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Celtic Mythology, MacCulloch, J.A.
Celtic Mythology

Legends of the World, Cavendish, Richard             (ed)
Legends of the World

North Spirit - Sojourns Among the Cree and Ojibway, Jiles, Paulette
North Spirit - Sojourns Among the Cree and Ojibway

A Dictionary of World Mythology, Cotterell, Arthur
A Dictionary of World Mythology

The Ritual Process - Structure and Anti-Structure, Turner, Victor
The Ritual Process - Structure and Anti-Structure

The Forest People, Turnbull, Colin M.
The Forest People

Legends of the Free Spirits, Lebling, Robert
Legends of the Free Spirits

God - Myths of the Male Divine, Leeming, David ;   Page, Jake
God - Myths of the Male Divine

 

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Exotic No More - Anthropology on the Front Lines, , Jeremy MacClancy            (ed)
1 Exotic No More - Anthropology on the Front Lines
, Jeremy MacClancy (ed). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2002. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 163mm , ix prelims, 456pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, with light wear to all edges, else clean and tight with minimal creasing to spine. "An excellent collection of essays by some of the leading lights of anthropology." Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: anthropology, field, gender, migration. 10870

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The Spell of the Sensuous - Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World, Abram, David
2 The Spell of the Sensuous - Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World
Abram, David. Vintage, New York, first thus, Paperback, 204mm x 130mm , 326pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, but spine not creased. Small tear to top front,rear cover and one page creased. Later print of 1997 paperback edition of Abram's best-selling and well-argued advocacy of a new kind of human communication, more attuned to the natural world. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: ecology, hipster, green, cosmos. 13977

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In Pursuit of History - Fieldwork in Africa, Adenaike, Carolyn Keyes;   Vansina, Jan         (eds)
3 In Pursuit of History - Fieldwork in Africa
Adenaike, Carolyn Keyes; Vansina, Jan (eds). Heinemann / James Currey, Portsmouth, NH / Oxford, 1996. first edition, Paperback, 227mm x 147mm , xliv prelims, 155pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has a hint of foxing and grubbiness to block edges but otherwise bright and clean with no creasing. Original publisher sticker on rear. Volume in Social History of Africa series offers lively accounts by sundry research workers in Africa, with lengthy introductory matter by the editors. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Africa, anthropology, fieldwork, Makamba. 13303

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I Could Speak Until Tomorrow - Oriki, Women and the Past in a Yoruba Town, Barber, Karin
4 I Could Speak Until Tomorrow - Oriki, Women and the Past in a Yoruba Town
Barber, Karin. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1991. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 153mm , xi prelims, 354pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read - with spine creased and some grubbiness to top block edge - but otherwise tight and clean with no markings. Volume in International African Library series offers a scholarly account of the oriki discourses of Yoruba people in Nigeria - especially those of local women. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Yoruba, women, bride. 10894

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How to Read Ethnography, Blasco, Paloma Gay y;   Wardle, Huon
5 How to Read Ethnography
Blasco, Paloma Gay y; Wardle, Huon. Routledge, Abingdon & New York, 2009. first edition, Paperback, 232mm x 154mm , viii prelims, 214pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, with light wear and just a little grubbiness to block edges, pages otherwise unmarked. First digital print of Blasco & Wardle's 2007 textbook for students of ethnographic texts. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: narrative, myth, transience. 10851

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Maps and Dreams - Indians and the British Columbia Frontier, Brody, Hugh
6 Maps and Dreams - Indians and the British Columbia Frontier
Brody, Hugh. Faber & Faber, London, 1986. first thus, Paperback, 196mm x 123mm , xxv prelims, 294pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Paperback block is now darkened by age, spine and covers also creased with some chipping, prominent crease to top front corner. First published in Canada in 1981, this is Brody's excellent and most sympathetic account of the lifeways of the Beaver Indian people of North-West Canada. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Patsah, Bluestone, Canada, Indian. 11900

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Without Reserve, Burnford, Sheila
7 Without Reserve
Burnford, Sheila. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 242pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Old ink price on front endpaper. Tight, clean and solid with no obvious imperfections or signs of wear. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and light chipping around edges, with occasional scratching and marking. A third book by Burnford on her contacts with the native Indians of remote Ontario province. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Cree, Ojibwa, Canada, Hudson. 3930

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Legends of the World, Cavendish, Richard             (ed)
8 Legends of the World
Cavendish, Richard (ed). Orbis, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, bronze gilt titles, first edition, 433pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Eric Fraser. Good +/Good +. Book has been handled, wear and scuffing to block edges, clean and tight overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some light wear to edges. A serious, multi-authored collection of legendary stories from the great nations and cultures of world history, Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Arthur, Celtic, China, Jewish. 14814

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The Songlines, Chatwin, Bruce
9 The Songlines
Chatwin, Bruce. Pan, London, 1988. first thus, Paperback, 196mm x 129mm , 325pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, with light wear to edges and spine, pages clean. Later print of the paperback edition of Chatwin's uniquely sympathetic account of contemporary life amongst Aboriginal Australian peoples. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: aboriginal, Australia, Boongaree. 10746

