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The Marimbas of Guatemala by Vida Chenoweth (£148.00)Publisher: Lexington: University of Kentucky Press — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Boards slightly sprung. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Musical scores;

From the cover: “This book presents here the first report in English on the Guatemalan marimba — the only American musical instrument not imported from Europe. In Guatemala today may be found three distinct types of marimba types which reveal the probable stages of its evolution there.

To each type Miss Chenoweth has devoted a chapter of this book, in which she gives detailed descriptions of the instruments: the chromatic marimba, the modern instrument most widely seen and played; the simple miramba, which represents an intermediate stage in development; and the gourd marimba, a primitive version which is said to be common among the Indians but which required a four-month search by the author to find one still in use.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 8½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 105 pages. Tags: chenoweth marimba gourd guatemala instruments chromatic music history criticism
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History of America Before Columbus: According to Documents and Approved Authors Volume II: European Immigrants by Peter De Roo (£44.00)Publisher: Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company — 1900Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Roughly trimmed edges of the text block are a little tanned. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Maps [3]; Frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Ruled Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 613 pages. Tags: roo indians antiquities origin christianity america history sources discovery exploration pre-columbian norse greenland
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The Handyman In The Home: In 3 Volumes by Edited by Arthur W. Judge (£40.00)Publisher: Caxton Publishing Company — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned otherwise a pleasant set.Description: September Reprint of the 2nd Edition. [First: 1930] Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the preface: “As its title indicates, this work has been prepared expressly for the practical handyman desirous of undertaking a wide variety of jobs connected with the home, garden, garage and small workshop, including not only the domestic repairs and renovations that become necessary from time to time but also useful improvements and additions to the home and its contents. The keen home dweller, with a knowledge of the use of the simple tools and materials described in these volumes, can not only tackle most household repairs and additions expeditiously, but also avoid a good deal of expense. Apart from these considerations, there is always the satisfaction associated with the completion of a job that would otherwise have meant calling in someone else for the purpose. In addition to the extensive range of household repairs, fittings, furniture and other relevant items dealt with in this work, there are also a number of sections, including those on homecrafts, hobbies, sports accessories, outdoor constructions, etc., which will be found both useful and profitable to the handyman and housewife. Since many of the articles in these volumes deal with woodwork repairs and new constructions, it was considered desirable to include a comprehensive section, written by a well-known expert in such matters, on the subject of carpentry and woodworking tools, so that the reader who is not very well acquainted with the use of the latter can improve both his knowledge and experience.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 994 pages. Tags: examples ferranti temporal choosing rawlplug cleaners location formulas ragbolts fingered gate-leg concrete patterns stitches shunting tapestry frosting arterial seamless pressing imperial portiere employed schrader wireless utensils handsaws shooting ifailure trimming twaddell scissors dressing prufitol watering injector fastener grinding slater's bandages hammocks mandolin grafting lavatory ironwork basketry chenille grinders transfer fixtures charging
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The Present Evolution of Man by G. Archdall Reid (£33.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — UndatedBinding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Heavily snagged at the head of the spine. Leans notably. Boards a rubbed at extremities. Ex-library with usual marks. Top edges of text block heavily tanned. Some pages unopened.Description: Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Blind stamped border to front board. Signed by the author on the reverse of the ffep - "Thomas C. Dewey with the author's compliments" - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contents: Part I. Organic Evolution: Physical Evolution; The Factors Of Evolution; Mental Evolution; Part II. The Present Evolution Of Man: Physical Evolution; Menta1 Evolution; 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 370 pages. Tags: aborigines acheulian acids adultery africanus aggression agricultural albedo alien altamira altruism amslan analysis anatomy ancient andes anhydrite antarctica antelopes ardrey ariege arrow assemblages astrology aterian aurignacian baboons baffin bakker barnett barrow barry bartholomew baumgartel behaviorist beings benign bergen bering berkeley berlyne bipedal bisexuality blanc borneo bowlby breeding broom bruckner bushmen bygott
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Wisdom Of The Wild: How We Treat Our Planet by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Word Wide Fund for Nature — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Presentation plate to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “There is no turning back. There never has been in history. Two hundred million American citizens are not going to leave the USA just to give back to the Indians the land that was stolen from them. The Inuit in Greenland are not about to climb into their kayaks to paddle back up the river of history. The wisdom with which “wild” peoples have animated their world cannot be fetched back at will. Nevertheless, there is a great deal to learn. This, for example: how, on the threshold of the third millennium, can we live once again in a finite world without consuming it? Pedagogues tell us that children need elements of the wild and disorder in order to become mentally sound adults. The child in its den is said to be subconsciously remembering the feeling of safety which our ancestors experienced in caves in the childhood of mankind. In Sweden, they let children fly back to the beginnings of humanity on the wings of their imagination, as it were. The wild as a tonic.

Henry David Thoreau’s suggestion that every major city should have some wildness in its vicinity (because otherwise its inhabitants would revert to the wild) is almost one hundred and fifty years old — and highly topical in view of the frustration which people feel in our concrete bunkers.

An end must be put to the dominance of the right angle. Protection programmes for spacious areas of wilderness have one purpose, among others, namely to preserve the charm of untouched nature. Real-life magic! Magic, or rather cheap tricks — that is what our oh-so-en-lightened world thought of the healing knowledge of the jungle Indians for such a long time. Until, at the sight of the burning rain forests, they realised that the best pharmacy in the world was going up in flames.

The awareness of its utility should not be the rescuers’ sole motive, however. If we only take up arms in defence of the earth where our immediate living conditions are threatened, we shall soon be sitting amidst the ruins of a barren planet. It is (unfortunately, some would say) not the case that when the trees die, man also dies immediately. There are no trees in the Mongolian steppes, but they are still not dead. The fact is, as an Indian chief once said: “After the deaths of plants and animals, you will die of the great loneliness in your hearts.” An appeal has been filed against this death sentence. This book contains a few passages from the defence counsel’s speech.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jingis Aitmatov. Size: 12" x 9½". Light Brown boards with Dark Brown titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 256 pages. Tags: acid ackirain adaptation additives agricultural agriculture altemative amazonia antarctic arctic assessment atmosphere atmospheric beliefs biology biosphere bodies britain cap capture carbon carcanomas catalytic catastrophe cfc changes chlorine circulation climate climatic climatologists clouds coal collapse conservation consumption cryosphere curve cutback cycle dam damage decay defence deforestation demography destruction detector dioxide disaster drought
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Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot by Elisabeth Elliot (£23.00)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a nick to the top edge of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Top edge of the boards sunned. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Photographic endpapers & blanks; Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. So wrote Jim Elliot at the age of twenty-two, sweating over Greek roots and patristics at Wheaton College.

