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Beyond the Bounds of History. Scenes from the Old Stone Age
(London, P.R. Gawthorn, 1949). . Translation by Mary E. Boyle. 4to; original cloth; pictorial dustwrapper foxed and edgeworn; scattered foxing throughout, quite pronounced in endpapers and prelim's; gift inscription on front free endpaper; pp. 100, incl. index; illustrated with black-and-white photographs and colour reproductions of rock art. Fair condition. "The Abbé Breuil's classic works on the prehistoric paintings in the underground caves of France and Spain are the foundation stones of all study of European prehistoric art. Beyond the Bounds of History is an album of colour sketches accompanied by explanatory notes, drawn and written by this foremost prehistorian of the day in intervals of rest during his last great African tour.".
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N° du livre: 1935
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4 | CHF 4.5]
Catalogue: Rock Art
Mots-clés: . Prehistory. Primitive Man.

African Rock Art: Paintings and Engravings on Stone
(New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001) 0810943638. . 4to; original dark brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. 256, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs; some line drawings in text; maps. Near-fine condition. "African Rock Art: Paintings and Engravings on Stone is the first comprehensive illustrated book on the rock art of Africa. From the spectacular mountains of the central Sahara, to the arid plateaus of South Africa, home to a vast array of extraordinary art, photographer David Coulson and co-author Alec Campbell have explored the farthest reaches of this vast continent to deliver an astonishing collection of nearly 400 color photographs and line drawings.".
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N° du livre: 10705
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 55 | CHF 59]
Catalogue: Rock Art
Mots-clés: Petroglyphs. . Bushman. Bushmen. San. Khoisan

Rock Engravings of Southern Africa
(Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1992) 1868141209. . Oblong 4to (248 x 347 mm); pale brown glacé cloth, lettered in dark brown to spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. xii + 124; photographs, largely in full colour; line drawings; map. Fine condition. "Over the centuries, in the central parts of Southern Africa, Bushmen artists engraved images into the patina of dolomite rocks. The beauty and variety of these engravings is illustrated for the first time in the magnificent collection of colour photographs, rubbings and drawings in this book. The skill and eye of the Bushman artist created masterpieces in the veld. We see the detail in the twist of the horns of an animal in a meticulously observed engraving, and in the intricacy of a geometric design perfectly fitting the angular face of a rock. In the accompanying text, Thomas Dowson gives an insight into the meaning and significance of the engravings. Some of them are thought to have been made over ten thousand years ago; others were carried out as recently as the nineteenth century. The author's research suggests that engravings have ritual associations and that they were executed by shamans whose trance experiences are reflected in the designs and depictions on the rock.".
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N° du livre: 8876
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 | CHF 29.5]
Catalogue: Rock Art
Mots-clés: . . . San. Khoisan

Tanganyika Rock Paintings: A Guide and Record
(Dar-es-Salaam: Tanganyika Travel Committee, ca 1950). . Catalogued from upper cover, and reproduced from Tanganyika Notes and Records No. 29. 244 x 171 mm; side-stitched pictorial card wrappers; pp. (iv) + 4 + (ii) + 64; several plates; folding map. Wrappers a bit tanned and curled, worn at head of spine; deaccession stamps to title page. Good condition. 'This "Guide and Record" aims to give a preliminary account of some of the more interesting rock paintings which have so far been discovered in Tanganyika, especially in the the Kondoa district of the Central Province. While it is not written for the expert it does provide precise information of the locality of the paintings and tells those interested how to get to them. Thus anyone who has occasion to travel along the Great North Road between Dodoma and Arusha is recommended to take a copy of the "Guide" with him and to see as many of these fascinating paintings as he can.'.
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N° du livre: 6969
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Rock Art
Mots-clés: . . Tanzania. East Africa. Anthropology. Ethnography