Full Leather. 288 pp. Hours 49-92. Original dark brown calf is scratched and scuffed. Corners bumped and rubbed. Rear board hanging by a few threads. Spine cracked and title obscured. The book is missing all prelims and blanks, including t.p. On fpd is armorial bookplate of T. Brougham. There is also some very old handwriting, but it is indecipherable. The first page of the book is torn in half, with most text missing. There are scattered marks within, but the text block is basically clean and tight. Printed on nice rag paper. One volume of a famous old tale reprinted at various times; this appears to be from the early 1800's. Fair.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. 274, 359 pp. B/w photo ills, occasional maps, one color frontis. Vol. 1 Subtitle: "Monuments, Culture, and American Relationships." Vol. 2: "Aryan Asiatic Origins." Handsome dark red books are ruled front and spine in black. Gilt lettering on spine. Spines lightly sunned; V.1 has a few light spots. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Fore-and bottom edges untrimmed. Peach colored dust jackets are lettered in navy, trimmed with red. Dust Jackets are price-clipped. Spines soiled. Each dust jacket has a few edge chips. Contents clean and tight.
"A history and evaluation of a vanished and magnificent civilization." The writer's goal is to show that the ancient Inca civilization had Asian origins. Contains much history. Very Good / Very Good.
London/New York: Swan Sonnenschein & Co/Macmillan & Co., 1894. Black Cloth. First Edition. 576, 554 pp. Black covers have stamped rules top & bottom, gilt rules & title info on spine. Upper corners bumped. Coated navy blue eps. Light signature on half title pages. A laid-in notice from the New York Publishers indicates that these are review copies. Detailed, scholarly works with abundant appendices. Very Good.
London: Penguin Books, 1958. Red Cloth. First Edition. 290 pp text, 192 pp photo ills plus 77 text drawings and a map; index. From the Pelican History of Art series. Embossed gilt design on red cover with gilt bands and lettering on black leather on red spine. Previous owner's name in ink on ffep. DJ has two chips and a 1" tear at bottom of front, else VG. In protective book cover. Covers the period from the fourth millennium B.C. through the third century A.D. Very Good / Very Good.