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FROM MY PEOPLE:  400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE., Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor.  (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.)
1 Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor. (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.) FROM MY PEOPLE: 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE.
New York W.W. Norton 2002 0393047989 / 9780393047981 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
736 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and color illustrations. Promotion bookmark laid in. "Folklore displays the heart and soul of a people. African American folklore no only hands down traditions and wisdom through the generations, it tells the history of a people who were banned from reading and writing during slavery. (This anthology) collects a wealth of tales that have survived and been adapted throughout the years, many featuring characters (like Brer' Rabbit) and motifs from Africa. (It) leaves out no genre of folklore, including everything from proverbs and recipes to folk songs and rumors." Chapter headings: Folktales; Folk Music (Spirituals and Other Freedom Songs / Blues / Ballads and Other Folk Songs / Zydeco and Ballads from Louisian Creoles of Color / Rap); The Style of Soul; Folk Arts and Crafts (Carvings and Sculptures / Pottery / Dolls and Other Toys / Musical Instruments / Everyday Objects / Graffiti); Sermons and Other Speeches; Family Folklore and Personal Memorates; Soul Food; Proverbs and Other Memorable Sayings; Folk Rhymes, Work Songs, and Shouts; Riddles and Other Verbal Tests and Contests; Superstitions and Other Folk Beliefs; The Rumor Mill; Techlore. One page with a very small corner crease, small tear in paper at top of front hinge - repaired. Dust jacket has very light wear at top of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
2 Grant, Michael. Introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. POMPEII & HERCULANEUM: CITIES OF VESUVIUS.
London Folio Society 2005 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Reginald Piggott, maps. 
196 pp, 9 15/16" H. Bound in khaki-coloured full cloth, blocked with a design in black and gold by Nick Hardcastle, gold lettering on spine. Map endpapers, colour plates, b&w plans/maps. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Acknowledgements; The History of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Vesuvius; The Towns and Their Meeting Places; Temples, Gods and Goddesses, and Philosophers; Private Houses in Town and Country; Paintings, Mosaics and Furniture; Farms and Trades; Public Life and Sexual Life; Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Index. "The text of this edition is that of the (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971) first edition, with minor emendations." Small light bump at top corner of both boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS MODELING MAGAZINE.  VOLUME 3  NUMBER 1., Verlinden, Francois; Peeters, Willy; Letterman, Bob.
3 Verlinden, Francois; Peeters, Willy; Letterman, Bob. VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS MODELING MAGAZINE. VOLUME 3 NUMBER 1.
Lier, Belgium Verlinden Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
30 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, b&w drawings. Contents: "Down the Lazy River": A brief view on the latest TAMIYA release, the US Navy PBR "PIBBER" Patrol Boat; A Sturmtiger Morser Conversion; "I Spy": Gulf War linkage systems; 82nd Airborne Paratrooper: Photographic coverage of gear and equipment; The "HOG" A-10 Thunderbolt II: Digging for Tanks; Road to Beirut: Lebanon '82; Modelers in Focus; Tools & Techniques: Constructing, Painting and Displaying 1/4 Scale small arms; American Graffiti. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small old price label on front cover, minor edge wear, light rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
THE ROMAN EMPIRE., Wells, Colin.
4 Wells, Colin. THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1992 Second Edition, Updated. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
366 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps/plans. "In this updated edition of his classic work, Colin Wells offers a vivid, sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235. He has three aims: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Wells centers his narrative in a comprehensive chronological account of Roman political life from Augustus to the Severans. Interspersed are lively discussions of events occuring outside Rome and conditions throughout the rest of the empire. Reflecting the most recent scholarship, Wells pays particular attention to what literary and archaeological sources can reveal about Roman art and architecture, religion, education, law, and government." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, thin 1" light stain on top of two page leaves, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine/front hinge area - very light elsewhere, some light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Crescent, Avenel, New Jersey, 1992. 
144 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517069520 Profusely illustrated with over 250 colour photographs. "Ever since men first went to war in airplanes, they have decorated their aircraft with their own highly unique art form. (This book) surveys the 80-year history of this unofficial artwork, from World War I to the Gulf War. The author, himself once a combat pilot, examines the origins of this art, how it was developed over time, and how it boosts the morale of those facing the daily stress of battle. The superb illustrations survey nose art's many themes, from fierce animals to cartoon characters, from female caricatures to complex science fiction scenes." Tiny dints on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has very light wear at top of spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, archivally taped 2" tear on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD

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