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BARK CANOES AND SKIN BOATS OF NORTH AMERICA: Museum of History and Technology/Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, Bulletin 230

Adney, Edwin Tappan and Chapelle, Howard I.

Published by Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., 1964
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Boards (HB) in near fine condition. Gilt-stamped green cloth. his fascinating guide combines historical background with instructions for constructing one. Author Edwin Tappan Adney, born in 1868, devoted his life to studying canoes and was practically the sole scholar in his field. His papers and research have been assembled by a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, and illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, diagrams, and many rare photos. Included here are measurements, detailed drawings, construction methods, and models. 8 chapters: 1, Early History; 2, Materials & Toola; 3, Form & Construction; 4, Eastern Maritime Region; 5, Central Canada; 6, Northwestern Canada; 7, Artic Skin Boasts; and 6, Temporary Craft. The book covers canoes from Newfoundland to the Pacific Ocean, as well as umiaks and kayaks from the Arctic. 241 pages with bibliography and index. Size: 9" - 12" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010572

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Publisher: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.

Publication Date: 1964

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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