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Self Consciousness - An Alternative Anthropology of Identity, Cohen, Anthony P.
10 Self Consciousness - An Alternative Anthropology of Identity
Cohen, Anthony P.. London & New York, Routledge, 2003. first edition, Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , xi prelims, 217pp. plus index, Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is not new but still tight and clean with no creasing. Just a little grubbiness at bottom block edge only. First digital printing of Professor Cohen's excellent 1995 argument for a person-centred approach to ethnography. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: ethnography, individual, society, self. 10832

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A Dictionary of World Mythology, Cotterell, Arthur
11 A Dictionary of World Mythology
Cotterell, Arthur. OUP, Oxford, 1990. first thus, Paperback, 194mm x 125mm , 314pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, some wear and darkening to edges, spine now creased, else clean and tight. An excellent reference resource for the student of mythology arranged in seven large A-Z chapters covering the seven major regions of the world. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: myth, culture, legend, epic. 14105

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Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece, Cowan, Jane K.
12 Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece
Cowan, Jane K.. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1990. first edition, Paperback, 227mm x 150mm , xv prelims, 252pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has a single faint crease to surface of spine, no other obvious imperfections and no markings. An anthropological analysis of traditional dance events in a Northern Greek town, revealing social constructions of person, gender and community. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: dance, social, hierarchy, gender. 10797

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Daily Life in Colonial Peru 1710-1820, Descola, Jean
13 Daily Life in Colonial Peru 1710-1820
Descola, Jean. Allen & Unwin, London, 1968. first thus, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 275pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Some smudging to right block edge. No other obvious imperfections or signs of wear. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally but is bright and clean with little or no shelfwear. Front flap clipped. Translated from the French text by Michael Heron, originally published 1962 as "La Vie Quotidienne au Peru au temps des Espagnols," this is a review of the life of ordinary people in Spanish colonial Peru. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Peru, Spain, Viceroyalty, mining. 3966

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Songs at the River's Edge - Stories from a Bangladeshi Village, Gardner, Katy
14 Songs at the River's Edge - Stories from a Bangladeshi Village
Gardner, Katy. Pluto Press, London, 1997. second edition, Paperback, 216mm x 137mm , xi prelims, 148pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with no obvious signs of wear. First published in 1991, this is a classic anthropological study of modern rural life in South Asia. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Bangladesh, muslim, village. 10917

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The Changing World of Mongolia's Nomads, Goldstein, Melvyn C.;   Beall, Cynthia M.
15 The Changing World of Mongolia's Nomads
Goldstein, Melvyn C.; Beall, Cynthia M.. Hodder & Stoughton, Sevenoaks, 1994. first edition, Paperback, 28cm x 21cm , 176pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Melvyn C. Goldstein, Cynthia M. Beall. Good +++/NoWrapper. Large paperback has been read, with just a little curing of corners, else tight, bright and clean. A journey into the world of the Mongolian nomad people at the time of the fall of Communism, with fabulous photographic illustrations. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Mongolia, nomad, Khan, Communism. 9358

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Three Years' Slavery Among The Patagonians, Guinnard, Auguste
16 Three Years' Slavery Among The Patagonians
Guinnard, Auguste. Nonsuch, Stroud, 2005. first thus, Paperback, 8vo , 154pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Single bump to bottom rear corner else fine. Includes ephemeral press release. A republication of a classic 1871 volume, part of Nonsuch's "Travellers, Explorers & Pioneers" series, being the account of a Frenchman whose trip to South America took an unexpected turnů Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Patagonia, Indians, Slavery. 2325

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17 Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-Lore, (Chiefly Lancashire and the North of England:)
Hardwick, Charles. Morten Publishers, Didsbury, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 228mm x 140mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 306pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Hardback is tight and clean, withjust a hint of foxing to top block edge, isolated light smudges to block edges and endpapers. Pages clean and binding tight. Private library sticker on inner front board. Facsimile reprint of an 1872 volume which examines the folk-legends of people of Lancashire and the North of England, with speculation on their origins and meanings. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: folklore, fairy, legend, Eastern. 10802

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Key Debates in Anthropology, Ingold, Tim             (ed)
18 Key Debates in Anthropology
Ingold, Tim (ed). Routledge, Abingdon & New York, 2005. first edition, Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , xiii prelims, 302pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, and spine has faint creasing, but overall tight and unmarked. First digital printing of edited transcripts of six debates staged by eminent anthropologists in Manchester annually from 1988 to 1993, each covering an important contemporary issue in the discipline. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: culture, language, aesthetics. 10919

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A New Vision - A Feminist Perspective in Sri Lanka, Jayasinghe, Vinitha
19 A New Vision - A Feminist Perspective in Sri Lanka
Jayasinghe, Vinitha. Private publication, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka, 2004. first edition, Paperback, 210mm x 137mm , 152pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with minimal wear. A politician's account of advances in opportunity for women in Sri Lanka. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Colombo, Tamil, women, discrimination. 12582

