Softcover. Tucson, AZ, Southwest Parks , 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 88 pages. Softcover. Yellowing to front and back covers. An otherwise clean, unmarked copy with minor edgewear. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. Greenfield, MA, Ansel Phelps, 1st, 1824, Book: Fair, 312 pages. Hardcover with detached front cover to title page. All pages present. Moderate foxing to internal pages, light soil. Good candidate for rebinding.
Hardcover. Norman OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1st , 1950, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dustjacket. Ground plans of the Indian villages of New Mexico and Arizona with aerial photos & scale drawings.
Softcover. Kearney NE, Dawson County Historical Society, 2nd pr., Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. This 190 page book "details the events leading up to the Plum Creek Massacre, the attack itself and Mrs. Morton's six-month ordeal at the hands of the Cheyenne. Follow her day-to-day account of life with the Indians and her struggle to survive. Witness the courage of the 19 year old woman as she faces tremendous odds and survives to tell the story." Contains two page fold-out map. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, J. W. Bradley, 1st, 1860, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 473 pages plus ads. Hardcover. Some darkening and fading to endpapers. Blue cloth covers with title and illustration in gilt on spine. Covers show light wear with minor rubbing to corners and edges. Clean, unmarked text.
Hardcover. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 160 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, like new in publishers shrink-wrap. This publication presents the first in-depth survey of the Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection of Indian Drawings, which was recently acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This exceptional collection, which has never previously been published, consists of 65 works on paper created between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Hardcover. Salem MA, Cushing and Carlton, 1st US, 1795, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 144 pages, 2 parts bound in one volume, bound in leather. Front cover hinge partially cracked, loose. Light pencil writing on last blank page, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, reprint, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 210 pages. Taking Gandhi's statements about civil disobedience to heart, in February 1922 residents from the villages around the north Indian market town of Chauri Chaura attacked the local police station, burned it to the ground and murdered twenty-three constables. Appalled that his teachings were turned to violent ends, Gandhi called off his Noncooperation Movement and fasted to bring the people back to nonviolence. In the meantime, the British government denied that the riot reflected Indian resistance to its rule and tried the rioters as common criminals. These events have taken on great symbolic importance among Indians, both in the immediate region and nationally. Amin examines the event itself, but also, more significantly, he explores the ways it has been remembered, interpreted, and used as a metaphor for the Indian struggle for independence. The author, who was born fifteen miles from Chauri Chaura, brings to his study an empathetic knowledge of the region and a keen ear for the nuances of the culture and language of its people. In an ingenious negotiation between written and oral evidence, he combines brilliant archival work in the judicial records of the period with field interviews with local informants. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Crown Publishers, 1st Thus, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 239 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket in protective clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked text.
Hardcover. Hamden CT, The Shoe String Press, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 265 pages, hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front flyleaf. Non-discrept tan boards clean and tight. French policy regarding the Chinese inhabitants of Madagascar. Scarce. A bright copy.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Government Printing Office, 1st, 1948, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, olive green cloth hardcover with gilt lettering on spine. 986 pages, includes drawings, photographs, maps (some fold-out) and an extensive bibliography. Super condition with just a small ownership sticker on inside front cover, otherwise a clean, tight copy. DUE TO WEIGHT, DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Government Printing Office, 1st, 1949, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, olive green cloth hardcover with gilt lettering on spine. This is Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 143; 818 pages, includes drawings, photographs, maps and an extensive bibliography. Super condition with just a small ownership sticker on inside front cover, otherwise a clean, tight copy. DUE TO WEIGHT, DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY.
Hardcover. London, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 257 pages. Hardcover. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Inside front hinge cracked. Minor dust jacket edge wear - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked text.
