The Walls of Constantinople

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Baker, R. Granville. The Walls of Constantinople. John Milne, London, 1910. Hardcover. Black lettering and design stamped on reddish brown cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. 30 illustrations. Good, with tear to top left edge of spine. Text and interior are very good and well-bound. Ex-lib with markings on spine and first few pages, as usual. Author spent years of investigation at the ancient wall, much of which has since disappeared. He describes the wall as he goes, and pieces together its chronology, as well. Scarce. $85.00

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Autobiography of James L. Smith

Smith, James L. Autobiography of James L. Smith: Including Also, Reminiscences of Slave Life, Recollections of the War, Education of Freedmen, Causes of the Exodus, Etc.  Hardcover. Negro Universities Press, New 150 pgs. a fine copy without names or markings, in original cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Without d.j. as issued. One of four 1969 reprints from Negro Universities Press. This one originally appeared in 1881.
$18.00

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The Black Journey: Across Central Africa with the Citroën expedition

Georges-Marie Haardt. The Black Journey: Across Central Africa with the Citroën Expedition. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. 326 pgs Complete with photos and maps. A fine copy in original cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. No dust-jacket, as issued. Famous trans-Africa 1920’s expedition from Algeria to Capetown, in a fleet of eight Citroën half-track vehicles.
$35.00
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Prehistory of the Eastern Arctic

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Moreau S. Maxwell.  PREHISTORY Of The EASTERN  ARCTIC. – New World Archaeological Record. Academic Press USA  1st Printing, 1985. 327 pages. Index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. “This is the story of efficient hunters who maintained their populations with little change over the centuries…”  Very good condition throughout. No dustjacket, as issued. Forner owner name, f.e.p. $140.00

Prehistory of Western Siberia

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Chernetsov, V.N. and W. Moszynska. PREHISTORY Of WESTERN SIBERIA. Edited by Henry N. Michael.  McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 1974.  377 pgs. Illustrated. Hardcover.  8vo, red cloth with orange lettering. Arctic Institute of North America Anthropology of the North. Translations from Russian. Good to very good throughout including dust jacket.  Former owner name f.e.p. $30.00

Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements…

Sonata Mulattica:  A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play : Poems by Rita Dove.  W.W. Norton, New York. 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. 229 pages. 2015-11-10 03.32.45Gold lettering on brown and cream-colored hardcover. Fine condition throughout, without any trace of wear, in fine dustjacket  Ambitious poem and play about a bi-racial virtuoso musician, George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, the Polish son of an African prince, who travelled from England to Vienna to visit Beethoven during Napoleonic times.  Yes… a true story!  $18.00

History of Kane County

2015-04-20 23.36.47Robinson, Adonis Findlay. editor. History of Kane County.  Kane County Daughters of Utah Pioneers  Utah Printing Co., Salt Lake City, 1970. Hardcovet. 8vo. 626 pgs. Incl. index.  Gilt lettering and designs on orange-red cloth covers. Illustrated throughout with several hundred b&w photos.2015-04-21 01.49.52 The title sounds like Steinback or Faulkner, but this is factual, worthwhile, historical reading, and quite an adventure, considering the wealth of material about the early pathfinders; Indian fighters, and settlers, many of whom died in the attempt. No marks, stains, names, etc. Text and interior are very good to fine condition throughout. $45