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1 A. Kloner; Rashut ha-gannim ha-leummiyyim Sidonian Burial Caves at Maresha, The
Jerusalem National Parks Authority (Israel) 1990 Paperback New 
New glossy pamphlet. Color illustrations. No marks or flaws; no sign of handling or wear. 16-page illustrated tour guide to the archaeological site. Illustrated in color. Text in English and Hebrew. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Allan, Tony The Archaeology of the Afterlife: Deciphering the Past from Tombs,Graves and Mummies
Duncan Baird Publishers 2004 1844830470 / 9781844830473 Hardcover New 
New hardcover in dust jacket. 160 pages, illustrated. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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3 Armstrong, Alan Maori Customs and Crafts
International Specialized Book Service Inc 1973 0854670092 / 9780854670093 Paperback Like New 
Glossy softcover booklet. 8th printing. Informative A - Z picture dictionary, color and black/white. Many text entries. Descriptions of action songs, carving, fishing, meeting houses, poi dances, tattooing, etc. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Ashton, John Modern Street Ballads
Benjamin Blom 1968 Hardcover Very Good 
1968 hardcover reprint of the 1888 original. Clothbound, with pictorial cover. No marks or writing to book. Faint signs of age; no real signs of handling. No dust jacket (doubt if one was issued.) 405 pages. Tight text block, square corners.

The material in the book dates from the first half of the 19th century. When we think of folk ballads, we tend to think of familiar classics found in juvenile literature: songs that have been adapted, performed, and memorized for centuries, handed down through the generations. But browsing through this book will remind you, for every timeless “Barbara Allen” there were dozens of ditties hastily composed and soon forgotten. And yet, tossed-off hack jobs though some of these pieces may be, all of them provide a revealing glimpse into the daily concerns of the average British citizen of the period. Thank goodness someone determined to record the ephemera. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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5 Ba. The Invisible Stranger: The Patten, Maine, Photographs of Arturo Patten
0060192348 / 9780060192341 New 
New hardcover in dust jacket, with no marks or flaws. Clean, bright book; First Printing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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6 Baldessari, John; Paul Auster, David Byrne, Dave Eggers, David Gilbert, Tim Griffin, Andy Grundberg, John O'Brien, Francine Prose, and Peter Schjeldahl Yours in Food, John Baldessari: With Meditations on Eating
Princeton Architectural Press 2004 Hardcover Like New Very Good 
Hardcover in dust jacket. No marks or writing in book. Jacket has a trace of light edge wear, but no tears or damages.

In John Baldessari's Yours in Food, the world-renown artists explores America at the table, savoring the nuances of human experience in his carefully composed vignettes appropriated from video and film.
Reflections on food and eating specially commissioned from a smorgasbord of contemporary writers on culture and the arts, from novelist David Eggers to musician David Byrne, offer up the perfect accompaniment to Baldessari's work. Paired with his images, these humorous, insightful, and, in some cases, bizarre meditations investigate one of the most fundamental and telling of all human experiences. A visual and intellectual feast, Yours in Food is sure to entertain and delight readers of fiction, art history, and cultural criticism and all lovers of food. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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7 Barker's of Kensington Barkers Autumn Book 1938
Pryor Publications 1997 0946014590 / 9780946014590 Paperback As New 
Bright softcover. Vintage reproduction mail order catalogue. A few very slight signs of handling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Bercovici, Konrad The Gypsies In Romania
Kessinger Publishing 2005 1425360289 / 9781425360283 Paperback New 
New softcover. Facsimile of the original printing. NO remainder marks; no signs of use or wear. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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9 Brown, Marjorie A Lady in Boomtown: Miners and Manners on the Nevada Frontier
0874171695 / 9780874171693 Used: Like New 
Prior price sticker on cover - otherwise brand new in glossy paperback binding. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Weddings in the Family, Fife, Dale
10 Fife, Dale Weddings in the Family
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy 1956 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Lili Cassel 
First Printing. Hardcover in dust jacket. 248 pages. No marks or writing in book. Jacket has light soil to rear panel. A very presentable copy.

