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The Mechanism of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul

By: Vryonis, Speros, Jr.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Greekworks.com: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006659

ISBN: 0974766038

Condition: As New


3rd ptg. xxxv + 659 + [4] pp., illus. w/ b&w photos. Review copy, as issued. Vertical crease on front dust jacket flap. View more info

Farming Industries of Cape Colony

By: Wallace, Robert, F.L.S., F.C.S., F.R.S. Edin. &c.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London and Capetown, South Africa, P. S. King and Son/J. C. Juta and Co.: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032874

Condition: Good-VG


Burgundy textured cloth, lettered and with front cover armorial device in gilt. xxxii,552,xvi pp., w/ 81 full page plates, 14 maps, 6 plans, 92 illus. in text. Moderate overall wear, with several spots to cloth on both covers, corners curled but intact, binding somewhat rounded but firm. Text block edges a bit dulled by age, with minor soiling along bottom edges. Review copy book plate mounted on front pastedown. All maps present and intact, with folding color frontis. map showing a few extra fold lines from improper folding but no tears or separation. Intact in all essentials, typical w... View more info

East Africa: A Century of Change 1870-1970

By: Ward, W. E. F.; White, L. W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Africana Publishing Corp.: 1971

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 031249

ISBN: 0841900922

Condition: Good


Stiff orange and black pictorial wraps. Modest exterior wear, corners rubbed. Square binding with mild stress creasing. [v],282 pp. A "pre-studied" copy, with significant passages throughout interior marked throughout by ruled underlining. View more info

The Peacock Country

By: Waring, P. Alston

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, John Day Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006083

Condition: Near Fine


Lightly soiled boards, a bit rubbed at corners and extrems. 100 pp., illus., with decorations and borders in salmon and teal. Dust jacket shows chipped edges with areas of loss along top front edge and both spine extremities. View more info

Arts and Crafts of Thailand

By: Warren, William, and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

Price: $7.50

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Chronicle Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014825

ISBN: 0811810011

Condition: Near Fine


160 pp., color plates. Very nearly as issued, mere hints of shelf wear. View more info

African Art: Its Background and Traditions

By: Wassing, Rene S.; Hans Hinz (photographs)

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Konecky & Konecky: 1968

Seller ID: 022832

ISBN: 156852031X

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth-effect paper-covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Slightly rubbed along bottom edge, remainder mark on bottom text block edge, otherwise virtually as issued. Dust jacket shows mild surface rubbing, now in archival mylar. xii,285 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w photographs. View more info

The Chinese Exhibition / L'Exposition Chinoise: The Exhibition of Archaeological Finds of the People's Republic of China

By: Watson, William (text)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Royal Ontario Museum: 1974

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 005080

ISBN: 0723001073

Condition: Near Fine


160 pp., illus. w/ section of color plates, many more b&w. Lightly rubbed edges. Revised edition of 1974, after 1973 original. Text in English and French. View more info

New Hope for Rural Africa: The Proceedings of a Conference Held at the Social Centre, Kikuyu, Kenya in September 1967 [East African Rural Development Studies 3]

By: Watts, E. R. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nairobi, Kenya, East African Publishing House for Dept. of Local Economy and Extension, Makerere University College: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031248

Condition: Very Good


Stiff green pictorial wraps. Light shelf wear. Lightly rubbed spine extremities and corners, mild crease to bottom front corner. xi,151 pp. Firm binding, clean interior. View more info

Calligraphy in the Arts of the Muslim World + Islamic Calligraphy by Mahrukh Tarapor

By: Welch, Anthony

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025312

ISBN: 0292738196

Condition: Near Fine


Color pictorial wraps. Light shelf wear. "Imperfect advance copy," according to explanatory sticker mounted on half-title. 216 pp., illus. w/ color plates, b&w photographs. Accompanied by Islamic Calligraphy booklet, oblong 12mo, 8 pp., Near Fine. This listing is for "Calligraphy in the Arts of the Muslim World," NOT "Marianne Moore: Subversive Modernist," issued with the same ISBN. View more info

The Art of Mughal India: Painting & Precious Objects

By: Welch, Stuart C. (intro., text, catalogue notes)

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, The Asia Society Inc.: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045690

ISBN: B000J4XFFO

Condition: Fine


Light brown buckram, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows a few short closed edge tears, light soiling, now in mylar. 180 pp., 88 tipped-in color plates + b&w figures. View more info

A King's Book of Kings: The Shah-Nameh of Shah Tahmasp

By: Welch, Stuart Cary

Price: $24.50

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1972

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 024829

ISBN: 0870990284

Condition: VG+


Dark blue buckram, lettered in gold foil and blind. Excised front flyleaf, opens onto half-title. All corners mildly bumped but structurally intact, with no exposure to under-boards. 1976 ptg. 199 pp., elaborately illus. w/ many color, also b&w plates. Color illus. dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, now in archival mylar. View more info

Wonders of the Age: Masterpieces of Early Safavid Painting, 1501-1576

By: Welch, Stuart Cary, with Sheila R. Canby and Nora Titley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034919

Condition: Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. Catalogue to accompany 1979-80 traveling exhibition in London, Washington D.C. and Cambridge. As issued, with note that white portions of covers are slightly toned by age, with light soil mark on final text page inside back cover. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior. 224 pp., illus. w/ 85 plates + additional detail views. View more info

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction

By: Westbrook, Adele; Ratti, Oscar

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Tokyo, and Rutland, VT, Tuttle Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 049237

ISBN: 0804832846

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff illus. wraps. 7th ptg. thus: 2004. Very slight shelf/handling wear, nearly as issued. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. 375 pp., illus. View more info

