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Auction 191, Lot 791

"Twenty-Third Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1901-1902", Powell, John Wesley

Subject: Prints - Native American

Period: 1904 (published)


Color: Printed Color

8 x 11.6 inches
20.3 x 29.5 cm
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This is one of the most sought-after Bureau of American Ethnology annual reports. It contains a lengthy report by Matilda Coxe Stevenson titled The Zuni Indians, which was the most complete examination of traditional Zuni culture of the late 19th century since the pioneering work of Frank Hamilton Cushing. The volume includes 139 plates, including 47 attractive chromolithographs of Zuni dancers, kachinas, masks, ceremonies, altars, and other ritual objects, as well as reproductions of black-and-white photographs showing daily life and pottery. 634 pages, rebound in green buckram with title labels on spine.


Condition: B+

The plates are clean and bright with occasional minor toning. Text is lightly toned. Modern binding has minimal shelf wear.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/8/2023