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The Mystic Warriors of the Plains [INSCRIBED & SIGNED]

Mails, Thomas E.

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ISBN 10: 038504741X / ISBN 13: 9780385047418
Published by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, 1972
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Inscription "To the Vandeburgs in remembrance of our most cherished friendship, Tom 11/15/72" on half-title. Small Folio. xvii. 618pp. Original burgundy cloth with blind-stamped Indian symbol and gilt lettering on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Aquamarine endpapers. Illustrated title page. Beautifully illustrated with artwork by the author: 32 full-page color plates, maps, full-page b/w plates and in-text b/w drawings by the author. Exhaustive treatise of the life and history of the people of the plains. Chapters include, "Origin, Distribution, and Nature of the People of the Plains", "Manner of Daily Life," "Social Customs", "Form of Government", "Religion", "The Buffalo and the Horse", "An Overview of Arts and Crafts", "Clothing", "Bows, Arrows and Quivers" and other aspects of the life in the plains. Binding with light sunning at top and bottom of covers and lightly rubbed. Abrasions on inside cover from removal of taped paper. Some age-toning of block in margins not affecting images. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40072

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Title: The Mystic Warriors of the Plains [INSCRIBED...

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Garden City

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians. Profusely illustrated. 618 pages including an extensive index. Jacket protected in mylar cover. 32 plates included. A large section devoted to their religion, their supernatural beliefs, the practice of medicine, their vision-seeking and their ceremonial practices.

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