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Lot 101: Eleven books on pre-Columbian art
NATIVE AMERICAN & ETHNOGRAPHIC LIBRARY AND ARTIFACTS FROM JIM HAAS, PLUS ITEMS FROM PROMINENT SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS
13 November 2016
San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Ancient Oaxaca, 1970, John Paddock, editor; Pre-Columbian Art - Robert Woods Bliss Collection, 1957, S.K. Lothrop, W.F. Foshag and Joy Mahler; The Art of Ancient Mexico, 1954, Franz Feuchtwanger; Cuarenta Siglos de Plastica Mexicana - Arte Prehispanico, 1969, Paul Westheim et al; Treasures of Ancient America, 1964, S.K. Lothrop; Ancient Sculpture from Western Mexico, 1968, John Alsberg; Indian Art in Middle America, 1964, Frederick Dockstader; Medieval American Art, 1956, Pal Kelemen; Pre-Columbian Art - and Later Indian Tribal Arts, 1969, Ferdinand Anton and Frederick Dockstader; The Ancient Maya, 1947, Sylvanus G. Morley; Ancient America - Civilizations of Central and South America, 1960, H.D. Disselhoff and S. Linne
Notes: Please note that the various books, catalogues, and periodicals included in this lot are from a working reference library dealing with African, Oceanic, Southeast Asian tribal art, pre-Columbian art, Oriental rugs, fine art and photography. I used them during my professional career and as a private collector who bought and sold at auction. The variety here represents decades of searching out the literature that best enabled me to perform my duties as an auction house appraiser and cataloguer while keeping abreast of pricing and the current market demand. That said, potential bidders should be aware that in general, the various volumes are in good, serviceable condition. Some are excellent, others are poor. For a condition report on specific titles, please contact Turner Auctions and Appraisals.
Provenance: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor. The sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors: the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.