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...
Stuttgart, Berline, Leipzig: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1922. Hard Cover. First Edition. 459 pp. Subtitle, "Liebe, Ehe, Heirat, Beburt, Religion, Aberglaube, Lebensgervohnheiten, Kultureigentumlidjkeiten Tod und Bestattung bei allen Volkern der Erde." (Volume 2) Front cover has a stylized color illustration of two young (Egyptian?) women making an offering between two columns of a temple (?) Gold-colored cloth spine has faded, blind-stamped gilt lettering and decoration. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and worn along extremities. Spine ends are bumped and frayed. Corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Text, in German, is augmented by numerous b/w photos and occasional, full-page, color illustrations. This appears to be something like a German version of National Geographic Magazine, exploring exotic countries and cultures. In this volume: Korea...
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...
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., Ltd., 1890. Hardcover. Second Edition. Vol. I only. 247 pp. 8vo. Light blue cloth binding with blind-stamped black rules and medallion on front cover. Spine has blind-stamped black rules and oranamentation and blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and edge-worn. Spine is slightly sun-struck. Spine ends and corners are bumped and worn. Page edges are slightly aged, soiled and/or foxed. Chocolate-colored eps. Interior is slightly aged, but clean, crisp and tight. Fold-out chart tipped in at rear, "Comparative Genealogy of Nanaulu and Ulu." Very Good.
London: Henry S. King & Co., 1876. Hard Cover. First Edition. 328 pp + 54 pp ads. Green cloth covered boards with a beveled edge, red coral design spans center of book on front cover and wraps to spine, light rubbing to spine and cover, titling in gold. Brown paper endpapers, clean within. Very Good.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. 274, 359 pp. B/w photo ills, occasional maps, one color frontis. Vol. 1 Subtitle: "Monuments, Culture, and American Relationships." Vol. 2: "Aryan Asiatic Origins." Handsome dark red books are ruled front and spine in black. Gilt lettering on spine. Spines lightly sunned; V.1 has a few light spots. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Fore-and bottom edges untrimmed. Peach colored dust jackets are lettered in navy, trimmed with red. Dust Jackets are price-clipped. Spines soiled. Each dust jacket has a few edge chips. Contents clean and tight.
"A history and evaluation of a vanished and magnificent civilization." The writer's goal is to show that the ancient Inca civilization had Asian origins. Contains much history. Very Good / Very Good.
London: H. E. Shrimpton, 1910. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. pp.153 not including plates, viii memoranda. Gray/green cloth covered boards with eagle embossed in gold on cover board and gold titling, same to spine; spine has very slight sunning, but still easily readable, bumping to corners. First free end papers front and rear have yellowe from age, all tipped in plates present clean throughout. Very Good.
Honolulu, Hawaii: Bishop Museum Press, 1923. Brown Paper Wraps. Presumed First. 111 pp. B/w photo ills. Subtitle: "Based on t he field studies of E.S. Craighill Handy and Willowdean C. Handy. Memoirs of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Vol. IX, Number 2....Bayard Dominick Expedition Publication No. 6." Brown wraps are edgeworn, with loss at both ends of spine. Contents are clean and tight, although some corners are curled a bit. Detailed report of observations of the Handy, noted Polynesian experts. Some pages unopened. Very Good.