Category: anthropology/language/linguistics


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Mathematicians And Computer Wizards

By: Macmillan Reference Usa

Price: $38.75

Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI, Macmillan Reference Usa/Gale Group: 2001

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 4499

Hardcover book; green ground with white lettering on the spine. Pages are clean and tight; still crisp. This is a NEW book. Extensively illustrated with b/w drawings or photos of the people included. The biographies are listed alphabetically; a time line of mathematics; sources; glossary, index. ; Macmillan Profiles Series; B & W illustrations; 7 `/4 x 10 1/4; 426 pages; Very slight rubbing. View more info

Enciclopedia Dello Spettacolo: Italian Language {encyclopedia of the Show. Update 1955-1965}

By: N/A

Price: $74.75

Publisher: Roma, Unione Editoriale: 1954

Seller ID: 7787

Ex-Library; B & W and Color; 8 x 11 x 2 1/4; xvi, 650 pages; ONE VOLUME ONLY. Hard cover is red cloth with a black box on the spine. Typical former library book markings; plus stamps on all edges of text block. Boards have bumping and rubbing. Overall, pages are clean and tight. 2x columns of entries on each page, 1291 altogether. Lavishly illustrated with 100 + b/w photos and dozens of color photos. Covers movies/cinema, plays, musicals, ballet, opera, musical groups [s... View more info

John L. Stoddard's Lectures Volume 6

By: N/A

Price: $18.75

Publisher: Boston, Balch Bros.: 1908

Seller ID: 8316

Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow Series; Vol. 6; B&W Illustrations; 6 14 x 9 14; 336 pages; VOLUME 6 ONLY. Hard bound is half leather, with leather corners and spine, marbled boards. Gold lettering on maroon leather spine. Light rubbing, scuffing to covers. Extremely attractive copy of this title. Silver/green monochrome end papers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Colored frontispiece, lavishly illustrated with b/w photographs. Covers Berlin; Vien... View more info


By: N/A

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA, BELLEROPHON BOOKS: 1973

Seller ID: 9212

B&W Illustrations; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; Unpaginated pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Slight rubbing to covers. ALL PAGES ARE CLEAN, NO MARKS, AS NEW. No publication date in book. Illustrated version of The prologue of the Tales of Canterbury; includes black and white reproductions from William Caxton's 1484 edition and Richard Pynson's 1526 edition. Includes 7" phonograph record titled: How fun & easy it is to speak Middle English! Pages not numbered; 48 pag... View more info

Index To American Genealogies; And To Genealogical Material Contained In All Works Such As Town Histories, County Histories, Local Histories, Historical Society Publications Biographies, Historical Periodicals, And Kindred Works Alphabetically Arranged...... Fifth Edition, Revised, Improved and Enlarged....with Supplement 1900-1908

By: -

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Gale Research Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2559

1966 reprint. 5th edition. Cover is burgundy with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. This is a 1966 reprint of the works originally published by Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, Albany, NY, 1900 and 1908. The first 352 pages are the geneaologies to 1900. The following 107 pages are the supplement printed in 1908. ; 5 1/2 x 8 3/4; 352+ pages; Cover has light edge wear and bumping. Also, on bottom of insides of both covers, there is a... View more info

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The Black Death The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents

By: Aberth, John

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Boston, Bedford/St. Martin's: 2005

Seller ID: 8774

Bedford Cultural Editions Series Series; B&W Map & Illustrations; 8.10 X 5.50 X 0.50 inches; xv, 199 pages; Soft cover has a white spine, with black lettering. Slight rubbing, bumping. Pages are clean and tight. Ilustrated with 1 b/w map and 7 b/w pictures. "This is an excellent collections of sources. The selected texts are well chosen, often otherwise unavailable, comprehensive in the views they present, and long enogh to be very useful. The inclusion of sources fr... View more info