Japan

By: Weston, Rev. Walter, M.A., F.R.G.S.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, A. and C. Black Ltd.: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038558

Condition: Near Fine


Medium blue cloth, front cover decorated in blind and lettered in dark blue, spine panel lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, text block edges a bit toned by age, slight indent along top front edge. Firm binding, clean interior. Former owner's illus. book plate mounted on front pastedown. Endsheets mildly toned. xii,240 pp., illus. w/ 32 color plates. View more info

From Sphinx to Oracle: Through the Libyan Desert to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon

By: White, Arthur Silva

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett, Limited: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012398

Condition: VG-


Blue cloth, illus. and lettered in black on front panel, spine panel lettered in gilt, deckled edges. Rubbed with slight exposure at corners, rubbed and slightly frayed spine extremities. xv,277 pp., 56 illustrations from photographs by the author, frontis. illus. by R. Talbot Kelly, 2 color fold-out maps. Two plates facing p. 78 and p. 88 are detached; the former shows a bit of chipping along top edge. All other plates attached and fully intact. Decent copy of a scarce publication. View more info

The Sokagakkai and Mass Society

By: White, James W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041338

ISBN: 0804707286

Condition: Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gilt. As issued. Illus. dust jacket slightly rubbed at spine extremities, with price-clipped front flap, otherwise nearly as issued. xii,376 pp. View more info

Japanese Prints and Western Painters

By: Whitford, Frank

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Co.: 1977

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 022105

ISBN: 002627180X

Condition: Fine


Green cloth, lettered in silver foil. Mere hints of rubbing at extremities, essentially as issued. Dust jacket slightly sunned along spine panel, price-clipped front flap, otherwise basically as issued, now in archival mylar. 264 pp., illus. endpapers, 160 b&w illus., 24 pp. color. View more info

Significant Air Mobility Events of the Korean Conflict 1950-1953

By: Wilcoxson, Kathryn A.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Scott Air Force Base, IL, Office of History, Air Mobility Command: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027870

Condition: Fine


Stiff illus. wraps. New, as issued. [ii],iv,48 pp., illus. 1st? ptg.: June 2000. View more info

T'Ai Chi's Ancestors: The Making of an Internal Art

By: Wile, Douglas

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New City, NY, Sweet Ch'i Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044204

ISBN: 0912059044

Condition: Fine


Stiff illus. wraps. [viii],224 pp. Very slight shelf wear, essentially as issued. 2nd ptg. View more info

Foundations of Chinese Art: From Neolithic Pottery to Modern Architecture

By: Willetts, William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Self-Published?: 1967

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006987

Condition: Near Fine


Tan cloth, very slightly rubbed at corners, slightly foxed endpapers. Dust jacket shows several closed tears along top edge, with some chipping at head of spine.456 pp., 322 b&w illustrations, 91 maps and line drawings. Revised, abridged, and "drastically rewritten" version of the author's Chinese Art, published in two volumes by Penguin, 1958. This edition, despite indicating 58 color plates on the dust jacket, includes b&w reproductions of all plates previously published in color, whether by Penguin or Thames & Hudson. It appears to have been a pirated Chinese edition. Still useful a... View more info

Nedlands: From Campsite to City [SIGNED by Author and by Mayor]

By: Williams, A. E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nedlands, Western Australia, City of Nedlands: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 040221

ISBN: 0959089802

Condition: Fine


Dark blue textured cloth, lettered in gold foil. As issued, with note that bottom edge of main title was trimmed a bit unevenly. Color pictorial dust jacket shows mild shelf wear, a bit of surface rubbing, now in mylar. Signed by author and by Nedlands Mayor D. C. Cruikshank on main title, both full signatures, no inscriptions or dates. View more info

The Art of Gupta India: Empire and Province

By: Williams, Joanna Gottfried

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024874

ISBN: 0691101264

Condition: Very Good


Stiff illus. wraps. Oblong format. xxvii,209 pp. + 267 b&w plates at rear. Modest shelf/handling wear, mild rubbing along edges, light foxing inside covers and along text block edges. Square binding. Scarce. View more info

White Gold: The Story of African Ivory

By: Wilson, Derek; Ayerst, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Taplinger Publishing Co.: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038612

ISBN: 0800882512

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth, lettered in brown on spine panel. Cloth moderately flecked on front cover and spine panel, lightly on rear cover, otherwise only light shelf wear, with text block edges mildly foxed. [viii],184 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Illus. dust jacket spine panel shows a few small holes and surface loss from silverfishing, with some toning along spine panel and flap folds, now in mylar. View more info

Palestine 1917

By: Wilson, Robert; Helen D. Millgate (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, D. J. Costello (Publishers) Ltd.: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046588

ISBN: 0710430345

Condition: As New


Goldenrod cloth-effect paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in gold foil. 175 pp., b&w plates. As issued. Pictorial dust jacket shows mere hints of shelf wear, essentially as issued, now in mylar. View more info

India and its Inhabitants

By: Wright, Caleb, A.M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, J. A. Brainerd: 1858

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038576

Condition: Good


Brown cloth, decorated and bordered in blind, spine panel decorated and lettered in gilt. "33rd Thousand." Spine extremities reinforced with black cloth binding tape (we have not attempted removal), closed tear and some mending evident along front joint and adjacent 1" of spine panel. Rubbed with exposure at corners and along portions of bottom edges. Toned text block edges, interior and hinges intact. Area of loss/creasing to upper front flyleaf (appears to be from eraser rubbing). 304 pp., illus. w/ 92 engravings (some full page, others in text). Wear typical of age but no... View more info