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THE CAVE PAINTINGS OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

Crosby, Harry W. [b. 1926]

Published by Copley Books, La Jolla, CA, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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4to. (29 cm.) [3]iv-ix, 1-189p. Profusely illustrated with captioned color photos by the author, black and white photos, black and white drawings and maps. Decorated title page. A Final Note: Leon Diguet Among the Great Murals; Glossary; Bibliography; and Index. Endpapers are maps. Black and white photo of Crosby on the front turn-in of the dust jacket. Brown cloth with orangle/gilt letters on the font cover and the spine and a vignette in orange/gilt of a large flying bird (condor?). Fine with no internal markings in like dust jacket. An extraordinary copy. "Our impression of the paintings prior to the first edition of THE CAVE PAINTINGS OF BAJA CALIFORNIA was based on a relatively small number found at the most accessible sites. Even though these included the largest painted cave, it took the work of one dedicated photographer-explorer [read, Harry Crosby!] to reveal the extent of the peninsula's painted rockshelters. .Following at first in the footsteps of Leon Diguet, he developed his own maps and expanded his explorations throughout three mountain ranges, entering regions whose inaccessibility has seldom been paralleled in rock art research." [from the Preface]. Bookseller Inventory # 006381

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Title: THE CAVE PAINTINGS OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

Publisher: Copley Books, La Jolla, CA

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: Revised Edition

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