NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY: Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon: Gold and Emerald Treasures of Colombia

Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon: Gold and Emerald Treasures of Colombia. National History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1981. ISBN: 0960651403. Unmarked. Good. Paperback. (#26333) $10.00

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Illustrated throughout. Includes essays by Peter T. Furst, Peter C. Keller, William B. Lee and Kenneth Ruddle, C. Reichel-Dolmatoff, Richard Evans Schultes and Alec Bright. Introduction by Luis Duque Gomez.

Topics include Colombian Emeralds, Gold Pectorals, Gold Working, Pre-Colombian Gold Working, Colombian Indian Cosmology, and more.

ORDNANCE SURVEY: Hadrian’s Wall

Ordnance Survey: Hadrian’s Wall. Director General of the Ordnance Suvey, Southapmton, 1975. Unmarked. Good. Map. (#26318) $14.00

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Two inches to one mile. Second edition of map first published in 1964. Hadrian’s Wall, also called the Roman Wall, Picts’ Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in AD 122 in the reign of the emperor Hadrian.

ORDNANCE SURVEY: The Antonine Wall

Ordnance Survey: The Antonine Wall. Director General of the Ordnance Suvey, Southapmton, 1969. Unmarked. Very Good. Map. (#26317) $30.00

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2.5 inch map. The Antonine Wall, known to the Romans as Vallum Antonini, was a turf fortification on stone foundations, built by the Romans across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland, between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde.

YU-MING, S: Chinese History in Brief

Yu-ming, Shaw. Chinese History in Brief. Kwang Hwa Publishing Co., 1991. Unmarked. Beautiful color images. Published in Taiwan, ROC. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26316) $12.00

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Survey goes from Ancient History through Recent Developments in the ROC (Republic of China) at the end of the 20th century. 49p. Measures 6×9 inches.

COME-PACKT: Illustrated Mission Furniture Catalog, 1912-13: Come-Packt Furniture Company

Illustrated Mission Furniture Catalog, 1912-13: Come-Packt Furniture Company, book coverLinoff, Victor M. (editor). Illustrated Mission Furniture Catalog, 1912-13: Come-Packt Furniture Company. Dover Publications, Inc., 1991. ISBN: 0486265293. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26309) $10.00

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A comprehensive home furnishings catalog from the height of the popularity of Mission design, reprinted from a rare original, illustrating and describing over 400 items from beds and highboys to arm chairs and kitchen cabinets, many designed to be shipped knocked-down for reassembly at home.

Also invaluable information on woods, finishes, upholstery, colors, more. Color swatches reprinted in color to show the the various stain and leather options available.

Measures 9×12 inches.

BURROUGHS, WJ: Climate Change in Prehistory: The End of the Reign of Chaos

Burroughs, William J. Climate Change in Prehistory: The End of the Reign of Chaos. Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN: 0521824095. Unmarked text. Previous owner’s name stamped on front end page and edge. Good. Hardcover. (#26308) $12.00

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By setting our genetic history in the context of climate change during prehistory, the origin of many features of our modern world are identified and presented in this illuminating book.

Topics include Cave Painting, the Climate of the last 100,000 years, Life in the Ice Age, Recorded history, our climatic inheritance, the future, and more.

Appendix on Dating. Glossary. References. Bibliography. Index. 256p.

PETTIGREW, D: Old Irvine (North Ayrshire, Scotland)

Pettigrew, David. Old Irvine (North Ayrshire, Scotland) Stenlake Publishing, 1997. ISBN: 1872074898. Unmarked. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26297) $10.00

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Irvine’s rich history is recorded in photographs. It was an ancient settlement, in medieval times a royal burgh, and now a new town on the coast of the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland. 52p. Bibliography. Measures 9.5×11 inches (oblong).