Anthropology

All works on Man, his cultures, artefacts, history, tales and more

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Malerische...
Poeppig, E. [F.]
Malerischer Atlas und beschreibende Darstellungen aus dem Gebiete der Erdkunde.
Leipzig, Hartleben, 1838. 8vo (22.5 x 14.3 cm). vi, 304, iv pp., 18 engraved, tissue guarded plates. Contemporary full blind stamped cloth. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Speckled edges.
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€260.00
Not in Sabin
Recherches...
Pollen, F. P. L.
Recherches sur la faune de Madagascar et de ses Dépendances, d'apres les découvertes de François P. L. et D. C. Van Dam. I. Relation de voyage.
Leyde [Leiden], J. K. Steenhoff, 1868-1877. 4to (30.5 x 23.0 cm). 240, [2] pp., 48 mostly coloured and tinted lithographed plates and two tinted lithographed maps (one folded) one hand-written letter in facsimile (unpaginated, as part of the text). Original printed wrappers.
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€750.00
Rare complete set, in five original folding wrappers, of the narrative part of this zoological, botanical and ethnographical expedition
De Boroboe...
Poortenaar, J.
De Boroboedoer. Zes etsen door Jan Poortenaar, Inleiding van Prof. Dr. N. J. Krom.
[Naarden, privately published, 1929]. Folio (37.9 x 28.0 cm). Two leafs of text and six fine etchings under passe-partouts, all signed and numbered in pencil, this being #161. All as issued with the original cloth portfolio with gilt title on front.
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€550.00
A rare, limited edition, well-preserved
De Bandjer...
Rees, W. A. Van
De Bandjermasinsche Krijg van 1859-1863. Nader toegelicht.
Arnhem, D. A. Thieme, 1867. 8vo (21.9 x 13.5 cm). Very large, triple-folded chromolithographed plate (as frontispiece); engraved, folded map; and very large, quadruple-folded engraved plate of a Kotta Mara (wooden warship), Title page,139 pp. Contemporary pebbled half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and number.
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€450.00
An important eye-witness contribution to the history of colonial wars in the Far East
Mission of...
Reinburg, P.
Mission officielle commanditée par le Ministère de l'Instruction Publique pour un voyage d'étude en Amérique latine (1909-1913).
Paris, unpublished, 1909-1913. 266 framed glass positives (including colour positives), 9.9 x 8.5 cm with handwritten descriptive labels (positive size 7.0 x 7.0 cm); preserved in one wooden box (28.5 x 11.0 x 11.1 cm) and 25 contemporary cardboard boxes, mostly with pictorial printed labels.
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€5,600.00
From an unknown Andes expedition: an exciting and unique collection of original glass positives
China. Erg...
Richthofen, [P. W.] F. Freiherr Von
China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen und darauf gegründeter Studien. Erster Band. Einleitender Theil. Mit XXIX Holzschnitten und XI Karten.
Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1877. 4to (28.2 x 20.8 cm). xliv, 758 pp.; 29 text engravings, 11 finely coloured, folded, or double-folded maps. Original pictorial red cloth. Spine with gilt title and black vignette (Chinese dragon). Front board with gilt and black pattered borders, gilt title and black landscape with dragons, turtle with epitaph, and mountains. Bevelled edges. Brown endpapers. Marbled edges.
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€1,950.00
The origin of the "Silk Road"
Reisen in...
Rüppell, E.
Reisen in Nubien, Kordofan und dem petraeischen Arabien vorzueglich in geographisch-statisticher Hinsicht.
Frankfurt [am Main], Friedrich Wilmans, 1829. Large 8vo (23.0 x 13.1 cm). xxvi, 388 pp. eight folded engravings and five maps on four folded sheets (combined numbering is 1-12, with two maps on plate 10). In an expertly made period-style speckled half calf binding. Marbled boards. Spine with gilt chains and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title.
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€1,750.00
A very good, complete copy of the first edition
Die diluvi...
Schmidt, R. R.
Die diluviale Vorzeit Deutschlands.
Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart (Nägele und Dr. Sproesser), 1912. Very large 4to (35.5 x 30.0 cm). xiii, 283 pp.; 47 engraved or heliogravure plates with explanatory text leaves, loose in rear pocket. Original quarter vellum over cloth boards. Gilt title on front board; gilt-lettered morocco label on the spine.
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€2,500.00
With fine photographic plates of Neanderthal skulls and bones
Voyage au...
Sparrman, A.
Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook et principalement dans les pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Avec cartes, figures et planches en taille douce. Traduit par M. Le Tourneur.
Paris, Buisson, 1787. Three volumes in three. 8vo (19.3 x 12.2 cm). 1,155 [xxxii, 390; 367; 366] pp.; double-sized frontispiece, 15 [2; 7; 6] copper-engraved plates and one large, folded engraved map. Contemporary uniform full polished calf. Boards with gilt pattered borders and gilt dentelles. Spine with gilt floral vignettes and green morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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€500.00
First French 8vo edition by Sparrman, who sailed round the world with Captain Cook. Most is devoted to South Africa
Histoire d...
Vega, G. De la
Histoire des Yncas, rois du Perou; contenant leur origine, depuis le premier Ynca Manco Capac, leur etablissement, leur idolâtrie, leurs sacrifices, leurs loix, leurs conquêtes; les merveilles du temple du soleil; & tout l'etat de ce grand empire, avant que les Espagnols s'en rendissent maitres. Avec une description des animaux, des fruits, des minéraux, des plantes, &c. Traduite de l'Espagnol de l'Ymca Garcillasso de la Vega, par Jean Baudoin.
Amsterdam, J. Desbordes, 1715. Two parts in two. 8vo (16.1 x 10.2 cm). 1,087 [(xxviii), 512; (xii), 492, (34)] pp., two engraved frontispieces, three engraved plates (one larger, folded), one large folded map. Uniform vellum with script title on the spines.
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€750.00
The most accurate description of the Inca kingdom
[southern...
Zangaki, C. or G. Zangaki
[southern Egypt, Sudan or Eritrea] Original photos.
[Alexandria or Port Said], Zangaki, [ca. 1880]. Three original photographs (21.5 x 27.5 cm) of Beja people.
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€750.00
Original early anthropological photographs from Abyssinia (north eastern Africa)