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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


18791. Cousins, George: The Story of The South Seas.

London: London Missionary Society,1895. viii + 250 pp. 20.5 x 17 cm. 64 illustrations. A.e.g. Six maps. Gold- and black-blocked light brown bevelled boards. In very good condition. Overseas shipping may require extra postage. 10.00


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


18795. Dawson, G.W.: The Bhamo District, Burma Gazetteer.

Rangoon: Government Printing Union of Burma, 1960. Reprint. 97 + 10 pp. 24.5 x 16 cm. Map in pocket at the rear. The boards show a little shelfwear, otherwise in good condition. Covers physical description, history and archaeology, people, agriculture and irrigation, forest and minerals, occupations and trade, means of communication, famine, administration, education, public health etc. Scarce 25.00


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


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


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


18792. Kidd, Dudley: The Essential Kafir.

London: A. & C.1925. Second edition. 435 pp. 63 full-page illustrations from photographs by the author. Covers worn. Tear to bottom gutter of front board/spine, and stain to rear board, otherwise fair/ good. First published in 1904. 15.00


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


18793. Watts, C. C.: Dawn in Swaziland.

London: The Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1922. viii + 127 pp. 19 x 13.5 cm. 39 illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards. A very interesting account of the history and culture of Swaziland, with excellent photographs 10.00


18794. Weeks, Alvin G.: Massoit of the Wampanoags, with a brief commentary on Indian character and sketches of other great Chiefs Tribes and Nations

Boston (?): Privately Printed, 1920. 270 pp. 19 x 13 cm. F.e.p. removed, with no loss of text. Gold-blocked red boards. In good condition. 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 Order of Red Men of Massachusetts. Massasoit, Chief of the Wampanoag tribe, 1620 to 1661, was a powerful native ruler in the then New England. He was instrumental in the survival of the early settlers at Plymouth. 15.00

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