Good. 0888390378 1980 inscribed and signed first edition, Hancock House (North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches tall brown buckram cloth hardbound, no dust jacket, white lettering to spine, tipped in color frontispiece, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs, 313 pp. Clipping of 1981 article on an Argillite art exhibition from the Victoria Times Columnist newspaper laid in. Mild rubbing and edgewear to covers. Very slight bumping to lower tip of front cover. Signed by author Leslie Drew on the title page, with Drew's inscription to the blank front free-endpaper. Otherwise, a very good copy-clean, bright and unmarked. Note that this is a heavy and oversized book, so additional postage will be required for international or priority orders. ~BB~ An exploration of the art of the Haida, an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Their main territory is the archipelago of Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) in northern British Columbia, Canada. Haida society continues to produce a robust and highly stylized art form, a leading component of Northwest Coast art. While artists frequently have expressed this in large wooden carvings (totem poles), Chilkat weaving, or ornate jewellery, in the 21st century, younger people are also making art in popular expression such as Haida manga. In particular, this work explores the Haida carvings created from a type of a hard, fine black silt argillite (a fine-grained sedimentary rock composed predominantly of indurated clay particles), sometimes called 'black slate. ' The black slate occurs only at a quarry on a Slatechuck Mountain in the upper basin of Slatechuck Creek, near the town of Skidegate on Graham Island. At one time, around 1900, it was shipped to Victoria for manufacturing; today the Haida have a monopoly on use of the argillite. This artwork has been of high quality and prized around the world since the Haida first began carving it to sell to sailors around 1800; modern Haida carvers continue the tradition.
Very Good in Good jacket. Very Good in Good+ dj; tall, large hardcover, brown cloth-covered boards, one slightly bumped corner; text block is clean, filled with black-and-white illustrations throughout with a full-color frontispiece; pictorial dj is chipped a bit at top edges. Exhaustive study of Haida Indian Art.
Very good. 1st Edition. 313pp. Quarto, brown cloth with silver lettering on spine. Pictorial dustjacket. Text block is tight and clean. Extensively illustrated throughout the text block with black and white photography. Coloured frontispiece is tipped in. Great copy. very good An extensive look at the Art of the Haida nation.
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