Anthropology

Anthropology

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Chinese Baskets Anthropology Design Series No. 3, Laufer, Berthold (Field Museum of Natural History)
1 Laufer, Berthold (Field Museum of Natural History) Chinese Baskets Anthropology Design Series No. 3
Chicago, IL Field Museum of Natural History 1925 1st Edition; 1st Printing Ephemera Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; This is a group of 38 plates of illustrations housed in a sheath and a cardboard slipcase. The prints are in Near Fine condition, with no stamps or marks. The slipcase is in Very Good condition but has a tear to the top edges. "Berthold Laufer (October 11, 1874 – September 13, 1934) was an anthropologist and historical geographer with an expertise in East Asian languages.Laufer was born in Cologne in Germany to Max and Eugenie Laufer (née Schlesinger). His paternal grandparents Salomon and Johanna Laufer were adherents of the Jewish faith. Laufer had a brother Heinrich (died 10 July 1935) who worked as a physician in Cairo." "He worked as assistant in Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History (1904–1906), became a lecturer in Anthropology and East-Asiatic Languages at Columbia University (1905–1907). The rest of his career he spent at the Field Museum in Chicago. He served as the president of the History of Science Society in 1932." "From "Lasting Impressions: Chinese Rubbings from the Field Museum" Brochure (The Field Museum of Chicago): When Berhold Laufer came to The Field Museum in 1908, he was one of the few scholars in America who could speak and write the Chinese language fluently. He made the study of the Chinese language and culture his life's work. "I have come to love the land and the people," he once wrote. "I feel myself to be better and healthier as a Chinese than as a European." As Curator of Asian Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the Field, he made two major expeditions to China in 1908 and 1923, and his acquisitions form the core of the Museum's Chinese collections." 
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The Cone-Dwellers of Asia Minor / The Murman Coast A Primitive People who Live in Nature-Made Apartment Houses, Fashioned by Volcanic Violence and Trickling Streams, Sterrett, J. R. Sitlington
2 Sterrett, J. R. Sitlington The Cone-Dwellers of Asia Minor / The Murman Coast A Primitive People who Live in Nature-Made Apartment Houses, Fashioned by Volcanic Violence and Trickling Streams
Washington D. C. National Geographic 1919 Magazine Very Good+ Illustrated by J. R. Sitlington Sterrett 
B&W Photographs; This is a DISBOUND article from National Geographic Magazine. It is NOT a photocopied edition. Includes Two articles--the Cone Dwellers, and, The Murman Coast:Arctic Gateway for American and Allied Expeditionary Forces in Northern European Russia (no author given). Includes 26 pages of text for the first article (text printed on both sides) and 9 pages of text for second article. There are 53 black & white photographs by the author for the first article and 31 black & white photographs for the second (no attribution given). Text pages are clean and bright, with no nicks, tears, edge wear or discoloration. The first article is an in-depth look at the people who have hollowed out and dwelt (and did still dwell at the time of writing) in volcanic cones in Asia Minor. The second article is an overview about the Murman Coast and how it was accessed during World War I. 
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