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17468. Arom, Simha: Conte et Chantefables Ngbaka-Ma'bo (Republique Centrafricaine).

Paris: S.E.L.A.F., 1970. Bibliotheque de la S.E.L.A.F. 21-22. (Societe pour l'etude des langues Africaines) Two volumes, 24 x 16 cm., in slipcase. Thin-card covers, spines sunned. Volume 1 is the Introduction and texts, 237 pp. and map. Bibliography. Songs and music. Previous owner's stamp, and notes, on ffep. Volume 2 is two discs of recordings. Discs have been played, but are in good condition. Overall the set is in very good condition. A scarce item. 65.00


13258. Baralt, Guillermo A: La Buena Vista 1833-1904 Estancia de frutos menores, fabrica de harinas y hacienda cafetalera.

Fedeicomiso de Conservacion de Puert Rico, 1988. 140pp. 23 x 30.5 cm. A farming estate near Ponce, in the nineteenth century. Copiously illustrated, with maps and diagrams. Laminated pictorial card covers. In very good condition. 18.50


3556. Bates, Marston and Abbott, Donald: Ifaluk Portrait of a Coral Island.

London: Museum Press 1959. 287pp. illustrated good in a worn d.w. The island is located in the Caroline islands. 20.00


11834. Blair, G.W.: Station and Camp life in the Bheel Country.

Belfast : Printed for the Jungle Tribes Mission 1906. A brief history of the Origin, Aims, and Operations of the Irish Presbyterian Jungle Tribe's Mission, with an Account of the Bheels; their Manners, Customs, religion &c. xiv+128 pp. illustrated, map, a little edge rubbed, with boards and gilt vignettes a little faded. Includes as an insert a bookmark from the Jungle Tribes Mission. Once you accept that this is written from a Missionary perspective it nevertheless has good ethnographic information about the Bheels, along with useful photographs. 20.00


17466. Bord, Janet and Colin: Earth Rites Fertility Practices in Pre-Industrial Britain.

London: Granada, 1982. xiv + 273 pp. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. 209 illustrations. Gold-blocked green boards, in good condition, in a good dustwrapper. Signed inscriprtion from both authors on the title page. 12.00


18323. Cohen, Mark Nathan: The Food Crisis in Prehistory Overpopulation and the Origin of Agriculture.

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1977. x + 341 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Bookplate of DDA Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology, Queen's University, Belfast, on the front pastedown. Spine sunfaded, otherwise in very good condition. "An outstanding book." 10.00


17477. Coon, Carleton S: The Hunting Peoples.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1972. 413 pp. 24 x 16 cm. 33 illustrations. 6 maps, and end-paper maps. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked brown boards. Book in good condition, in a spine-faded dustwrapper. 10.00


5. Cousins, G: The Story of The South Seas.

London 1895, By the London Missionary Society. 20.5 by 17 cms. viii+250 pp, illustrated, maps, a.e.g. decorated cover and spine, in very good condition. 11.50


18512. Covarrubias, Rose: Island of Bali.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. xxv + 417 + (32) + x pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. Extensively illustrated, some in colour, and with an album of photographs by Rose Covarrubias. Folded map. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black and yellow boards. No dustwrapper. Boards a little dusty, minor shelfwear, and crease to map, otherwise in very good condition. Generously illustrated, this is a glimpse of Bali before the advent of the mass tourism and the challenges this throws up. 30.00


99. Dawson, G.W.: The Bhamo District, Burma Gazetteer.

Rangoon: 1960 97 pp. Map. v.g. 45.00


6191. Frazer, Sir James George: The Golden Bough A Study in Magic and Religion: Part III The Dying God.

London:Macmillan and Co. 3rd ed. 1936. In one volume. xii+305 pp. t.e.g. The overall work was published in 12 vols. The third is the best edition. Original dark green boards with gilt spine title. Some staining to rear board and an old, small, water stain to part of front board otherwise very good. 17.50


