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1 Art, Bowers Museum Of Cultural Tibet Treasures from the Roof of the World
Santa Ana, Ca. Choice Lithographers 2003 0967961246 / 9780967961248 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A magnificently produced book. Profusely illustrated throughout. In excellent condition. Would be like new but for a small rubbed spot to the front pastedown. The dust jacket has some evidence of handling but there are no tears, chips, or anything more than a very minor creasing. No names, marking, or underlining. In the pictorial slipcase which is also very nearly fine. A beautiful copy of a lovely book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages 
Price: 58.50 USD
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2 Crosby, Harry W. Cave Paintings Of Baja California Discovering the Great Murals of an Unknown People
San Diego Sunbelt Publications 1997 0932653235 / 9780932653239 Revised and Expanded Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Orange cloth, slight wear, previous owner's name on ffep. Dust jacket has some light foxing on part of rear cover, a few pinpoint grey spots on front upper corner, slight wear. ; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 246 pages; The Great Murals of Mexico's Baja California are one of the five greatest sites in the world for primitive rock art. They rank with those of southern France, northern Spain, northwest Africa, and outback Australia. These Great Murals, created by an unknown people, are without doubt the most distinctive trove of rock art in the Western Hemisphere. The site was unveiled to the modern world in the 1960s by adventure/mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner who brought in UCLA archaeologist Clement Meighan to validate the importance of his find. But it was not until the 1970s, when author/photographer Harry W. Crosby undertook a systematic search for the largely unknown works hidden in the mountains of central Baja that the scope and significance of the find became known. He documented his search and discovery of over 200 previously unreported rock art sites leading to the original publication of The Cave Paintings of Baja California by Copley Books in 1975 which first introduced this cave art to the general public. Since that time, Baja California's Great Murals have been designated a United Nations Heritage Site.

This lavishly illustrated full-color account is greatly revised and expanded from the original edition and offers Crosby's unique perspective on the painted sites and painting styles found in different parts of the Great Mural area. Crosby's explorations, studies and writings since his original forays into the mountains of central Baja California have established him as one of the foremost authorities on Baja California's colorful past. This is the most complete treatment of this world-class archaeological site currently available.

Every year, more and more professional researchers, rock art aficionados, and curious tourists visit the caves and rock shelters of Baja California. To them as well as the armchair traveler, this is an invaluable reference work, field guide and adventure narrative to the magnificent art that survives on this rugged peninsula. This is a classic that will be read by the specialist and general reader for years to come.

The Cave Paintings of Baja California was named a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, and the Natural History Book Club. The book is endorsed by the Mexican government. Contributing photographer is Enrique Hambleton. Specifications: 246 pages; 10" x 10" hardbound with dust jacket; 71 full color photographs; 11 black and white photographs; 8 full color maps; 6 black and white maps; and 108 full color illustrations; bibliography; index; glossary of technical, colloquial, and Spanish terms. 
Price: 33.00 USD

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3 Crosby, Harry W. Cave Paintings Of Baja California Discovering the Great Murals of an Unknown People
San Diego Sunbelt Publications 1995 0932653235 / 9780932653239 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED and inscribed by Crosby on page opposite title page. Orange cloth. Both book and jacket have slight wear. ; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 246 pages; The Great Murals of Mexico's Baja California are one of the five greatest sites in the world for primitive rock art. They rank with those of southern France, northern Spain, northwest Africa, and outback Australia. These Great Murals, created by an unknown people, are without doubt the most distinctive trove of rock art in the Western Hemisphere. The site was unveiled to the modern world in the 1960s by adventure/mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner who brought in UCLA archaeologist Clement Meighan to validate the importance of his find. But it was not until the 1970s, when author/photographer Harry W. Crosby undertook a systematic search for the largely unknown works hidden in the mountains of central Baja that the scope and significance of the find became known. He documented his search and discovery of over 200 previously unreported rock art sites leading to the original publication of The Cave Paintings of Baja California by Copley Books in 1975 which first introduced this cave art to the general public. Since that time, Baja California's Great Murals have been designated a United Nations Heritage Site.

This lavishly illustrated full-color account is greatly revised and expanded from the original edition and offers Crosby's unique perspective on the painted sites and painting styles found in different parts of the Great Mural area. Crosby's explorations, studies and writings since his original forays into the mountains of central Baja California have established him as one of the foremost authorities on Baja California's colorful past. This is the most complete treatment of this world-class archaeological site currently available.

Every year, more and more professional researchers, rock art aficionados, and curious tourists visit the caves and rock shelters of Baja California. To them as well as the armchair traveler, this is an invaluable reference work, field guide and adventure narrative to the magnificent art that survives on this rugged peninsula. This is a classic that will be read by the specialist and general reader for years to come.

The Cave Paintings of Baja California was named a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, and the Natural History Book Club. The book is endorsed by the Mexican government. Contributing photographer is Enrique Hambleton. Specifications: 246 pages; 10" x 10" hardbound with dust jacket; 71 full color photographs; 11 black and white photographs; 8 full color maps; 6 black and white maps; and 108 full color illustrations; bibliography; index; glossary of technical, colloquial, and Spanish terms.; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD

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4 Willsher, Betty and Doreen Hunter Stones A Guide to Some Remarkable Eighteenth Century Gravestones (Scottish)
New York Taplinger Publishing Company 1979 0800874471 / 9780800874476 First US Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Grey cloth, minor wear, illustrated with photos. Dust jacket has slight wear at upper spine end. ; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 139 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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