Seven years later, writes his widow,he and four other young men… sat together on a strip of white sand on the Curaray River, deep in Ecuador’s rain forest, waiting for the arrival of a group of men whom they loved, but had never met — savage Stone Age killers, men known to all the world now as Aucas.

The circumstances of the death of these men are by now known throughout the world in one of the great missionary adventure stories of modern times. But this is the first account of the whole life of one of them — a life that, though hid with Christ in God , was in part revealed in some of the most poignant and moving spiritual writings of our time.

Using to the full these rich journals, his widow has selected the most powerful, revealing passages and woven round them the story of his life. Shadow of the Almighty is a tremendous biography of an adventurous life and is also exceptional devotional literature. Jim Elliot’s life and testament may well be counted among those truly great Christian writings that will endure.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 256 pages. Tags: missionaries ecuador united states christian missions huao indians south america missionary biographies mission evangelism religious spiritual religion ministry
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Pocahontas and Her World: A Chronicle of America's First Settlement in Which Is Related the Story of the Indians and the Englishmen - Particularly Captain John Smith, Captain Samuel Argall, and Master John Rolfe by Philip L. Barbour (£22.00)Publisher: London: Robert Hale & Company — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709121881]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper a little frayed with slight loss at the spine ends and a triangular tear with loss to the foot of the lower panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but with several leaves having the corners folded. Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969] Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Plates; Maps [2];

From the cover: “Pocahontas has an unassailable place in romantic history as the Red Indian princess who saved the life of Captain John Smith. She was the first woman of her race to visit England. Becoming sick at the start of the return voyage back to her homeland, she was taken ashore and died at Gravesend. Charming and attractive she was barely twenty-one, and her story made her a heroine and a legend.

But it was not only Pocahontas who was made a legend. The whole story of early Virginia has seemed more legendary than historical. Though American history began in Virginia, the Pilgrims and the Puritans have been regarded as the founders of historical America. Only of late has Captain John Smith been accorded his due, and the Pocahontas of history, along with Captain Samuel Argall, who kidnapped her, and John Rolfe, who married her — all have remained clouded figures.

In this book Philip L. Barbour reconstructs the history of the whole Jamestown world, and the English and Indian worlds from which it grew. The miracle of the survival of that world, that kernel or germ of English America, was of John Smith’s and Pocahontas’ making, and of ArgalPs, and of Rolfe’s. Their lives were so intermingled that no one of them can be understood without reference to the other three. And with any one of them lacking, it is hard to conceive of English America at all.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XX] 316 pages. Tags: pocahontas argall rolfe indian powhatan women indians north america virginia first contact europeans jamestown history colonial period biographies princess united states southern
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The Larousse Encyclopedia of Music by Geoffrey Hindley (£21.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0600354911]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text bright and tight.Description: 8th Impression.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Antony Hopkins. Size: 11¼" x 8". 576 pages. Tags: oral traditions monody polyphony harmony romantics music stringed instrument orchestra the japanese imperial court brazilian kamaiuras indians mouth organ 16th-century positive organ compenius organ fredericksborg castle teatro ducale single-manual harpsichord theorboed lute handel pannini opera haydn mozart ballet dancer camargo metronomes beethoven fidelio woodwind instruments the 18th century chopin
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The Andes by Enrico Guidoni & Roberto Magni (£18.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0304294969]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little fraying to the dust wrapper as a result. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1977] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Cassell’s Monuments of Civilization Series is a planned series of breathtakingly beautiful books which sets out to evaluate the history and social developments of early civilizations by an examination of the architecture of the periods in which those civilizations grew, flourished, and declined.

Something of the splendour of Inca civilization is known to everyone: the fabulous treasure, the highways, the rigidly organized society, the knowledge of astronomy, the horrors of the Spanish Conquest. Yet even today it is not always realized how deeply rooted were the Inca in the culture of the Andes, and it is this aspect of the Inca and the Andean peoples which is here portrayed.

The ‘monuments’ of this volume are interpreted in the widest sense, including not only great temples and pyramids, terraces and aqueducts, cities, houses and tombs, but also textiles, sculptures and ceramics. There are translations from indigenous songs, poems, drama and prayers, and excerpts from early sixteenth and seventeenth century chroniclers.

The book contains over 100 magnificent photographs, some giving panoramic views of virtually unknown sites, others showing architectural details unseen even by visitors. Also included are plans and drawings, a map, a chronological chart, and a list of museums which exhibit collections of Andean art and artifacts.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Pablo Neruda. Size: 13" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Monuments of Civilization series. 189 pages. Tags: peru inca structures architecture 0304294969 art andes region history indians south america antiquities andean visual arts 1532 ancient 0448020254 pre-columbian incas enrico guidoni roberto magni pablo neruda monuments civilization
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Indian Gaming & Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise by Steven Andrew Light & Kathryn R. L. Rand (£18.00)Publisher: University Press of Kansas — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0700614060]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “From Connecticut to California, Native American tribes have entered the gambling business, some making money and nearly all igniting controversy. The image of the “casino Indian” is everywhere. Some observers suspect corruption or criminal ties, or have doubts about tribal authenticity. Many tribes disagree, contending that Indian gaming has strengthened tribal governments and vastly improved the quality of reservation life for American Indians.

This book provides the clearest and most complete account to date of the laws and politics of Indian gaming. Steven Light and Kathryn Rand explain how it has become one of today’s most politically charged phenomena: at stake are a host of competing legal rights and political interests for tribal, state, and federal governments. As Indian gaming grows, policymakers struggle with balancing its economic and social costs and benefits.