Softcover. Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Chief Joseph's exhausted words of surrender, 'Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever', are the accepted end of the Nez Perce War of 1877, in which several bands of Nez Perce attempting to find a new home outside their diminished Idaho reservation clashed with the U.S. military (and occasionally other Indians) along the Clearwater and Big Hole Rivers, and finally at the foot of the Bear Paw Mountains. However, a number of Nez Perce escaped transportation to Indian Territory with Joseph and continued their flight to Canada, with perhaps a hundred eventually joining Sitting Bull's Lakota."I Will Tell of My War Story" reproduces, describes, and discusses a remarkable series of drawings by an anonymous Indian artist who fought with Chief Joseph and later reached Canada. The drawings, in red, blue, and black pencil, include portraits of principal participants in the war, battle scenes, and views of Nez Perce camp life and celebrations during the war and after. The drawings are preserved in a small pocket ledger labeled 'Cash Book' on the front, which was acquired by Indian Agent Charles D. Warner in the 1880s. It was willed by him to a family living in northern Idaho, and is now in the collection of the Idaho State Historical Society. Scott Thompson worked closely both with the owners and with members of the Nez Perce community in preparing his manuscript. Thompson's detective work and research methods to identify Nez Perce and other parties pictured in the Cash Book make fascinating reading. He is careful to point out what is speculation and what has been documented or attested to by experts on dress, weapons, ceremony, and other aspects of Native culture. The Cash Book drawings are unique in several ways. They are one of very few firsthand pictorial records of the Nez Perce War, representing an even scarcer record of this war as seen from the Indian viewpoint. They contain invaluable historical and ethnographic information not only explicit in the form of military and Native dress, regalia, and quite graphic battle scenes, but also implicit. The drawings reveal an important stage of cultural adaptation as shown by the mixture of white and Native goods combined in Nez Perce material culture during the 1870s and 1880s, and by the artist's assimilation of white/European drawing techniques such as texture and perspective. The artist combined these drawing techniques with Native art traditions to make exceptionally effective pictorial communications. Scott M. Thompson is an art teacher at Chase Middle School in Spokane, Washington.
Hardcover. New York, George Braziller, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 189 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket with spine fading, light wear at corners, edges. Clean, tight copy.
Barre, MA, Barre Publishers, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 152 pages, photographs by Curtis. Introduction and commentary by Don D. Fowler. One hundred and eighteen superb representative photographs have been selected from Curtis's monumental work and reproduced in this book by The Meriden Gravure Company. Don Fowler describes Curtis the photographer and ethnographer, and the Indian groups depicted, commenting on the unique cultural characteristics of each tribe.
Hardcover. New York, Hunt & Eaton, 1st, 1892, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 562 pages. B&w frontispiece and b&w photographs throughout. Decorated cover with minor soiling and wearing and rubbing to edges. Ex-library stickers on front flyleaf and rear endpapers. Decorated endpapers.
Hardcover. Delhi, Oxford University Press, USA, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 426 pages. Light wear to dust jacket with small closed tear to upper edge of rear cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Hartfort CT, privately printed, 1st, 1881, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 11 page introduction plus 93 pages, green cloth with black rules, lettering. One of only 250 copies. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover, otherwise very good.
Hardcover. Hartford CT, Hurlbut, Scranton & Co., 1st, 1864, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 763 pages, illustrated with many full-page plates, most hand-colored (including second title page). Leather bound with some splitting along spine edges. Black spine label with gilt lettering. Internally very good, minor foxing.
Hardcover. Fort Worth, TCU Press, Reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Two hardcover volumes,. Volume 1 - 164 pages. Ceremonial Dance, Ritual and Song. Full color and black & white illustrations. Dust jacket in clear plastic protective cover. Clean, tight copy. Volume 2 - 323 pages. Myths, Legends and Folktales. Full color and black & white illustrations. Dust jacket in clear protective cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, Combined Books, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 312 pages, b&w illustrations. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. The destruction of George Armstrong Custer's command at Little Bighorn by the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne on 25 June, 1876 has been etched in the national memory and has remained one of America's longest lingering controversies. The Little Bighorn Campaign penetrates the mysteries of Custer's disaster as well as the broader context of the 1876 campaign against the Sioux.
