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An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs

Author: Morley, Sylvanus Griswold (1883-1948) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Pub Date: 1915 (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Fair.  Binding tight, but wearing.  No tears, bends or folds.  Ex-library, twice.  Edge and corner wear.  Wear and chipping to head and foot of spine.   Previous owners’ bookplates and handwriting on front pastedown (Johns Hopkins Library, Bob Lister).  A…

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Use of Signs as a Protective Measure for Cultural Resource Sites

Author: Nickens, Paul R. Publisher: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pub Date: 1993 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears.  Corners bumped, with small folds at lower rear corner.  Upper rear corner has small chip.  Edge wear.  Smudging to covers. Notes: Corps of Engineers Technical Report EL-93-6.  Different strategies are available…

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Father Eusebio Francisco Kino and His Missions of the Pimeria Alta: Book 1: The Side Altars

Authors: Cabat, Erni (1914-1994); Polzer, Charles W., S.J. (1930-2003); and Prezelski, Carmen Villa Publisher: Southwest Mission Research Center Pub Date: 1982 Binding: Paperback (pamphlet) Condition: Good.  Stapled binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Spine edge sun-faded. Notes: Signed by all 3 authors.  Bilingual, English and Spanish.  Translated by Prezelski.  Paintings of the side altars…

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Hopi Kachinas

Authors: Earle, Edwin (1904-1989) and Kennard, Edward A. (1907-1989) Publisher: J.J. Augustin Pub Date: 1938 (First edition) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight (more about this in a second).  No tears, bends or folds.  Without dust jacket.  Previous owner’s name in ink and bookplate on inside front board.  Gilt on spine faded, barely…

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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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