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Bodies under Siege: Self-mutilation and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry

By: Favazza, Armando R.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, U.S.A., Johns Hopkins University Press: 1996

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 52208535

ISBN: 0801853001

Condition: Very Good


0801853001 373 pages including index. Skin cutting and burning, biting off fingertips, even castration and eye enucleation are acts of self-mutilation generally associated with mental illness. But, according to Dr. Armando Favazza, these horrifying behaviors have important parallels to culturally sanctioned practices such as body piercing, tattooing, branding, and other forms of body modification. "A comprehensive historical, anthropological, ethnological, and clinical account of self-mutilation." - Journal of the American Medical Association. Unmarked. Light wear. Some curling t... View more info

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Maya Ruins in Central America in Color: Tikal, Copan, and Quirigua

By: Ferguson, William M.; Royce, John Q.

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Univ of New Mexico Pr: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113A1065

ISBN: 0826306888

Condition: Fair


0826306888 385 pages. Index. Glossary. "Distills a great amount of information into readable prose for the general audience. Describes the sites area by area, stela by stela, making this book the perfect companion for any traveler wandering through these mysterious ruins. The wide variety of illustrations and color photographs, however, capture the splendor of the New World's neolithic culture, even for those who have not been to the area." - from dust jacket. Above-average wear. Usual library markings. Binding sound. A worthy reference copy. View more info

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American Homes and Gardens Magazine, October (Oct.) 1908, Volume V, No. 10 - The Seaside Home of Philip Lehman, Esq., Deal, New Jersey

By: Ferree, B.; Atkinson, A.S.; Chauncy, C.; Bastin, S. Leonard; Sherman, S.; Maxwell, Perriton; et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: New York, Munn & Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201H0834

Condition: Good


Pages 375-414 plus xvi pages of great vintage ads. Many great black and white photos. Features: Seeking Shelter in the Water (one-page photo of cattle in lake); Notable American Homes - The Seaside Home of Philip Lehman, Esq., Deal, New Jersey - built of gray stucco with roof of green Spanish tiles; A Speculation in Abandoned Farms - the story of how a man accumulated farms and developed a successful business in rural Massachusetts; A Novel Scheme for a Suburban House Proposition - a new grouping of houses and stables for Dr. H.C. Register at Haverford, PA; Indoor Bulb Culture; "Beinhurst... View more info

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American Homes and Gardens Magazine, April (Apr.) 1908, Volume V, No. 4 - The Country Seat of M.P. Slade, Esq., At Mt. Kisco, New York

By: Ferree, Barr; Humphreys, P.; Chauncey, C.; Johnson, A.; Ward, S.; Et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: New York, Munn & Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201H0832

Condition: Good


Pages 121 - 160 plus xx pages of great vintage ads. Many great black and white photos. Features: A Country Creek in Springtime; Notable American Homes - The Country Seat of M.P. Slade, Esq., at Mt. Kisco, NY; Garden Streams and Appropriate Bridges; A Remodeled Colonial House - The Country Seat of Frederick Converse Beach, Esq., at Stratford, CT; The Garden Joys of a Country Home; The Summer Home of Lucien Oudin, Esq., Water Mill, Long Island; The Application of Stencil Work in Home Decoration - fascinating photo-illustrated article features the "Swastika," or Symbol of Good Luck; The ... View more info

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American Homes and Gardens Magazine, May 1909, Vol. XI, No. 5: "Fernbrook," The Summer Home of Thomas Shields Clarke

By: Ferrii, B.; Clake, T.; De Martin, R.; Powell, E.; Dabney, E.; Boyer, J.; Thurston, P.; Et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: New York, Munn & Co., Inc.: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201H0783

Condition: Good


Pages 173-212 + xxiv ads. Features: Nostalgic photo-illustrated ad for the Coldwell Lawn Mower Company; The Garden in Your Town - Prize Competition; Homes of American Artists - "Fernbrook,", the Summer Home of Thomas Shields Clarke, Lenox, MA - great photo-illustrated article; Practical Suggestions for Domestic Ventilation; A Small Brick House at Concord, MA - Built for Mr. Charles Francis Adams - A Leanto House of the 17th Century Reproduced in Brick; Flower-box Beauty; The Porch Sitting-Room - a wonderful centerfold compilation of twelve photos of Pleasant Outdoor Resting Places; C... View more info

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The Beaver Bites Back?: American Popular Culture in Canada

By: Flaherty, David H.; Manning, Frank E.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 122A4643

