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The Discovery of Man. The Story of the Inquiry into Human Origins.

By: CASSON, Stanley.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London: Readers Union/Hamish Hamilton,1940.:

Seller ID: 6438

Pp.339,8 b/w plates,owners name to half-title, spotting to index. Red cloth, rubbed. G. View more info

The Gypsies. (Translated by Charles Duff.)

By: CLEBERT, Jean-Paul.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1967.:

Seller ID: 30290

1st Penguin ed. "Since their unexplained appearance in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Gypsies have doggedly refused to conform to the settled life." Pp.281/4 (ads),61 illustrations, 8 drawings + 2 maps, toning to pages. Pbk. G+. View more info

Wolf Child and Human Child. The Life History of Kamala, The Wolf Girl.

By: GESELL, Arnold.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London: Methuen and Co.Ltd, 1941.:

Seller ID: 42021

1st British edition. Based on the diary account of a child who was reared by a wolf and who then lived for nine years in the Orphanage of Midnapore in the province of Bengal. "The strange and remarkable story of Kamala, the Bengali Wolf girl, who in early infancy was carried off by a she-wolf to its lair. There this child gradually acquired the ways of the wolf, until eight years later, when a kindly missionary discovered her. Taken to an orphanage in Midnapore she was slowly brought back to human ways, so that by the time of her death at the age of seventeen she had attained many of the ... View more info

Esotericism of the Popol Vuh. The Sacred History of the Quiché-Maya.

By: GIRARD, Raphael.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pasadena: Theosophical University Press, 1979. 0911500146:

Seller ID: 45596

ISBN: 0911500146

First English edition, translated from the Spanish with a foreword by Blair A.Moffett. "Raphael Girard shows us the vital connections between the millennial mytho-history of the Quiché-Maya epic and the monumental structures, codices, glyphs, symbols, and customs of classical Mayan civilization, and therefore of present-day Mayan life and religion, its descendant." Pp.xiv/359, 32 figure illustrations. Paperback. VG. View more info

The Nandi. (The Peoples of Kenya No.11).


Price: £15.00

Publisher: Nairobi: NDIA KUU Press, 1944. 0:

Seller ID: 36684

1st edition. "The Nandi are members of a group of Hamiticized Nilotic tribes living in the highlands to the north-east of Lake Victoria." This booklet is one of a series, the purpose of which is to provide an introduction to the study of the peoples of Kenya; their history, their customs, and the changes brought about by the teaching of Christianity, by civilization and by trade. Pp.27/list of proposed series of The Peoples of Africa/ 3 maps (one folding) to rear, 2 black & white frontispiece photographs of Nandi Men + diagrams and charts. Yellow paper covers a little dusty with smal... View more info

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Totem Poles of Stanley Park.

By: JENSEN, Vickie.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Vancouver: Westcoast Words, 2004. 0968716385:

Seller ID: 37834

ISBN: 0968716385

"When totem poles were first erected in Vancouver's Stanley Park in the early 1920's, they were a source of fascination for visitors and locals alike...This 80 page resource combines lively text with abundant photographs, illustrations and maps details each of the Park's totem poles, from the carved figures to the stories of the pole or the artists who created it..also provides basic information on Northwest Coast art and how to identify common crest figures." Pp.80, colour and black & white photos and illustrations throughout. Paperback. VG. View more info

Early Hominids of Africa.

By: JOLLY, Clifford J.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London: Duckworth,1978. 0715609289:

Seller ID: 29621

ISBN: 0715609289

1st ed. "This book brings together the findings of a group of eminent palaeoanthropologists concerning the natural history, the geological setting, the locomotor and feeding behaviour, and the taxonomic diversity of the hominids who lived and died in Africa between five and one hundred million years ago." Pp.10/598, several figure illustrations, owner's bookplate to verso front cover, a heavy book which will require extra for postage. Black cloth, d/w has some sunning to spine. VG/G+. View more info

Tlingit: Their Art, Culture and Legends. The Alaska Indian.

By: KAIPER, Dand & Nan.:

Price: £4.50

Publisher: North Vancouver: Hancock House Ltd., 1981.:

Seller ID: 29868

2nd Printing. A study of the art, history, culture and legends of these people. Pp. 95, b/w illustrations throughout, map to front endpapers, ads to inside back cover. P/b. VG. View more info

The Place of Prejudice in Modern Civilization. (Prejudice and Politics). Being the substance of a Rectorial Address to the Students of Aberdeen University.

By: KEITH, Sir Arthur.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London:Williams & Norgate,1931.:

Seller ID: 7368

1st ed. Pp.54. Blue cloth,gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

Anthropology Made Simple.

