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Bancroft-Hunt, Norman & Werner Forman. THE INDIANS OF THE GREAT PLAINS. Echoes of the Ancient World.

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Bancroft-Hunt, Norman & Werner Forman. THE INDIANS OF THE GREAT PLAINS. Echoes of the Ancient World. BNo. 0-85613-338-8. First Edition, 1982. Pp: 128; 300mm x 225mm; 0.96kg. Num col, 1 map. Notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Orbis Publishing Limited, London, 1982. (The author portrays a culture steeped in myth and the metaphysical and a people attuned to its environment and nomadic existence and at a time before the Indian reservations) (Keywords: Ethnology, cultural history, North America, Indian).
Book Code: G126 SOLD - now out of stock AU$26
Detail of wrapper -  ANCIENT ARTS OF THE ANDES (bennett10p  160/207  BENN10)
Bennett, Wendell C. ANCIENT ARTS OF THE ANDES. Introduction by Rene d'Harnoncourt. BNo. 54-6135. First Edition, 1954. 190p, 6pl; 255mm x 190mm; 0.84kg. 6 col, 206 b/w, 2 fig, 4 maps. Acknowledgments, introduction, bibliography. A good copy in dust wrapper in orig cloth boards. Cvr: g; dw: g. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1954. (The books deals with gold treasures, silver and copper objects, fabrics, ceramics, wood, stone, ivory, bone and shell objects produced by the ancient civilisations of the Andes from approximately 400 B.C. to the Spanish Conquest. The areas included in this book are the modern republics of Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Costa Rica and Panama) (Ethnology, Chavin, Sechin, Salinar, Paracas Cavernas, Mochica, Nazca, Recuay, Ica, Chimu, Inca).
Book Code: H322 AU$45
Bernal, Ignacio et al. THE MEXICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. With Roman Pina-Chan and Fernando Camara-Barbachano. BNo. n/a. Revised Edition, 1970 (pb). Pp: 216; 210mm x 145mm; 0.45kg. 26 col, 145 b/w, 2 maps. Glossary, museum catalogue numbers, index of names. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. Thames and Hudson, London, 1970. (The book has two parts: the archaeological section and the ethnographical section and the halls and their contents are brief described and illustrated) (Keywords: Ethnology, anthropology, cultural history, archaeological, Mexico, indigenous peoples).
Book Code: F055 AU$18
Detail of wrap -  ARTS OF THE AMAZON  (braun1p  150/187  BRAU01)
Braun, Barbara (editor). ARTS OF THE AMAZON. Text by Peter G. Roe. BNo. 0-500-27824-5. First Edition, 1995 (pb). Pp: 128; 270mm x 215mm; 0.60kg. 148 col, 43 b/w, 1 map. Preface, notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Thames and Hudson, London, 1995. (Objects both ceremonial and utilitarian are illustrated in over 190 photographs; these include: headresses, costumes, masks and shields) (Keywords: Ethnology, Americas, Amazon, Kuikuru, Kamayura, Jivaro).
Book Code: J278 AU$20
Detail of wrapper - THE GOLD PF EL DORADO   (bray01p  155/200  BRAY01)
Bray, Warwick. THE GOLD OF EL DORADO. Exhibition at The Royal Academy Piccadilly, London, November 1978. BNo. 0-7230-0226-6. First Edition, 1978. Pp: 240; 250mm x 185mm; 0.84kg. 31 col, 46 b/w & fig, 580 b/w. Foreword, acknowledgments, author's note, bibliography. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1978. (The text of the catalogue describes the life-style of ancient Colombia and the extraordinary achievements of its craftsmen in gold) (Keywords: Ethnology, Americas, Colombia).
Book Code: E277 SOLD - now out of stock AU$25
Detail of wrapper - THE ESKIMOS -  Echoes of the Ancient World   (burch01p  210/288  BURC01)
Burch, Ernest S. & Werner Forman. THE ESKIMOS. Echoes of the Ancient World. BNo. 0-356-14209-4. First Edition, 1988. Pp: 128; 300mm x 225mm; 0.87kg. Num col, 1 map. Introduction, bibliography, index, acknowledgments. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Macdonald & Co (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1988.
Description: Concentrating of the Eskimos' traditional society, the author shows that they were not only pragmatic and highly skilled, but were also sophisticated in their personal relationships. He explores their art and their rich mythology.
Keywords: Ethnology, mythology, North America, Eskimo, Copper, Iglulik, sharman.
Book Code: G128 SOLD - now out of stock AU$28
Book Code: G128 AU$28
Burland, Cottie. NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY. Gods of the 'Power Above' and the 'Earth Mother'. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1965. Pp: 153; 280mm x 205mm; 0.87kg. 26 col, 131 b/w, 19 fig, 7 maps. Author's note, introduction, further reading list, acknowledgments, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Paul Hamlyn Limited, London, 1965. (Common sources of myths are related to ancestor spirits, fertility spirits,and stars and seasons. The author has chosen myths from older sources as reflecting the Indian feeling more acuracy) (Keywords: Mythology, shaman, ancestral spirits, totem, potlatch, fertility, wampum, Nuptadi, Montezuma, kachina, Powamu).
Book Code: P356 AU$25
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