Lot 19    

Birdstones of the North American Indians,
2003 American Indian Arts. Sept. 12-13
Townsend, Earl C., Jr. Indianapolis: privately printed, 1959. 4to, illustrated paperboards, 719 pp. With presentation inscription by the author to Dr. Kent D. Vickery. A monumental and exhaustive work on this subject with 297 photographic plates illustrating thousands of different birdstones.

Provenance:  
Ex Libris, Dr. Kent D. Vickery


Condition:  
Spine slightly discolored from sun, else VG+.
Est $800 - $1200
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