New York: Putnam, 1911. First Edition. Cloth. Large 8vo. Publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spines and gilt top edges. Uncut edges. Numerous maps (many folding) and photographic plates throughout. Vol. 1: , xxiv, 383. Vol. 2: , vi, 457.
Wear to cloth edges and corners. Ex-library, with sticker on spine and front cover, bookplate inside front cover, card pocket on front free endpaper, both volumes. Vol. 1 hinges overopened but attached. First few leaves in Vol. 1 (blank endpapers) loose and laid in. Bottom right corner of half title in Vol. 1 torn off, text unaffected. Interiors are excellent, especially the folding maps which appear to have rarely been unfolded.
This is a scarce complete set of Hanna's thorough ethnography of many of the indigenous cultures of North America, specifically through the lens of white traders. A fascinating and well-regarded study from a limited printing of 1000, after which the type was destroyed. These copies suffer from some minor binding weaknesses, but are completely clean, unfoxed, and have bright, perfect folding maps and photographic plates. A very attractive and uncommon set. (Howes H162). Very good. Item #1706