First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Smithsonian Institution 1879-'80 (On the Evolution of Language As Exhibited in The Specialization of the Grammatic Processes, The Differentiation of the Parts of Speech, and the Integration of the Sent
Place Published: Washington DC
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1881
Edition: Original edition
Book Id: 32680
603pp. Thick quarto [29.5 cm] Olive green cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and a gilt stamped bust on the front cover. Good. The extremities are rubbed and gently bumped, and the spine is rolled. There are multiple small splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine. The longest split measures just under 1 inch long. There is also a 1 and 1/2 inch long split in the cloth along the front joint. There are 4 or 5 small stains on the spine and along the front joint. The edges of the text block are darkened and slightly foxed. There is a 1/2 inch long crack in the front endsheet along the hinge. The pages are foxed, and occasionally the foxing stains are large. The text block is cracked multiple times. With the map at p. 249. The map is foxed and has multiple closed tears. The longest closed tear is two inches long. May require extra postage due to weight.
Subjects include Origin of the Echo, Canoe Burial, Tree Burial, Burial Superstitions, Studies in Central American Picture Writing, Signs in Chinese Characters, and Neapolitan Gesture Signs.