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The Art of Mauna Kea: Asian and Oceanic Art at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Aanavi, Don; Rockefeller, Laurence S. (Foreword by)
1 Aanavi, Don; Rockefeller, Laurence S. (Foreword by)
The Art of Mauna Kea: Asian and Oceanic Art at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Honolulu, HI East-West Center 1990 0866381228 / 9780866381222 1st Hardcover Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Cloth, 178 pp., col. illus., biblio.; 31 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Richly illustrated with colour plates. The East-West Center was established in 1960 by the U.S. Congress and the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on the Kohalo Coast, HI. Laurence S. Rockefeller assembled the collection. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Primitive Art, Adam, Leonhard
2 Adam, Leonhard
Primitive Art
London Penguin Books 1954 3rd Mass Market Paperback Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
247 pp.; 18 cm. Firm binding, creased spine. Clean inside copy. Browning. 
Price: 5.95 USD
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Porcelain: A Grosset All-Color Guide, Aldridge, Eileen
3 Aldridge, Eileen
Porcelain: A Grosset All-Color Guide
New York Grosset & Dunlap Hardcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Pictorial cloth boards, 159 pp., col. illus., biblio., index; 22 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning, top edge lightly soiled. 
Price: 4.95 USD
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Calliope's Sisters: A Comparative Study of Philosophies of Art, Anderson, Richard L.
4 Anderson, Richard L.
Calliope's Sisters: A Comparative Study of Philosophies of Art
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall 1990 0131554255 / 9780131554252 Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, 320 pp., illus.; 23 cm. Tight, clean copy. CONTENTS: Introduction: Calliope's sisters; pt. 1. 1. San aesthetics: the enhancement of life in a foraging society; 2. Eskimo aesthetics: art as transformer of realities; 3. Aboriginal Australian aesthetics: sacramental union with the eternal dreamtime; 4. Aesthetics of the Sepik: powerful spirits and phallic aggression in New Guinea; 5. Navajo aesthetics: a unity of art and life; 6. Yoruba aesthetics: goodness and beauty in West Africa; 7. Aztec aesthetics: flower and song; 8. Aesthetics in early India: Rasa and the theory of transcendental enjoyment; 9. Japanese aesthetics: an exultation of beauty and bliss; 10. Western aesthetics: a quartet of traditions; pt. 2. 11. Introduction to part two; 12. Comparative aesthetics: the many faces of the muse; 13. Art as culturally significant meaning; 14. Style, feeling, and skill; 15. Epilogue: Western aesthetics in cross-cultural perspective. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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The World of Buddhism, Bechert, Heinz, and Gombrich, Richard (Joint Editors)
5 Bechert, Heinz, and Gombrich, Richard (Joint Editors)
The World of Buddhism
London and New York Thames and Hudson 1991 0500276285 / 9780500276280 Paperback Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
308 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 30 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. With 297 illustrations, 82 in colour. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Man Came This Way: Objects from the Phil Berg Collection, Berg, Phil (Catalogue by)
6 Berg, Phil (Catalogue by)
Man Came This Way: Objects from the Phil Berg Collection
Los Angeles Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1971 0875870430 / 9780875870434 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue Oblong 
211 pp., illus. (part col.), maps, biblio.; 22 x 28 cm. Edition of 5000 copies. Catalogue of the exhibition held March 9-May 30, 1971 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Objects divided into 7 sections: 1. Mesopotamia, The Levant, Egypt; 2. Greece, Rome, and the West; 3. The Orient; 4. Oceania and the Pacific Basin; 5. The Pre-Columbian Americas; 6. Negro Africa; 7. And To Today. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, Bergreen, Laurence
7 Bergreen, Laurence
Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu
New York Alfred A. Knopf; A Borzoi Book 2007 140004345X / 9781400043453 Hardcover Fine Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall SIGNED
415 pp., [24] pp. of plates, illus. (chiefly col.), maps, biblio., index; 25 cm. SIGNED by author on a bookplate pasted onto the front free endpaper. A fine copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from the acclaimed author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe . comes the first fully authoritative biography of one of the most enchanting figures in world history. / Laurence Bergreen is the prize-winning author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, as well as James Agee: A Life; Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life; Capone: The Man and the Era; and As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin, each considered the definitive work on its subject. A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in New York City. As part of the research for this book, he traveled Marco Polo's route across Mongolia and China." - Publisher. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, Bergreen, Laurence
8 Bergreen, Laurence
Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu
New York Alfred A. Knopf; A Borzoi Book 2007 140004345X / 9781400043453 1st Hardcover Fine Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
415 pp., [24] pp. of plates, illus. (chiefly col.), maps, biblio., index; 25 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. "As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from the acclaimed author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe . comes the first fully authoritative biography of one of the most enchanting figures in world history. / Laurence Bergreen is the prize-winning author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, as well as James Agee: A Life; Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life; Capone: The Man and the Era; and As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin, each considered the definitive work on its subject. A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in New York City. As part of the research for this book, he traveled Marco Polo's route across Mongolia and China." - Publisher. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Painting in the Far East: An Introduction to the History of Pictorial Art in Asia, Especially China and Japan, Binyon, Laurence
9 Binyon, Laurence
Painting in the Far East: An Introduction to the History of Pictorial Art in Asia, Especially China and Japan
New York Dover Publications, Inc. 1959 3rd Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xx, 297 pp., bib. notes, index; 24 cm. Good+. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light dust spotting/edges. Age toning. 
