Auction 160, Lot 238

"Extra Census Bulletin. Moqui Pueblo Indians of Arizona and Pueblo Indians of New Mexico", Donaldson, Thomas

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1893 (published)


Color: Printed Color

9 x 11.7 inches
22.9 x 29.7 cm

This book is part of the Eleventh Census on the United States that was conducted in 1890, and contains lengthy descriptions and history of New Mexico pueblos and Hopi pueblos, including detailed descriptions of the Moqui (Hopi) snake dance, with numerous photos. Also contains three chromolithographs by Julius Bien of a Jemez pueblo turkey dance, two altars used for snake dancers, and a pack train leaving Taos pueblo (missing only the Hopi girl plate). It also includes 4 illustrative maps. Quarto, 136 pp. interleaved with 82 plates & 4 maps. Rebound with faux half-calf over marbled paper boards with gilt title on spine.


Condition: B+

The plates are very good to near fine and the text is very good with pleasant light toning only. Two of the three color plates are loose and a a few plates are a bit frayed along the edges. New binding is pristine.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2016