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Image for Costumi Africa Orientale Postcard Series 29 Young African Woman Jewelry (1920's)

Costumi Africa Orientale Postcard Series 29 Young African Woman Jewelry (1920's)

By: N/A

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Naples, Italy, 1920's

Seller ID: 1163

Condition: Near fine


Beautiful postcard with a close-up view of a lovely young African woman in her native dress with emphasis on her many pieces of jewelry. The sepia tone is quite attractive and the card is unused -- no writing to the divided back and no postal stamps. I have a total of 29 of these from Series 29. Card will arrive in plastic sleeve View more info

Image for Postcard Costumi Africa Orientale Series 29 Mother & Baby (circa 1920's)

Postcard Costumi Africa Orientale Series 29 Mother & Baby (circa 1920's)

By: N/A

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Naples, Italy, Vaverio Baldacchini: 1920's

Seller ID: `1126

Condition: Very good


Beautiful postcard with a close-up view of a y young African woman in her native dress with her baby on her back.The sepia tone is quite attractive and the card is unused -- no writing to the divided back and no postal stamps. I have a total of 29 of these from Series 29. Card will arrive in plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for World's Fair Chicago 1934 How Firestone High Speed Tires Are Made

World's Fair Chicago 1934 How Firestone High Speed Tires Are Made

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Firestone Tire & R=ubber Company: 1931

Edition: World's Fair Edition

Seller ID: 1518

Condition: Near fine


Crisp clean booklet with just a few tiny isolated spots of edge wear. Paper is amazingly supple. Booklet measures 5"x8" and has 32 counted pages. Many photographs printed with a saturation of ink -- very handsome. Booklet advertises not just the tires though -- there's also batteries, spark plugs, tire rims, break lining. cushion connectors and flexible couplings, garden hose, industrial flooring -- and even boots. Interesting and well designed. View more info

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The Art Bulletin June 2006 (Andy Warhol's Silver Elvises)

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, College Art Association: 2006

Edition: Vol. LXXXVIII. No. 2

Seller ID: 1533

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome high quality magazine printed on coated paper. Many articles, but I bought it for the one about Andy Warhol and his Silver Elvises. The article is a very long one at 17 pages measuring 9"x11" and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. The author, David McCarthy, titled the article "Andy Warhol's Silver Elvises; Meaning Though Context at the Ferus Gallery in 1963." Wonderful not only for Elvis and Andy fans, but those who like the movies of the period. Other articles include ancient art, 17th century art, Louis Kahn, and Judaic Threads in West African tapestries.... View more info

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Postcard Battaglione Coloniale (Ethiopian war circa 1939)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Rome, Italy, V.E. Boer: 1939

Edition: Edizioni d'Arte #LXXXVI

Seller ID: 1621

Condition: Very good condition


Very crisp, clean, unused postcard depicting in bright colors the Ethiopian War. No writing and no stamps. Measures 4"x6". We have several others which are likewise titled Battaglione Coloniale and others that have the same type of art, but have different titles. View more info

Image for Postcard Dubat Somalia/Italiana (Ethiopian War 1930's)

Postcard Dubat Somalia/Italiana (Ethiopian War 1930's)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rome, Italy, V.E. Boeri: circa 1930's

Edition: Ediz. d'Arte

Seller ID: 1638

Condition: Very good


Very handsome slightly oversized postcard showing a Dubat fighter. The name Dubat means white turban and was used to identify troops from Italian Somaliland. There is no date, but the Dubats were hired in great numbers by the Italians during the Ethiopian War of the 30'. Card is unused and measures 4"x6". The little black spots you see on the front of the card are not a defect -- they're birds in flight! We have several other cards from the Ethiopian War too. View more info

Image for Postcard 8 Gruppo Di Battaglione Eritrei (Africa Orientale Italiana)

Postcard 8 Gruppo Di Battaglione Eritrei (Africa Orientale Italiana)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Rome, Italy, V.E. Boeri: No date (circa 1930's)

Edition: Edizioni d'Arte

Seller ID: 1645

Condition: Near Fine Condition


A very handsome card featuring the 8th battalion of Eritria located in the Horn of Africa. There is no date here, but is part of the Ethopian war. In 1936 Eritria, Italian Somalia and the newly conquered Ethiopia were merged under Italian rule and Eritrea became an industrial center. Card is very clean and bright and had not been used. It's slightly oversized at 4"x6-1/4". View more info

