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Image for The Corn Maidens' Dance and Its Greek Analogies [cover title] / Pai Ya Tu Ma: God of All Dance and His Customs of the Flute, Zuni Pueblo, 1932 [title page]

The Corn Maidens' Dance and Its Greek Analogies [cover title] / Pai Ya Tu Ma: God of All Dance and His Customs of the Flute, Zuni Pueblo, 1932 [title page]

By: (Denman, Leslie Van Ness)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press: (c.1955)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22520


(stiff blue wrappers with title lettered in green on front cover) [moderate edgewear and a handful of tiny tears along bottom edges of paper wrappers, slight paper loss at base of spine, partial small beverage-ring stain on front cover; internally Fine]. (3 color plates, 2 B&W plates) The ritual corn dance of the Zuni Indians is compared and contrasted with the ancient Greeks' worship of Dionysos (Dionysus) and other gods. Includes: a brief (uncredited) essay on "An... View more info

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Practical Telephone Hand Book & Guide to Telephonic Exchange

By: Baldwin, T.S., comp. and ed.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chicago, Frederick J. Drake & Co.: (c.1902)

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 4924


(no dust jacket) [an exceptionally nice copy: mild wear to cloth at corners and spine extremities, one tiny dent at top of rear cover, and a couple of slightly bumped corners, but the gilt lettering (on the front cover and spine) and the silver border and illustration of a telephone wiring diagram (on the front cover) show only the slightest rubbing, and the book's overall appearance is clean and bright]. (B&W drawings) "Chapters on the use of the telephone, series... View more info

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Guide à l'usage des visiteurs de la Chapelle Saint Blaise des Simples (Milly la Forêt)

By: Cocteau, Jean

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Monaco, Éditions Du Rocher: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18181


[moderate external soiling, a couple of tiny stains on front cover, spine covering a little darkened (B&W photographs) A photo-illustrated guide to a 12th-century chapel at Milly la Forêt (France) for which Cocteau provided the wall and window decorations in the late 1950s. He also made his home in the area, and the chapel became his final resting place following his death in 1963. (He's buried beneath the floor.) View more info

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Tradition and Change in Three Generations of Japanese Americans

By: Connor, John W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall: (c.1977)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22504


[nice clean book, no discernible wear; jacket shows moderate edgewear, a little scuffing to front and rear panels]. (tables, figures) "This study of the acculturation of three generations of Japanese Americans is based on both biographical data and psychological tests. After describing the focus of his investigation and the various research instruments that were employed, [the author] presents the historical framework within which distinctive Japanese and American ... View more info

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Thinking by Machine: A Study of Cybernetics

By: de Latil, Pierre (translated by Y.M. Golla)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1957 (c.1956)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 18125


[nice clean copy, minor shelfwear, slight age-toning to top page edges; jacket shows a bit of wear at spine extremities and along right-hand edge of front panel, minor crease at bottom of front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. (B&W photographs, diagrams) A review of "the last ten years' progress in the development of self-governing machines," describing "the principles that make the most complex automatic machines possible, as well as the fundamentals of... View more info

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The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle

By: Descola, Philippe (translated from the French by Janet Lloyd)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The New Press: (c.1996, 1993)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20017


[book is tight and clean, with no discernible wear; jacket shows a tiny bit of crinkling along top edge, some surface abrasion to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) "The extraordinary story of three years among the legendary Jivaro Indians of South America. Isolated in the jungle of the Upper Amazon on the border of Ecuador and Peru, the Achuar are a tribe of Jivaros whose reputation for headhunting has kept them safe for centuries from incursions by whites. [This book... View more info

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Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

By: Duany, Andres, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, North Point Press: 2001 (c.2000)

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 15729


[light handling wear, faint traces of soiling to front cover, very slight curling at right edge of front cover]. Trade PB (photographs, maps, graphs, etc.) This book "givefs voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and to replace the automobile-based settlement patterns of the past fifty years with a return to more traditional planning principles. A lively lament about the failures of postwar planning, this is also that rare boo... View more info

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Shopfronts

By: Evans, Bill, and Andrew Lawson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13899


(price-clipped) [nice clean copy, no significant wear to book; jacket shows light wear at extremities, moderate surface rubbing, one vertical crease in front flap]. (B&W/color photographs) "In this photographic essay, the authors have set out to record the tradition of the small English shop while it still survives. Up and down the country, theyhave photographed those shops that seem to sum up a particular aspect of this tradition, whether through design and decora... View more info

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Chaos and Determinism: Turbulence as a Paradigm for Complex Systems Converging toward Final States

By: Favre, Alexandre, Henri Guitton, Jean Guitton, Andre Lichnerowicz, and Etienne Wolff; translated by Bertram Eugene Schwarzbach

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Baltimore/London, The Johns Hopkins University Press: 1995 (c.1988)

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 16162


(no dust jacket, possibly as issued) [nice copy, very light external wear, teensy nick in top edge of one page]. (figures, photographs, color frontispiece) Originally published in France in 1988; the authors are all members of the Institut de France. My powers of summarization are not equal to providing a three-line description of the contents of this book -- but I figure if you're interested in the topic, you don't really need me to tell you what it's about. View more info

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Getting Them Into the Blue

By: Gann, Ernest K.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1942)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22459


