Ninth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1887-'88 (Ethnological Results of the Point Barrow Expedition / The Medicine-Men of the Apache)

Powell, J. W.; John Murdoch and John G. Bourke

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Place Published: Washington DC
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1892
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 33376


617pp. 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 board. Fair condition only. Ex-library. The covers are heavily rubbed and damp stained. The cloth along the edges is torn and frayed. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges and surrounding areas. The edges of the text block are mildly stained. There is a tiny numerical notation at the foot of the contents page. The endsheets and flyleaves are soiled and stained. The front endsheet is split along the hinge. Several library markings on the front free endsheet and title page. Previous owner's address label on the front free endsheet. The text block is cracked numerous times, and the text block is coming away from the spine. The edges of the pages are often moisture stained. Many of the gatherings are lose. There are library stamps in the text here and there. Browned pages. As is. May require extra postage due to weight.


Subjects include Tobacco Pouches, Snow Houses, Bone Crushes, Antler Chisels, Walrus Harpoons, Marriage, Amulets, Necklaces of Human Fingers, and more.