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Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1884-‘85
Author: [Ethnology] Powell, W. J. (Director)
Reference #: 2004
Status: For Sale
List Price: $100.00
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1888. Quarto in cloth with gilt spine titles and port. on front cover. Pp. lviii + 675; 6 Plates, 3 maps (two folding in pocket at rear, 1 with a short, closed tear along fold, Else Fine; 546 illustrations with index. Signature of the Director in facsimile on the “Letter of Transmittal” over the name of Spencer Baird, Secretary of the Smithsonian. Front gutter starting but sound; overall a Very Good Copy.
Articles include: ‘Ancient Art of the Province of Chiriqui’ by Wm. Holmes; ‘Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices’ by Cyrus Thomas; ‘Osage Traditions’ by Rev. J. Owen Dorsey; and ‘The Central Eskimo’ by Franz Boas. The folding maps, one of which is shown in detail only, relate to this article: “The Eskimo Tribes of the North-East America’ and one showing “Oqo and Akudnirn, Frobisher Bay, Eclipse Sound and Admiralty Inlet. . .’. [His article is referenced in Arctic Bibliography 1728, and includes a Glossary of Eskimo Words and geographic names.]
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