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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Three Tenant Families

By: Agee, James; Walker Evans

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press: 1960

Seller ID: 004980


471 pages; a series of Evans' photographs resides ahead of the title page. The Foreword, "James Agee In 1936", is written by Evans. The preface from the first edition, probably by Agee, is retained. A very nice copy of this famous piece written while working under the Farm Security Adninistration. Clean throughout; tight binding View more info

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Rome and the Barbarians, The Birth of a New World

By: Aillagon, Jean-Jacques (edited by) with the scientific coordination of Umberto Roberto and Yann Riviere

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Milan / Venice, Skira editore / Palazzo Grassi: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004832


692 pages; numerous color illustrations. Notes and Bibliography; Glossary; Chronology; List of Works on Display (the exhibition) by country of origin. Published in coordination with the exhibition in Venice, Bonn and Rome. History of the First to tenth centuries through the vector of art. "The commingling of civilizations, the opening, the integration of worships and traditions, the dissemination of knowledge, mutual enrichment and even cultural diversity gives evid... View more info

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Dictionnaire Francaise-Arabe - 2 volumes

By: Belot, P. J.-B., S.J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Beyrouth, Catholic Printing: 1928

Seller ID: 004873


not paginated. Two volumes: PremiƩre Partie, A to I; Seconde Partie, K to Z. Quarter-red-leather with red marbled boards binding. The leather backstrip of both volumes is missing. The front board of volume one is not attached but present. Neverthless, the binding is tight; the pages clean and flat though toned View more info

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North American Indian Mythology

By: Burland, Cottie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Feltham, Middlesex, Paul Hamlyn: 1968

Seller ID: 003297


141 pages; 24 color pages; more than 100 b&w illustrations. Eskimo to the Mound Builders of the Southeast. View more info

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Don't Worry, Make Money: Spiritual and Practical Ways to Create Abundance and More Fun in Your Life

By: Carlson, Richard, Ph.D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1997

Edition: Stated first edition

Seller ID: 004942


223 pages. Strategies for organizing life and making good choices. Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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English Traits

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston / Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1903

Seller ID: 004970


406 pages; 3 illustrated portraits. Land, Race, Manners, Truth, Wealth, Aristocracy, Universties, Religion, Character and more. Volume V of the Concord Edition, Complete Works. Clean throughout, tight binding. View more info

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Essays (First Series)

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston / Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1903

Seller ID: 004971


445 pages; 3 illustrations. Self-Reliance, Compensation, Love, Friendship, Heroism, Intellect and more. Volume II of the Concord Edition, Complete Works. Clean throughout, tight binding. View more info

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Fiery Pool , The Maya and the Mythic Sea

By: Finamore, Daniel; Stephen D. Houston

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Salem / New Haven, Peabody Essex Museum ; Yale University Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004976


328 pages; numerous illustrations, including 99, mostly full-page, color plates. Who connects the Ancient Maya with the sea? Not most one suspects. Bounded by the sea on the Yucatan Peninsula this is a beautiful and informative book on just that. View more info

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Africa Adorned

By: Fisher, Angela

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004827


304 pages; 457 illustrations, including 414 color. Visited are East Africa; Equatoria: Old Africa (pockets of ancient tradition); The Savannah; The Sahara; The Maghreb; The Horn. Jewelry, dress, body decoration and hairstyle for women and men are pictured and considered for their cultural importances. 1994 reprint. Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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Mission to China: Matteo Ricci and the Jesuit Encounter with the East

By: Laven, Mary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004990


279 pages; color illustrations. The sixteenth-century Jesuit mission to China with the Italian priest Matteo Ricci and religious colleagues. The author lectures in History at the University of Cambridge. Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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The Folk Songs of North America in the English Language

By: Lomax, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company: 1960

Seller ID: 004972


623 pages; 317 songs. Appendices include, Book List (informal bibliography); Guitar and Banjo Guide (Very informative several pages with chords and text); Discography. Melodies and guitar chords transcribed by Peggy Seeger; also contributed to the Guitar Guide. Clean throughout; tight binding. Front blank endpaper missing. Dustjacket price clipped and some wear and lost material at the edges. View more info

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A Covenanted People: The Religious Tradition and the Origins of American Constitutionalism

By: Lutz, Donald S. and Jack D. Warren

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Providence, RI, The John Carter Brown Library: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004828


88 pages; b&w illustrations throughout. Published on the 200th anniversary of the United States under the Constitution. "American citizens are grateful for the stability of our system whatever its faults. The past 200 years of world history reveals numerous examples of the evils of anarchy and tyranny, to which it must not be assumed the United States is immune." This volume "explores one major strand in the cultural background to our frame of government, n... View more info

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Intractable Disputes About the Natural Law

By: Macintyre, Alasdair and Critics; Lawrence S. Cunningham (Edited by)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: ntre Dame, IN, University of Notre Dame Press: 2009

Seller ID: 004884


374 pages. An initial essay by MacIntyre, "Intractable Moral Disagreements" followed by responses by 8 critics then a final reponse to the critics by MacIntyre. Clean throughout; tight binding. As new. View more info

Image for Pacific Arcadia: Images of California, 1600-1915

Pacific Arcadia: Images of California, 1600-1915

By: Perry, Claire

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 003483


242 pages; numerous images, color and b&w. High art to popular representations: paintings, photographs, prints, illustration, posters, cartoons. "A cultural history of the idyllic vision of California." Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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The Spanish Temper

By: Pritchett, V.S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1955

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 004889


pp. 270; i-vii. Author, a long familiarity with Spain. This: politics, economics, religion, sex, art, geography, and literature. Clean throughout; tight binding. Dustjacket with light damping stains; small closed tears at the base of the spine; price clipped View more info

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Lithopinion 15

By: Swayduck, Edward; Luigi Barzini; George Gallup; [et al]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Local One, Amalgamated Lithographers of America: 1969

Seller ID: 003764


88 pages; numerous illustrations. Opening essay by Swayduck could have been written in 2010: bankers & socialism. Six essays on Italy, including one by Barzini, another by architect Gio Ponti; another "John XXIII & JFK". Robert Sherrill, A Portrait: The Military-Industrial Complex. George Gallup on politics. Ralph Gleason, Jazz:Black Art/American Art. Good reading! View more info

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The Malagasy Republic: Madagascar Today

By: Thompson, Virginia and Richard Adloff

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Stanford, Stanford University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000329


xvi; 504 pages. With black and white photographs. A comprehensive look, including history, culture, and economic background of Madagascar. Bibliography. View more info

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A Century of Journalism; Volumes I,II,III.

By: Various

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, New York Post: 1943

Seller ID: 004885


pp. 245; 245; 248. 3 volumes: : I,"Forward March"; 2, "For Peace and War!" 3, "Panorama". Not strictly chronological. Articles include "Brooklyn Bridge Opens"; "Statue of Liberty is Unveiled"; "John Brown's Raid": "Lincoln Rises to the Presidency": "Lincoln is Assassinated"; "A Philosopher Looks at the Dodgers"; "The Boy Who Killed His Teacher"; "Invasion of Canada Ends in Fiasco (1812)&#... View more info

Village in the Vaucluse

By: Wylie, Laurence

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004886


345 pages; b&w photo illustrations. An account of life in a French village; "human, actual, specific". Clean throughout within; two small marks on the boards; tight binding. View more info