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Unusual books and publications.

Amended Constitution and Bylaws of the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico, Effective November 10, 1958 (Pamphlet)

Author: None cited (Corporate author: Bureau of Indian Affairs) Publisher: United States Government Printing Office Pub Date: 1959 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair.  Stapled binding tight.  Previous owner’s stamp on front cover.  One approx. 1″ fold to lower front cover corner, extending through entire 14 page document. Notes: Pamphlet.  RARE.  Now here’s an idea: “Article VIII,…

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Dahomey and the Slave Trade: An Analysis of an Archaic Economy

Author: Polanyi, Karl (1886-1964) Publisher: University of Washington Press Pub Date: 1966 (First edition) Binding: Hardcovr Condition: Book: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s stamp on second end paper.  Appears unread.  Dust Jacket: Fair to Good.  NOT price clipped.  Upper front cover edge has two tears, one approx. 1.25″,…

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Tucson Origins: An Integrated Approach for Interpreting Tucson’s Past: Final Report

Author: Doelle, William H. Publisher: Tucson Origins Consultant Team/Task Force Pub Date: 2000 Binding: Paperback (wire-o binding) Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Appears unused (and perhaps unread?) Notes: Urban renewal report.  “…an integrated program for celebrating Tucson’s history with a focus on the San Agustín Mission and the Tucson Presidio…

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Report of Class II Survey and Testing of Cultural Resources at the WIPP Site at Carlsbad, New Mexico

Authors: Acklen, John C. and Bertram, Jack B. Publisher: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pub Date: 1987 Binding: Paperback Condition: 2 copies.  Copy 1 (V)Fair.  Binding tight.  No marks, bends.  Top and side of incised front cover taped to prevent further tearing.  Edge and cover wear, some scuffing at upper spine.  Approx. 1/3″ tear to…

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New Observations on the Occurrences of Precious Stones of Archaeological Interest in America (Pamphlet)

Author: Kunz, George Frederick  (1856-1932) Publisher: Dussault & Proulx, Printers (Canada) Pub Date: 1907 Binding: Paperback (pamphlet) Condition: 2 copies.   Copy 1 (BRU):  Fair to Good.  Stapled binding tight.  No marks, tears.  One approx. 1/8″ chip at upper front corner at spine edge.  Some wear to top edges, front and rear.  Foxing to text…

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An Archaeologist Guide to Native American Use of Southwestern Plants

Author: Hiles, Harold T.  (1929-2006) Publisher: Self-published Pub Date: 1992 Binding: Paperback Condition:  Good.  Binding tight.  No tears.  Signed by the author on title page.  One small approx. 1/4″ bend to lower front cover corner.  Some corner and edge wear.  Sunning to spine and spine edges. Notes: Incredibly detailed, VERY RARE, often cited, badly edited. …

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Guide to Protein and Nutritional Values of Plants Used by Native Americans of the Southwest

Author: Hiles, Harold T. (1929-2006) Publisher: Self-published Pub Date: 1993 Binding:Paperback Condition:  Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Signed by the author on title page.  Some sunning to spine and spine edges.  Light edge and corner wear. Notes: Incredibly detailed, VERY RARE, often cited, badly edited.  A self-published (and undoubtedly self-edited) volume, listing…

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Late Quaternary Mollusks of the Rio Grande Valley: Caballo Dam, New Mexico to El Paso, Texas (Pamphlet)

Author: Metcalf, Artie L.  (1929-2016) Publisher: Texas Western Press, the University of Texas at El Paso Pub Date: 1967 Binding: Paperback  (pamphlet) Condition: Fair.  Stapled binding tight.  No tears.  Lots of smudging to rear cover.  It’s not from water damage but maybe being near something that was.  Last 10 pages of this 62 page pamphlet…

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Frontier Cemetery Records of Southern New Mexico

Author/Compiler: Myers, Lee Publisher: Self-published Pub Date: 1982 Binding: Paperback (comb binding) Condition: Fair to Good.  Comb binding tight, no missing or broken teeth.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s name on title page.  Several hand-written corrections to names and dates throughout (pp. 44, 45, 53).  Rear plastic cover wrinkled at edge. Clear plastic…

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