Here are 16 anthropology titles that are in stock at Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire on January 22, 2014. Please note the inventory number in ( ) just before the price to aid in ordering.  To answer the question that may have come to you, yes, Franz Boas (the Father of Modern Anthropology) is my great-grandfather. Unfortunately, he died before I was born, but my father has related many recollections of his grandfather to me. Thank you, RAY

1. NEW INTERPRETATIONS OF ABORIGINAL AMERICAN CULTURE HISTORY, Anthropological Soc. of Wash, Washington, DC, (1971) 2nd ptg, 135pp, very good, light blue cloth (hardcover) red underlining 11 pages, First published in 1955., (Order No: 16231 ), $6.00

2. Bennett, John W., HUTTERIAN BRETHREN: THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF A COMMUNAL PEOPLE, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1967, B&W ill., tables, diagrams, 298pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), The Hutterian Brethren, an Anabaptist sect that practices strict communal living based on religious principles, is studied here through a detailed examination of six colonies in southwestern Saskatchewan., (Order No: 15666 ), $5.00

3. Boas, Franz, ETHNOLOGY OF THE KWAKIUTH - THIRTY-FIFTY ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY 1913-1914 - TWO VOLUME SET COMPLETE, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1921, 2 vols, 794pp, good+, olive green cloth (hardcover), The Report of the Ethnologist-in-Charge is on pages 9 to 40. This is followed by the paper, ETHNOLOGY OF THE KWAKIUTH, by the "father of American Anthropolgy" Franz Boas. This two-volume set comes from the collection of a great-grandson of Franz Boas, Ray Boas., (Order No: 48660 ), $250.00

4. Boas, Norman Francis, FRANZ BOAS 1858-1942 - AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY - IN CELEBRATION OF FRANZ BOAS' 150TH BIRTHDAY - A SPECIAL PRICE, Seaport Autographs Press, Mystic, CT, 2004, B&W illustrations, 312pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0967262623 Anthropologist Franz Boas proved with compelling scientific evidence "that all men are created equal" and born with the same universal physical and mental attributes. The premise that "primitive man" was less endowed than the "highly civilized" white man was thus shown to be a myth. It was at Columbia University that Boas first established and defined anthropology as a scientific discipline in America. His observations were the product of prodigious amounts of research on the cultures of Native Americans, and many other ethnic groups, covering a period of over forty years. He was also intimately associated with the American Museum of Natural History as curator of anthropology and the Burean of American Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution as a contributing research scientist and honorary philologist. Franz Boas, a passionate believer in the truth, devoted the last twenty years of his life to a relentless fight against the forces of racism, not only in Nazi Germany but in the United States and throughout the world. The author, Norman Francis Boas, is a grandson of Franz Boas. He knew his grandfather intimately and is essentially the only person alive now who is able to write a biography of Franz Boas as a humanitarian and a loving family man, based on personal recollections and unpublished author. Ray Boas, Bookseller, (a great-grandson of Franz Boas) is proud to offer this biography written by his uncle., (Order No: 43641 ), $19.95

5. de Bonstetten, Ch-Victor (translated from the French of), THE MAN OF THE NORTH, AND THE MAN OF THE SOUTH; OR THE INFLUENCE OF CLIMATE, F. W. Christern, New York, 1864 1st ed, 200pp, good, black cloth (lacking 3/4" top of spine) (hardcover), (Order No: 38554 ), $27.50

6. Gitlow, Abraham L., ECONOMICS OF THE MOUNT HAGEN TRIBES, NEW GUINEA, J. J. Augustin Publisher, New York, (1947), B&W illustrations, 110pp, good, light blue cloth (hardcover) light bump bottom corners, Monographs of the American Ethnological Society XII., (Order No: 5395 ), $6.00

7. Hagege, Claude (translated by Sharon L. Shelly), THE DIALOGIC SPECIES: A LINGUISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, SECOND EDITION, Columbia University Press, New York, (1990) 1st ptg, B&W figures, 288pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231067607 Shows how human beings' place in nature can be characterized by studying language as a uniquely human faculty, and languages as concrete, historically defined manifestations of this faculty., (Order No: 38278 ), $4.50

8. Hammel, E. A.; Ehrich, Robert; Fabijanic-Filipovic, Radmila; Halpern, Joel M.; and Lord, Albert B. (edited by), AMONG THE PEOPLE: NATIVE YUGOSLAV ETHNOGRAPHY, SELECTED WRITING OF MILENKO S. FILIPOVIC, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, (1982), B&W illustrations, 297pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0930042476 This volume introduces the reader to the variety of substantive ethnographic data found in Filipovic's work., (Order No: 47699 ), $8.50

9. Hardin, Garrett, STALKING THE WILD TABOO, William Kaufmann, Inc., Los Altos, CA, (1973) 1st ptg, 216pp, notes, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0913232033, (Order No: 39889 ), $4.50

10. Hewett, Edgar L., ANCIENT LIFE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, (1930), B&W illustrations, 392pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), With an Introduction on the General History of American Race., (Order No: 33394 ), $5.00

11. Hughes, Charles C., ESKIMO BOYHOOD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE - STUDIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY, NO. 8, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, (1974), 429pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813113016, (Order No: 55402 ), $4.50

12. Latham, R. G., THE ETHNOLOGY OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS, John van Voorst, London, 1852, 260pp, ads, good+, dark brown cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB faint, minimal marks, An anthropologic look at the British Isles. Nice clean and tight copy., (Order No: 50549 ), $125.00

13. Macdonald, Sharon, REIMAGINING CULTURE - HISTORIES, IDENTITIES AND THE GAELIC RENAISSANCE, Berg, Oxford, UK, (1997), 297pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1859739857 This book is an ethnographic study of the cultural identity and language in a community the author calls Carnan. Situated on the Isle of Skye, an Inner Hebridean island lying off the north-west coast of Scotland, Carnan was widely regarded as a symbollically important 'test-case' of the Gaelic renaissance. The author looks at ways in which local people express their senses of belonging, and in particular their responses to Gaelic language policies., (Order No: 51075 ), $50.00

14. Radin, Paul, INDIANS OF SOUTH AMERICA, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, NY, 1942 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 324pp, very good, decorated tan cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), "Bearing this in mind we can then proceed to state the purpose of the present book. It is intended as a general, nontechnical survey of the main aboriginal cultures of the great South American continent, in order to show: first, what are their distinctive and specific traits; second, what relationships, if any, these cultures bear to one another; and, third, what are their connections with the cultures of Central America and North America.", (Order No: 21478 ), $7.50

15. Vulliamy, C. E., OUR PREHISTORIC FORERUNNERS, Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1925, B&W illustrations, 214pp, very good, clay colored cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, "The aim of this book is to give as complete an account of Prehistoric Man as is possible.", (Order No: 52665 ), $12.50

16. Weiner, J. S., THE PILTDOWN FORGERY, Oxford University Press, London, 1955, B&W ill., 214pp, good, maroon cloth (small nick rear board) (hardcover), (Order No: 35907 ), $10.00

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