's work, the other printed in The Hague (also issued with a London-imprint title page), of unknown priority. The French churchman Thomas Jean-Pichon (1731-1812) can be claimed as part of the anti-philosophe reaction, with his writings countering the enlightenment and the Encyclopédie. The... Learn More
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  5. 127099
    First edition. Douglas (1791-1819) embarked on a two year tour of Greece from 1810 to 1812, and on his return wrote the present work, an examination of the climate, population, language, literature and customs of modern Greece as compared to ancient Greece. The work underwent a second edition the same year. Learn More
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  6. 118255
    Editio princeps, a wide-margined copy of the handsomely printed first edition in the original Greek, providing a comprehensive history of the Jews from Creation to the end of the war with Rome (70 CE). The printed work is taken from manuscripts in the library of Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, for whom the editor Arlenius was... Learn More
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  7. 118106
    First edition. Marshall, an Indian Army officer, lived among the pastoral Toda people of the Nilgiri plateau while on furlough in 1870. British observers had wondered at their strange appearance and customs since the 1830s, variously identifying them as descendants of Jews, Arabs, Scythians, Druids, Romans, or even Polynesians;... Learn More
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  8. 118109
    Second edition. An issue of 750 sets of the second edition were published in March 1843, at the same time as the third edition of Borrow's The Bible in Spain. Both editions sold rapidly and were reissued the same year, together cementing Borrow's success. The second edition features a new preface by Borrow and a number of... Learn More
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  9. 120133
    First and limited edition, number 224 of 680 copies printed on handmade paper. Wasson's work on ethno-mycological studies brought increased scholarly attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in cultural and spiritual activities. In this work, through "intelligent and sometimes brilliant but always sensitive and... Learn More
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  10. 114772
    First edition. Having established herself by "strength of character in the hitherto entirely male world of professional Egyptologists she ventured into territory not then considered suitable for women by her involvement in anthropology" (ODNB). The present work, which puts forward the theory that mediaeval European witchcraft... Learn More
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  11. Bejledning til det Islandske eller gamle Nordiske Sprog.
    First edition, a rare interleaved copy owned by Swedish philologist Sven Hylander (1797-1825) with his comments and additions to the work. Hylander was lecturer at the University of Lund and studied Icelandic manuscripts. The famous Swedish poet Esaias Tegner, who was a lecturer in Greek at Lund, wrote an elegy for Hylander... Learn More
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  12. An Anthology of West African Folklore.
    £125

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  13. An American Dilemma.
    First edition, first printing, one-volume issue. Myrdal shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, for "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." However, the... Learn More
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  14. My People the Sioux.
    First UK edition, first impression, with the scarce jacket. It was first published in the US earlier the same year. A landmark publication, this autobiographical account of his tribe and tribesmen was intended to educate the public about Lakota culture and government policies toward his people. It is one of the first books... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 103606

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  15. Account of the Writings, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos:
    The first volume was first published in 1806, but no copies traced, this full edition being issued in 1811 from the Mission Press that Ward laboured so hard to establish. Extremely uncommon, just one set traced at auction, maybe 20 locations institutionally. Trained as a printer, and working in that capacity on various newspapers... Learn More
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  16. Kootenai Why Stories.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For indecipherable and Pat Dale, whose tracks are all about the shack at Goose Bay, Frank B. Linderman, 1936". Writer and politician Frank Bird Linderman (1869-1938) collected the stories in this volume from the Native American tribe of the... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 101834

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  17. i1
    First edition. Three detailed chapters cover the geography, Bedouin and history of the Sinai Peninsula; in the preface Shuqayr writes that the book was about to go to press when war was declared in 1914 and he decided to extend the scope of his study with a "conclusion" (khatimah), not so much a conclusion as "a history... Learn More
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  18. The Place-Names of the Isle of Man.
    First editions. Wonderful set of this uncommon work of toponymy by the pioneering Manx nationalist, scholar, poet and playwright. It was described by William Cubbon, Manx bibliographer, founder member of the Manx Language Society, secretary and librarian to the Manx Museum, and a driving force behind the Manx National Archive,... Learn More
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  19. The Andaman Islands.
    First and only edition of this scarce handbook, with around 20 copies in libraries worldwide and rarely appearing in commerce. "The Andaman Islands are known to all students of Indian geography, and some may still have a vague idea of these islands as a Penal Settlement. Beyond this piece of knowledge very few know anything... Learn More
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  20. 93160
    A very handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £350

