Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1882-83 (Pictographs of the North American Indians. A Preliminary Paper / Pottery of the Ancient Pueblos / Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley / Origin and Development of Form and Ornament in Ceramic Art / A Study of Pueblo Pottery As Illustrative of Zuni Culture Growth)

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1886. Illustrated. Hardcover. 532pp. Quarto [29 cm] Olive green cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and a gilt stamped vignette on the front cover. Good. The extremities are gently bumped and rubbed. There are extremely small light stains on the edges of the text block. The front endsheet is slightly stained. The remains of a paper label are adhered to the front pastedown. The front free endsheet is beginning to detach at the top. The pages are browned. The text block is cracked multiple times, however the book is still sturdy. P. 199 is completely detached, but present. There are small light stains in the top corners of the pages near the end. All plates present. May require extra postage due to weight. Item #31428

Subjects include Rock Carvings in Ohio, Tattooing in Guiana and Samoa, Messages and Communications, Shamanism, Alaskan Grave-Posts, Pottery of Southern Utah, Vessels Imitating the Human Head, and much more.

Price: $100.00