Light and Rand emphasize that tribal sovereignty is the very rationale that allows Indian gaming to exist, even though U. S. law subjects that sovereignty to strict congressional authority and compromised it even further through the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. Their book describes Indian gaming and explores today’s hottest political issues, from the Pequots to the Plains Indians, with examples that reflect a wide range of tribal experience: from hugely successful casinos to gambling halls with small markets and low grosses to tribes that chose not to pursue gaming. Throughout, they contend that tribal sovereignty is the key to understanding Indian gaming law and politics and guiding policy reform — and that Indian gaming even represents a unique opportunity for the emergence of tribal self-determination.

As political pressure on tribes to concede to state interests grows, this book offers a practical approach to policy reform with specific recommendations for tribal, federal, state, and local policymakers. Meticulously argued, Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty provides an authoritative look at one of today’s most vexing issues, showing that it’s possible to establish a level playing field for all concerned while recognizing the measure of sovereignty — and fairness — to which American Indians are entitled.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XIII] 240 pages. Tags: north american indians reservations gambling economic conditions national self determination law united states america indian government relations sovereignty casinos management
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The Settlers In Canada by Captain [Frederick] Marryat (£18.00)Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards, lower boards grazed and faded, upper board marked. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Prize-plate to the front pastedown dates 1906. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with occasional spotting throughout.Description: A New Edition with Original Illustrations.Notes: Illustrated by F. A. Fraser. Size: 7½" x 5". Brown Decorative boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 371 pages. Tags: america and canada children conduct description fiction frontier history indians juvenile life natural north outdoor pioneer survival travel wilderness
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The Orenda by Joseph Boyden (£17.00)Publisher: London: Oneworld — 2013Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781780744353]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “1640s, THE NEW WORLD.

In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girl’s captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and statesmen. Years have passed since the murder of his family and yet they are never far from his mind. In the girl, Snow Falls, he recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter, but as he fights for her heart and allegiance, small battles erupt into bigger wars as both tribes face a new, more dangerous threat from afar.

Travelling with the Huron is Christophe, a charismatic missionary who has found his calling among the tribe and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language. An emissary from distant lands, he brings much more than his faith to this new world, with its natural beauty and riches.

As these three souls dance with each other through intricately woven acts of duplicity, their social, political and spiritual worlds collide — and a new nation rises from a world in flux.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 486 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st iroquois indians wyandot missions religion missionaries canada united states history colonial period france literary 9781780744353
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Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery An East-West Dialogue on Death and Rebirth from the Worlds of Religion, Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Art, and Literature, and from Great Thinkers of the Past and Present by Compiled & Edited by Joseph Head & Sylvia Cranston (£15.50)Publisher: Julian Press/Crown Publishers — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0517528932]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: 4th printing. [First Published: Same Year] Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black Spine Strip with Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 620 pages. Tags: all and animals beings buddhist cannot christian doctors early east eastern egyptian great greek heritage hindu human humanity immortality incarnate indians influences islamic islanders jewish mind movement oriental pacific persian philosophies plato prophets proteus psychologists pythagoras rational rebirth reborn reincarnation religions roman significance supposed taoist teachers the theories theosophical through transcendental transformations what world
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Warpaths: Travels Of A Military Historian In North America by John Keegan (£14.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340586559]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Award-winning historian John Keegan has visited battlefields throughout the world, but finds himself constantly returning to North America. The continent has come to exert a deep fascination upon him — its mixture of peoples, its history, its politics, its civilisation and its varied geography and military history have come to explain each other in North America as they do nowhere else in the world. From the arrival of the Europeans m the sixteenth century to the final defeat of the native Americans in the nineteenth, climate and competition for the resources of nature explain why men fortified where they did, campaigned as they did and were battlefields where the control drawn to the battlefields where the control of the continent was decided.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 370 pages. Tags: abraham atlantic battle bougainville buffalo bull champlain cheyenne civil colonies confederacy conflicts cornwallis crow custer custer’s defeat fortifying forts harrison’s horn hudson hunkpapa indians iroquois jackson landing lawrence lee malvern mcclellan montcalm quebec richmond samuel scouts sioux sitting states stonewall ticonderoga union united versus virginia washington williamsburg wolfe yorktown
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Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader by Edited by John Bradley (£13.00)Publisher: University of Arizona Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0816519560]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Atomic energy has been cloaked in secrecy by government, industry, and the military, but for many Americans the effects of radiation have been less than secret. Just ask the radium workers in Ottawa, Illinois, the “downwinders” of Utah, or unsuspecting veterans of the Gulf War. When told from the perspective of ordinary people, nuclear history takes on a much different tone from that of the tranquil voices of authority who always told us we had nothing to fear. In Learning to Glow, writers such as Scott Russell Sanders, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver reveal the psychic and emotional fallout of the Cold War and of subsequent developments in nuclear science. Here are stories of and by ordinary people who have suffered the consequences of the decisions made by those in power — stories that will challenge readers to re-examine their preconceptions about the way we deal with issues of nuclear arms and radioactive waste.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 317 pages. Tags: administration classification comprehensive justification environmental contamination unforgettable relationship installation alternatives exploitation contaminated anti-nuclear chernousenko spirituality technologies ibragimbekov levi-strauss condemnation downwinders radiophobia strangelove chelyabinsk reservation minneapolis holocaust's elimination anniversary preparation pro-nuclear underground deformities researchers engineering oppenheimer petrosyants environment radioactive aboveground experiments albuquerque corporation undeveloped children's propaganda radhabinod regulatory prometheus inhalation facilities vusamazulu
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Native American Animal Stories by Joseph Bruchac; Michael J. Caduto; (£13.00)Publisher: Fulcrum — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1555911277]Condition: Very Good+. Upper wrap midly curled otherwise a very well presented copy. Previous owners inscription to ½-title page.Description: The Papago Indians of the American Southwest say butterflies were created to gladden the hearts of children and chase away thoughts of aging and death. How the Butterflies Came to Be is one of twenty-four Native American tales included in Native American Animal Stories. The stories, coming from Mohawk, Hopi, Yaqui, Haida and other cultures demonstrate the power of animals in Native American traditions. The stories come to life through magical illustrations by Mohawk artists John Kahionhes Fadden and David Fadden.Notes: Size: 10" x 7". 135 pages. Tags: American Southwest Haida Papago Hopi Yaqui Native American Mohawk
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Ram Ram India: Notes from a Ride in the Subcontinent by Alex Thomson & Nick Rossiter (£13.00)Publisher: Collins — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002178265]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Alex Thomson and Nick Rossiter set off to cycle from Kashmir to the southern tip of India with a lack of preparation that would reassure the most absent-minded city dweller. They made their way through the Himalayan passes with no introductions, no sleeping bags, and very little initiative. They were not even terribly good cyclists.

