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

By: Powell, J. W. (John Wesley) (Director)

Price: $200.00

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Book Condition: Very Good-


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."

Title: Third Annual Report Of The Bureau Of Ethnology To the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1881-'82

Author Name: Powell, J. W. (John Wesley) (Director)

Categories: Native Americans,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Washington D. C., Government Printing Office: 1884

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: A32177

Keywords: Native Americans J. W. Powell John Wesley Powell Ethnology Ethnographers Ethnological Studies Smithsonian Institute Indigenous People Native Americans,