Hardcover. London, Cornmarket Press Ltd., reprint, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 205 pages + advertisement. Reprint of 1911 edition. Part of series of 50 books reprinted in facsimile from originals in the National Maritime Museum Library. B/W illustrations. Fold-out map at end of book. Dust jacket faded and lightly soiled otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, The Free Press, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 615 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Dust jacket with spine fading, standard wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harper Collins, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a very good dust jacket. Non-paginated. SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR WENDELL MINOR ON TITLE PAGE. Full color illustrations. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1st, 1893, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 822 pages, b&w illustrations, several color plates. Olive green cloth covers w/ gilt lettering on spine, gilt design of Native American bust on front cover. Clear plastic dust jacket. Light wear to edges and corners; rubbing to rear cover. Rear hinge cracked and separating. Foxing to edges. Else pages clean and tight.
Hardcover. New York, William Morrow & Co, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with some minor shelfwear to dust jacket. This beautiful book is a spectacular overview of McCarthy's exciting Western work, presenting colorful paintings from his fine art career. Color illustrations throughout.
Softcover. Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 310 pages. One of the incidental consequences of the success of British arms in eighteenth-century India was the appearance of a number of publications which reflect the intense curiosity of contemporary Europeans about strange peoples, their manners and religions. Of the three principal religions of India, Hinduism attracted the most attention. European contact with Islam was several centuries old, while few travellers could identify Buddhism with any certainty. This book reprints some of the most significant English contributions to the early European understanding of Hinduism. Paper covers with light wear.
Hardcover. London, Longmans Green & Co., 1st, 1876, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. An early Himalayan travel book by the first English woman to travel so far into the Eastern Himalaya. She and her British Army chaplain husband traversed the Nepal-Sikkim frontier from Darjeeling to Junnoo Mountain, overcoming many obstacles on the way. Although early, it is regarded as a mountaineering classic. 4to, xvi, 612 pages, chromolithograph frontispiece, large folding map, 9 chromolithographs, engraved vignettes, top edge gilt. Original red pictorial cloth with handsome gilt design on cover and spine, as well as elaborate borders.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan, 5th pr., 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a edgeworn, price-clipped dust jacket. 371 pages with index. A vivid, swiftly paced account of the dispossession of the Plains Indians during the half century after 1840. Epic in sweep, magnificent in detail - here is the tragedy of the Indians who once roamed and hunted on the Great Plains. Included in this great saga are the names one expects: Red Cloud of the Sioux, Black Kettle of the Cheyennes, Generals Sheridan, Sherman, and Custer, Colonel Miles, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces. No marking.
Hardcover. Boston, Bradbury Soden & Co., 1st thus, 1844, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 336 pages, frontispiece engraving with tissue guard, extra engraved title page, many b&w text illustrations. Brown cloth with black leather spine stamped in gilt. Pages with tanning to edges, light water stain to bottom corners of most pages, affecting text and images, but not horrible. Covers show mottling, discoloration to foredges, front and rear. Interior clean, binding tight.
Hardcover. NY, Oxford University Press, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 323 pages. Although Buddhism is often depicted as a religion of meditators and philosophers, some of the earliest writings extant in India offer a very different portrait of the Buddhist practitioner. In Indian Buddhist narratives from the early centuries of the Common Era, most lay religious practice consists not of reading, praying, or meditating, but of visually engaging with certain kinds of objects. These visual practices, moreover, are represented as the primary means of cultivating faith, a necessary precondition for proceeding along the Buddhist spiritual path. In Thus Have I Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism, Andy Rotman examines these visual practices and how they function as a kind of skeleton key for opening up Buddhist conceptualizations about the world and the ways it should be navigated. Clean copy.
Hardcover. India, Mapin Publishing Gp Pty Ltd, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Indian Heritage in the Photographs of Jean Philippe Vogel, 1901-1913. 191 pages, b&w photographs. Frontis, 1 color map, profuse b/w photos. The early twentieth century proved to be a highly innovate period for Indian historical archaeology and heritage care. This highlights Vogel's contribution to early twentieth-century archaeology, documenting his explorations and excavations.