It was hardly surprising, therefore, that their tangles with Indian bureaucracy often reached Gothic dimensions; that their encounters with Indian wildlife smacked more of Pythonesque hysteria than of the thrill of the safari; and that their meetings with Indians and British ex-patriates had the beauty and surprise that comes to true travellers unexpectedly, out of a clear sky, rather than from the shadow of the Raj.

It is the humour in their journey, and in their account of it, that readers will find so refreshing. They will follow the gradual revelation of a friendship between two ill-matched companions whose tolerance of each other and of their circumstances brings with it, as if by accident, as clear an illumination of India and her people as we have been lucky enough to see in print for some time.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 265 pages. Tags: anandwan banihal description elephant eswaram ghats hospital india kabaddi karnataka kashmir kavadi khana lakhnadon lower madya maharashtra messenger mission nadu nagin observations personal pradesh republic rolling sadhu sculptor shikara sindh tamil
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Miss Daisy Celebrates Tennessee by Daisy King; Winette Sparkman; James Crutchfield; (£12.50)Publisher: Hillsboro Press — 1995Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0965654702]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Later printing. From the introduction: “Celebrating two hundred years of Tennessee history in 1996 will cause each of us to think back to those special times and people who have made our state the place we call home. As we try some of these heritage recipes, rich aromas will fill our kitchens, and we will experience fond memories of past generations. Just as significantly, we will be creating new memories for family members and guests who will enjoy these foods today.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Martha Sundquist. Size: 10¼" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 265 pages. Tags: tennessee grocers tennessee celebration menus nutritional analysis appetizers snacks beverages salads dressings soups sandwiches entrees beef veal lamb pork sausage poultry game fish shellfish vegetables side dishes cakes pies cookies confections desserts breads southern food vittles tennessee cooking beef jerky region’s folklore cherokees johnny cake shawnee indians broiled venison steak fort watauga nolichucky settlements roasted bear meat sam houston schoolhouse maryville country hams beaten biscuits syllabub corn pudding favourite recipes
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Scott's Last Journey by Edited by Peter King (£12.50)Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715629387]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “As the years have gone by, Scott’s reputation has been weighed in the balance with Shackleton’s — and found wanting. Even the precious journals that Scott wrote on the journey are no longer in print, while photographs of the expedition have gathered dust in scientific institutes. In this new edition of the Journals, Peter King re-examines Scott’s exploits, setting his own account against modern studies of the Polar Race and thus enabling readers to make their own judgements for the first time. The text is illuminated by a selection of photographs, taken by one of the greatest Antarctic explorers, Herbert Ponting, who accompanied Scott.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Beryl Bainbridge. Size: 10" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: british antarctic expedition 1910 beardmore glacier pole oates scott great ice barrier ross island victoria land shelf brash fragments floe finnesko fur boots flense flence blubber pemmican hoosh foot polar lands shores nunatak chree indians piedmont continent norwegian skiff morainic material sennegras sastrugus snow-plain working crack experience bay whales cape
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The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Tribes: A Comprehensive Study of Tribes from the Abitibi to the Zuni by Bill Yenne (£12.50)Publisher: London: Bison Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861242718]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “When Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean in 1492, he called the inhabitants Indians, thinking he was in the East Indies. The explorers and settlers who came after him called all natives of the New World Indians, assuming they were all members of the same large group. The Indian tribes of North America, however, have always been as diverse as the vast land in which they live and much more so than early Europeans could have imagined. They range from the hunters and gatherers of the Great Basin, whose lifestyle was almost like that of Stone Age peoples, to the fisherman of the Northwest Coast who sailed the Pacific in 100-foot galleons and had a tradition of religious and decorative art that rivalled anything else the world had to offer. The Encyclopaedia of North American Indian Tribes is a handy catalogue of those Indian tribes that have existed in North America since prehistoric times, from the Abittibi to the Zuni. Individual entries include the region, language, dwelling and subsistence type for each tribe as well as a discussion of their history, culture and way of life. The Indian culture is far from dead, and The Encyclopaedia of North American Indian Tribes provides new insight into the rich diversity of a heritage that has been an integral part of North American life.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: yenne 0861242718 indians north america encyclopedias american encyclopaedias
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The Penguin Book of War: Great Military Writings by John Keegan (£12.50)Publisher: Viking — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670852996]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: From the preface: “This anthology has been designed to exemplify these contrasting military traditions. Many who read it will understandably be horrified by the record of inhumanity that the testimonies from the non-European world depict. The history of all forms of warfare is, however, essentially inhumane. That should be the message of this collection of warrior words from the European and non-European worlds.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 492 pages. Tags: british military theorist boer war transvaal republic british regular army orange free state military code hostilities clean war military cultures heroic age greek world trojan war magnanimity victory chivalry armies hand-held weapons phalanx battlefield roman republic roman empire crusades jerusalem muslim warriors gunpowder military development ottoman empire siege malta habsburg dutch maritime empire red indians first world war maritime colonialism colonialized peoples chinese civil war resistance movements
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Ghosts and Legends by Roy Christian (£12.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good in Very Good DJDescription: Ghosts and Legends is not a scholary treatise on the irrational subconscious that inspired these tales. They are told as stories and the reader is left to draw his own conclusions. 156pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: malfunctioning manifestations hallucinations hallucination spiritualist spiritualism apparitions experiences hitch-hiker poltergeist visitations mischievous out-of-body electricity traditional near-death apparition projection witchcraft space-time non-living necromancy literature psychical accidents southeast continuum phenomena automatic telepathy centuries daimonion portrayal vanishing possessed exorcists revenant presence activity person’s divining phantoms theories research ceremony american stigmata Dutchman movement cannibal fiction
