London: Charles Scribners Sons, 1950. 1st Edition. Small folio, publisher's buckram cloth, upper board and spine stamped in red and black, illustrated endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
Extensive illustrated volume of artworks made by Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans. 79 full-color plates showcase more than 700 reproductions of weaving, embroidery, basketry, pottery, metal-work, and sculpture made by over 100 tribes. Includes texts by Native Americans explaining the symbolism, myths, and tribal legends present in the works, as well as an introductory survey to craft techniques and geographic regions. Edited by designer, illustrator, and cartographer Le Roy H. Appleton. First edition with Scribners A. Textblock shaken but firmly holding, light general wear. Unclipped dust jacket with some chipping with losses to edges, toning to spine. Very good. Item #5029