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Detail of wrap - THE ART OF INDIA

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Michaud, Roland and Sabrina. CARAVANS TO TARTARY. Customs and traditions of the Tartar peoples.

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Goetz, Hermann. (cr). THE ART OF INDIA. Five Thousand Years of Indian Art. BNo. 59-13434. Second Edition, 1964 (1959). Pp: 284; 230mm x 175mm; 0.79kg. 70 col, 13 fig, 2 maps. Foreword, introduction, select bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (wear at corners of dw). Crown Publishers, New York, 1964. (The book traces Indian art - including architecture, painting, sculpture, and handicrafts - from its orgin in the late Stone Age to its most recent developments) (Keywords: Art, India, Ceylon, Sri Lanka, Sunga, Indus, Gupta, Indo-Islamic, Rajput).
Book Code: E281 AU$45
Detail of wrapper - NOMADS OF WESTERN TIBET - The Survival of a Way of Life  (goldstein12p  150/199  GOLD12)
Goldstein, Melvyn C. & Cynthia M. Beall. NOMADS OF WESTERN TIBET. Survival of a Way of Life. BNo. 0-520-07210-3. First Edition, 1990. Pp: 192; 280mm x 215mm; 1.19kg. num col, 2 maps. Preface, afterword, notes, glossary, index, acknowledgments. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (minor creasing on 6 pages). University of California Press, los Angeles, 1990. (The author's account of the Tibetan nomads' traditional way of life and their fight for cultural survival. The study is centred on the lifestyles and cycles of the pastoralists of Pala, a remote district on the western plateau) (Keywords: Anthropology, Asia, Tibet).
Book Code: E245 SOLD - now out of stock AU$36
Detail of wrap - THE CHANGING WORLD OF MONGOLIA'S NOMADS  (goldstein11p  150/196  GOLD11)
Goldstein, Melvyn C. & Cynthia M. Beall. THE CHANGING WORLD OF MONGOLIA'S NOMADS. Moost, ger and the negdel. BNo. 0-520-08551-5. First Edition, 1994 (pb). Pp: 176; 280mm x 210mm; 0.80kg. num col, 1 fig, 3 tab, 3 maps. Preface, introduction, conclusions, glossary, index, acknowledgments. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1994. (On three separate trips in 1989 the authors studied the seasonal migrations of the nomads of the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia) (Keywords: Anthropology, Asia, Mongolia, Altai).
Book Code: J005 AU$25
Detail of wrap - HIMALAYAN VILLAGE (gorer02p  140/210  GORE02)
Gorer, Geoffrey. HIMALAYAN VILLAGE. An account of the Lepchas of Sikkim. BNo. 67-22188. Second Edition, 1967 (1938) (pb). Pp: 488; 230mm x 150mm; 0.84kg. 58 b/w(pl). Forewords, reference list, appendices I to VI, vocabulary, index. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (minor corner creases on wrap). Basic Books Inc Publishers, New York, 1967. (This book is about the author's experiences when he lived in the village of Lingthem in 1937. The outcome is a complete picture of the individual and social life of Lepcha tribe) (Keywords: Anthropology, Asia, Sikkim, Lepcha).
Book Code: F328 SOLD - now out of stock AU$35
Detail of wrapper - THE ART OF BURMA - KOREA - TIBET - The Survival of a Way of Life
Griswold, Alexander B., Chewon Kim & Peter H. Pott. THE ART OF BURMA, KOREA, TIBET. Art of the World. BNo. 63-20855. Revised Edition, 1968 (1963). Pp: 273; 230mm x 165mm; 0.74kg. 71 col, 64 fig, 5 maps. Acknowledgments, introductions, chronological table, bibliography, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (minor tear and wear on dw). Greystone Press, New York, 1968. (This book deals with the art and culture of three Asian centres whose history and development have been traced only in recent years. The three authors, through their research and excavations, played a significant part in disclosing the artistic achievements of these cultures, so long unknown to the rest of the world) (Keywords: Cultural art and architecture, Asia, Burma, Myanmar, Korea, Tibet).
Book Code: F283 AU$45
Detail of wrapper - TEXTILES of BALUCHISTAN. (konieczny1p 150/195)
Konieczny, M.G. TEXTILES OF BALUCHISTAN. Woven by women of the nomadic tribes. BNo. 0-7141-1557-6. First Edition, 1979. Pp: 77; 245mm x 185mm; 0.45kg. 9 col, 48 b/w, 4 fig, 1 map. Foreword and acknowledgments, selected bibliography. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. The British Museum, London, 1979. (The textiles described in this book were woven by the women of the nomadic tribes of Baluchistan. It describes the method of manufacture of the textiles, all of which are flat woven, the dyestuffs used to colour them, the way they are used by the Baluchis in their tent life and as animal trappings, and the tribal provenance of each piece) (Keywords: Ethnology, textiles, Asia, Baluchis, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan).
Book Code: Q163 SOLD - now out of stock AU$110
Detail of wrapper -  BHUTAN - Land of Serenity. (ricard01p 160/195 RICA01)
Ricard, Matthieu. BHUTAN. The Land of Serenity. BNo.978-0-500-51448-1. First Edition (USA), 2009. Pp: 232; 240mm x 260mm; 1.58kg. 184 col. Acknowledgments. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Thames and Hudson, New York, 2009. (Nearly thirty years ago, Matthieu Ricard, a monk and photographer, went to Bhutan to study with Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, a highly revered Tibetan Buddhist master. As a Buddhist monk, he has not only witnessed private religious ceremonies, the life of a great Buddhist master, and exceptional works of art, but has also participated in the daily lives of local villagers. His encounters and experiences are recorded here in this exceptional beautiful book, a sublime voyage to the heart of Bhutan, a land where spirituality and daily life are intimately linked) (Keywords: Photography, social anthropology, culture, religion, South Asia, Bhutan, Druk-yul, religious ceremonies, architecture, sacred art).
Book Code: X006 AU$79
Detail of dust wrapper -  THE FORGOTTEN TRIBES OF CHINA (sinclair10p 160/223 SINC10)
Sinclair, Kevin & Paul Lau. THE FORGOTTEN TRIBES OF CHINA. Exploration of diversity. BNo. 0-920691-32-3. First Edition, 1987. Pp: 128; 290mm x 190mm; 0.86kg. num col, 1 tab, 1 map. Index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Cupress (Canada) Ltd, Missisauga, Ontario, 1987. (This book explores the diversity of the minority peoples of China. The text by Kevin Sinclair is well supprted by the photographs of Paul Lau) (Keywords: Social anthropology, Asia, China, Mongols, Manchuria, Manchus, Koreans, Uygurs, Kazaks, Dong, Li, Zhuang).
Book Code: E155 SOLD - now out of stock AU$25
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