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Americas Lost (1492-1713 The First Encounter), Levine, Daniel (Editor) / Levi-Strauss, Claude (Foreword By)
1 Americas Lost (1492-1713 The First Encounter)
Levine, Daniel (Editor) / Levi-Strauss, Claude (Foreword By): Bordas; 1992 2040144994 / 9782040144999
Presumed First Edition Soft Cover Fine: 9 x 12 in.: 192 pages Illustrated by Maryse Delaphanche 

003583003583: Translated by John Fergusson and Michael Barry. "This book recreates the lives of the Native American societies at the time of the first confrontation - before they were irrevocably destroyed: from the Tainos of the Caribbean to the Iroquois of the northern woodlands, from the Illinois on the edge of the Great Plains to the Tupinambas of Brazil, and of course the mighty Aztecs of Mexico and Incas of Peru. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : Photographs

Price: 42.50 USD
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Before Columbus: Links Between The Old World And Ancient America, Gordon, Cyrus B.
2 Before Columbus: Links Between The Old World And Ancient America
Gordon, Cyrus B.: Crown Publisher, Inc.; New York, New York 1971 
First Edition: Third Printing Hard Cover Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket: 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 224 pages 

011293011293: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Dustjacket has several repaired edge cuts. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. LCCN# 74-127500. "A revolutionary treatise by one of the world's most eminent scholars, BEFORE COLUMBUS provides startling new evidence linking ancient Mesoamerica with the civilizations of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Thoroughly documented, the culmination of a lifetime of research, the book vividly demonstrates that transoceanic travel across the Atlantic and Pacific to the New World was taking place as long as five thousand years ago."

Price: 59.00 USD
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Inside Latin America, Gunther, John
3 Inside Latin America
Gunther, John: Harper & Brothers; New York, New York 1941 
Hard Cover Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued: 6.25 x 8.75 in.: 498 pages 

006222006222: No Jacket as Issued. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Boards are Light Tan Cloth with colored map on front cover. Small darkened area at bottom of spine. Contains a fold-out map of Latin America. "It attempts to give a picture of the political situation in each Latin American country, an appraisal of its personalities, and a survey of its more pressing problems. If it includes brief historical passages this is because no one can grasp the contemporary realities of Latin America without some knowledge of the background, which is unfamiliar to most of us. "

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Into The Hearts Of The Amazons (In Search Of A Modern Matriarchy), Demott, Tom
4 Into The Hearts Of The Amazons (In Search Of A Modern Matriarchy)
Demott, Tom: University Of Wisconsin Press - Terrace Books; Madison, Wisconsin 2006 0299216403 / 9780299216405
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 268 pages 

005432005432: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Printing Number Line (1 3 5 4 2) . Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Part rousing travel adventure through a little-known world and part popular ethnography, exploring how Zapotec women earned their legendary status in a remote corner of southern Mexico. To satisfy his curiosity about this culture, Tom DeMott journeyed to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where he discovered a thriving modern-day matriarchy among the people of the Isthmus - a cultural crossroads, breeding ground for rebels, and home to a half-million Zapotecs. DeMott integrated himself into the culture by joining in the rites of spring (where women pelt the men with fruit) ; by interviewing the women who control the marketplace where men are rarely seen; and by honoring the saints with drink and dance at all-night ceremonies. Evoking these singular women and their culture, DeMott tackles a primal question: What would life be like if women, rather than men, had the advantage?"

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South American Mythology, Osborne, Harold
5 South American Mythology
Osborne, Harold: Paul Hamlyn, Hamlyn Publishing Group; London, England 1968 0600036316 / 9780600036319
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 8.5 x 11.25 in.: 139 pages 

002178002178: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Illustrated front and back endpapers. 24 pages in colour. Over 100 illustrations in black & white. Fully Indexed. Boards are red cloth with black embossed image on cover and spine lettering. "Our knowledge of the beliefs and traditions of the Andean high cultures, despite the loss of so much evidence, has been implemented with new discoveries and the fact that so much survives in the customs of present day Quechua and Aymara Indians - the direct successors of those who fell to the Spaniards. " If interested, I have the several others volumes in this Mythology Series.

Price: 12.50 USD
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The Ayar - Incas : Volume One - Monuments, Culture, and American Relationships, Poindexter, Miles
6 The Ayar - Incas : Volume One - Monuments, Culture, and American Relationships
Poindexter, Miles: Horace Liveright; New York, New York 1930 
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Very Good with no Dust Jacket: 6.75 x 9.5 in.: 274 pages 

010329010329: Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. No dustjacket. Has name of prior owner at top of front flyleaf and spine is slightly cocked. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Author was U S Senator (1913-23) from Washington and appointed by President Harding as Ambassador to Peru from 1923-28. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Includes frontispiece and over sixty other drawings and photographs throughout book. "As one looks out upon the sea from the deck of a ship plowing along a route of modern commerce and travel, ... to all the principal marts and meetings points of men. This highway leads to most of the centers of culture of ancient and modern times.": Vol. 1

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