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AMERICAN ANTIQUITIES, AND DISCOVERIES IN THE WEST: BEING AN EXHIBITION OF THE EVIDENCE THAT AN ANCIENT POPULATION OF PARTIALLY CIVILIZED NATIONS, DIFFERING ENTIRELY FROM THOSE OF THE PRESENT INDIANS, PEOPLED AMERICA, MANY CENTURIES BEFORE ITS DISCOVERY BY
Priest, Josiah.
AMERICAN ANTIQUITIES, AND DISCOVERIES IN THE WEST: BEING AN EXHIBITION OF THE EVIDENCE THAT AN ANCIENT POPULATION OF PARTIALLY CIVILIZED NATIONS, DIFFERING ENTIRELY FROM THOSE OF THE PRESENT INDIANS, PEOPLED AMERICA, MANY CENTURIES BEFORE ITS DISCOVERY BY
Albany: Hoffman and White, 1833.

A large folding frontispiece showing Indian artifacts, a folding map showing locations of ancient peoples, an engraved plate + 400 pages of text. Octavo, 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Contemporary calf; leather label; covers rubbed, hinges starting; library bookplate and number stamped in margin of title page.


"Second Edition, Revised." Priest was uneducated and a harness maker by trade, which probably accounts for some of his outlandish theories. Howes 592.


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AMERICAN SOURCES OF MODERN ART.
AMERICAN SOURCES OF MODERN ART.
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1933.

50 pages of text + a profusion of photographic plates showing various pre-Columbian sculpture, and textiles. Quarto, 10 x 7 1/2 inches. Pictorial wrappers.


First edition, one of 2,500 copies. This copy inscribed "A. H. Girard. N.Y.C. June 30, '33." As this show closed on June 30th of 1933, Alexander Girard, a young architect at that time, saw the show on it's closing date. He late went on to become a major American designer, with great interest in Mexico and world folk art.
Laid in is a four page mimeographed talk given at the Architectural League by Herbert J. Spinden, in February, 1946. The title of the talk was "Mayan Builders."


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COLECCION ARQUEOLOGICA MEXICANA DE LICIO LAGOS.
Bernal, Ignacio (et.al.).
COLECCION ARQUEOLOGICA MEXICANA DE LICIO LAGOS.
Mexico: Ediciones Lito Offset Fersa, 1971.

21 pages of text + 101 plates, each with descriptive caption. Quarto, 11 1/2 x 8 inches. Two-tone cloth with dust jacket; slight chipping to jacket.


First edition of this impressive collection of pre-Columbian ceramics, formed by a major twentieth century collector.


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MURAL PAINTING IN ANCIENT PERU.
Bonavia, Duccio.
MURAL PAINTING IN ANCIENT PERU.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1985)..

223 pages. 124 photographic illustrations. Quarto, 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Beige cloth with dust jacket. A fine, bright copy.


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MYCENAE; A NARRATIVE OF RESEARCHES AND DISCOVERIES AT MYCENAE AND TIRYNS.
Schliemann, Henry.
MYCENAE; A NARRATIVE OF RESEARCHES AND DISCOVERIES AT MYCENAE AND TIRYNS.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1878.

384 pages + color plates, plans and other illustrations. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Gilt-pictorial green cloth. Inner hinges cracked and stain on rear cover.


First American edition.


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TEJIDOS Y PONCHOS INDIGENAS DE SUDAMERICA.
[Latin America]. Taullard, Alfredo.
TEJIDOS Y PONCHOS INDIGENAS DE SUDAMERICA.
Buenos Aires: Editorial Guillermo Kraft Limitada, (1949).

174 pages of text in Spanish and 280 photographic plates, some in color. Small folio, 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. Pictorial boards; previous owners inscription of free end-paper. A fine bright copy.


First edition. Still the predominant work on ancient and modern South American textiles.


Price: $425.00
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THE ART OF PRECOLUMBIAN GOLD. THE JAN MITCHELL COLLECTION.
Jones, Julie (editor).
THE ART OF PRECOLUMBIAN GOLD. THE JAN MITCHELL COLLECTION.
Boston: New York Graphic Society, (1985).

248 pages. Beautifully illustrated with 80 color photographs by Justin Kerr. Quarto, 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Black cloth with dust jacket. A fine, bright copy.


Price: $60.00
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