Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1901. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering and device. xv, 598pp. Numerous illustrations and maps. Very good. Faintly edgeworn, mainly at spine head/tail; institutional perforation stamp on title page and smudge near foot of spine. Item #45759
A tight and nice first edition of this thick yearly survey of "the nation's attic," the museum that has everything -- but keeps adding to it! A mild ex-library copy with few and discreet markings. Among the important historical reports are Cyrus Adler and I.M. Casanowicz's "Descriptive Catalogue of a Collection of Objects of Jewish Ceremonial Deposited... by Hadji Ephraim Benguiat," Otis T. Mason's "Pointed Bark Canoes of the Kutenai and Amur," Walter Hough's "An Early West Virginia Pottery," Otis T. Mason's "A Primitive Frame for Weaving Narrow Fabrics" and George P. Merrill's "Guide to the Study of the Collections in the Division of Applied Geology."