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On the Job in Abomey: Portraits of Working People in Benin [Africa, Photography]

By: Greene, Darcy Drew

Price: $30.00

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3016

Condition: Near Fine


Wraps, 20.2 by 30.5 cm, 52 pp., full-color illus. Near fine. A series of color portraits of Benin working people including a blacksmith, weaver, artists, healer, farmers, drivers, electricians, restauranteurs, veterinarian, coffin maker, etc. Published to accompany an exhibit of the same name. From the publisher: “The exhibit shares the stories of the workers and some of the products of their work. For instance, along-side the portrait of textile worker Jean Jacques Yèmadjè is a tapestry made by him. Other artifacts on view include an ancestral altar, ceremonial pottery, wood carvings ... View more info

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Etruscan Tomb Paintings: Their Subjects and Significance

By: Poulsen, Frederik; Ingeborg Andersen, trans.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3057

Condition: Very Good


Gray paper over oatmeal cloth spine with black spine titles and paper cover label, in original glassine jacket, 20 by 26.5 cm, frontis, x 63 pp., 47 illus. While the jacket has several chips and tears, the book itself is very good with only minor cover wear and corner bumping. A lovely first edition of this classic on Etruscan tomb paintings. Features several tombs, including Campana at Veii, Tori at Corneto, Auguri, Pulcinella, Tomb of the Inscriptions, Triclinio, Barone, Bighe, Tomb of the Chariots, as well as gladiators in Esturia, Etruscan dance and song, laurel decorations, the Tomba ... View more info

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History of Ancient Pottery: Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, Vols. I & II [Two Volume Set]

By: Walters, Henry Beauchamp [Samuel Birch]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3044

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes, complete. Blue cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt cover decorations, 16 by 23.3 cm, frontis plates, xxxvi 504; xiv 588 pp. plus publisher ads, illus., plates. Bumping and rubbing to the corners and edges, a 6 mm tear at the head of the spine on Vol. II, and light spine fading. Light foxing on the endpapers and gift and owner inscriptions, dated 1953 and 1970, on the ffep of both volumes. Based on the work of Samuel Birch, this is an in-depth and classic study of ancient pottery. Well-illustrated and indexed. View more info

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Prehistoric Man [with the Bookplate of Madison Grant]

By: [Madison Grant] Duckworth, W.L.H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge/New York, Cambridge University Press/G.P. Putnam’s Sons: 1912

Seller ID: 2836

Condition: Very Good


From the “Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature” series. Hardcover, rhubarb cloth with black spine and cover titles and decorations, 12.3 by 16.8 cm, viii 156 pp., illus. including two fold-out tables. Very good with minor fading on the spine and faint foxing on the endpapers. This copy has an armorial bookplate on the front pastedown for Madison Grant, bearing the motto “Stand Fast.” Grant (1865-1937), a New York-based lawyer, was a strong advocate of eugenics.7 He authored The Passing of the Great Race (1916) which detailed the racial history of Europe and called for stric... View more info