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THE BUFFALO PEOPLE:  PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS., Bryan, Liz.
1 Bryan, Liz. THE BUFFALO PEOPLE: PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS.
Edmonton University of Alberta Press 1991 0888642210 / 9780888642219 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
215 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. "The prehistoric nomadic inhabitants of Canada had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before Europeans came to North America they had no guns, no horses, no hard metals. What clues we have come primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence - little bits of stone and bone and pottery, refuse heaps and fire pits, ancient villages and burials, fingerprints and prehistoric blood. Yet theirs is a long and triumphant story of survival, a story that is even now just beginning to be told." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two small minoe corner creases, very slight lean to spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
2 Cornetet, Wendell H. METHODS OF MEASUREMENT.
Grosset & Dunap, New York, 1943, reprint. 
135 pp, 4to, hard cover (no dust jacket) with ruler and protractor in pocket at rear. Profusely in b&w with drawings and photos. Covers: Linear Measure; Outside and Inside Calipers; Micrometer Calipers, Vernier Calipers; Geometrical Measurements; Commonly Used Gages; Wood and Metal Fastening Screws; Manufacture and Measurement of Nails; Weights and Volumes; Density; Measuring Density of Liquids and Solids; Specific Gravity; Determining Specific Gravity of Solids; ...Determining Special Properties of Materials; Measuring Elasticity; Measuring Tensile Strength of Wire; Heat and Termperature, etc., etc. with reports and tests. Interior - pages browning lightly, minor soiling, otherwise sound. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, darkening to text block edges, three small liquid marks on rear board. A Good reference copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Davies, Lyn. A IS FOR OX: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ALPHABET.
London Folio Society 2006 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Lyn Davies. 
127 pp, 7 3/4" H. Bound in full maroon cloth blocked in a pattern in orange and gilt, gilt lettering & emblem on spine, burnt orange endpapers. Illustrated throught in black, white and orange with alphabets, maps, drawings, etc. Plain orange slipcase. Contents: Introduction: What is the alphabet?; How did writing begin?; The alphabet emerges; The alphabet spreads; Majuscules to miniscules; Key eras; The alphabet now; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Book is Fine. Slipcase has a small soiling mark on one side panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
4 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Macdonald, Colin F. KNOSSOS.
London Folio Society 2005 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Reginald Piggott, maps. 
254 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 maps/plans, fold-out palace plan in pocket at rear. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** Contents: A Note on Chronology; A Note on the Plans; Introduction; Acknowledgements; The First Inhabitants; The Origins of the Minoan Age; The Beginnings of Public Architecture; The Foundation of a Palace; The Sources of Palace Civilization; Consolidation; A New Palace?; The West and South Approaches; The Heart of the Palace; The Northern Area; The Residential Quarter; A Remodelled Palace; The Mycenaean Era; The Bureau-cratic Palace; Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Index. Small bump at top corner of both boards, very light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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