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Bluenose Magic by Helen Creighton (£11.50)Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0070828121]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine.Description: First in this edition. From the cover: “are unique tales of witches and weather signs, hauntings and happenings, cures and curses aU passed down through generations. Belief in the occult is still prevalent among Nova Scotians — whose ancestors were largely English, Scottish and Irish — brought to North America a rich heritage of culture and folklore. Chapters include visions, forerunners, witchcraft, enchantment, dreams, divination, buried treasure, guardian ghosts and home remedies along with a complete roster of mystical occurrences.”.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 297 pages. Tags: supernatural witchcraft witches guardian ghost micmacs glooscap fairies superstitions planting crops moon livergrown earache divination nova scotia canada holy days treasure trove indians proudflesh poultice rheumatism birthmark northern lights
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The Sun Dance People by Richard Erdoes (£11.50)Publisher: Ronald Stacy — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0903210037]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with nicks and chips at the head of the spine and the corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Plains Indians, their past and present. First British Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “In the days when the Great Plains was an as yet unexplored territory, the Plains Indians lived there. They roamed the vast prairie freely and happily. They lived in harmony with the land, the waters, the buffalo, and all the natural wonders of a land unspoiled by civilization. Then the white man started moving west and the Indians’ troubles began. The Sun Dance People is a study of the culture of a warm and brave people. It is also a chronicle of the Plains Indians’ struggle to save their land, their way of life, their very Indianness — a struggle that has not yet ended.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 218 pages. Tags: plains indians great plains hunted buffalo u.s. cavalry reservation u.s. bureau indian affairs indian territory mississippi rocky mountains arizona new mexico gold-rush days 1840’s zebulon pike uncivilized aborigines grattan cheyennes prairie schooners early trappers sioux medicine man yuwipi ceremony peace pipe great spirit sacred black hills return tribal lands chief lame deer lehman brightman minnie bacon mount rushmore indian rights sioux medicine man powwow montana indian warrior broken treaties great indian wars war parties light cavalry horsemanship omaha indian missouri cheyenne chief general custer indian life plains culture
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Warpaths: Travels Of A Military Historian In North America by John Keegan (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340586559]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges with a ½" closed tear to the foot of the spine. Small puncture to the join of the upper board. Text bright and tight but a slight waviness, probably created by the heavier art paper for the illustrations, to the block.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Award-winning historian John Keegan has visited battlefields throughout the world, but finds himself constantly returning to North America. The continent has come to exert a deep fascination upon him — its mixture of peoples, its history, its politics, its civilisation and its varied geography and military history have come to explain each other in North America as they do nowhere else in the world. From the arrival of the Europeans m the sixteenth century to the final defeat of the native Americans in the nineteenth, climate and competition for the resources of nature explain why men fortified where they did, campaigned as they did and were battlefields where the control drawn to the battlefields where the control of the continent was decided.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 370 pages. Tags: abraham atlantic battle bougainville buffalo bull champlain cheyenne civil colonies confederacy conflicts cornwallis crow custer custer’s defeat fortifying forts harrison’s horn hudson hunkpapa indians iroquois jackson landing lawrence lee malvern mcclellan montcalm quebec richmond samuel scouts sioux sitting states stonewall ticonderoga union united versus virginia washington williamsburg wolfe yorktown
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Kingdom of the Sun God: A History of the Andes and Their People by Ian Cameron (£10.50)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is snagged at the head of the spine. Reverse of the dust wrapper is lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Ranging from the early history of the settlers from North America, to the travels of the great naturalists such as La Condamine, Humboldt and Darwin, this book attempts to offer the reader a comprehensive account of the Andean people and their background.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: america american andes chile essays history incas indians interest latin peoples peru photography pictorials places region regional see south subjects themes travel travelogues
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Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings by Jonathan Raban (£10.50)Publisher: London: Picador — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330346288]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, UK paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Maps;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 435 pages. Tags: travel northwest coast north america vancouver journeys 1798 ocean voyages around world pacific coasts discovery sailing british columbia romanticism history indians folklore alaska navigation seamanship western states canada essays travelogues
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Special Relationship by Williiam Clark (£10.50)Publisher: Heinemann — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434136026]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the tips. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Previous owners inscription to pastedown. Pages very gently age-tanned with spotting to start and finish.Description: From the cover: “It is 1977. A young, newly elected President sits in the White House, determined to use his country’s Special Relationship with Britain to pressure acceptance of his hawkish policies in Asia. The British Cabinet is divided: some favour the American view that India is leaning over into the arms of China; others wish to go ahead with plans to provide the Indians with a nuclear power programme. Once again, as in the dramatic dash over Africa two years before, personalities and policies collide, so that we see, brilliantly illuminated, some of the actual problems of our day and of our future.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: prime minister white house asia nuclear power programme china indians idealistic foreign secretary american glories downing street innermost workings government summitry
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The California Missions: A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor’s Guide by Dorothy Krell (£10.50)Publisher: Lane Publishing Co. — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0376051728]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Light reading creases to the spine. Sticker marks to the head of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 5th Reprint. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The California Missions — As they were and as they are today.