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Textile Museum Journal 1977

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., The Textile Museum: 1977

Edition: Volume IV, number 4

Seller ID: 1758

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful annual magazine with much information on all sorts of fine textiles. I have another earlier issue, but this one grew significantly in size. Articles discuss Ming Mandarin Squares, two remarkable 15th century carpets from Spain, classic Greek textiles from Nymphaeum, practical definitions for three openwork techniques, traditional Berber weaving in Central Morocco, a Peruvian crossed-warp weave, and highstate caps of the Kongo and Mbundu peoples. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs printed on quality coated paper. Magazine measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 100 pages. O... View more info

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Bookplate Mary Foster Nassau

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Unknown location, Unknown publisher: Prior to 1884

Seller ID: 2423

Condition: Fine condition


This is a very attractive personalized bookplate showing what appears to be a photograph of Mary Foster Nassau and her husband, Robert Hamill Nassau, who was both an ordained Presbyterian minister and medical doctor. Mary was his second wife who accompanied him to central Africa near the Ogowe River where they, along with Robert Nassau's sister, Isabelle, served as missionaries. Mary died in 1884. Her husband retired in Pennsylvania and in 1909 wrote a book titled "The Path She Trod: A Memorial of Mary Foster Nassau." Bookplate is clean and unused and measures 3-1/2" x 4-1/2". Very nice for a ... View more info

Image for Postcards American Museum of Natural History Series IX -- Masks

Postcards American Museum of Natural History Series IX -- Masks

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York City, The american Museum of Natural History: Unknown (pre-postal code)

Seller ID: 2544

Condition: Very good condition


Very nice clean black and white postcards showing a portion of the masks in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History.There is no date, but it's prior to the use of a two digit postal card inserted between the city and state of an address. No cards have been used and each is identified on the back. The only disappointing defect is a small abrasion on the face of one card -- see photo of the individual card. Otherwise just a small bit of wear to a couple corners. The bottom edge of all are serrated as per design -- the remaining three edges are not. Masks derive from The Bampende... View more info

Image for Missa Luba Mass In Congolese Style For Mixed Chorus With Tenor Soloist and Percussion (1997)

Missa Luba Mass In Congolese Style For Mixed Chorus With Tenor Soloist and Percussion (1997)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Van Nuys, California, Alfred Publishing Company: 1997

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 2570

Condition: Near fine conditiobn


Very handsome cover on this tall music book which measures 7" x 10-1/2" with 56 pages. The music is from the Congo style, an African spin on the religious Mass used in churches. All aspects of the Mass are included from the Kyrie to the Agnus Dei, The lyrics are all in English. The first edition of this booklet came out in 1969. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with just a few penciled comments which could easily be erased. I didn't because they can sometimes be helpful. View more info

Image for Postcards Animals American Museum of Natural History (Akeley African Hall 12 cards)

Postcards Animals American Museum of Natural History (Akeley African Hall 12 cards)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York City, American Museum of Natural History: Pre-1943 (no 2-digit postal code)

Seller ID: 2587

Condition: Fine condition


Here we have a dozen postcards photographed in black and white showing wild animals which were preserved in Akeley African Hall of the American Museum of Natural History.The Akeley was named for Carl Akeley, naturalist, photographer, sculptor, and taxidermist. It was he who envisioned the hall in 1909 and collected many of the specimens for it. There are extensive descriptions on the back of each card. Subjects include an East African Plains Group, Gerenuk, White-Mantled Colobus, Giraffe and Grant Gazelle,Chimpanzee, Greater Koodoo, Mountain Gorilla, Klipspringer, African Elephant, African Li... View more info

Image for Postcards Costumi Africa Orientale (16 views)

Postcards Costumi Africa Orientale (16 views)

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Napoli, Italy, Ditta Carcavallo: Unknown date

Seller ID: 3073

Condition: Near fine condition


Here we have 16 sepia toned postcards which are unused. No writing to divided back and no postage and/or stamping. The cards are part of a series titled Costumi Africa Orientale and were published in Italy. All are very clean and crisp and each will arrive in its own brand new plastic sleeve. The cost per card is $3. View more info

Image for ART/artifact: African Art Through Western Eyes

ART/artifact: African Art Through Western Eyes

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, The Carnegie Museum of art: 1989

Seller ID: 4077

Condition: Very good condition


This envelope full of loose items is something I bought ages ago and re-found it yesterday in a box in the storage closet. I like to rummage around n them to see what I have. As you can see from the pictures, this is a handsome envelope with the same graphic on the pages inside. They aren't bound as designed, but has text on both sides of each page. The contents page includes an intoduction, maps, items from the Carnegie Museum of Art Collevtion which are illustrated with black and ewhite photso. Also included are recommended books, five 4"x7"postcards, two, 5"x7" postcards and five 6" x 7-1/... View more info

