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Pottery Southwest.
Albuquerque Archaeological Society
Aluquerque: Albuquerque Archaeological Society, 1974-96. Quarterly periodical. This is a complete run from Volume I Number 0 (a one page prospectus soliciting subscriptions and articles) through Volume 23 Number 1. Issues are from four to fourteen pages, most six or eight. Very good in a basic clip binder. According to the prospectus, "Pottery Southwest will contain brief contributions on current research projects of the pottery of the southwest. This area includes Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas and Oklahoma, southern Colorado, Utah and Nevada, and northern Mexico." Additionally the journal had letters, announcements, notices, reviews and pretty much anything else of interest to the archaeological community. Initially, there were occasional line drawings graduating to photocopied photos and at least one color insert. Obviously a nonprofit, volunteer project, the effort had a pretty good run.

Price: $125.00
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Plains Indian Drawings 1865-1935
Berlo, Janet Catherine, ed.
NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1996. 240pp, illus. Near fine in like dj. The most comprehensive treatment to date of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Plains Indian drawings published to accompany an extensive exhibition organized by the Drawing Center, New York. Featured are thirty-six artists from the Lakota, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Arapaho tribes, many previously unknown even to experts in the field. There are eight essays, four artist statements and color reproductions of 153 ledger drawings with commentary.

Price: $150.00
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The "Rain Bird" A Study in Pueblo Design.
Mera, H. P.
Santa Fe: Laboratory of Anthropology, 1937. [iv], 113pp, 48 plates. Original printed stiff paper covers with a decorative dust jacket. Slight soil and minor corner bumps, else clean and very good. A detailed examination of the “rain bird” motif, one of the basic designs in pottery decoration throughout the the southwest, and how it has gone through regional adaptations. The first book illustrated by Tom Lea who was on the staff of the Laboratory of Anthropology at the time. The dust jacket deserves special mention. Merle Armitage, one of the leading forces in modern American book design, lived in Santa Fe briefly after World War II, and he offered his services free of charge to the Laboratory of Anthropology to design new covers for old material that "had the appeal of a pamphlet produced by the Government Printing Office." Thus, academic studies that had languished in storage (including this one) sold out in month

Price: $250.00
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In the Presence of the Sun; A Gathering of Shields.
Momaday, N. Scott
Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, 1992. Number 53 of 114. No pagination (44pp), illus. Near fine in like slipcase. Sixteen illustrations of plains Indian shields each with a page of text facing. To a limited extent the shields are armor, but first and foremost they are medicine. A handsome production done by the Rydal Press in Santa Fe.

Price: $175.00
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Pueblo Indian Pottery; 750 Artist Biographies c. 1800 - present.
Schaaf, Gregory
Santa Fe: CIAC Press, 2000. 296pp, illus. This is from the limited edition of 200, numbered and signed by the author and designer in a full leather binding and slipcase. Case slightly rubbed, book near fine. Additionally, there is an added inscription from the author to a prominent local collector. An indispensable volume on the pottery of Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Tesuque, Nambe and Pojoaque Pueblos. Well illustrated. Many of the biographies are annotated and are accompanied by price histories for artists' works. Now out of print and scarce in any edition, the limited is a particularly nice production.

Price: $350.00
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