Here is the unique story of the California missions — their dramatic founding, ruination, and eventual restoration. Never before have both the history and present-day beauty of the missions been so completely and magnificently portrayed. All twenty-one missions are shown in attractive watercolour renderings, and there are intriguing photographs from early days as welt as recent times. Each mission is the subject of an individual chapter in which its meaning and contribution to our history are fully explained. A valuable reference source for the whole family, this handsome book doubles as a visitor’s guide, providing information on mission tours, museums, and libraries.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". 320 pages. Tags: adobe alcala antonio arcangel asfs barbara bautista borromeo buenaventura california carlos carmelo church city concepcion cruz diego dolores espana father fernando fire francia francisco gabriel indians ines jose juan luis mexico miguel missions monterey nuestra obispo padua purisima rafael raids rey san santa senora serra solano soledad stone-age the tolosa
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The Maya by Michael D. Coe (£10.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0500277168]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 5th (revised) edition, 2nd printing, [First Published: 1966] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Black & White Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 224 pages. Tags: coe 0500277168 mayas antiquities indians mexico central america american history pre-columbian period bce 1500 500 1000 latin native
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The Trickster by Muriel Gray (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0002243261]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper at the head of the spine and the top corners.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year]Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 565 pages. Tags: and assiniboine authors canadians century childhood collapse company ended english fiction for ghost his horrors indians killings local modern mysterious only railway ritualistic rockies scottish stories the tunnel were when working
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Two Lives by Vikram Seth (£10.50)Publisher: Little, Brown — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316727741]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is actually quite pleasant but has a 2" scrape to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Shanti Behari Seth was born on the eighth day of the eighth month in the eighth year of the twentieth century — he died two years before its close. He was brought up in India in the late years of the Raj, and was sent by his family in the 1930s to Berlin — though he could not speak a word of German — to study medicine and dentistry. It was here, before he migrated to Britain, that Shanti’s path first crossed that of his future wife. Henny Gerda Caro was also born in 1908, in Berlin, to a Jewish family, cultured, patriotic and intensely German. When the family decided to have Shanti as a lodger, Henny's first reaction was, ‘Don't take the black man!’ But a friendship flowered, and when Henny fled Hitler’s Germany for England, just one month before war broke out, she was met at Victoria Station by the only person she knew in the country — Shanti. Seth has woven together their astonishing story: the war that took Shanti to North Africa, the Middle East and the battle of Monte Cassino, where his right arm was blown off; the persecution that saw Henny desperately searching for news of the mother and sister she had left behind; the love that sparked their marriage in 1951; the courage that inspired Shanti to defy his injury and set up once again in his profession; the arrival into this childless couple's lives of their great-nephew from India, the teenage student Vikram Seth.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 503 pages. Tags: autobiography sub-continent 306.8460922 interracial criticism biography european marriage literary britain general indians century history england germany english studies writers kingdom london german family vikram united europe modern novels indian prose other asian great india jews from east 20th seth
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A Beggar in Paradise by Chris Conroy (£9.50)Publisher: Mentor — 1997Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0947548920]Condition: Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Authors signature to the ½-title page has been covered with an opaque, just, lable.Description: First in this edition. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Signed by the author on the ½-title page but now covered with a small white lable — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 320 pages. Tags: civilization snow-capped description communities huayhuawasi unexplored campesinos carmelite countries oquebamba families peruvian apachaco poorest coastal dancing tortora sicuani indians america wedding church chalki isidor desert conroy indian travel huayta mamani season fiesta around shanty langui chris latin south misti tomas santo areas towns rainy andes pampa world time pura peru lima vast mass alta the aid map
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Amagansett by Mark Mills (£9.50)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007161891]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Leans slightly/Description: Maps to the endpapers.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 358 pages. Tags: seoond-generation disappearing unravelling incursions playground nontaukett histories stability shattered beautiful immigrant detective intricate socialite evocative community windswept dangerous settlers returned recently dwellers hastened island’s haunting atlantic stories secrets mystery indians search europe second deputy demise family police waters basque coast white death novel chief their turns world from dead city long life york nets and way new the war
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Amazon Task Force by Peter Dixon in collaboration with Dick Bell (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340327138]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is water marked on the reverse at the foot of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “High in the Peruvian Andes, glaciers bleed white water. Trickle becomes stream, stream becomes river — and the ‘Great Speaker’, Rio Apurimac, the Amazon source tributary is born.

It was to this forbidding terrain that the combined services expedition came in a specially designed hovercraft. Through the territories of primitive tribes people, guerrillas and cocaine drug runners, they successfully extended the navigable length of the Amazon.

Medical services were provided where none had existed before. Water supplies were purified and, freed from parasites, and countless Indians were treated. The work of Christian missionaries was greatly advanced, and a positive legacy, both spiritual and material, was left behind.

AMAZON TASK FORCE is a story of breathtaking Christian adventure, described by the BBC as the ‘most positive British action for restoration of good relations during a difficult year in South America’..”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Edward Heath. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: 0340327138 0340345780 amazon and assistance bell british cased collaboration description dick dixon expedition expeditions hovercraft joint medical missionaries missions observations personal peru peter river services travel with
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Braid by Lee F. Gregson (£9.50)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1993Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0709050364]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Heading alone for the town of Coldheart, on the sniff of a peacekeeping job, Braid found an unlikely companion in Rachel, one of a struggling, beleaguered farm family travelling by wagon through dangerous country. In the grim, dark and violent town, Braid struck a bargain, yet recognized at once, as did the girl, that her presence was as unwelcome as it had been unexpected. Yet the town needed Braid as much as he needed work, and as he set about bringing law to its lawless streets, the disapproval and resentments were allowed to simmer. Then came the attempt on the Coldheart bank, and when the smoke of the fierce gun-battle had cleared, Braid and his girl faced one final challenge.”Notes: Size: 7¾" x 4¾". Pictorial boards. In the Black Horse Western series. 157 pages. Tags: and armed bandits brigands cowboys cowhands criminals days desert desperados discoveries draw especially fiction fighters frontier gold gunfighters gunslingers herding indians mexico mines mining pistols plains ranger red six-shooter texas the wagons west westerns wild
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By the Light of My Father's Smile by Alice Walker (£9.50)Publisher: Women's Press — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0704350831]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper somewhat edgeworn with a small tear at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the flap: “A family goes to the remote sierras of Mexico — the writer-to-be, Susannah, her sister Magdalena, their father and mother. There, amid indigenous people called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they ever could have dreamed.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 221 pages. Tags: afro-american spirituality psychology religious americans daughters behavior families american descent general fathers indians fiction african mexico united states sexual modern women mixed life self and
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Caribbean Crusade: New Zealand Cricketers in the West Indies by D. J. Cameron (£9.50)Publisher: Readers Union — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Cricket-lovers everywhere will want to read this lively, spontaneous account of a great adventure — the first tour of the West Indies by a New Zealand cricket team. In earlier years the West Indians had made themselves firm favourites with the New Zealand cricketing public in tours of that country, and honours had been fairly even. But how would New Zealand fare under very different conditions, with a tropic sun, enthusiastically partisan crowds and strange wickets? The answer is in this book. Glenn Turner’s fantastic four double centuries, the. fighting captaincy of Bevan Congdon, the magnificent bowling of Bruce Taylor combined with superb team-fielding to make the 1972 tour of the West Indies a memorable one.