Image for Collier's Magazine January 12, 1946. African

Collier's Magazine January 12, 1946. African

By: Brig. Gen. Julius C. Holmes

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Springfield, Ohio, The Cowell-Collier pulishing Company: 1946

Edition: Vol. 17, No. 2

Seller ID: 4725

Condition: Very good condition


Colliers's issues are most intresting and this one is no diferent. The front cover shows a handsome portrait of General Eisenhower. The article that goes with it was written by Brig. Gen. Julius C. Holmes and named it "Eisenhowr's African Gamble." There is also fction and many articles including thse: No Peace in Palestine, Show Girl Chaperon and more. There are also adsf or William Penn Blended Whiskey, Jeep,Chesterfield Cigarettes, Ethyl Corporation, Kelvinator, Dixie Belle Gin and more. The mgazine is clean and tightly bound with just a small chip to the top edge of the fron cover. View more info

Image for Karanis: An Egyptian Town in Roman Times

Karanis: An Egyptian Town in Roman Times

By: Elaine K. Gazda

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kelesey Museum of Archaeology, The University of Michigan: 1983

Seller ID: 4070

Condition: First printing


This booklet is like brand new, even though it's dated 1983. It derived from the discoveries the Univierty of Michigan's Expedition to Egypt from 1924-1935. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 50 pristine pages.There are many photos from the lengthly trip, and quite a few drawings.The contents include these chapters: "Karanis In Perspective; The Rural Economy; Domestic Life; and The Temples and the Gods. View more info

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Handbook of Liberian Ferns

By: Harleym, Winifred J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ganta, Liberia, Ganta Mission: No date stated

Seller ID: 2179

Condition: Very Good Condition


Book is perfect bound with no creasing to spine. Paper is crisp and clean inside and out and there is no cover lift and no names or writing. The only fault is a small bit of wear to corners of spine at top and bottom. Book measures 5-1/2"x 8" and has 114 pages. Many detailed drawings show the various specimens. Text is generous -- there is no date. Not commonly found. View more info

Image for Timbers of West Africa (1968)

Timbers of West Africa (1968)

By: Jay, B. Alwyn

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe, England, Timber Research and Development Association: 1968

Edition: Third edtion

Seller ID: 2619

Condition: Good-plus condition


Clean, tightly bound booklet which offers an amazing amount of information on the trees of West Africa. It measures 4-1/2" x 7" and has 98 pages, plus two pages of conversion tables. The cover has two stamps, one from each previous owner -- the Thompson Mahogany Company and Winterich's Library (a private library of a business). Each entry provides data about additional names of a species, its distribution, the tree itself, its timber, its strength, its durability, seasoning it, workign qualities, uses, and supplies. Would be of interest to woodworkers and artists, as well as those who apprecia... View more info

Image for The Spur Magazine September, 1939 (Polar Exploration, Women in Tennis)

The Spur Magazine September, 1939 (Polar Exploration, Women in Tennis)

By: Krows, Arthur Edwin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Angus Company: 1939

Edition: Vol. 64, No.3

Seller ID: 2624

Condition: Very Good condition


The Spur touted itself as "a magine of the good things in life" and it was, even during the Depression, This issue covers a lot of ground, including polar exploration trips, the national celebration of the Walking Horse; Women amateurs in tennis, county fairs, King George VI sportsman, safari to the Belgian Congo, art at the Metropolitan Museum, and alcohol and why it would never be outlawed. The magazine is oversized at 10" x 14" with 56 pages. Major ads are for the Sherry Netherlands Hotel, the Plaza Hotel and Jamaica. The magazine is clean and tightly bound with two small tears, one to the... View more info

Image for Portals to Eternity; The Necropolis at Terenouthis in Lower Egypt -- 1987

Portals to Eternity; The Necropolis at Terenouthis in Lower Egypt -- 1987

By: McCleary, Roger V.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Museum of Archaeology University of Michigan: 1987

Seller ID: 4076

Condition: Fine, As New


This is a crisp, beautiful booklet which was published using the informationgarnered by the Michigan University's Reconnaissance Expedition Kom Abou Billou, the Nicopolis of Ancient Terenouthis from March to April, 1935. There are no defects of note. the beoklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 15 pages with many photographs throughout.I have photographed the Contents page so you cna see it (I hope). View more info