Item #23500 Totem Poles of the Gitksan, Upper Skeena River, British Columbia [SIGNED]. Marius Barbeau.
Totem Poles of the Gitksan, Upper Skeena River, British Columbia [SIGNED]
Totem Poles of the Gitksan, Upper Skeena River, British Columbia [SIGNED]
Totem Poles of the Gitksan, Upper Skeena River, British Columbia [SIGNED]

Totem Poles of the Gitksan, Upper Skeena River, British Columbia [SIGNED]

Ottawa: F.A. Acland, Printer to the King's Excellent Majesty, 1929.

First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Issued as Bulletin No. 61, Anthropological Series No. 12. 275 pp, including 33 b/w plates. Briefly inscribed by Barbeau on the title page. Light rippling to the first ca. 25 pages, otherwise very good. From the Preface: "the following description and analysis of totem poles is restricted to one of the several nations of the North West Coast that are known to have practised the art of carving and erecting tall wooden memorials to their dead. Yet the scope of our study is implicitly wider, since the art of the Gitksan is merely a local variation upon a theme that is, in geography and history, more comprehensive. Our conclusions and comparisons for this reason are bound to shed some light on the growth and expansion of this aboriginal art on the whole North West Coast, and to invite the readers' attention to the problem of diffusion of culture all around the rim of the Pacific ocean."

Item #23500

Price: $150.00