And, as Gary Sobers acknowledges in his foreword, many young West Indian players of promise have benefited from their encounters with a team that played hard and never gave up. The author gives pen pictures of players on both sides and fills in the fascinating and diverse background of the islands the team visited.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Gary Sobers. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 166 pages. Tags: 1972 antigua batsmen cricket indians indies islands leeward pitches president’s tobago tour university west zealand zealanders
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Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years On One Square Mile by John Hanson Mitchell (£9.50)Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0201149370]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Maps;Notes: Illustrated by Gordon Morrison. Size: 8¼" x 5¼". 222 pages. Tags: littleton region town history natural massachusetts indians north america
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Ecuador Galapagos by Edited by Tony Perrottet (£9.50)Publisher: APA — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9624211388]Condition: Very Good. Single reading crease to the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “A team of local writers provides real insight into this diverse and tranquil country. They combine the incisive text and vivid journalism pioneered by APA Publications, seeking out the most exciting information, from the snowy Andes to the extraordinary Galapagos Islands. The book begins with a lively history, followed by a series of essays designed to give insight into the lives of the Ecuadoreans, their crafts and their music. There is a complete run-down on the sights worth seeing and the places worth a trek, all with detailed maps. Finally, a listings section covers travel and hotels and restaurants. From the colonial capital of Quito to the rain forests and the wildlife Darwin discovered, it’s all here. The text is complemented by remarkable photography showing this colourful country at its best. In more than 350 pages, Insight Guide: Ecuador inspires while it explains, entertains while it informs. It’s the all-in-one guidebook you’ve always been looking for.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Eduargo Gil & Others (Photos.). Size: 8¾" x 5¾". In the Inside Guides series. 371 pages. Tags: guayaquil-duran conquistadores tupac-yupanqui catedralnueva independencia pre-columbian leather-work carihuairazo siona-secoya capiguarocha observatorio huanya-capac rabidajervis archbishop's puntacarnero colonization guayllabamba pan-american montecristi catholicism chachimbiro manglaralto woodcarving huancavilca encomiendas astronomico museocamilo ecuatoriana white-water veintemilla yaguarcocha embroidery concepcion christobal portoviejo angochagua barrington tangurahua vilcabamba franciscan centenario quinchuqui misahualli reventador pumallacta cementerio grazacocha historical papallacta achupallas tungurahua
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Following On by Alec & Eric Bedser (£9.50)Publisher: Evans Brothers — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with chips and nicks, slight loss at the head of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The autobiography of the famous twins, begun in Our Cricket Story, continues in this book with vivid first-hand accounts of the historic 1950-1953 cricket seasons.

After describing the West Indian Tour of England in 1950, the twins tell of the Test Trials in which they found themselves in opposition to each other, Alec being in the England XI and Eric in The Rest; then begins a detailed description of the M. C. C. Tour of Australia and New Zealand, in which the inside story of both players and play is given, fairly and without bias, providing a new angle on one of the most controversial tours in cricket history.

This is followed by such chapters as: The Springbok Tour, The 1952 Season Against the Indians, County Cricket, Benefit Season, The Aussies at Trent Bridge, The Lord’s Test, Old Trafford and Headingley and, of course, The Ashes — a graphic account of the England victory.

As in their previous book, the twins tell their story with directness and modesty characteristic of them, interlacing their narrative with humorous anecdotes and shrewd comment. Following On provides the cricket enthusiast with one of the most interesting and valuable books on modern cricket ever written, by two players who have helped to shape events in the past few years and who must certainly contribute largely to cricket of the future.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Harry Sheldon. Foreword or introduction by Lindsay Hassett. Size: 8" x 5¼". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: bedser alec the down under coaching tour against indians champion county aussies trent bridge lord’s test old trafford and headingley ashes 1000th wicket first-class cricket sir donald bradmaa middleton eric bowling kingston during festival world record anglo-australian tests harrey caught graveney off lindsay hassett first editions firsts printings 1st
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Following On by Alex & Eric Bedser (£9.50)Publisher: Evans Brothers — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded and rubbed at edges, now wrapped. Cover slightly rubbed at extremities. End papers spotted. Pages tight and well presented. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The autobiography of the famous twins, begun in Our Cricket Story, continues in this book with vivid first-hand accounts of the historic 1950-1953 cricket seasons.

After describing the West Indian Tour of England in 1950, the twins tell of the Test Trials in which they found themselves in opposition to each other, Alec being in the England XI and Eric in The Rest; then begins a detailed description of the M. C. C. Tour of Australia and New Zealand, in which the inside story of both players and play is given, fairly and without bias, providing a new angle on one of the most controversial tours in cricket history.

This is followed by such chapters as: The Springbok Tour, The 1952 Season Against the Indians, County Cricket, Benefit Season, The Aussies at Trent Bridge, The Lord’s Test, Old Trafford and Headingley and, of course, The Ashes — a graphic account of the England victory.