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, spine cloth somewhat faded, small bookseller's label ("Sold by The Methodist Publishing House, Nashville") at bottom corner of front pastedown; although the full jacket is not present, the complete text from has been neatly trimmed from both flaps, and the two pieces are laid into the book]. (B&W photographs, diagrams, drawings) The third published book by Gann, later the author of such aviation-themed epics as "Island in t... View more info

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Automobile Year: 1957-1958; No. 5

By: Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Edita S.A.: [1958]

Edition: English edition

Seller ID: 22261


(gray paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, faint musty odor]. (B&W/color photographs, diagrams, charts, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1957, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in Monaco, Belgium, the U.K., Italy, etc.), the Indianapolis 500, ... View more info

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Automobile Year: No. 6 Edition 1958-59 [cover title: Automobile Year 1958-1959]

By: Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Edita S.A.: [1959]

Edition: English edition

Seller ID: 22262


(red paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, a couple of nicks at front edge of spine, light external soiling, faint musty odor]. (B&W/color photos, diagrams, charts, ads, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1958, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in... View more info

Image for Automobile Year: No. 7 Edition 1959-60 [cover title: Automobile Year 1959-1960]

Automobile Year: No. 7 Edition 1959-60 [cover title: Automobile Year 1959-1960]

By: Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Edita S.A.: [1960] (c.1959)

Edition: English edition

Seller ID: 22263


(dark green paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, some scuffing to covers, faint musty odor]. (B&W/color photos, diagrams, charts, ads, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1959, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in Monaco, Belgium, the U.K., Italy... View more info

Image for Automobile Year: No. 8: Edition 1960-61 [cover title: Automobile-Year 1960-1961]

Automobile Year: No. 8: Edition 1960-61 [cover title: Automobile-Year 1960-1961]

By: Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Edita S.A.: [1961] (c.1960)

Edition: English edition

Seller ID: 22264


(dark blue paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, some scuffing to covers, faint musty odor; NOTE that this book had apparently absorbed some moisture at one time, with a result that a few pages had stuck together, and suffered some surface damage (pictorial, not text) when they were peeled apart]. (B&W/color photos, diagrams, charts, ads, etc.) A thorough review of all things au... View more info

Image for Automobile Year: No. 9: Edition 1961-1962 [cover title: Automobile Year 1961-1962]

Automobile Year: No. 9: Edition 1961-1962 [cover title: Automobile Year 1961-1962]

By: Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Edita S.A.: [1962] (c.1961)

Edition: English edition

Seller ID: 22265


(red paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, light scuffing to covers, faint musty odor; the front hinge is a little weak, and a couple of pages in the front of the book are starting to pull loose]. (B&W/color photos, diagrams, charts, ads, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1961, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) ... View more info

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The Stresses in Aeroplane Structures

By: Howard, H.B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13092


(no dust jacket) [nice copy, minor dust-soiling to top edge, extremely light fraying at top corners, gilt lettering strong on front cover and spine, one-time owner's name neatly stamped on both endpapers and title page]. (figures, tables) "The object of this book is to collect between one pair of covers those portions of the theory of structures which are of particular interest to the aeroplane designer. The development of the aeroplane has brought in its train cons... View more info

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Basic Propaganda

By: Kamins, Bernard Francis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Houlgate House: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17355


[book itself is tight and clean, virtually as new; jacket has two short closed tears at top of front panel, a little wear and a couple of short splits along rear flap foldover]. A textbookish discussion of the topic that combines, per the publisher's introductory note, a "theoretical approach and informed background [with the author's] practical experience and easy-to-read style." The book was heartily (if somewhat anomalously) endorsed by noted songwriter Jimm... View more info

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The Jealous Potter

By: Levi-Strauss, Claude (translated by Bénédicte Chorier)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago/London, The University of Chicago Press: 1988

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 17507


[light soiling to page edges, tiny stain on fore-edge, otherwise just minimal shelfwear, text is clean; jacket shows a little surface wear, small scrape/tear at left edge of front panel]. (color plate frontis., b&w illustrations) This book "has been hailed as the best and the most generally accessible book by Claude Lévi-Strauss, the founder of structuralism and one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. It is an entertainment for the intellect... View more info

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Synchronization Systems in Communication and Control

By: Lindsey, William C.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18302


[minimal shelfwear, one-time owner's signature and old selling price (stamped) on ffep; jacket a little edgeworn, lightly rubbed, shallow chipping at top of spine]. (Prentice-Hall Series in Information and System Sciences) Series "An extensive treatment of all the essential theories related to the design and performance characterization of a broad class of synchronization, tracking, and phase-coherent demodulation systems that employ the phase-lock principle in their... View more info

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Color, Culture, Civilization: Race and Minority Issues in American Society

By: Lyman, Stanford M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Urbana/Chicago, University of Illinois: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15038


[very nice copy, clean and tight, blemished only by the word "discarded" stamped in red on top edge (NO other markings of any sort); jacket similarly clean and nice, with just one small closed tear at top of spine]. "For nearly a century, the discouse on ethnoracial minorities in the United States has been framed by debates over assimilation versus pluralism. In this challenging look at race, culture, and the nature of integration, [the author] explores tha... View more info