1899 Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Aborigines, Based on Material in the U.S. National Museum.
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Illustrated, Original Binding
This work is from a report of the U.S. National Museum for 1897, pages 351 to 645 with five illustrated plates. Including detailed illustrations of the earliest pipes found in North America, this work explores the use of tobacco and smoking in the social life and customs of the native peoples of North America. Copiously illustrated throughout with two hundred and thirty nine in-text illustrations, and five illustrated plates; including a frontispiece plate of a 'bas-relief od part of an altar at Palenque' and four map plates.
In the publisher's original paper wraps. Externally generally smart, with slight bumping to extremities and head and tail of spine, resulting in slight loss paper. Evidence of tape repair to head and tail of spine, now removed. The odd faint mark to wrap. Hinges tender, but reasonably firm. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout,
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