Lot 40 of 539:
Bureau of American Ethnology reports, 1898-1919  

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Title:
Lot of three annual reports form the Bureau of American Ethnology
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Place:
Washington
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Date:
1898-1919
Description:

3 volumes. (4to), green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt. Includes:

  • Powell, J.W. Seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1895-96. Part 2.(1898)
  • Thirtieth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1908-1909. (1915)
  • Thirty-Third Anual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1911-1912. (1919)

Highly significant reports from the Bureau of Ethnology, the name later changed to Bureau of American Ethnology, presenting scholarly studies and accounts of Native Americans beginning in the final decades of the 19th century, as their culture and historic ways of life were fast disappearing. Besides the noteworthy texts, the reports present important pictorial representations in the form of photographs, drawings, striking chromolithographed plates, maps, etc.

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Condition:
Various states of wear; some rubbing and wear to covers; some internal toning and foxing; overall very good.
 
Item number:
315649
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