Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology 1881-'82 To the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Powell. J. W. , Director

Published by Government Printing Office, 1884
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Minor wear of cover. But basically clean, tight copy. ; Features essays on Mayan and Medican indians, studies of Navajo weavings, some writings about the Cherokee indians in North Carolina, and material about the pueblos of Arizona and New Mexico.Many illustrations in B/W. ; Maps, drawings, charts in B/W; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 606 pp pages Hardcover/Olive, gilt Haardcover/olive/gilt. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Third Annual Report of the Bureau of ...
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Publication Date: 1884
Book Condition: Very Good

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Powell, J. W. (Director Bureau of Ethnology)
Published by Government Printing Office, Washington DC (1884)
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Book Description Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1884. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. First Edition. Tall quarto. lxxiv, 606 pages. Illustrated. Green cloth hardcover with gilt illustration of a Native American on front board. Gilt title on spine. Shelf and edge wear to cloth binding. Cloth on spine is creased. Rear hinge is cracked. Binding is slightly shaken. Contents include Maya and Mexican Manuscripts, Omaha Sociology, Navajo Weavers, and illustrated catalog collections. Seller Inventory # 10903

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J. W. Powell (Director) ; Bureau of American ethnology (Washington, D.C.)
Published by Washington : Government Printing Office (1884)
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Book Description Washington : Government Printing Office, 1884. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. lxxiv + 606 pages : illustrations, ; 30 cm by 23 cm. spotting to back cover, else VG. With the book plate of Lieut-General Fox Pitt-Rivers. There will be extra postage to pay on this very heavy volume. Seller Inventory # 8jk03

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Powell, J. W. (John Wesley) (Director)
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Book Description Government Printing Office, Washington D. C., 1884. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. B&W and Color Illustrations; This large quarto volume is in Very Good- to generally Very Good condition. This copy is bound with dark olive green cloth and has gilt decorations to the front cover and gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The book covers have edge wear, bumping, rubbing and spots of moderate fraying (mostly to the spine ends and corners). There are several spots of fading / discoloration to the front foredge of the book cover. The spine of the book has a noticeable dip / curve. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The heavy-duty string used in the binding process has either swelled, or been disturbed -- which has forced some of the quires outward. The binding is secure, but rather lumpy. There are both black and white and illustrated plates throughout. (several of the plates regarding the Maya are handsomely colored). One plate has come away from its glued tab, but is still laid-in. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front pastedown page (unreadable, unfortunately) and also a possible presentation on the submission page: Inked at the top of the page is a gift notation from an "Hon. A. J. Holmes." which could possibly be Adoniram Judson Holmes of Boone, Iowa - a civil war veteran, lawyer, prisoner of war, Iowa legislator and congressman for the state of Iowa. This particular annual report includes material on masks of various indigenous cultures ranging from the Arctic down through Middle America. There is a section on the Omaha Society of native Americans, Navajo weavers and their textiles, and a section on collections of artifacts acquired by various members of the field team which were sent to the Smithsonian for further study. "Powell served as second director of the U. S. Geological Survey (1881 1894) and proposed, for development of the arid West, policies that were prescient for his accurate evaluation of conditions. He became the first director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution during his service as director of the U. S. Geological Survey, where he supported linguistic and sociological research and publications.". Seller Inventory # A32177

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