By: LEWIS, John.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London:Heinemann,1982.:

Seller ID: 4397

Rep. "The book outlines the transition from man's precursors to man himself, the manners and customs of primitive society, and the origins and nature of religion and the moral order." Pp.12/282. P/b, crease to lower front corner. G+. View more info

Primitive Government.


Price: £3.00

Publisher: Middlesex: Pelican Books, 1962.:

Seller ID: 12321

1st ed. "In this survey of the way in which government is conducted without modern technical equipment, Dr Mair throws much new light on its historical evolution." Pp.288, pages toned. P/b, page edges toned & creasing to covers. G+. View more info

Crime and Custom in Savage Society.

By: MALINOWSKI, Bronislaw.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.,1947. 0:

Seller ID: 37477

4th impression. "Savagery is still synonymous with absurd, cruel, and eccentric customs, with quaint superstitions and revolting practices. Sexual licence, infanticide, head-hunting, couvade, cannibalism and what not, have made anthropology attractive reading to many, a subject of curiosity rather than of serious scholarship to others." Pp.xii/132/8 (ads for books), 6black & white plates, small bookseller's label (Phoenix Bookshop, Johannesburg) to inside front board. Black cloth, gilt title to spine fading. G+. View more info

Growing up in New Guinea.

By: MEAD, Margaret.:

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Pelican Books, 1942.:

Seller ID: 9681

1st ed. A Study of Adolescence and Sex in Primitive Societies. Pp. 215/3 (ads). Toning to pages. P/b. G. View more info

Easter Island. A Stone-Age Civilization of the Pacific. Translated from the French by Michael Bullock.

By: METRAUX, Alfred.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London:The Scientific Book Club,1957.:

Seller ID: 7353

"Utilizing all the available evidence as well as his own observations during a scientific expedition to the island, Dr Metraux attempts to reconstruct its former civilization and to shed light on the problematic elements of its past and present." Pp.249,6 illustrations in the text,, spotting to endpapers.Red cloth, illustrated d/w edges chipped. G+/G+. View more info

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Lost White Tribes. Journeys Among the Forgotten. (Translated by Avril Bardoni).

By: ORIZIO, Riccardo.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Secker & Warburg, 2000. 0436275058:

Seller ID: 40276

ISBN: 0436275058

1st edition. "Here, instead of giving us yet another account of how the European nations exercised their power, Orizio sheds a completely new, fresh light on the interaction of colonisers and colonised. Among other things the author discovers that the colonials - or at least some of them - ended up defeated, too, despite or maybe because of the colour of their skin, just like the colonised." (preface by Ryszard Kapuscinski). The tribes investigated in this book are the Blancs Matignon of Guadeloupe; the Burghers of Sri Lanka; the Poles of Haiti; the Basters of Namibia; the Germans of Seaford T... View more info

Jocasta's Crime. An Anthropological Study.

By: RAGLAN, Lord.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1933.:

Seller ID: 45213

1st edition. A study of incest and incest taboos. Pp.xii/216/8(publisher's catalogue), slight toning to endpapers. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, wear with chipped losses to top and tail of spine. G+. View more info

Primitive Man and his Ways. Patterns of Life in Some Native Societies. (Translated from the Danish by Roy Duffell.)

By: SMITH, Kaj Birket.:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London: Odhams Press Ltd., 1960.:

Seller ID: 27789

1st English ed. "This lucid and penetrating book is by an internationally renowned anthropologist who has spent many years in field work - from Greenland and Alaska to the Philippines and Solomon Islands." Pp. 239, 57 illustrations, 3 diagrams, uneven toning to fep. Light green cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w has creasing and small edge chips. G+/G+. View more info

The People of America. (Peoples of the World Series).


Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973.:

Seller ID: 20781

"This book is the first volume in a new international series describing the living peoples of each continent in the context of their biological origins and development. It attempts to summarize the history of man in America from the standpoint of the different varieties of man - Indians, Whites, Negroes, Asiatics, their physical and physiological characteristics, their diseases etc...over a time period of 25-30,000 years, endng with the US census of 1970." Pp.14/261+16 b/w illustrations; owner's name to fep. P/b with illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Marxism and Primitive Societies. Two studies.

By: TERRAY, Emmanual.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: U.S.A: Monthly Review Press, 1972.:

Seller ID: 10695

Rep. "Terray has resurrected what orthodox anthropologists of current schools consider to be ghosts of anthropology - evolutionism and materialism - and interpreted them in an overall Marxist framework." Pp.186, some toning to page edges. P/b, some creasing to spine. G+. View more info