Lot 13    

Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
2003 American Indian Arts. Sept. 12-13
lot of 2. Both Washington (DC): G.P.O., small 4to, illustrated green cloth boards with gilt highlights. Includes the 12th Annual Report for 1890-91, publ. 1894, 741 pp. AND 20th Annual Report for 1898-99, publ. 1908, 237 pp. These reports by Cyrus Thomas and W.H. Holmes deal with mounds & earthworks and aboriginal pottery in the eastern U.S. Thomas's work was instrumental in disproving the racially motivated "Mound-builder Myth," demonstrating conclusively that these were the work of Native Americans and not some other lost race. Holmes work was the first attempt to classify prehistoric pottery in the eastern U.S. Both are very important, even seminal, works in the new field of North American archaeology with many wonderful color & B&W plates and maps.

Provenance:  
Ex Libris, Dr. Kent D. Vickery


Condition:  
Both complete with all plates, maps, etc., 1st with moderate shelf wear & light even toning, VG; 2nd with chipped spine, else as above, VG-.
Est $300 - $400
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