New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition. Item #018796
xviii, 371 pages of text. Original hardcover binding with rubbing and shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Complete with half-title and 33 plates ( including one fold-out and 15 in color). The title page of the first American edition is a cancel. The inner front hinge is somewhat weakened. A previous owner's bookplate on the inside front cover: Mrs. P.G. Wood Beverly Hills, and P.G. Wood U.S. Army. Palmer Gaylord Wood (1843-1915) served in the Civil War as Second (and later First) Lieutenant of the 7th California Volunteer Infantry starting October 28, 1864. He also served in the Spanish American War. Howes B655. Plate I: View of the Moqui Pueblo of Hualpi, NE Arizona (black & white). Plate II: Snake Dance of the Moquis. Pueblo of Hualpi, Arizona, August 12, 1881 (b&w, folding). III: Church, New Mexico. And Archiepiscopal Coat of Arms Carved on door (b&w). IV: 1. Sacred Standard. 2. Head Dresses. 3. Border of Standard. 4. Drum (Color, 4 objects). V: as frontispiece Female Dancer. Dance of the Tablet. Pueblo of Santo Domingo New Mexico. (Color). VI: Male Dancer. Dance of the Tablet. Pueblo of Santo Domingo. New Mexico (Color). VII: Clown Dancer. Dance of the Tablet. Pueblo of Santo Domingo. New Mexico (Color). VIII: Navajo Boy, "Garryowen" (Color). IX: Navajo Woman (Color). X: Diagram-Part I (b&w, sketch path of dance/march). XI: Diagram-Part II (b&w). XII: Medicine Man with Bowl of Sacred Water (Color). XIII: Medicine Man with Sling and Medicine Bow (Color). XIV: Dancer Holding Snake in Mouth (Color). XV: Attendant Fanning Snake (Color). XVI: Young Girl Throwing Sacred Cornmeal on Snakes (Color). XVII: Sacred Lodge (Color). XVIII: Altar, Representing Snakes and Mountain Lion (b&w). XIX: Altar Representing Rain Clouds and Lightning (b&w). XX: Stone Implements Seen in Snake Dance (Color). XXI: Sea Shells, Pottery Basket, and Feather Wand (b&w). XXII: No title: showing 13 objects of dress (Color). XXIII: Decoration upon Wall of Estufa (b&w). XXIV: Decoration upon Wall of Estufa (b&w). XXV: Decoration upon Wall of Estufa (b&w). XXVI: Decoration upon Wall of Estufa (b&w). XXVII: Moqui Way of Preparing Mush in Underground Ovens (b&w). XXVIII-I: Pueblo Pottery. 1. From San Ildefonso. 2. Mushangnewy. 3. Hualpi. 4. Spoon, Suchongnewy. 5. Ladle Sumopowy. 6. Condiment Stand. 7. Toy Moccasin. 8. Water Jar. 9. Canteen (b&w). XXVIII-II: Pueblo Pottery. 10. Pitcher. 11. Bowl. 12. Water Jar. 13. Water Jar. 14. Ladle. 15. Bowl. 16. Bowl. 26. Pitcher. 27. Pitcher. (Color). XXVIII-III: Pueblo Pottery. 17 & 19 Animal Figures. 18. Bowl. 20. Jar. 21 & 22 Animal Figures. 23. Basket. 24. Water Jar. 25. Pitcher (b&w). XXIX: 1. Mortar and Pestle. 2. Stone Mill. 3. Water Jug. 4. Mask (Color). XXX: Idols. 1. Votive Offering of Twigs. 2. Of Basalt. 3 & 5. Of Concretionary Sandstone. 4. Sandstone Slab (b&w). XXXI: Stone Implements. Hammer, Hatchet, Bow-Drill, Axe and Pick (b&w).