Unusual

Unusual books and publications.

Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex, Chaco Canyon (5 volume set)

Authors/Editors: Windes, Thomas C. and Mathien, Frances Joan (Windes-Volumes 1 & 2, Windes & Mathien-Volume 3) Publisher: National Park Service Pub date: 1987 Binding: Paperback Volume I: Summary of Tests and Excavations at the Pueblo Alto Community Condition: Fair. Binding tight.  No tears.  Previous owner’s name, date and locational information on upper corner title page. …

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Juan Belmonte Killer of Bulls: The Autobiography of a Matador

Collaborator (As told to): Nogales, Manuel Chaves Translator: Charteris, Leslie (1907-1993) Publisher: Book League of America Pub Date: 1937 Binding: Hardcover Condition: Fair.  Binding split after front end paper and before second front end paper, but because it’s a sewn binding the book still feels tight.  No bends or folds.  Two previous owners, one name…

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Studies in Cheremis: The Supernatural

Authors: Sebeok, Thomas A. (1920-2001) and Ingamenn, Frances J. (1927-2018) Publisher: Wenner-Gren Foundation Pub Date: 1956 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair.  Binding tight.  Binding tight. No tears.  Spine head bumped at front and rear corners, extending to covers.  Lower front cover corner has wear.  Upper rear corner has approx. 1/” bend.  Corner and edge wear.  One…

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A Plan for Development of the Cochiti Lake Recreation Area for Cochiti Pueblo

Author: None Listed (Corporate, Bureau of Indian Affairs) Publisher: Bureau of Indian Affairs Pub Date: 1965 Binding: Paperback (comb binding) Condition: Fair.  Comb binding tight.  No missing or broken teeth but the lower part of the comb is now somewhat out of round (ovoid?).  No marks.  Edge and corner wear, wear to the covers where…

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An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navajo Language

Authors: (Corporate) The Franciscan Fathers Publisher: Max Breslauer, Graphische Kunstanstalten (Germany) Pub Date: 1929 Binding: Hardcover Condition:  Good.  This is a tricky one.  The hardcover binding is brand new, custom made.  The interior pages Fair.  No marks, tears.  Numerous folded corners to the pages only.  Edge wear.  I gotta say, this thing is now beautiful. …

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Two Runic Stones, From Greenland and Minnesota (Pamphlet)

Author: Thalbitzer, William (1873-1958) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Pub Date: 1951 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Stapled binding tight.  No tears.  Previous owner’s marking on upper front cover corner.  One approx. 2″ crease starting at upper front cover recto edge.  Edge and corner wear.  Several signatures uncut. Notes: Pamphlet.  Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Volume 116, Number…

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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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