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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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How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems: 1975-2001

Author: Harjo, Joy Publisher: Norton Pub Date: 2002 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Book: Good to Very Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  As new.  Dust Jacket: Good to Very Good.  Light wear to bottom of spine.  NOT price clipped.  In mylar. Notes: Signed by the author on title page. First edition, first printing.  Named…

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Madman’s Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward

Author: Ward, Lynd (1905-1985) Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith Inc. Pub Date: 1930 (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Dallas bookshop label on lower inner board.  Missing bookplate on ffep, indicated by rectangular glue outline.  Gift inscription on second end paper.  Previous owner’s signature on verso.  Deckled…

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Gustave Baumann and Friends: Artist Cards from Holidays Past

Authors: Moss, Jean and Leech, Thomas Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press Pub Date: 2014 Binding: Hardcover (Printed boards) Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  One small bump at spine head hinge.  Without dust jacket, as issued. Notes: This is a Who’s Who of artists who sent each other Christmas and…

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Pottery of Santo Domingo Pueblo: A Detailed Study of Its Decoration

Author: Chapman, Kenneth M. Publisher: Laboratory of Anthropology Pub Date: 1936 (original publication date, subsequent printings-see Notes below) Binding: Paperback (with flaps) Condition: 2 copies.  Copy 1: Fair to Good.  Original edition, not UNM Press reprint or Print on Demand. Cover designed by Merle Armitrage.  Binding taped. Slight chipping and bumping to cover. This is…

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Burials in the Aztec Ruin, The Aztec Ruin Annex

Author:  Morris, Earl H. Publisher: American Museum Press (American Museum of Natural History) Pub Date: 1924 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair.  Stapled binding tight.  No marks.  Lots of chipping, especially to the front cover (edges, hinge).  Quite a few of the signatures have uncut pages, indicating this may have been handled, but it was NEVER read. …

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Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, Volume II, Part 2

Authors/Editors: Windes, Thomas C. Publisher: National Park Service Pub date: 1987 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair.  Binding tight.  Previous owner’s name on title page.  One approx. 1/8″ chip to lower front cover edge.  Spotting (stain?) to lower front cover.  Edge and corner wear.  Smudging to lower text block. Notes: National Park Service Publications in Archaeology 18F,…

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Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon, Volume I

Authors/Editors: Windes, Thomas C. Publisher: National Park Service Pub date: 1987 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair.  Binding tight.  Previous owner’s name on title page.  One approx. 1″ triangular chip at top of front cover at spine hinge.  One approx. 1/2″ tear at lower front cover at spine hinge.   Edge and corner wear. Notes: National Park Service…

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