Auction 136, Lot 773

"Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98", Fewkes, Jesse Walker

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1900 (published)

Publication: Bureau of American Ethnology

Color: Printed Color

8 x 12 inches
20.3 x 30.5 cm

This important BAE report was published when John Wesley Powell was its director, published in two volumes; this being Part 2. With numerous plates including the spectacular colored folding plate showing elaborate Mayan drawings found in Honduras, and several color plates depicting the Hopi snake dance and related ceremonies. The volume contains the following reports with plates: Tusayan migration traditions, by Jesse Walter Fewkes; Location (or localization) of Tusayan clans, by Cosmos Mindeleff; Mounds in northern Honduras, by Thomas Gann; Mayan calendar systems, by Cyrus Thomas; Primitive numbers, by W. J. McGee; Number systems of Mexico and Central America, by Cyrus Thomas; Tusayan Flute and Snake ceremonies, by Jesse Walter Fewkes; The wild rice gathers of the upper lakes: A Study in American Primitive Economics, by Albert Ernest Jenks. 4to, 571-1160 pp. Hardbound in original red pebbled leather, gilt and raised bands on spine, marbled end papers and foredges


Condition: C+

Contents fine and signatures tight. Covers very good, but spine is missing upper 1" and is split on front edge with cello tape for support - needs rebacking.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/1/2011