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Biblio is proud to present a wide variety of rare and antique books in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and anyone who loves the study of cultures and societies should absolutely browse through the rare Anthropology books section of the Rare Book Room. From obscure Anthropology textbooks to records from the Bureau of American Ethnology, there are many interesting Anthropology titles to choose from.


Costume Antico e Moderno by Giulio Ferrario

Complete set of 29 volumes (10 on Europe, 8 on Asia, 4 on Africa, 4 on Asia, 3 supplements) bound in 34 of this monumental Italian work. Revised second edition in octavo following the first edition in folio of 1816-1834. 1,780 handcolored (some tinted or ...

From Florilegius


Notes on Nomad Tribes of Eastern Afghanistan. Confidential. by Robinson, Captain J. A

New Delhi: Printed by the Manager Government of India Press, 1935., 1935. First printing. Tall 4to. Profusely illustrated with tables (mainly tribal genealogy). There is a very large color fold-out map (aprox. 38" x 26 1/2") in the rear pocket: ...

From Thomas Dorn ABAA


American Anthropologist by American Anthropologist

120 volumes plus all indexes and supplements. Royal Octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") and Quarto (11" x 8 1/2") issued in wrappers. Early volumes from the library of George M Foster and bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Other volumes from the libr...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Handbook of Middle American Indians by Wauchope, Robert and Victoria Reifler Bricker (editors)

22 volumes: volume 1, Natural Environment and Early Cultures: viii+570 pages with maps, tables, plates, illustrations and index with some foldouts; volume 2 and 3, Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica: [viii]+[560]-[viii]+[561]-1084 pages with illustration...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Vollstaendige Völkergallerie in getreuen Abbildungen by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche

Set of 3 volumes of this finely illustrated review of the manners, lifestyles and costumes of all the peoples of the world.Complete with 3 handcolored title pages and 365 handcolored illustrations on 184 lithographic plates of native costumes, customs, we...

From Florilegius


Ensayo sobre la interpretación de la escritura hierática de la América Central by Rosny, Leon Louis Lucien Prunol de (1837-1914)

[8]+xxi+113+[5] pages with figures, drawings (some in color) and xx leaves of plates of which number XX folds out. Elephant folio (18" x 12") bound in quarter red leather with six raised band compartments lettered and decorated in gilt over marbled boards...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Current Anthropology by Sol Tax etal (editors)

51 volumes complete with diagrams, illustrations, plates, maps, figures, indexes. Quarto (10 1/4" x 8 1/2") issued in wrappers. Some reprints, most first editions.Current Anthropology, whose first issue was launched in 1959, is one of the discipline's old...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908, Two Volumes by Mannerheim, Carl Gustav

Helsinki, Finland: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 1940. Two volumes in original dustjackets. Both volumes are Fine, Vol.I dustjacket Very Good, 1 1/2" triangular chip bottom edge at spine, tears at spine folds and 2 tears horizontally at spine, Vol. II ...

From Dale Steffey Books


A Budget of Paradoxes by De Morgan, Augustus. [Edward Burnett Tylor]

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1872. First edition. Hard cover. Reprinted, with the author's additions, from the Athenaeum. A posthumous publication edited by De Morgan's widow. Published London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1872. 8vo., vii, [1 errat...

From The Wild Muse


Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. by Coombs, S[amuel] F

Coombs, S[amuel] F., Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. Historical Sketch, Etc. Seattle, Wash[ington]: Published by Lowman & Han...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


Grundriss der Naturgeschichte der Menschenspecies [Menschen Species] by Christian Friedrich Ludwig

xii, 314 pp., 5 folding plates. Paper covered boards with gentle wear all around. No previous owners' names or other markings....

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


A Most Compleat Compendium of Geography, General and Special; Describing all the Empires, Kingdoms, and Dominions, in The Whole World. Shewing Their Bounds, Situation, Dimensions, Ancient and Modern Names, History, Government, Religions, Languages.. by Echard, Laurence

London: Printed for J. Salisbury, 1697. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo [3.25" x 6"]. ...Commodities, Divisions, Subdivisions, Cities, Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, with their Archbishopricks, Bishopricks and Universities. In a more Plain and Easie Me...

From Minotavros Books


Cuadro descriptivo y comparativo de las lenguas indigenas de Mexico by Pimentel, Francisco (1823-1893)

2 Volumes. lii+395+[4] pages; vi+427 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") volume one rebound in red leather with gilt lettering to spine; volume two original quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine over marbled boards. First editions.The first Mexican lin...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago. Papuans by Earl, George Windsor

London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Part of The Ethnographical Library. 6pp of advertisements, xiv, [4], 239pp. Modern brown half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gold. Four color plates, two folding maps...

From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB


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