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Lot 104: Forty-three books and journals on the 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 Sculpture from Western Mexico, 1968, John Alsberg; Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, 1970, Michael Kan, Clement Meighan and H.B. Nicholson (two copies); Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico - Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima (revised); 1989, Michael Kan, Clement Meighan and H.B. Nicholson; Anecdotal Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, 1972, Hasso von Winning and Olga Hammer; Artes de Mexico magazine - Museo Nacional de Antropologia, vol. 66/67, 1965, Ignacio Bernal et al; The Face of Ancient America - the Wally and Brenda Zollman Collection of Precolumbian Art, 1988, Lee A. Parsons, John B. Carlson and Peter David Joralemon; Before Cortes - Sculpture of Middle America, 1970, Elizabeth Kennedy Easby and John F. Scott; Pre-Columbian Art from the Land Collection, 1979, H.B. Nicholson and Alana Cordy-Collins; Cenote of Sacrifice - Maya Treasures from the Sacred Well at Chichen Itza, 1984, Clemency Chase Coggins and Orrin C. Shane III, editors; Maya - Treasures of an Ancient Civilization, 1985, Charles Gallencamp and Regina Elise Johnson, editors; The Art of the Ancient Maya, 1959, Alfred Kidder II and Carlos Samayoa Chinchilla; The Olmec World, 1969, Ignacio Bernal; The Olmecs - The Oldest Civilization in Mexico, 1979, Jacques Soustelle; Precolumbian Art - from the Collection of Pail L. & Alice C. Baker, 1996, Jane Stevenson Day (three copies); Masterpieces of Pre-Columbian Art - from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wray, 1984, Andre Emmerich; An Exhibition and sale of: Fine Pre-Columbian Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Wray, 1984, Harmer Rooke Galleries; Pre-Columbian Art, 1991, Paul Kessels; Teotihuacan - City of the Gods, 1993, Renee Dreyfus; Jules Berman Collection of Pre-Hispanic Mexican Art, 1973, Jean Stern and Gary Pahl; The Jules Berman Kahlua Collection of Mexican Pre-Columbian Art, undated, Valerie Frizzell, curator; Ancient Art of Veracruz, 1971, H.B. Nicholson et al; Stone Sculpture from Mexico - The Museum of Primitive Art, 1959, Gordon F. Ekholm; Abstract Art Before Columbus, 1957, Dore Ashton; National Museum of Anthropology - Mexico City, 1970, Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti and Licia Ragghianti Collobi; The Mexican National Museum of Anthropology, 1970, Ignacio Bernal; Pre-Columbian Art from The Ernest Erickson Collection, 1988, N.C. Christopher Couch; Homage to the Sacred - Pre-Columbian Clay Sculpture from Fresno Collections, 1982, Raphael X. Reichert, curator; Pre-Columbian Art, 1940, Marion Hollenbach; Anthropology of the Americas - Masterkey magazine, Spring 1987, various; Art Before Columbus, 1963, Andre Emmerich; Chefs d'Oeuvre de l'Art Mexicain, 1962, Fernando Gamboa et al; Ancient Mexico and Central America, 1970, Gordon Ekholm; Fire, Earth and Water - Sculpture from the Land Collection of Mesoamerican Art, 1975, Jane P. Dwyer and Edward B. Dwyer; Masterworks of Mexican Art - from Pre-Columbian Times to the Present, 1963, Fernando Gamboa et al; Mexico, 1984, Michael D. Coe; Tikal - a Handbook of the Ancient Mayan Ruins, 1967, William R. Coe; Mexico's Prehispanic Sculpture, undated, Justino Fernandez; Precolumbian Teracottas, 1966, Franco Monti; Museum of the Huastec Civilization, 1960, Roman Pina Chan; The Barakat Gallery - a Catalogue of the Collection, vol. II, Pre-Columbian Art, undated, Fayez Barakat
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.