Price: 4.95 USD
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10 Binyon, Laurence
The Spirit of Man in Asian Art: Being the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures Delivered in Harvard University 1933-34
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1935 Hardcover Very Good No DJ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Cloth, gilt, xv, 217 pp., 70 pl.; 23 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Gilt lettering on spine faded. Browning. A solid copy. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions, Bonami, Francesco (Curated by); Friedman, Thomas L., and Schorr, Collier, and Grachos, Louis, and Phillips, Joann, and Foshay-Miller, Bobbie (Essays by)
11 Bonami, Francesco (Curated by); Friedman, Thomas L., and Schorr, Collier, and Grachos, Louis, and Phillips, Joann, and Foshay-Miller, Bobbie (Essays by)
Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions
Santa Fe, NM SITE Santa Fe 1997 0965058328 / 9780965058322 1st Paperback Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
107 pp., illus. (some col.); 28 cm. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Site Santa Fe, July 18 to October 12, 1997. Firm binding, clean inside copy. An international selection of artists. CONTENTS: Roll over hawks and doves, by Thomas Friedman; Truce: visions beyond the abyss, by Francesco Bonami; Track star, by Collier Schorr; Site Santa Fe, by Louis Grachos; An art place, by Joann Phillips and Bobbie Foshay-Miller. 
Price: 24.99 USD
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East-West in Art: Patterns of Cultural & Aesthetic Relationships, Bowie, Theodore Robert, in collaboration with Davidson, J. Leroy; Wittkower, Rudolf (Introduction by)
12 Bowie, Theodore Robert, in collaboration with Davidson, J. Leroy; Wittkower, Rudolf (Introduction by)
East-West in Art: Patterns of Cultural & Aesthetic Relationships
Indianapolis Indiana University Press 1966 Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
191 pp., illus., facsims., maps, biblios., index; 26 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. CONTENTS: Preface; Chronological Chart; Map; Introduction, by Rudolf Wittkower; I Style--East and West, by J. Le Roy Davidson; II Confrontations and Far-Eastern Anticipations, by Theodore Bowie; III Cultural Diffusion from An-Yang to the Danube, by William Samolin; IV The Art of the Silk Route, by Jane Gaston Mahler; V Iran between East and West, by Dorothy G. Shepherd; VI Cultural and Artistic Interchanges in Modern Times, by Theodore Bowie; VII A Bibliography of Discovery, by Richard B. Reed; VIII Foreigner--Barbarian--Monster, by Denis Sinor; IX Iconography of the Universal Hero, by Theodore Bowie; Index. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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13 Brain, Robert
The Decorated Body
New York Harper & Row, Publishers 1983 0060104589 / 9780060104580 1st Hardcover Very Good No DJ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 192 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 25 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Spine slightly rolled at the crown, age toning. Stated "First U.S. Edition." A solid copy, lacking the DJ. Profusely illustrated. CONTENTS: The Painted Body; The Tattooed Body; The Scarred Body; The Mutilated Body; The Plastic Body; The Symbolic Body; The Animal Body; The Social Body; The Religious Body; Passage Rites. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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British Museum Guide, British Museum; Pope-Hennessy, John, Sir (Foreword by)
14 British Museum; Pope-Hennessy, John, Sir (Foreword by)
British Museum Guide
London British Museum 1976 071410048X / 9780714100487 Paperback Very Good Handbook of the Collection 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
295 pp., illus. (some col.), index; 25 cm. Maps drawn by Michael Robinson. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Profusely illustrated with antiquities from the permanent collection. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Love's Picture Book: The History of Pleasure and Moral Indignation: Exotic Horizons, Brusendorff, Ove, and Henningsen, Poul; Gress, Elsa (Translated by)
15 Brusendorff, Ove, and Henningsen, Poul; Gress, Elsa (Translated by)
Love's Picture Book: The History of Pleasure and Moral Indignation: Exotic Horizons
Copenhagen Veta Publishers 1960 Paperback Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 159 pp., illus.; 22 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Edges lightly soiled. Age toning. Dust jacket, worn at extremities, protected in a mylar book cover. Erotic, non-Western art (chiefly Asian). 