6195. Frazer, Sir James George: The Golden Bough A Study in Magic and Religion: Vol XII Bibliography and General Index.

London:Macmillan and Co. 3rd ed. 1937. x+536 pp. t.e.g. The work was published in 12 vols, with a further supplementary volume. This volume consists of 144 pp. of bibliography and then pages 147-536 constitute the index, itself an extraordinary achievement. Original dark green boards with gilt spine title. Top front corner noticeably bumped, with som creasing, otherwise very good. 19.50


17467. Gmelch, Sharon and Pat Langan: Tinkers and Travellers.

Dublin: The O'Brien Press, 1975. 144 pp. 25 x 19 cm. 86 illustrations. Illustrated endpapers. Silver-blocked red boards, in an edge-rubbed dustwrapper. The book, itself, is in very good condition. 12.00


18281. Goodman, Jordan, Paul E. Lovejoy and Andrew Sherratt, editors: Consuming Habits Drugs in History and Anthropology.

London: Routledge, 1996. Reprint. xii + 244 pp. 24 x 16 cm. 3 figures. 2 tables. Bibliography. Index. Silver-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Bookplate of D.D.A. Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology, Queen's University, Belfast. 30.00


17422. Hallet, Jean-Pierre with Alex Pelle: Pygmy Kitabu.

London: Souvenir Press Ltd, 1974. xii + 434 + (i) pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. 20 plates and twenty other illustrations in text, some full-page. Coloured ep maps. Gold-blocked brown boards, in slightly-worn dw. Grubby fore-edges.. Review copy, with publisher's slips tipped in. Overall in fair/ good condition. 10.00


17846. Harte, Jeremy: Explore Fairy Traditions.

Wymeswold, Loughborough: Explore Books, 2004. Explore series. First edition. (vi) + 171 + (9) pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. 6 illustrations by Ian Brown. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. As new. 20.00


18324. Helvenson, Patricia A. and Paul G. Bahn: Desperately Seeking Trance Plants: Testing the"Three Stages of Trance" Model.

New York: R.J. Communications LLC, 2002. (1) + 58 pp + (4). 27 x 21 cm. Bibliography. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. "a detailed discussion of the various types of trance states,...means of induction etc." 15.00


16770. Hurd, William: A New Universal History of the Religious Rites, Ceremonies and Customs, of the Whole World; or a Complete and Impartial View of All the Religions In the Various Nations of the Universe...

Manchester: J. Gleave,1813. ...Together with the History of the Reformed Churches; to which is added a Geographical Description of the Various Parts.... Third Edition. vi + 640 pp. 26.5 x 22 cm. Illustrated with 9 full-page engravings. Half leather and marbled boards. There is occasional marginal childish annotation, and some browning of pages. The book is quite worn and used, and pages 653-656 and the final page is missing. The spine has been professionally relaid, and has its original gold-blocked title label and decoration. The binding is tight but we can only describe the book as a poor/ fair copy. Its usefulness probably lies in the fact that the descriptions of religious belief and practice in various regions is based on 18th century and earlier observations. The 19th century saw the disappearance of many of the practices described. 65.00


14127. Hutton, j. H.: Caste in India.

Oxford University Press 2nd ed. 1951. a revised edition of a book first published in 1946. x+315 pp. folded map. Hardback, in a rather worn dustwrapper. apart from the dustwrapper in very good condition. From the library of Sean MacEntee, with his signature on the ffep. MacEntee 1889-1984 was an Irish politician, one of the most important figures in post Independence Ireland, and at the heart of all Fiana Fail Governments for over 30 years or so. 13.50


17474. Hvalkof, Soren and Peter Aaby, editors: Is God an American? An Anthropological Perspective on the Missionary Work of the Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Denmark: IWGIA and Survival International, 1981. 192 pp. 25 x 17.5 cm. Fourteen essays. Thirteen illustrations. Tables. Maps. Bibliographies. Index. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


45. Kidd, J: The Essential Kaffir.

London: 1925, 2nd ed. 435 pp. illustrated, covers worn, stain to rear board, otherwise good. First published in 1904. 40.00


