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The Present Status of the Archaeology of Western Mexico: A Distributional Study

Author: Lister, Robert H. Publisher: University of Colorado Press Pub Date: 1955 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair.  Binding tight.  no marks.  Lower front cover corner has approx 6″ fold, with smaller approx. 1″ fold at corner.  Upper front cover corner at spine has approx. 1/2″ x 1/4″ chip missing.  Upper rear cover edge has approx. 1/4″…

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An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs (Signed by the Author)

Author: Morley, Sylvanus Griswold (1883-1948) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Pub Date: 1915 (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Good to Very Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Inscribed by the author.  Some light foxing to a few pages, nothing serious. Notes: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 57.  Inscribed by Morley ““To Edith S Clements –…

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Ancient Technology to Modern Science

Editor: Kingery, W.D.  (William David) (1926-2000) Publisher: American Ceramic Society Pub Date: 1985 (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Book: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Bumping to all 4 corners.  Dust Jacket: Fair.  Numerous chips.  One approx. 1″ triangular closed tear to upper front edge.  One triangular chip, approx. 1″ long by…

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Museum of Northern Arizona Ceramic Series: Numbers 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D (6 volume set)

Author & Editor: Colton, Harold S. (1881-1970) Publisher: Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art (Museum of Northern Arizona) Pub Date: Various.  1952-1958 (see Notes) Binding: Paperback (Cardboard covers, with metal posts–see photo) Condition: Various.  6 volumes, all Fair to Good.  All hole-punched (as issued?).   All volumes have some corner and edge wear.  Smudging to…

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An Overview of the Archaeological Resources in the San Juan-Rio Grande National Forest: Mancos-Dolores, Columbine and Pagosa Districts

Author/Compiler: Duke, Philip Publisher: Center of Southwest Studies (Fort Lewis College) Pub Date: 1998 Binding: Paperback (comb binding) Condition: Good.  Comb binding tight.  No missing or broken comb teeth.  No bends or folds.  Upper rear cover at spine has 3 areas of wear, with the top perforation now torn at comb binding.  No interior marks. …

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Paleohydraulics: Techniques for Modeling the Operation and Growth of Prehistoric Canal Systems

Author: Howard, Jerry Brian Publisher: Arizona State University Pub Date: 1990 Binding: Paperback (comb binding) Condition: Fair to Good.  Comb binding tight.  No missing or broken teeth.  Previous owner’s stamp on upper front cover corner.  Wear to corners and edges.  Rear cover at upper and lower corners at comb have tears, no tears through body…

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We Japanese: Being Descriptions of Many of the Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Festivals, Arts and Crafts of the Japanese Besides Numerous Other Subjects

Author: Yamaguchi, K.M. Publisher: Yamagata Press Pub Date: 1950 (Combined edition) Binding: Hardcover (sewn binding in clamshell) Condition: Good.  Sewn binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Limp cloth covered boards.  Vertical paper label with title on front cover and spine of clamshell.  Clamshell has some sun fading, but is otherwise in good condition.  Bone…

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Playing Cards of the Apaches: A Study in Cultural Adaptation

Authors: Wayland, Virginia (1909-2001); Wayland, Harold (1909-2000), and Ferg, Alan Publisher: Screenfold Press Pub Date: 2006 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Book: Good to Very Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Inscribed and dated (2015) by one of the authors on title page.  Dust Jacket: Very Good.  As new.  In mylar. Notes: Somehow you just…

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List of Publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology: With Index to Authors and Titles

Author/Editor: None cited  (Corporate author: Smithsonian Institution) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Pub Date: 1971 Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor to Fair.  Ex-library.  Binding tight.  Markings throughout.  Previous owner’s name and markings on front cover.  Spine splitting at foot, exposing first signature.  One approx. 1″ tear at spine head and hinge.   Edge and corner wear.  Library stamp on…

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