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Chefs-d'oeuvre des arts indiens et esquimaux du Canada / Masterpieces of Indian and Eskimo art from Canada
Paris: Société des amis du musée de l'homme, 1969.
Square quarto. Card covers with flaps. Colour and black & white reproductions, text in French and English. Small tear, mild rubbing, to spine tips, VG+ otherwise, no owner names. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Musée de l'homme, Paris, March - Sept. 1969, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Nov. 1969 - Jan. 1970. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$20.00                          Book Number: 26099                          Order / Enquire

Bible and Gospel History, in Saulteux
London: W.M. Watts, no date (1860), 1860.
16mo, original plain black leather spine and purple cloth. pp 72. Slight wear to spine ends, else fine. Translation, by John Horden, of William Pinnock's Catechism of Bible and Gospel History. Evans 657. Banks p.129. Pilling, Alg. 236. Peel(3) 408. Text, but for title page, is entirely in Saulteux syllabics. The Saulteux (Anishinaabe) are a branch of the Ojibwe nations. Originally from around Sault Ste. Marie, Northern Michigan, and Lake Winnipeg, they were pushed into Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
$385.00                          Book Number: 44641                          Order / Enquire

TRANSACTIONS OF THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE Volume VI. Semi-Centennial Memorial Volume 1849-1899
Toronto: The Institute, 1899.
Quarto, original blue cloth spine gilt lettered and cream sides. (xvi), 660 pp + frontispiece portrait of Sir William Edmond Logan, first President of the Canadian Institute + colour and b&w plates, map. Illustrations in text. Spine very lightly sunned; foxing spots to sides; text paper toned; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Contains "The Early Days if the Canadian Institute" by Sir Sanford Fleming, "The Iroquois Beach" by A.P. Coleman, "The Geological History of Lake Superior" by Robert Bell, "The Origin of Gender" by A.J. Bell, "On the Classifications of the Déné Tribes" by A.G. Morice, "The Use and Abuse" of Philology" by A.G. Morice, "Decipherment of the Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Central America", a long section by John Campbell, "The Oldest Written Records of the League of the Iroquois" by John Campbell, "Famous Algonquins: Algic Legends" by James Cleland Hamilton, "The Magnetic Influence of the Sun on the Eart and on Comets" by Arthur Harvey, "The Contest for the Command of Lake Erie in 1812-1813" by Ernest Cruikshank, "The Mesenterial Filaments in Zoanthus Sociatus (Ellis)" by J. Playfair McMurrich, "On the Structure of Micro-Chemistry and Development of Nerve Cells, with Special Reference to their Nuclein Compounds" by F.H. Scott, "On the Cytology of Non-Nucleated Organisms" by A.R. Macallum, "The Anatomy of the Orang Outang (Simia Satyrus)" by A. Primrose, "The Morphology of the Central Cylinder in the Angiosperms" by Edward C. Jeffrey, and "New Species of Canadian Fungi" by J.B. Ellis and John Dearness. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$60.00                          Book Number: 44698                          Order / Enquire

No place (Y: Department of Information, Government of the Northwest Territories, 1978.
pp [46], stapled, in card covers. Corner creases to rear cover, VG otherwise. An unused calendar, with text in English and Inuktitut, drawings by Cree artist Gail Cyr and photos by Mike Hewitt, and information on the metric system in English. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$12.95                          Book Number: 45079                          Order / Enquire

Northward Journal: a quarterly of Northern Arts. Number 23
Moonbeam, Ontario: Penumbra Press, 1981.
Oblong octavo, card covers. pp 103, [104], (105, ad), [3]. B&w photos and drawings. Modest soiling to top margin of front cover, else fine. "The Arctic Issue". Visual art, music, short fiction. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$7.95                          Book Number: 45529                          Order / Enquire

OKANAGAN INDIAN: poems and short stories
Cobalt, ON: Highway Book Shop, 1976.
Second printing. Squarish octavo. pp (6), (64), [2], stapled in orange card covers. Light sunning along spine, else fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 44695                          Order / Enquire

Averkieva, Julia P.; Sherman, Mark A.
Kwakiutl String Figures
Vancouver, British Columbia: University of British Columbia Press, 1992.
Red cloth, pp (xxxii), 199. Maps and 102 string figures and 10 string games in text. Fine in jacket, no owner marks. The author, a young Soviet scholar who accompanied Franz Boas on his 1930 expedition to Vancouver Island, left a manuscript with Boas that is now for the first time published, and expanded.
$18.50                          Book Number: 28199                          Order / Enquire

BAILEY, Alfred Goldsworthy
Saint John, New Brunswick: The New Brunswick Museum, 1937.
Brown grained card covers and endpapers, cloth inner hinges. pp [10], 206, [2]. Errata slip tipped in at front. A fine copy of the New Brunswick poet and historian's fourth book. Monographic Series No. 2.
$35.00                          Book Number: 25955                          Order / Enquire

BAIRD, W. David
Phoenix, Arizona: Indian Tribal Series, 1975.
Navy cloth, red endpapers. [8], 104 pp. Maps and photos (some in colour). Signed in ink by Jesse McKibben, Quapaw Tribal Chairman. Fine copy (not issued in jacket, I believe). Edition of 15K copies, issued to "Commemorate the issuan ce of the Quapaw medal".
$15.00                          Book Number: 15641                          Order / Enquire

