Hardcover. New York, Simon & Schuster, First Thus, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 603 pages. Hardcover. Ivory & red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Dust jacket with only light marginal wear. Bright, clean & unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Paris, Corbet Aine Libraire, 1st Thus, 1836, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 2 leather bound volumes. FRENCH TEXT. Black & white illustrations, each volume with fold-out map in rear. Volume 1 with rubbing, chipping to leather covers. 1" piece of leather missing at bottom of spine. Marbled endpapers. Light foxing throughout. Volume 2 with rubbing, chipping to leather covers. Marbled endpapers. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Both volumes with clean, unmarked texts.
Softcover. Lima, Librerias A. B. C., Reprint, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 252 pages. Softcover with light marginal wear to wraps. Bright photograph, Young Hiram Bingham in Front of Tent, to front wrap in bw. Full page, full color photographs throughout. Very clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. New York , Skira, 1st, 2006-09-05, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, like new in publishers shrink-wrap. 224 pages profusely illustrated in color. This book describes the grandeur and richness of the numerous civilizations predating the Incas, including the Paracas, Nazca, Recuay, Sican-Lambayeque, Moche-Sipan, and Chimu cultures, as well as the great Inca civilization. Included in the book are the important sites and landscapes representative of the three major ecological levels of Peru, as well as a general view and a historical perspective of the pre-Columbian cultures of Peru.
Hardcover. Washington DC, GPO, 1st, 1952, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth covers. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 155. 453 pages, 60 plates, 88 figures including several large fold outs, appendix & bibliography. In 1946 the first attempt to study settlement patterns in the Americas took place in the Viru Valley, led by Gordon Willey. Rather than examine individual settlement sites, Willey wanted to look at the valley as a whole and the way that each village interacted with the others. The study showed that villages were located in places which reflected their relationship with the wider landscape and their neighbours. The project emphasised the importance for archaeologists of viewing sites holistically and to take into account the economic, environmental, social and political factors acting on past societies. Clean, bright copy with all plates and fold-outs in excellent condition. Owner's name inside front cover.
Softcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, 2nd pr., 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 488 pages, b&w illustrations. Addressing problems of objectivity and authenticity, Sabine MacCormack reconstructs how Andean religion was understood by the Spanish in light of seventeenth-century European theological and philosophical movements, and by Andean writers trying to find in it antecedents to their new Christian faith. Some fading to spine, otherwise a clean, tight copy.
Softcover. London, Tate Publishing, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. 224 pages, b&w illustrations. Provides new Latin American-centric scholarship, not only about surrealism's impact on the region but also about the region's impact on surrealism. It reconsiders the relation between art and anthropology, casts new light on the aesthetics of 'primitivism,' and makes a strong case for Latin American artists and writers as the inheritors of a movement that effectively went underground after World War II.
Hardcover. NY, Harper and Brothers, 1st, 1887, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, original blue cloth with embossed decorative vignette and gilt lettering on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. Brown endpapers. Frontispiece engraving of author with tissue guard. Folding map indicating the Toltec Migrations, with four routes marked in blue, green, red and yellow by hand. Charnay, a French traveler and archaeologist, is known for pioneering photography to document his discoveries. Profusely illustrated with some 150 engravings, many of them full page, documenting the findings and views encountered on Charnay's journey, including maps and plans. Like many 1887 printings, lacks last plate of a mask found at Mitla on page 512. Sliver of blue cloth gone from top of spine. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, otherwise clean. Corner wear to covers, rear fly leaf missing.
Softcover. NY, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, cream color wrappers, 180 pages with bibliography and index. Number Thirty of the Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology. This work is designed for both the archaeological and the ethnological specialist. With b/w plates. The study of the relationship between man and the plant world is called ethnobotany. This book provides a reconstruction of the ethnobotany of one of the hearths of American civilization, in the prehistoric cultures of the Peruvian Central Andes. Name on inside front cover, otherwise clean copy.