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Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1882 - '83

Powell, J. W. (director)

Published by Government Printing Office, Washington, 1886
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Ex library. 4to. 532 pp. Gilt-stamped olive cloth and spine. An annual report on various aspects of Native American life, compiled by the Bureau of Ethnology. This vol. is titled, "Pictographs of the North American Indians" and is lavishly illustrated with 564 figure illustrations and 83 plates, some in vivid colors with original tissue guards. Contents include but are not limited to: "Pottery of the Ancient Pueblos" Origin and Development of Form and Ornament in Ceramic Art" all by William H. Holmes and "A Study of Pueblo Pottery as Illustrative of Zuni Culture-Growth" by Frank Hamilton Cushing. Library inventory number in white near tail of spine. Scuffing to boards and bumping to crown and foot of spine. Bookplates inside front endpaper and small library stamp and date on title-pages. Hinges starting. p. 205 has a closed tear through its width, otherwise book is in good condition. John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) was an American geologist and ethnologist. His efforts towards the reorganization of rival surveys in the West were a factor in bringing about the establishment of the U.S. Geological Survey (1879), of which he served as a director from 1881 to 1894. In 1879, Powell founded and became the first director of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Bookseller Inventory # 18667

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Title: Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of ...

Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington

Publication Date: 1886

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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