MOUNTAIN CLOUD. Ilustrations by Thoreau MacDonald.
Caldwell, Idaho / Toronto: Caxton / Macmillan., 1944.
Tall octavo, beige pictorial cloth printed in brown, map endpapers in red & black on cream. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing to spine ends and outer corners; very small chip to lower outer corner of front panel; cream spine panels very lightly yellowed; nick to rear panel; else fine, flap price intact. A novel about the Indians of Western Canada by this eminent Canadian anthopologist. Nicely designed book, with the ever-pleasing illustration of Thoreau MacDonald (32 drawings), stylized title page vignette illustration (in mauve) by A.Y. Jackson, endpaper maps by three Jackson women. Edison B32. Scarce in this condition.
$175.00                          Book Number: 44316                          Order / Enquire

Bassie-Sweet, Karen
From the Mouth of the Dark Cave: Commemorative Sculpture of the Late Classic Maya
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1965)., 1991.
Tall octavo, black cloth. (xiv), 287 pp, indexed, illustrations and photos in text. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$20.00                          Book Number: 22904                          Order / Enquire

Bible. Psalms. Micmac. Rand
[Th]e buk ov s[a]mz in Mikmak [Book ov Samz in Mikmak. Book of Psalms in Micmac]
Bath, England: Isaac Pitman, for the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1859.
Small octavo, 16 cm, pp 150. Original plain brown sheep. Narrow bio-predation to leather of about half the rear joint, very small corner chip at foot of spine, narrow tide mark from damp to front free endpaper and title leaf, VG or better otherwise, firm in the binding, inner hinges not cracked, text quite clean & unworn (fine). Translated by Silas Tertius Rand. Printed with phonetic letters. Binder's ticket: Watkins, binder. Gravel Lane, Southwark. Pilling Algonquian languages, p. 421. TPL 3876. Micmac. Mi'kmaq. Silas Tertius Rand (May 18, 1810 - October 4, 1889) was a Canadian Baptist clergyman, missionary, ethnologist, linguist and translator. His work centred on the Mi'kmaq people of Maritime Canada and he was the first to record the legend of Glooscap.
$375.00                          Book Number: 43687                          Order / Enquire

THE COMING AND GOING OF THE SHAMAN: Eskimo shamanism and art
Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.
Quarto, card covers. pp 246, [2]. 169 colour and b&w illustrations in text. Slight rubbing to covers, VG otherwise. Catalogue of the exhibition, 11 March - 11 June, 1978. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$29.95                          Book Number: 43774                          Order / Enquire

BOAS, Frank, Dr.
Toronto: Coles Publishing Company, 1974.
Facsimile reprint of the Washington, 1888, edition. Octavo, maroon cloth. pp [2], (2), 401-675 + 2 folding maps in pouch at rear. Many illustrations in text, index. Fine copy. Jacket has some quite minor rubbing, else fine. "This study of the Eskimos on Baffin Island in the vicinity of Cumberland Sound and Davis Strait was Boas' first venture into social science, was the first ethnographical monograph ever published as a professional study, and was one of the first studies of the Eskimo ever made." - jacket.
$35.00                          Book Number: 42318                          Order / Enquire

MAPS AND DREAMS: Indians and the British Columbia frontier
Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1981.
Grey boards. pp (xx), 297. Maps, index. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket. "Maps and Dreams is a journey into the lives and lands of the Beaver Indians, forest hunters of the Canadian sub-Arctic of northeastern British Columbia Two realities emerge: The rapacious dreams and plans of the white man, and the maps the Indians made to demonstrate the tenacity of a hunting and trapping economy."
$15.00                          Book Number: 44635                          Order / Enquire

No place (Austin, Texas): Cold Mountain Press, 1974.
Cold Mountain Press Poetry Post Card, Series II, Number 4. Drawing and Bruchac poem on one side, black printed on a gold background. Postally used. Percilla Groves, Special Collections Librarian at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, writes Canadian poet John Newlove. In reply to a Newlove communication. They have tapes of some readings by him. Bruchac is a noted American Native author (Abenaki tribe). One corner crease, VG. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00                          Book Number: 45428                          Order / Enquire

Brunhouse, Robert L.
Frans Blom, Maya Explorer
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1976.
Grey cloth. pp (xiv), 291 + plates. Maps in text, index, notes, bibliography. Glue residue inside front cover from removed label, else fine. Thin price-clipped jacket has minor use, spine sunned, VG generally.
$18.50                          Book Number: 44796                          Order / Enquire

BUDD, Henry (Katherine Pettipas, editor)
Winnipeg: Manitoba Record Society, 1974.
Octavo, green cloth. #329 of 1000 copies. pp (xlviii), 198. Index. Fine copy, no jacket. MRS 4. Budd was a native Anglican missionary at Le Pas, Manitoba
$19.95                          Book Number: 29866                          Order / Enquire

BURCH, Ernest, Jr.
ESKIMO KINSMEN: Changing Family Relationships in Northwest Alaska
New York: West Publishing Company, 1975.
Monograph No. 59 of the American Ethnological Society. Blue cloth. pp (xvi), 352, [2]. Index. VG copy. Not issued in jacket.
$19.00                          Book Number: 44694                          Order / Enquire

ADOBE WALLS. A Novel of the Last Apache Rising.
New York: Knopf, 1953.
Octavo, 279 pp. Printed boards, top edges yellow. Slight remains of a label on rear pastedown; slight rubbing to spine tips and outer corners; light yellowing to endpapers and page edges; else a VG tight copy, no owner names. The dust jacket has chips to spine tips and outer corners; rubbing to spine and flap folds; partial splits to flap folds; three digit ink number on spine; just good, flap price intact. Basis of the 1953 film "Arrowhead".
$35.00                          Book Number: 20053                          Order / Enquire

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