As in their previous book, the twins tell their story with directness and modesty characteristic of them, interlacing their narrative with humorous anecdotes and shrewd comment. Following On provides the cricket enthusiast with one of the most interesting and valuable books on modern cricket ever written, by two players who have helped to shape events in the past few years and who must certainly contribute largely to cricket of the future.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lindsay Hassett. Size: 8" x 5¼". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: bedser alec the down under coaching tour against indians champion county aussies trent bridge lord’s test old trafford and headingley ashes 1000th wicket first-class cricket sir donald bradmaa middleton eric bowling kingston during festival world record anglo-australian tests harrey caught graveney off lindsay hassett first editions firsts printings 1st
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Following the Guidon by Elizabeth B. [Bacon] Custer (£9.50)Publisher: Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0803263627]Condition: Near Fine. Description: First in this, Bison paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Musical scores;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Shirley A. Leckie. Size: B Format (8" x 5¼"). In the Bison Books series. [XXV] 341 pages. Tags: united states army military history 19th century cavalry 7th indians north america wars west travel operations american usa 9780803263628
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John Muir's Wild America by Tom Melham (£9.50)Publisher: National Geographic Society — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a small nick to the head of the lower panel, a little tanned at the spine and margins. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: In John Muir's Wild America, author Tom Melham and photographer Farrell Grehan take you along the paths Muir travelled.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7". Olive boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 199 pages. Tags: naturalist john muir rambles wild lands america america’s forests mountains valleys meadows plants animals trees appalachian swamplands georgia wildlife florida california sierra nevada yosemite granite cliffs waterfalls giant sequoias snow-clad volcanic cones shasta rainier cascade range alaska red glacier bay kayak fiords haunts seals eagles club mono lake tenaya miwok indians polly dome
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Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker (£9.50)Publisher: Random House — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1400061733]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Private, pleasant, library sticker to the first blank.Description: From the cover: “In Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, Alice Walker has created a work that ranks among her finest achievements: the story of a woman’s spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love. Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married many times, she has lived a life rich with explorations of the natural world and the human soul. Now, at fifty-seven, she leaves her lover, Yolo, to embark on a new excursion, one that begins on the Colorado River, proceeds through the past, and flows, inexorably, into the future. As Yolo begins his own parallel voyage, Kate encounters celibates and lovers, shamans and snakes, memories of family disaster and marital discord, and emerges at a place where nothing remains but love. Told with the accessible style and deep feeling that are its author’s hallmarks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart is Alice Walker’s most surprising achievement.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 213 pages. Tags: amazon american authors award bestselling colorado essays excesses fiction former hawaii indians journey lover meets mexico mysterious native novels prize psychology pulitzer purple separation shamanism shamans society spiritual travellers travels
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Peru before Pizarro by George Bankes (£9.50)Publisher: Phaidon — 1977Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0714817856]Condition: Good. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs [16]; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Spanish expeditions under Pizarro and his fellow conquistadors in the early sixteenth century were the first to bring back from South America the booty of an advanced civilization in Peru. They had found the Inca Empire at its zenith and seen the ruins of great cities the Incas had already conquered.

Systematic archaeological investigation has since amplified Spanish tales of the brilliance of Inca life and it has become apparent that Peru had been breeding extraordinarily sophisticated cultures for thousands of years.

Drawing on the Spanish chronicles, on all archaeological surveys to date, on his own observations as traveller and archaeologist and on recent detective work among Indians whose customs go back to before the Spanish conquest, George Bankes puts together an intricate picture of life in ancient Peru and of the singularities of terrain and climate that shaped it.

Man’s first appearance in the country is marked by signs of human workmanship on 23,000-year-old animal bpnes. Complex irrigation schemes and terracing indicate a subsequent long tradition of intensive agriculture. Its success is evident from the grandeur of the cities it supported — among them such architectural legends as Machu Picchu, Chan Chan and the Inca capital of Cuzco itself.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 208 pages. Tags: indians south america peru antiquities history 1548 1533 george bankes 0714817856
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The Mossyhorns by Jerome Gardner (£9.50)Publisher: Western Book Clu — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little wear at edges of DJ, slight fading right hand front.Description: Old man Elverson had built an empire - had clawed it out of the prairie sod with his bare hands in accordance with the unwritten Law of the Rangemen, which came before sheriffs' law and hung on despite it. But no creation of God nor man ever lasted on the Great Plains. Not buffalo nor Indians nor Spanish wild cows nor cattle kingdoms. Each and all of them had their day, and sometimes they sensed their time of passing and sometimes they did not. Jim Elverson came in the second category.Doc McGill was a different kind altogether, a soured-up ex-army medic who'd been at Shiloh, though he, too, was trying to buck retirement for as long as he could. He and Elverson were old friends, but that friendship went up in coal oil and gunsmoke the day they burned Jim's town…Tags: Western, town, friends, enemies
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Your Psychic Power: A Practical Guide To Developing Your Natural Clairvoyant Abilities by Carl Rider (£9.50)Publisher: Piatkus — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0861887751]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “This fascinating and very readable book reminds us that we are all born psychic, and teaches us how to rediscover and relearn this forgotten art. It will be of interest to everyone who has had an intuitive or psychic experience, however insignificant, and is interested in developing it further. Many people mistakenly believe that psychism is dangerous or harmful. It is not — but it has to be approached in the right way. Rider stresses the importance of having the right attitude to mastering psychic techniques and shows you how to achieve them. With Rider’s safe guidance and simple step-by-step exercises you will discover the exciting possibilities of clairvoyance, psychic awareness, sounds, auras, insights, energy games, dreaming, astral travel, and traditional divination techniques such as tea leaf reading, psychometry, crystal gazing and automatic writing. He also explains in detail the different levels and stages of psychic perception and ends the book with fascinating glimpse into the higher spirit realms.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: non-sense-based unconsciousness soul-measuring mephistopheles record-keeping principalities hallucinations morpho-genetic representation parapsychology consciousness reincarnation visualization understanding moon-watching communication concentration clairaudience precognition alternatives selflessness intelligence reappraising interpreting time-related spiritualist superstition five-pointed spiritualism helplessness clairvoyance irresolution traditional experiences sun-rhythms impressions composition unconscious apparitions surrounding spontaneous controlling tasseomancy destructive penetration remembering spiritually stimulation clairvoyant deprivation imagination
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Getting to Know Chile by Jim Breetveld (£8.50)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 058662414X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Lower edges of boards faded. Price Clipped.Description: Getting to know Chile, we make friends with the Araucanian Indians from whom much of the love of liberty and willingness to defend it has been acquired by modern Chileans: the descendants of English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, Yugoslavian, Swiss, German, Danish, French, Spanish, Syrian, Lebanese and Norwegian settlers. 64pp. Illustrated by Don Lambo. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Tales from Native North America by Joseph Bruchac (£8.00)Publisher: Troll Medallion — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good.Description: This is a collection of sixteen thought provoking Native North American tales.Notes: 128 pages. Tags: bruchac indians north america folklore rites ceremonies masculinity tales anishinabe abenaki muskogee wampanoag navajo pueblo yuki lakota cheyenne
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