Afro-American Folktales Stories from Black Traditions in the New World

By: Abrahams, Roger, editor

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8064

Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library Series; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; xxii, 327 pages; Soft cover has a grey spine with grey and red lettering. Slight rubbing to covers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w drawings. "...masterful survey of taletelling in the black world by showing the vital forms African stories took as they entered the New World. These 107 tales come from the canefields of the antebellum South, the villages of th... View more info

The Language of Winnicott A Dictionary and Guide to Understanding His Work

By: Abram, Jan

Price: $73.50

Publisher: Northvale, NJ, Jason Aronson Inc.: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 8660

Hard cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Black end papers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Bibliography compiled by Harry Karnac. "Winnicott [Donald Woods Winnicott, 1896–1971] has profoundly influenced contemporary psychology, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. His 600+ papers offer a unique compass to the psychotherapeutic process and child development. However, Winnicott's sometimes elliptical and metaphoric use of language can make his... View more info

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TALES OF MENDELE THE BOOK PEDDLER Fishke the Lame and Benjamin the Third

By: Abramovitsh, S.Y.

Price: $23.25

Publisher: New York, Schocken: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9302

Library of Yiddish Classics Series; Remainder; 9.70 X 5.40 X 1.30 inches; lxx, 400 pages; Hard cover is yellow with black lettering on spine. Red remainder dot on top of text block. DJ has 1" horizontal closed tear at bottom corner of front; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. 'Dan Miron, a professor of Hebrew at both Columbia University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, explains in a scholarly 70-page introduction that Mendele, the b... View more info

Akan Ethics A Study of Moral Ideas and Moral Behaviour of the Akan Tribes of Ghana

By: Ackah, C.A.

Price: $73.50

Publisher: Accra, Ghana Universities Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 6651

Soft cover is orange with black lettering on spine. Overall, pages are clean and tight. Bibliography; general index. "This book covers an area of Akan Ethics about which, so far, litte has been written, especially in such detail. The chapters contain a largely descriptive analysis of the moral language used by the Akan peoples, the sanctions employed to enforce morality, and some of the proverbs, tales and myths which refer to Akan moral beliefs..." Extremely sca... View more info

Le Grand Meaulnes. The Wanderer. Translated From The French By Francoise Delisle With An Introduction By Henri Peyre And Illustrations By Dignimont.

By: Alain-Fournier

Price: $37.25

Publisher: New York, Limited Editions Club: 1958

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9336

Signed, Limited, Numbered Edition Series; Color Illustrations; 10.25 X 6.75 X 1 inches; xxx, 232 pages; SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR, ANDRE DIGNIMONT, AND NUMBERED COPY #1187/1500 ON COLOPHON PAGE. Hard cover is blue and white linen with a paste down on the spine. Ages are clean and tight; appears as if never used. Illustrated with pen, pencil, and wash drawings by Andre Dignimont hand-colored in the studio of Walter Fischer. 'Poised between youthful admiration and adult resign... View more info

A Century Of Childhood, 1820-1920

By: Alderson, William T.

Price: $15.25

Publisher: Rochester, NY, Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum: 1984

Seller ID: 8584

B&W Illustrations; 8.25 X 8.25 X 0.50 inches; x 142 pages; Soft cover has black spine with red lettering. Light rubbing, scuffing to covers. Red endpapers. Pages are clean and tight, appear as if unused. Exhibition catalogue from 1984 show at the museum. "Margaret Woodbury Strong (1897 – 1969) was an American collector and philanthropist. Strong was an avid collector, especially of toys and her large collection formed the basis for the Strong National Museum of Pla... View more info

Trash Stories

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Ithaca, NY, Firebrand Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8237

8.50 X 5.40 X 0.30 inches; 174 pages; Soft cover has slight rubbing and bumping. AUTHOR SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. "Trash: Short Stories by Dorothy Allison, was first published in 1988 by Firebrand Books, later by Penguin (1990) and Plume (2002). It won the 1989 Lambda Literary Award for "Best Lesbian Small Press Book" and the Lambda Literary Award "Best Lesbian Fiction". ; Signed by Author View more info

