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On the Trail of Ancient Man. A Narrative of the Fieldwork of the Central Asiatic Expeditions

Andrews, Roy Chapman (SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO LOUIS BAMBERGER). Foreword By Henry Fairfield Osborn

Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1926
Condition: Good Hardcover
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first edition, first printing (not explicitly stated), 1926; no dust jacket; SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO LOUIS BAMBERGER on the 2nd front free endpaper: 'To Mr. Louis Bamberger / with the warm regards / and appreciation of / Roy Chapman Andrews'; later from the library of the linguist Glenn Gilbert with Gilbert's inscribed bookplate laid in, edges rubbed, corners bumped, embossed gilt lettering on the spine faded, paper on inside back cover shows a crack from top to bottom although the binding itself is still tight, overall rating Good; the association with Louis Bamberger, whose department store in Newark was a fixture of the city for many years and who was a contributor of Andrews' Central Asiatic Expedition Fund (see p. 361), makes this book eminently desirable for collectors; an unexpected outcome of Andrews' asiatic expeditions was the birth of the movie model for Indiana Jones, many years later; hard covers are green with gold lettering stamped on the front and spine; 8vo -- 24 centimeters tall; xxiv + 375 numbered pages. Bookseller Inventory # 002844

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Title: On the Trail of Ancient Man. A Narrative of ...

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1926

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Triple G Books is owned and operated by an emeritus professor of linguistics, who was also an ardent book collector over the period 1954 to 2007. Books for sale range from linguistics, pidgin & creole languages, sociolinguistics, anthropology, education, and comparative religion through modern first editions and German and Scandinavian books. A number of the books are valuable and hard to find, as for example a 1/2-leather-bound first edition of Alfred Russell Wallace's The Malay Archipelago (2 vols.), recently sold for presentation to the Mayor of London on his visit to Malaysia, and a first edition of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, a novel of the 19th century pointing to a scary future, a continuing revelation to me. Triple G Books stands back of its books in every way.

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