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North Spirit - Sojourns Among the Cree and Ojibway, Jiles, Paulette
20 North Spirit - Sojourns Among the Cree and Ojibway
Jiles, Paulette. Hungry Mind, Saint Paul, MN, 1995. first thus, Paperback, 227mm x 150mm , 291pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with minimal wear from handling, spine not creased. Softcover edition of Jiles' engaging account of her years running a community radio station amongst native peoples in Northern Ontario. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Canada, Ontario, Arctic, snow This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 14123

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The Egyptians - How they Live and Work, Kay, Shirley
21 The Egyptians - How they Live and Work
Kay, Shirley. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 141mm buff cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 152+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Some evidence of handling of block edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is a little worn and grubby from handling. Guide to everyday life in Egypt in the post-Nasser period. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Egypt, Nile, Islam, industry. 7565

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Legends of the Free Spirits, Lebling, Robert
22 Legends of the Free Spirits
Lebling, Robert. Counterpoint, Berkeley, CA, 2010. first thus, Paperback, 235mm x 157mm , xiv prelims, 299pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, some bumping to top corners of early pages, else clean and tight. US softcover edition of Lebling's account of the fire-spirits which form a continuing part of the creation in Islamic belief. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Islam, Arab, fire, genie. 14097

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God - Myths of the Male Divine, Leeming, David ;   Page, Jake
23 God - Myths of the Male Divine
Leeming, David ; Page, Jake. OUP, New York & Oxford, 1997. first thus, Paperback, 203mm x 134mm , xii prelims, 196pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback is clean with no markings to text, minimal wear from handling, no creasing. Softcover edition of Leeming and Page's excellent introduction to muths and beliefs of male divinity in the world's diverse cultures, intended as a counterpart to their earlier work on female deity. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: veda, Yahweh, father, Norse. 14095

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The Witchcraft Sourcebook, Levack, Brian P.            (ed)
24 The Witchcraft Sourcebook
Levack, Brian P. (ed). Routledge, New York / London, 2004. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 153mm , xii prelims, 348pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, with just a little curling at bottom corner, else clean and tight with no markings. Price sticker residue on rear. A scholarly collection of documents which illustrate the development of ideas about withcraft from ancient times to the 20th century, including trial records, literary texts and artistic depictions. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: witchcraft, sorcery, malleus, inquistion. 10731

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The Legacy of Greece, Livingstone, Sir Richard             (ed)
25 The Legacy of Greece
Livingstone, Sir Richard (ed). The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 19cm x 13cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 9th impression, , 424+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book is tight and clean save for some foxing to block edges, differential fading to endpapers. Dusstwrapper (now protected) has wear to edges and some light staining here and there but still presentable on an old book. Popular collection of twelve essays detailing the Greek achievement in all aspects of civilised life by eminent scholars including Toynbee and Gilbert Murray. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Greece, art, science, philosophy. 9074

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Celtic Mythology, MacCulloch, J.A.
26 Celtic Mythology
MacCulloch, J.A.. Constable, London, 1992. first thus, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 232+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been well read, some wear to exterior edges, foxing to block edges and to endpapers. Dustwrapper is a little worn from handling. Reprint of MacCulloch's classic 1918 account of Celtic folk belief. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: druid, oral, Ireland, hero. 15040

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The Machine in the Garden - Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America, Marx, Leo
27 The Machine in the Garden - Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America
Marx, Leo. OUP, New York, 1968. first thus, Paperback, 204mm x 134mm , 392pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback is well worn around edges, with some creasing and grubbiness from handling, pages otherwise clean. Paperback edition of Marx's engaging discussion of how technology has influenced the American sociocultural experience, notably in the 19th century. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: frontier, railroad, industry, America. 12584

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The Green Man - Companion and Gazetteer, Millar, Ronald
28 The Green Man - Companion and Gazetteer
Millar, Ronald. S.B. Publications, Seaford, East Sussex, 1997. first edition, Paperback, 210mm x 147mm , 88pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback/pamphlet is tight and clean with minimal wear. Owner sticker on first page. A short-compass history of the ancient fertility symbol known in England as the Green Man. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Goodfellow, foliage, fertility. 10743

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Cassava and Chicha - Bread and Beer of the Amazonian Indians, Mowat, Linda
29 Cassava and Chicha - Bread and Beer of the Amazonian Indians
Mowat, Linda. Shire Publications, Princes Risborough, 1989. first edition, Paperback, 210mm x 147mm , 64pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is just a little darkened at spine, else clean and tight with no creasing. Well-illustrated ethnographical account of the foodways of those Amazonian tribes dependent on the manioc plant for a staple. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: manioc, chicha, Amazon, farinha. 10742

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The Emergence of Man, Pfeiffer, John E.
30 The Emergence of Man
Pfeiffer, John E.. Book Club Associates, London, 1973. first thus, Hardback, 225mm x 153mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xxiii prelims, 477pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Private library sticker on inner front board. Spine bumped. Dusting and a litle foxing to block edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is generally worn and scuffed, spine colour faded. Book club edition of Pfeiffer's masterly 1969 narrative of the emergence of behaviorally modern mankind. Catalogue: Anthropology. Keywords: Man, sapiens, homo, prehistory This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 7567

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