Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1911/1922. Hardcover. First Edition. 1069, 903 pp. 8vo. Full title: "Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 40....with illustrative sketches." Fine-grained olive cloth covers are blindstamped with rules front & back. Faded gilt on spine. Front cover of Vol. 1 has one small scuff at lower front, otherwise covers are slightly shelfworn with bumped bottom corners and creased spine ends. Edges soiled. Stamp of p.o. on front paste-down V. 1; V. 2 has different p.o. stamp on ffep, and also an ink p.o. Contents are tight, clean, and amazing! Ten different languages are covered in V. 1, ranging from the U.S. to Canada to Alaska. V. 2 (copyright 1922) examines four more native tongues, with reports by Edward Sapir, Leo...
Cleveland, Ohio: Western Reserve University Press, 1955. Hardcover. First Edition. 104 pp. 8vo. B/w map. Clean covers have brown lettering on spine. Four tiny holes on upper back cover and two on lower front are also evident on dj -- teeth of some sort? Unclipped, unpriced dj is paper-bag color with brown lettering front and spine. Clean and tight except for the aforementioned small marks. First compiled as a senior honors thesis prepared by a Harvard student in 1953, the book explores the "complex problems in the evolution of a border area between New Hampshire and Quebec in the early 19th Century. Clean and tight, an interesting chapter in U.S. History. Very Good / very good.
Bar Harbor, Maine: The Robert Abbe Museum, 1974. Wraps. Second Printing. 66 pp. B/w ills & photos. Bulletin VII. Gray wraps lettered in black are clean and unworn, slightly aged at upper edges. P.o. in pencil verso front cover. Internally clean and crisp. Book lists 100 uses for birch-bark, with photo ills., good detail, and an extensive bibliography. Very Good.
New York: Harper Collins, 1994. Hard Cover. First Edition. 274 pp. Teal blue boards have author's initial;s blind-stamped on front. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering. Pictorial dj with design of a Bingo Palace is marred only by light creases at edges of flaps. Matching teal eps. Another in the author's series of Native American life in the twentieth century set in the Midwest. Fine / Fine.
New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1988. Hard Cover. First Edition. 226 pp. Handsome oatmeal-colored book with brown cloth spine. Tracks on front cover and lettering on spine in copper.Slight bump to lower front corner is only flaw. Shaded orange dj illustrated with "Bear Dancer," by a member of the Wintu Tribe. A novel set in North Dakota centered on the struggle of Indian Tribes to keep what remained of their lands. See our books # 002652 and 002653 for other titles in this series. Signed by Author on title page.
Signed by Author. Fine / Fine.
Bar Harbor, Maine: The Robert Abbe Museum, 1974. Wraps. First Edition. 21 pp. Bulletin X. B/w ills. Gray wraps w/black lettering are clean and unworn, slightly aged at edges. There is a small mark (coffee?) in margin of upper front cover. Bright and tight within. Well-researched and interesting. Very Good.
Albuquerque, NM: The University of New Mexico Press. Red Cloth. 286 pp. No publication date. Latest copyright is 1966. "First issued in 1931 by Alfred A. Knopf, Dancing Gods is still the most widely demanded book in the field of Indian ceremonials. Its facts have been authenticated by anthropolgists, and it is based on Erna Fergusson's lifelong intimacy with the Southwest and her skill as an observer and professional writer." Black, blind-stamped, stylized bird on front cover and black, blind-stamped lettering on spine. Approx. 1/2" tear at top of hinge at front cover. This area is sunned, bumped, worn and frayed. Minor shelf-wear along extremities. Top edge lightly soiled. Price-clipped DJ, in protective cover, is aged, scuffed and chipped along edges. DJ spine is sunned...
Bar Harbor, Me: Robert Abbe Museum. Wraps. Reprint. 7 pp. Stapled pamphlet is ivory. Very good condition except for small chip ending in closed tear at fore-edge of last page. Published by the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, this was reprinted from Pennsylvania Archaeologist, Vol. XVI - No. 3. Dates of the references would place it at the mid-1940s. An interesting article on languages and folklore passed from one tribal language to another. Cites a dozen cases of this occuring and offers 21 references. Very Good.
Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1951. Hardcover. First Edition. 63pp. Color, b/w ills. Terra-cotta colored book has green lettering front and spine. Worn at extremities. Dj with a beadwork bag pictured on front has an ivory background, red and black lettering. Brown letters on spine. Dj is chipped along edges. A large bookplate on ffep. Eps a little sunned. A wonderful resource for Scout leaders, handcrafters, and hobbyists, this book includes pages of patterns as well as explicit instructions. A few extra patterns laid in by previous owner. Very Good / very good.
New York: Walter J. Black, Inc., 1931. Hardcover. First Edition. 221 pp. B/w ills. Dark green cover has yellow lettering on spine. Back corners creased a little. Shadows on feps; light foxing on preliminaries and edges. Pictorial dj in black on cream color with blue accents. Some chipping along top edge, with additional chipping at bottom of spine, one spot at front edge. Based on the author's adventures in Canada with the Ojibway Indians. Very Good / Good.
Chicago: University of Chicago, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition. 582 pgs. 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Dust jacket has a 3" tear along top front foredge. Small losses at both lower corners and bottom of spine. DJ spine somewhat sun-faded and worn. Now in mylar cover. Clean within. Very good / good.
Baltimore, MD: John Murphy & Co., 1860. Hardcover. As. vii, 9-219 pp. 24 mo. Terrac cotta cloth publisher's binding wit gold embossed titling to cover and spine. Suffing overall from shelf wear, bumping to corners. Gift inscription on first free endpaper, given as an award in a Third Grade painting class in 1887. Clean within. Very Good.
New York: The Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Inc., 1933. Hardcover. First Edition. 125 pp. Subtitle: "Preceded by An Essay on American Indian Poetry with a selection of outstanding compositions from North and South America." Ivory wraps with brown backstrip and brown lettering on front. Clean as can be! Light bumping & wear to bottom corners. Inside as new. Very Good.
Harrisburg, PA: The Telegraph Press, 1941. Hard Cover. First Edition. Dust Jacket is illustrated with photographs front and back, has slight bumping at corners and minor fading from use, but is in mylar cover. Endpapers are illustrated with a United States map with locations of American Indian Tribes. Front pastedown locations for Algonquin, Sioux, and Shoshoni have been highlighted with a yellow highlighter. Minor highlighting to interior on pages 25, 27, & 28. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Photographs available. Very Good / Very Good.