3720. Lane, Edward William: An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians.

London: Ward Lock & Co, 1890. xxiv + 552pp. 18 x 12 cm. Illustrated with eighty illustrations and sixteen full-page engravings. Green half-leather, marbled boards, gilt-decorated five-panelled spine, marbled foreedges, and marbled endpapers with a school prize bookplate from Grafton House School, Manchester on the ffep. Slight scuffing, otherwise good. Reprinted from the 3rd edition of 1842, as one of the series The Minerva Library of Famous Books. 55.00


2958. Larsen, R.& S. & Van Couvering, A. editors: Joseph Campbell, Baksheesh and Brahman Indian Journal 1954-1955.

New York: Harper Collins 1st ed 1955. xvi+314 pp. illustrated, d.w. Part of the collected works of Joseph Campbell covering the time of his Indian visit. 10.00


5455. Lemmer, C.J.C: A History of South West Africa.

Cape Town: Maskew Miller n.d. c. 1957. 77 pp. illustrated, endpaper map. In red card covers with a map of the territory on the cover. as translated from Dr. H. Vedder's "Einfuhring in die Geschiche Sudwestafricas" into Africaans by Dr. C.J.C. Lemmer and into English by Dr P.S. Malan. Edited by W.B. Miller. S.W. Africa, a former German then British colony is now Namibia. This isa short but comprehensive history of the territory. 15.00


971. McCall, Major A.: Lushai Chrysalis.

London: 1949. 320pp. Folding map, 54 photo illustrations. Orig. cloth (slightly stained) d.w. A study of the Lushai hills and peoples on the Indo - Burmese border. 13.00


17757. Monckton, Captain C.A.W.: Last Days in New Guinea Being Further Experiences of a New Guinea Magistrate.

London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1922. First edition. x + 287 + (4) pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. 54 illustrations. 2 folding, coloured maps. Index. Gold-blocked tan boards. No dw. Wear to spine extremities, o/w in good condition. Fascinating memoirs, and fascinating photographs. Beautifully written. 20.00


17870. O'Connor, Peter: Walking Good Travels to Music in Romania and Hungary.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1971. 112 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. 7 plates. Gold-blocked brown boards, in a repaired dustwrapper. Overall in good condition. Travels in eastern Europe in search of "Gypsy" music. 15.00


17848. O'Sullivan, Sean: The Folklore of Ireland.

London: B.T.Batsford Ltd, 1974. The Folklore of The British Isles series. First edition. 189 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 11 b&w block prints by John Skelton. 2 maps. Notes. Bibliography. 3 indexes. Gold-blocked gray boards. Faint marks left by sellotape on endpapers, o/w good. Dw has faded spine, o/w vg. Signature of Anthony Weir, Irish poet and folklorist. 16.50


1140. Taring, Rinchen Dolma: Daughter of Tibet.

London: 2nd printing 1971. 280pp. illustrated. map, d.w. v.g. A first hand account of the everyday world and domestic life of a Tibetan noble family over 50 years. She was the first Tibetan girl to learn to speak and write English. Glimpses into an all too recently vanished world 12.00


17478. Thomas, Jacqueline M. C.: Les Ngbaka de la Lobaye Le Depeuplement Rural Chez une Population Forestiere de la Republique Centrafricaine.

Paris: Mouton & Co, 1963. Le Monde d'Outre-Mer Passe et Present Deuxieme Serie Documents XI. 491 pp. 24 x 16 cm. 10 plates. 70 tables. 8 maps. Card covers, with plastic attached dustwrapper. The covers show slight wear, there are a few minor underlinings, and a previous owner's name and two notes neatly written on the ffep, otherwise in good condition. 40.00


58. Watts, CC: Dawn in Swaziland.

London: 1922. viii+127 pp. illustrated, v. g. A very interesting account of the history and culture of Swaziland. 10.00


60. Weeks, A.G: Massoit of the Wampanoags, with a brief commentary on Indian character and sketches of other great Chiefs Tribes and Nations

Boston (? ) 1920 Privately Printed 270 pp. f.e.p. removed no loss. v. g. With a chapter on Samoset, Squanto and Hobanoak, three early native friends of the Plymouth Colonists. The author is described as being, in 1910, Great Sachem of the Improved Orfer of RedMen of Massachusetts. 35.00

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