Concrete Pipe Design Manual

By: American Concrete Pipe Association

Price: $17.25

Publisher: Vienna, VA, American Concrete Pipe Association: 1985

Seller ID: 8285

B & W charts, diagrams, illustrations; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; xvii, 486 pages; Hard cover is grey cloth with silver lettering on spine. Light bumping and rubbing to boards. Name? Neatly scribbled over inside front cover. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with 200+ figures, of charts, graphs, diagrams, tables, and drawings. Book has 5 chapters; Tables; Figures; Equations; Glossary of Hydraulic Terms; Glossary of Load Terms; Appendix... View more info

Indigenous Peoples in International Law

By: Anaya, S. James

Price: $15.25

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, USA: 2000

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 7563

Tables; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.40 inches; xi, 267 pages; Soft cover is brown with white lettering on front and spine; shallow vertical crease on front cover. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. "James Anaya has done for indigenous people in international law what Felix Cohen did for Native Americans in the United States. He has brought clarity, understanding, and order to a field previously understood only in isolated bits and pieces. It will now be impossible ... View more info

A History of Their Own Women in Europe From Prehistory to the Present: Volume II

By: ANDERSON, Bonnie S. & Judith P. Zinsser

Price: $13.75

Publisher: New York, Harper: 1989

Seller ID: 8668

B&W Illustrations; 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 1 1/2; xix, 572 pages; Soft cover has cream colored spine with black writing on it. Covers have slight rubbing, bumping, scuffing. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with b/w photographs. "Women's history from prehistoric times to the present, focusing on the developments, achievements, and changes in women's roles in society, organized within a loose chronology with chapters focusing on women's place and f... View more info

Martin Ramirez.

By: ANDERSON, Brooke Davis.

Price: $41.25

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Marquand Books and the American Folk Art Museum: 2007

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 8349

Exhbition Catalogue Series; Color Illustrations; 9 1/4 x 12 1/4; 192 pages; Hard cover is black cloth with silver lettering on front and spine. Slight bumping; gift inscription on front end paper. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. DJ has slight rubbing, is double-sided; in a mylar cover. Exhaustively illustrated with color pictures. Essays by 6 authors. Chronology; checklist of exhibition; bibliography; about author and contributors; index. Exhibiton prese... View more info


By: Andersson, Espen & Secretan, Val

Price: $35.50

Publisher: Bergen, Publisher Not Specified: 1982

Seller ID: 8467

B&W Illustrations; 9 1/4 x 10 1/2; 108 pages; Hard cover has white and brown spine with black lettering. Very slight bumping. Pages are clean and tight. Book appears as if unused; gift quality. Illustrated with 78 b/w pictures. This is the first English edition. "Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen, is a reminder of the town’s importance as part of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire from the 14th to the mid-16th century. Many fires, the last in 1955, have ravaged... View more info

A Floral Calendar And Other Flower Lore

By: Angel, Marie

Price: $11.50

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7205

Color Illustrations; 8.27 X 7.17 X 0.63 inches; 73 pages; Hard cover has slight bumping. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, shelf wear; in a mylar cover. Cover is red with white lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated with charming, colorful drawings of the various flowers. Flowers arranged by month, then alphabetically in 'The Language of Flowers'; and includes a Chinese and Japanese Calendar of Flowers. Flowers have long had many meanings, in ar... View more info

Sifra, Dibbura Desinai Rhetorical Formulae, Literary Structures, and Legal Traditions

By: Apothaker, Howard L.

Price: $61.25

Publisher: Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press: 2003

Seller ID: 5353

Hardcover is dark blue with gold embossed lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; printed on acid free paper. This is a NEW book. Sections include: transliterations; abbreviations; Part I: Translation and Analysis; BeHar; BeHuqotai; Part II: Synthetic Analyses; Rhetorical Formulae; Literary Structures; Legal Traditions; Thoughts on Mishnah and Sifra's Parting of the Ways; Appendices: Listing of the Rehtorical Formulae; Outline of the Rules; Deriving Affi... View more info