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Maasai

Tepilit Ole Saitoti; Carol Beckwith (Photographer)

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ISBN 10: 0810913038 / ISBN 13: 9780810913035
Published by Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1985
Condition: vg+ Hardcover
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Folio. 276pp. Brown cloth with title blind-stamped to front cover, gilt lettering on spine with original pictorial dust jacket. Light brown endpapers. Five color frontispieces, four of the double paged. Photo-illustrated title page. Written by a Maasai, this almost autobiographical text and photography book documents the Maasai culture, including their legends and folklore, prayers and songs, and stages of life: childhood, initiation, warrior status, and elder life. Profusely illustrated with 240 color reproductions of full color photographs, most full page, interspersed with text and 40 line drawings. Minor wear along edges of dj. inscription on front free endpaper. Dustjacket, binding and interior in overall very good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40071

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Title: Maasai

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg+

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Fourth edition.

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Commentary and brilliant photographs portray the traditional lifestyles, economic activities, customs, ceremonies and religion, social structure, and natural environment of the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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