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1 Cole, Herbert M. And Robert Farris Thompson Bibliography of Yoruba Sculpture [Primitive Art Bibliographies No. III]
New York The Museum of Primitive Arts 1964 First Edition Paper Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
12 pages, with excellent introductory essay. No illustrations, but a highly valuable resource. Light toning to page edges. Other bibliographies available in this series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Pierre Crocquet De Rosemond Pierre Crocquet De Rosemond: Enter Exit
Ostfildern Hatje Cantz 2008 First Edition Hard Cover in Dust Jacket Fine Fine Book Signed by Photographer
120-page book published to accompany an exhibition, Nouvelles Rencontres Africaines de laPhotographie de Bamako, Mali, with an essay by Eugene Blum and illustrated with 50 black and white images of the people and places in a small South African community. Text in English, French, and German. While the photographs are recent, they have a timeless quality that is hard to resist. THIS COPY DATED, INSCRIBED, AND SIGNED to the title page by the photographer. Fine hardcover binding in Fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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3 Silvester, Hans Hans Silvester: Painted People
New York Marlborough Chelsea 2008 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
56-page catalogue for an exhibition held September 12-October 11, 2008, with an essay by Janis Gardner Cecil and 36 color plates. While this is officially a book of photographs that Silvester took of the tribal people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia, the images are such that one is looking at paintings and often forgets that the medium is a brown human body rather than a canvas. Stunning. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Thomas, Wendy A. Witnesses to Tradition: African Art from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Redpath Museum
Montreal, Canada Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1989 First Edition Double Folded Illustrated Wrap Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
72-page catalogue of the African Art holdings of the Montreal Museum, with text in French and English, 28 full annotated plates, and an extensive bibliography. Fine condition in double-folded stiff wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Van Horn, Elizabeth H. [Introduction] Contemporary South West Asian-North African Graphics
Binghamton NY University Art Gallery, SUNY Binghamton 1969 First Edition Wraps As Issued Very Good++ Issued Without Jacket Book 
32-page catalogue from a loan exhibition, with 22 black and white plates showing prints, lithographs, woodcuts, and other graphics from Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, and Turkey. We could use such a show now. The work, as various as it is, is fascinating. Very Good++ condition with some rubbing, soil and light wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Various Art in the Congo (Brussels Universal Exhibition 1958)
Antwerp 1958 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Very Good Issued Without Jacket Ex-Library 
88-page catalogue for the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi Section of the 1958 Brussels Exhibition, divided into Art and Its Means of Expression, Figurative Art, Applied Arts and Crafts, Music, Literature, and Theatrical Arts. More than 90 plates, a number in color. The text is, as might be expected, rather colonial in tone, and European artists working in Congo are included, but in all, a useful reference and snapshot of a moment in art history. This copy embossed with the stamp of the Brooklyn Museum Library to the half-title page, with small label to lower rear corner. 
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7 Various Art of Everyday Life in Ethiopia and Northern Kenya
Holland, Michigan DePree Art Center, Hope College 1992 First Edition Wraps As Issued Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
48-page catalogue for an exhibition held October 17-November 29, 1992, of the collection of Neal W. Sobania, who contributes a note as well as an essay on Ethiopian art (with Raymond A Silverman. Bound with decorated fly sheets front and back, and including eight color plates, a few line drawings of objects, and a map. Very Good with dog-ear crease to top front corner and scraping to spine folds and edges. 
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8 Various Beyond the Pyramids: Egyptian Regional Art from the Museo Egizio, Turin
Atlanta GA Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology 1990 First Edition Illustrated Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
96-page catalogue for an exhibition held October 24, 1990 - March 10, 1991, with a number of plates in color of the stones, sculptures, and other objects. Fine in illustrated wraps as issued. Several copies available. 
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9 Various Hearts and Minds [SCAD, 2010]
Savannah, Georgia ScaD 2010 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
68-page catalogue for an exhibition held February 19-March 12, 2010, guest-curated by artist Thomas Dry Barry, featuring the work of Clinton De Menezes, Anton Karstel, Cedric Nunn, and Ernestine White, plus stills from the films shown. Part of the "Africa On My Mind" symposium organized by SCAD. Color plates of the work plus installation views. Fine in stiff wraps. 
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10 Various Home And the World: Architectural Sculpture By 2 Contemporary African Artists
New York Museum for African Art 1993 First Edition Folded Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
92-page exhibition catalogue, the first in the Museum's FOCUS series, featuring the work of Aboudramane and Bodys Isek Kingelez. 23 color plates (plus color cover), artists' biographies, essays, and interviews. Fascinating. Fine condition in folded stiff wraps as issued. 
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11 Various Introducing the Age of Amaridian: A New African Era
New York Amaridian First Edition Cards in Sleeve Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
A set of 24 7" x 7" cards; on the face of each is a photograph of a painting, ceramic piece, or sculpture, with a description of the object and a brief critical description of the work or the artist on the reverse. Fine in Fine embossed sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Various Renewing Tradition: The Revitalization of Bogolan in Mali and Abroad
Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Museum of Art 2000 First Edition Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
12-page catalogue for an exhibition held March 24-May 25, 2000, in Iowa, and thereafter at the DuSable Museum of African-American History in Chicago, and the Art Museum at UC Santa Barbara. Excellent historical text, selected bibliography, and all color examples of the use of this distinctive textile in cloth, fashion, and painting. Near-Fine with bump/creasing to lower spine. 
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13 Various Tribal Art: Africa
Cologne Kunsthaus Lempertz 2003 First Edition Folded Stiff Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Catalogue for an auction held April 26, 2003, in Cologne, with 204 lots of trival art pictured in color and described in detail in English. Near-Fine in glossary folded stiff wraps with remains of label and faint wear to front cover. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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14 Various Wild is the Wind: Ghada AMer, Lara Baladi, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Nicholas Hlobo, Odili Donald Odita, Zineb Sedira and Penny Siopsis
Savannah, Georgia ScaD 2010 First Edition Stiff Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Catalogue for an exhibition held in the Gutstein Gallery and the Pei Ling Chan Gallery in Savannah during January through March 2010, as part of an art history symposium, "Africa on My Mind: Contemporary Art, Home and Abroad", featuring the work of artists from Egypt, Lebanon, South Africa, and Nigeria. If they have anything in common, it may be a love of color; it certainly isn't their medium of choice or their subjects or their use of space, or even their references to Africa. This copy discarded by a museum library, with stamps to title and last pages. Otherwise, near-Fine with light edge wear in stiff wraps. 
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