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Lot 145: Mason. Indian Basketry (2 volumes), First Edition; Holmes. Aboriginal Pottery of the Eastern United States.
22 October 2016
Knoxville , TN, USALive Auction
Description: Mason, Otis Tufton. Indian Basketry: Studies in a Textile Art without Machinery. Two volumes. New York: Doubleday, 1904. First edition. xx, 254pp then 528pp total in two volumes. Profusely illustrated with plates and figures. Collated: both Volume 1 and Volume 2 all 248 plates present. three were found to be loose but in correct place. one plate had a two inch closed tear. All other plates in beautiful condition. Both volumes - 10 5/8" H x 7 1/2" W x 2 1/8" D. Holmes, W. H. Aboriginal Pottery of the Eastern United States being the Twentieth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1898-99. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903. 11 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W x 17/8" D. Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition Report: Books in very good condition excepting hinges of volume two separating a little. Aboriginal Potter book rebound in utilitarian cloth with new endpapers.