The true and charming story of the Houck family, Alsatians who emigrated to Toledo, Ohio in the early 1900's. At the core of the family are Mama, Papa, and their three daughters: Helena, Odile and Shatzie, through whose eyes these gay and tender adventure stories told. Includes delightful text illustrations by Lili Cassel. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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11 Fukukita, Yasunosuke Tea cult of Japan (Tourist Library)
Japan Travel Bureau 1965 Hardcover Very Good 
Hardcover in dust jacket. 1965 reprint of the 1935 original edition. No marks or writing in book. Dust jacket has a little wear to edges, with a couple very tiny closed tears. Jacket now under clear mylar protective slip-on sleeve. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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12 Gannon, Paul The Way it Was
P. Gannon 1999 0953621405 / 9780953621408 Paperback Like new 
Bright, unread softcover with no marks or flaws. 380 pages. Like-new, with no sign of handling or wear. Compiled & edited by Paul Gannon. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Hopkins, Andrea The Book of Guinevere: Legendary Queen of Camelot
1887354042 / 9781887354042 New 
Bright, new hardcover in dust jacket. NO marks or flaws; no defects or wear. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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14 Lamb, Charles The Book of the Ranks and Dignities of British Society Lately Attributed to Charles Lamb
Scribner 1924 Hardcover Good 
1924 facsimile of the 1805 original edition. 24 plates (eight are in colours.) Good condition, with no marks or writing in book. Wear to tips, crown of spine. Cloth bubbling a little near the joints. Light dampstain to front side. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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15 Lewis, Brenda Ralph Ritual Sacrifice: A Concise History
Diane Pub Co 2004 0756778417 / 9780756778415 Hardcover New 
New, unread hardcover in dust jacket. 182 pages, illustrated. No marks or flaws. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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16 McNie, Alan Clan Lindsay
Lomond Books 1986 0907614663 / 9780907614661 Paperback As New 
Bright, glossy softcover. 34 pages, illustrated. Fine. NO marks or flaws; no signs of wear or use. 
Price: 32.95 USD
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17 Pinsky, Robert Thousands of Broadways: Dreams and Nightmares of the American Small Town (The Rice University Campbell Lectures)
University Of Chicago Press 2009 0226669440 / 9780226669441 Hardcover New 
Hardcover. First Printing in dust jacket, with no marks or flaws. No sign of handling or shelf-wear. 106 pages.

The author has penned a provocative take on the relationship between artists and small-town America. He explicates passages from Cather, Faulkner and Twain, as well as scenes from filmmakers like Hitchcock and Sturges, and reminiscences about his own upbringing in small town New Jersey. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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Ocracoke: Its History and People, Shears, David
18 Shears, David Ocracoke: Its History and People
Starfish Press 2002 0962280615 / 9780962280610 Paperback New 
New, unread softcover. Paperback: 185 pages. No marks, no wear. Shears, a frequent British visitor, uses interviews with locals to tell the story of Ocracokers. His text is familiar and readable. The core of the book is a history and a number of first-person accounts. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 Stiles, Henry Reed Bundling: Its Origin, Progress and Decline in America
Book Collector's Association 1934 Hardcover Good Fair 
1934 hardcover in dust jacket. Jacket is price clipped and has a bit of wear / damage. Gift inscription to front end-paper. Binding holding up very well. 146 pages , illustrations.

Bundling, or tarrying, is the traditional practice of wrapping two people in a bed together, usually as a part of courting behavior. The tradition is thought to have originated either in the Netherlands or in the British Isles and later became common in colonial United States, especially in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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20 Tittle, Diana Images From the Heart: A Bicentennial Celebration of Cleveland and its People.
Cleveland Bicentennial Commission 1995 0964666715 / 9780964666719 Paperback Like New 
Bright, glossy softcover with no marks or flaws. Really a new, unused book but has a faint trace of shelfwear at very tips. 144 pages, illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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