ISBN: 0773511202

Condition: Very Good


0773511202 356 pages. Notes and index. "Demands that Canadian popular culture be accorded its proper status." - from back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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The Secret Life of Ronald Reagan

By: Flynt, Larry; Freed, Donald

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, Hustler Press, Inc.: 1984

Seller ID: 227A8228

Condition: Fine


210 pages. "The thesis of this book is: America is losing its democratic system and tradition, becoming an 'authoritarian' culture (to use Reagan's euphemistic word for fascism). If this should happen to us, we will call our new system 'anti-communism.' And our new leaders will not be ranting demons who look like Adolf Hitler; no, they will be sweet guys like Ronnie Reagan." - from Introduction. No ISBN number. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Complete dust jacket preserved in glossy mylar cover. Excellent copy. View more info

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Waters Flowing Eastward

By: Fry, L. (Paquita Louise "Mady" de Shishmareff, or Shishmarev)

Price: $2,995.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions R.I.S.S.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 328C6774

Condition: Fair


225 pages. "Beneath the great westward flow of our civilization, there are undercurrents moving eastward. These are impelled by a spirit which looks back to the east, to the days of tyrant and slave, of luxury and misery, and incidentally to the suppression of western culture... The following pages are designed to cast light on these eastern undercurrents which have undermined western states." - from Preface. Black and white photographic portrait of Sergius A. Nilus. Erratum list affixed inside front cover. Unmarked. Above-average wear. Age-yellowing to card covers and contents... View more info

Restricted Entry: Censorship on Trial

By: Fuller, Janine; Blackley, Stuart

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pr Gang Pub: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33207681

ISBN: 0889740534

Condition: Very Good


0889740534 216 pages including black and white photos. What do Oscar Wilde, Jane Rule, Jean Genet, and Sarah Schulman have in common? They have all had their novels seized by the border guards of Canada Customs. And what has Little Sister's, a small gay and lesbian bookstore in western Canada, done about it? They have taken the government to court, launching one of the century's most impressive challenges to state censorship. The story of Little Sister's battle to end Custom's ongoing harrassment of gay and lesbian authors and booksellers. View more info

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Arts of Asia Magazine, Volume 41, Number 1, February [Feb.] 2011 - Qianlong Emperor's Imperial Seals

By: Fuxiang, Guo; Wilson, Ming; Hugus, David K.; Yee, David S.; Yang, Liu; Lee, Young-Jae; Gude, Tushara Bindu; Mair, Victor H.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Hong Kong, Arts of Asia Publications Ltd.: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 417H4314

Condition: Very Good


148 pages. Printed upon glossy stock. Features: Asian Art in London 2010; Eskenazi Limited - London gallery celebrates fifty years; The portrayal of life in a splendid age - Qianlong emperor's imperial seals; Power and Clothing - Imperial Chinese robes from the forbidden city; Evolution of Yongzheng rank badges; Inheritance and Innovation - an archaeological perspective of Qin culture; Korean traditional ceramics; India's fabled city - the art of courtly Lucknow; The Silk Road in history and pre-history; Book Review; and more. Unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. View more info

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Indians of the Northwest Coast - Handbook Series No. 10

By: Goddard, Pliny Earle (1869-1928)

Price: $69.95

Publisher: New York, American Museum of Natural History: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 738H2602

Condition: Good


176 pages. Index. Generously illustrated with black and white reproductions of photos and detailed diagrams. Fold-out Ethnological Map of the Northwest Coast at back in excellent condition. Printed upon glossy stock. Deals with the material culture, social and political organization, religion and art of the Indians of the Pacific coast and Fraser River. Illustrated brown publisher's cloth. Average wear. Binding intact. Prior owner's details atop front free endpaper. A sound copy of this informative work. Bibliographical Reference: Edwards & Lort 1499. View more info

Food and Love: A Cultural History of East and West

By: Goody, Jack

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London/New York, Verso: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 73403896

ISBN: 185984829X

Condition: Fine


185984829X 305 pages including index and bibliography. "Teases out the general historical processes embedded in the most intimate recesses of our lives. Demonstrates that the ethnocentricity of much of Western scholarship has distorted not only the comprehension of the East but also developments in the European past and present." - from dust jacket. Unread. Light signs of handling to dust jacket else as new. View more info

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Musqueam - A Living Culture

By: Gordonk, Julie

Price: $199.95

Publisher: British Columbia, M.I.B.: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 738G1767

