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

Powell, J. W.

Published by Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1884
Condition: Good Hardcover

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4to. LXXIV, 606 pp. Gilt-stamped olive cloth and spine. Magnificently illustrated with 200 b/w figures and 44 b/w and color plates, 2 of which are color lithographs (which are truly remarkable, strikingly bright colored facsimiles of Yucatan artwork) including maps, drawings as well as reproductions of b/w photographs and documents. All color plates are protected by original tissue guard. 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. Contents include but are not limited to: Notes on certain Maya and Mexican manuscripts / Cyrus Thomas -- On masks, labrets, and certain aboriginal customs / William H. Dall -- Omaha sociology / J. Owen Dorsey -- Navajo weavers / Washington Matthews -- Prehistoric textile fabrics of the United States, derived from impressions on pottery / W.H. Holmes -- Field season of 1881 / W.H. Holmes -- Illustrated catalogue of the collections obtained from the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in 1881 / James Stevenson. Head and tail of spines and corners bumped and rubbed. Minor chipping to spines. Scuffing to boards and spines. Bumping to parts of edges. Hinges starting. Ex-library copy with library inventory numbers in white near tail of spine. Library bookplate inside front endpapers and small library stamp and date on title-page. Signature of former owner on inside of front board. Pp. 4 oversize. Binding in good, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 18622

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

Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1884

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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