Price: 24.95 USD
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16 Burenhult, Goran (Edited by)
The Illustrated History of Humankind, 5 Volumes
St. Lucia, Qld University of Queensland Press 1994 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
5 vols., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 32 cm. COMPLETE SET. Near fine. Firm bindings, clean inside copies. Light shelfwear to boards, age toning. Dust jackets, with light edgewear, protected in mylar book covers. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Includes: Vol. 1. The First Humans: Human Origins and History to 10,000 BC; Vol. 2. People of the Stone Age: Hunter-gatherers and Early Farmers; Vol. 3. Old World Civilizations: The Rise of Cities and States; Vol. 4. New World and Pacific Civilizations: Cultures of America, Asia, and the Pacific; Traditional Peoplees Today: Continuity and Change in the Modern World. 
Price: 119.95 USD
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The Landscape in Art, Carli, Enzo; Cinotti, Mia (Edited by), and Fitton, Mary (Translated by)
17 Carli, Enzo; Cinotti, Mia (Edited by), and Fitton, Mary (Translated by)
The Landscape in Art
New York William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1980 0688036783 / 9780688036782 Hardcover Good Very Good Ex-Library 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 318 pp., col. illus., biblio., indexes; 29 cm. First published, 1979, under title: Paesaggio. Translated from the Italian. Withdrawn from library collection, with usual markings, otherwise very good. No writing in text. DJ in mylar. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Larousse Encyclopedia of Archaeology, Charles-Picard, Gilbert (Edited by); Ward, Anne (Translated by)
18 Charles-Picard, Gilbert (Edited by); Ward, Anne (Translated by)
Larousse Encyclopedia of Archaeology
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1972 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 432 pp., illus., biblio., index; 30 cm. First published, 1969. Translated from the French. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket, price-clipped on front flap, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. Profusely illustrated, with several colour plates. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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World Ceramics: An Illustrated History, Charleston, Robert J. (Edited by)
19 Charleston, Robert J. (Edited by)
World Ceramics: An Illustrated History
New York McGraw-Hill Book Company 1968 1st Hardcover Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 352 pp., illus. (part col.), maps, index; 35 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light edgewear to boards, age toning. First Edition. Dust jacket, worn at spine ends, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. A panoramic history of ceramic art. Profusely illustrated. CONTENTS: The nature of ceramic history; summary of basic techniques; Mesopotamian pottery; Slip-painted pottery of Iran and Afghanistan; The Fatimid pottery of Egypt; Sgraffiato wares of North and North-West Iran; Seljuq fine wares of Iran; Seljuq pottery of Mesopotamia (Raqqa and Rustafa); Seljuq pottery in Asia Minor; Persian pottery; Mamluk wares of Egypt and Syria; Blue-and-white wares of Iran and Syria; Ottoman-Turkish pottery; Pottery of the Safavid and Kajar periods of Iran; Europe: the lead-glaze tradition and salt-glazed stoneware; Byzantine pottery; Stoneware; Europe: the tin-glaze tradition; The development of maiolica (majolica); The influence of China and dominance of Delft; The 18th century: the dominance of France and influence of European porcelain; European porcelain; Early soft-paste porcelain; German hard-paste porcelain; The dominance of Se`vres; French soft-paste porcelain; French hard-paste porcelain; Staffordshire and the rise of industrialism; Lead-glazed and variegated wares; White salt-glazed stoneware; Creamware; The role of Thomas Whieldon; Wedgwood pottery; Other Staffordshire potters; The Leeds pottery and other centres; Pottery in an industrial age; The modern movement in industrial ceramics; Artist-potters from 1860; Glossary of terms; Factory marks. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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The Lost Continent of Mu, Churchward, James
20 Churchward, James
The Lost Continent of Mu
New York William Edwin Rudge 1926 1st Hardcover Very Good Very Good Collectible 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
315 pp., front. (port.), illus. (incl. maps); 24 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Expected browning. Dust jacket, with moderate edgewear, protected in a mylar book cover. First Edition. "All matters of science in this work are based on the translations of certain ancient Naacal tablets which I discovered in India many years ago. These tablets were written either in Burma or in Mu." - Preface. The lost continent was "in the middle of the Pacific ocean where now we find only water and the sky and groups of small islands which are today called the South Sea Islands." - cf. p. 22. 
Price: 99.95 USD
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