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  21. The Coming of the Great Queen,
    First edition. Attractive and authoritative contemporary account, the Army and Navy Gazette considered that the "chapters on "The Commerce of Burma" on "Dacoity", and on "The Native Races of Indo-China" are of great and permanent value", while the Saturday Review thought that the story of the Third Anglo-Burma War "by river... Learn More
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  22. Grammatica Linguae Mauro-Arabicae juxta vernaculi idiomatic usum. Accessit vocabularium latino-mauro-arabicum.
    First edition of the first study of the dialect of the Maghreb, considered by Johann Fück to be the "First scientific contribution to the scientific study of Arab dialects". Dombay (1756-1810), an Austrian born at Vienna, studied oriental languages at the Maria-Theresa College before being sent to Morocco as an interpreter,... Learn More
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  23. Essai sur l'inegalite des races humaines.
    First edition of Gobineau's magnum opus and a work which made a deep and dark impression on European thought and action, albeit one "quite disproportionate to its scholarly insignificance and inconsequential argumentation" (PMM). Gobineau (1816-1882) "proclaimed the theory, since entirely disproved, that "race" is a permanent... Learn More
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  24. Historia delle genti et della natura delle cose settentrionali.
    First edition in Italian. Magnus's great ethnographical and geographical survey of Scandinavia, Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (History of the Northern Peoples), was first published in Latin in 1555. This Italian translation re-uses the woodcuts, with a few variations, illustrating all aspects of life: local customs,... Learn More
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  25. Documents d'Ethnographie Navale.
    First editions, all published. Uncommon. An excellent set of these important works of naval ethnography, forming a series on boat construction around the world. The series was planned as a supplement to Admiral François-Edmond Paris' famous Souvenirs de Marine Conservés , first published in 1877, the Fascicule Introductif... Learn More
    £2,250

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  26. Savage Civilisation.
    First edition, first impression. The publisher's archive copy with small pencil mark to the jacket front panel. Savage Civilisation was the future founder of Mass-Observation's first best-seller, in which he defended the way of life of the cannibals of the New Hebrides and their rights to their own land. "Harrisson's fourth... Learn More
    £875

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  27. The Last Year of Malcolm X.
    First edition, first printing. A re-evaluation of Malcolm X written two years after his assassination. "The curtain is lifted on the differences of policy and perspective within the Black Muslim movement which led to Malcolm's break" (front flap). Learn More
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  28. The Glory in the Garret.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To my colleague and friend, David R. Mace from Walter Spencer, with every kind thought. June 27th 1932." A Methodist minister's account of Christian missions among the slums of South London. Learn More
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  29. The Tshi-speaking Peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa.
    First edition. Ellis was commissioned second lieutenant in the 1st West India Regiment in November 1873 and accompanied them to the Second Ashante war later that year. "This was the beginning of a long connection with west Africa" (ODNB), serving in many different capacities, military and civil. "Ellis was an able and ambitious... Learn More
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  30. 80676
    An attractively bound and illustrated fourth edition of an important book, edited and enlarged by Edwin Norris, first published in 1848. Physician and ethnologist James Cowles Prichard was (along with William Lawrence and Charles William Wells) one of the three British scientific precursors to Darwin and evolutionary theory.... Learn More
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  31. 76160
    First edition. Schebesta was a Moravian missionary, ethnologist, linguist, and physical anthropologist. The present work was the result of his first scientific field-trip, undertaken in 1924-5 on behalf of the Anthropos Institute, of whose journal he was the editor, to study the Semang people. The expedition established... Learn More
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  32. 68725detail
    This Riverside Press edition, one of a limited edition of 550 numbered copies of what was for a century the standard reference work on American History. The editor, Justin Winsor (1831-1897) was a writer and prominent librarian at the Boston Public Library and later at Harvard University, where he professionalized library... Learn More
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  33. Race: A Study in Superstition.
    Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun,... Learn More
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  34. 67564
    First edition. A Protestant pastor to the Kanak people of New Caledonia, Leenhardt became fascinated with their way of life and dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the study of their culture. The founder of oceanic ethnology, he established the Société des Oceanistes in 1927, and was closely involved with the Musée... Learn More
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  35. 51735
    One of four editions published in 1879, none subsequently. A work of compilation, but an extremely timely one in a handy format which would have placed it in the pockets of many officers travelling out to Natal. "'This little volume was published during the war with the Zulus under Cetywayo, and gives a résumé of the history... Learn More
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  36. Dress, Drinks, and Drums.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
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  37. 63480comp
    First UK edition, first impression. This copy from the library of Buckminster Fuller, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Originally published in France in 1958. Learn More
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  38. 45047
    First edition, first impression, of this study of the British character. Learn More
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  39. 51720
    First US edition, same year as the UK first. Uncommon, Harrisson's first book of anthropology based on the work of the Oxford expedition to the New Hebrides, for which he was officially the ornithologist; "When the rest of the Oxford party left Santo Island for home in 1934, Harrisson got to Malekula, where cannibalism was... Learn More
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  40. 33652
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More
    £125

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  41. The Native Races of British North America,
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  42. 42863comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Cousin Dorothy with love from Edmund Wellfleet Mass. October 19, 1955" on the front free endpaper. With a correction to the text in Wilson's hand. Dorothy Mendenhall was Wilson's cousin, a respected researcher, obstetrician, and pioneer in methods... Learn More
    £375

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  43. 39622
    First Edition. Volume IV in the "Ars Asiatica" series published under the aegis of L'École Française d'Extrème-Orient. A trained architect and one of the founding fathers of the EFEO school of archaeology, Parmentier's work on Cham culture and later at Angkor were key in the interpretation of the early civilizations of... Learn More
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