Condition: Fine


54 pages. Magnificent colour illustrations. A sumptuously-presented reference guide to interpreting and representing Musqueam culture. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. An excellent copy. View more info

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Pioneer Social Life - Book III (Early Life in Canada Series)

By: Guillet, Edwin C.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Toronto, The Ontario Publishing Co., Ltd.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13204579

Condition: Fair


124 pages. Recommended by the Minister of Education for use in the schools of Ontario. Originally published in 1933. Colour frontis. Dozens of excellent illustrations. Wonderful Ontario history. Chapters include: Pioneer Co-operation - "Bees"; Amusement and Social Life in the Towns; Pioneer Sports - Curling. Former school reference copy with card pocket inside back cover and writing upon front free endpaper. Spine secured with strip of cloth tape. Back hinge open. Above-average wear. Still a useful copy of this truly delightful and now important work which presents true orig... View more info

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Viewer's Guide to Indian Culture of the Pacific Northwest

By: Gunther, Erna

Price: $69.95

Publisher: USA, Self-Published: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 738G2382

Condition: Good


55 pages. Bibliography. Illustrations on both sides of back cover. A supplement to thirteen telecourse lectures on topics including: Who are the Northwest Indians?; Living in an Indian Village; Not by Fish Alone; The Greateste Woodcarvers of America; The Women Spin and Weave; Living Together; The One-Sided Family; Warring with Wealth; Seeing the Supernatural; Spirits - True and False; Totem Poles and Their Legends; and more. Author was a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington. View more info

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Norwegian Missionaries in Natal and Zululand : Selected Correspondence 1844-1900 Van Riebeeck Society Second Series Volume No. 36

By: Hale, Frederick (ed)

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, Van Riebeek Society: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 241G1909

ISBN: 0958411239

Condition: Fine


0958411239 222 pages. Bibliography. Index. "Norwegian missionaries were strategically located witnesses to history who recorded their observations and opinions of inter alia Zulu culture and religion, the impact of European civilisation on indigenous life, events surrounding the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, epidemics and natural disasters and the nascent Zulu church. This volume contains a translated and meticulously edited selection of the most revealing of these illuminating documents." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Appears unread. Dust jacket... View more info

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Forties in Vogue

By: Hall, Carolyn

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Random House Value Publishing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 548G0827

ISBN: 0517558564

Condition: Good


0517558564 160 pages. "A unique record of history in the making, as seen on the pages of Vogue magazine." - from dust jacket. Average wear. Usual library markings. A sound copy. View more info

Nation Unaware P

By: Hardin, Herschel

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre / D & M Adult: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72208878

ISBN: 0888940297

Condition: Very Good


0888940297 378 pages. A brilliantly independent book that dissects 200 years of Canadian economic history to prove that not only does a strong Canadian identity exist, but that one if its most creative and distinctive expressions has been its economic culture, where Canadians are thought to be most like others. "The best overall discussion on Canadian economic history to have appeared in a decade." - Abraham Rotstein. "...Perhaps the most important book published in Canada since Porter's The Vertical Mosaic." - Pierre Berton. Two rubber stamps upon title page, else unmarked... View more info

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The Tea Garden

By: Haruzo Ohashi

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Japan, Graphic Sha Pub Co: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 514G1967

ISBN: 4766105435

Condition: Good


4766105435 116 pages. Exquisite high-resolution colour photographic plates. "A Tea Garden is one of the elements that represent Japanese culture. This beauty and the spirit within which they were constructed is displayed here with sixty prominent tea houses collected from all over Japan. Contained in these pages is a full range of water basins and tsukubai (crouchings) in addition to full details that went into creating the initial elements.. An explanation of each garden along with basic words and reference drawings are included at the end of the book." - from dust jacket. Clean ... View more info

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Law, Legislation and Liberty: The Political Order of a Free People v. 3: A New Statement of the Liberal Principles of Justice and Political Economy

By: Hayek, F. A.

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 313G4567

ISBN: 0710001258

Condition: Good


0710001258 244 pages. Subject and author indexes for all three volumes. "Contains the clearest and most uncompromising exposition of Professor Hayek's political philosopy yet published, in which he analyses and discards modern sociobiological theories of morality and social conduct, demonstrating that man's behaviour pattern has been determined more by custom than by the exercise of reason, and that mind and culture therefore developed concurrently and not successively." - dust jacket. Minimal light pencil marginalia to contents. Moderate wear to book. Binding tight. Spine sunnin... View more info